Venture Atlanta is finally here. We started working with some of the greatest venture stage CEOs in the southeast back on September 15th as we began the pitch preparation at the Atlanta Tech Village. Since then, these 32 presenting CEOs have been through 3 rounds of pitch feedback. Most have pitched now to 37 investors, CEOs, and venture community members who gave pitch feedback over the last month. Now that coordinating all those schedules is done, here is our unofficial recap from the first session:
Company: Gimme Vending
Elevator Pitch: Connects vending machines to the internet of things Raising: $1-3 MM Trivia Tidbit: Each year the winner of the TAG Business Launch competition gets to present at Venture Atlanta – Gimme earned that honor this year.
Elevator Pitch: Media platform to connect outdoor content to brands Raising: $1-3 MM
Company: GPA Learn
Elevator Pitch: EdTech improving student engagement Raising: $1-3 MM
Company: Convey Services
Elevator Pitch: Solution to provide training/content management for suppliers Raising: $3-5 MM
Company: FotoIN Mobile
Elevator Pitch: Software to manage field photos for construction Raising: $1-3 MM
Company: Clean Hands Safe HandsElevator Pitch: Hand sanitation solution for hospitals. Raising: $1-3 MM
Elevator Pitch: Carbon neutral platform for offsetting oil and gas usage Raising: $1-3 MM Random fact: Pete selected Devonte Freemen in the 10th round of his fantasy football draft, if that doesn’t show great foresight and leadership, we don’t know what does.
Elevator Pitch: Marketplace for house cleaning Raising: $1-3 MM Voted by peers: Most likely to get an out of town investment (All because his “Use of Proceeds” slide says they will open up new markets… in their VC’s home town.)