I have decided to create a list of all the Georgia based companies that I can find that have been funded by angel investors since 1999. I have a database of over 200+ Georgia based angels that I have collected over the last few years and have contacted as many as I could. I have listed the names of over 100+ companies so far, and will be adding to the list over the next couple of weeks as more information is received. However, I imagine that what I find will only be roughly 50-75%% of the total companies funded during this time.
Doing this over the last couple of weeks has actually been quite rewarding. I got a chance to talk to some folks that I have not heard from in years–and the memories of funding all these companies was a treat to recall.
Why am I doing this?
1.) It’s an impressive list.
2.) There is a new perception in the Atlanta area that “not that many companies in GA” have been funded by angel investors. Formal angel investing has been active in GA since at least 1989, if not before. Yes, angel investing existed before ATA and Imlay Investments–and it will likely be around long after both have gone.
3.) There is a new wave of young entrepreneurs in Georgia interested in learning about early stage investing. You need to know your history in order to be effective. So, here ya go.
If I have missed any companies, please let me know.
Access Integrated Systems (now Birch Telecom)
Advanced Charger (Enrev)
Chamberlain Medical Technologies
Chexar (formerly El Banco de Nuestra Communidad)
e2procure (Augusta, GA)
Jacket Micro Devices
Monorail Computer Corporation
Monticello Corporation (Wuliweb/PaperTiger)
Nschools (Education Networks)
NuTec Sciences, Inc.
TradeUps (Market Velocity)
USBA Holdings, Inc.
Vistascape (Acquired by Siemens in 2006)