ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to the Technology Association of Georgia’s 2014 State of the Industry Report, Georgia’s venture capital funding totaled $411 million last year, the highest since 2008. As technology continues to drive our state’s economy, the importance of connecting entrepreneurs with capital also continues to grow. Venture Atlanta showcases the region’s top innovators to national investors to help them accelerate their business growth. As part of this year’s conference, key players from the Southeast’s most exciting M&A events will share the stage during the panel discussion, Lessons on Exits and Acquisitions, on October 21.
Technology investment banking veteran Alec Ellison, vice chairman of Jefferies LLC and chairman of Technology Investment Banking, will moderate the panel. Panelists include: Wyche T. Green, III (“Tee”), CEO of Greenway Health; Bill Nussey, CEO of Silverpop, an IBM Company; Reggie Bradford, senior vice president of product development at Oracle and founder and former CEO of Vitrue; and Wain Kellum, president, Vonage Business Solutions, former CEO of Vocalocity.
“Panelists will share their personal experiences and lessons learned, while also focusing on some of the more visible liquidity events in the last year,” said Tino Mantella, president and CEO of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and a Venture Atlanta board member. “Our goal is to help the audience understand how liquidity processes work, share some insights into the unexpected challenges and opportunities, and discuss the roles of vital players such as investment bankers.”
The panel will take place on Tuesday, October 21, at 5 p.m. Held at the Georgia Aquarium, Venture Atlanta is a two-day technology innovation event that has assisted Georgia companies in raising over $1.3 billion to date.
For more information on Venture Atlanta 2014 or to register for the event, visit www.ventureatlanta.org.
About Venture Atlanta
Venture Atlanta, Georgia's technology innovation event, is where the state’s best technology innovators meet the country's top-tier investors. As the region's largest investor showcase, Venture Atlanta connects local entrepreneurs with venture capitalists, bankers, angel investors and others who can help them raise the capital they need to grow their businesses. The annual non-profit event is a collaboration of three leading Georgia business organizations: Atlanta CEO Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). For more information, go to www.ventureatlanta.org. For updates, join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Twitter and visit our blog.