For years, one of the biggest knocks on Atlanta’s startup community was the dearth of early stage capital. Capital is hard to come by outside the money-center regions in the country, but people assumed most big city startup communities still had enough. This was not the case, especially for Atlanta, which has a vibrant startup scene.
With last week’s announcement that Tech Square Ventures just closed on the first $26 million of their new $75 million fund, it dawned on me that Atlanta now has a respectable amount of early stage capital. Finally. With so many funded startups (see Crunchbase Atlanta), and most of the funding come from outside the region, I was optimistic we’d develop local venture funds.
Here are most of the Atlanta funds that invest in seed and Series A startups:
- Atlanta Seed Company
- BLH Venture Partners
- BIP Capital
- Collab Capital
- Fulcrum Equity Partners
- Johnson Venture Partners
- Kinetic Ventures
- Knoll Ventures
- Mosley Ventures
- Noro-Moseley Partners
- TechOperators Venture Capital
- TechSquare Labs
- Tech Square Ventures
- TTV Capital
- Valor Ventures
- Vocap Partners
Atlanta’s startup community is brimming with seed and early stage capital. Now, it’s time to start more companies.
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Hi David, please also don’t forget Johnson Venture Partners (JVP), which recently relocated its headquarters to Atlanta. JVP is a micro VC fund focused on pre-seed, seed, and Series A investments. Very exciting times here in Atlanta and across the southeast. Best regards, Bob Cramer, Venture Partner, Johnson Venture Partners
Good call. I just added JVP.
Great post David. Atlanta Seed company also invests in this target. Jamie Hamilton is part-way through raising a fund.
Good call. I just added Atlanta Seed.