Georgia Companies funded by angel investors since 1999

6 Jul

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?

3 reasons:

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.

180Commerce

Access Integrated Systems  (now Birch Telecom)

Advanced Charger (Enrev)

Agent Secure

Airsage

AeroVectrex

AllConnect

Anydevice

AOI Medical

Ardex

Asankya

Avalon International

Band Metrics

BancIntelligence

Beacon Software

Beyond Books

Biltmore Communications

Broadsource

C2 BioFuels

C3 (Sparco)

Calorie & Pulse Technologies

Carbon Motors

CentraFuse (Flux Media)

Chain Reaction Ecommerce

Chamberlain Medical Technologies

Channel Link

Chexar (formerly El Banco de Nuestra Communidad)

Chutney Technologies

Cirrex (Visionex)

ClearLeap

Cloud Sherpas

Commerce Science Corporation

Compliance 360

Connecture

Constructware

Cirrux

D4 Technologies

Damballa

Digital Doctor

Derivion

Damballa

Digital Envoy

eAttorney

e2procure (Augusta, GA)

eBroadcasters.com

eGulliver

eHatchery

Elf Island

Emcien

Engineered MultiMedia

enLeague

ePanacea

eQuorum Corporation(Cadnet)

eTour

eTran

e-Verifile.com

ExchangeBlvd.com

ExGov

EZ Prints

Figleaves

Flamenco

FortelDTV

FountainHead, Inc

Fundraisinginfo.com

Gardening123.com

Galileo

Greenway Medical Technologies

Global Crypto Systems

Global Standard Financial

GroupTickets.com

GuardedNet

HERO

Homeserve

Hometodo.com

Home Wireless Networks

hSupply

Idmon

iKobo

iLumen

Incanta

Infogo.com

Informium

Integrated Broadband Solutions

Intelligent Sensor

Invirtus

Invistics

IP2 Biz

IQstat

iTendant

IVivity

iXL

iZenda

Jacabee

Jacket Micro Devices

Kidsmart

Knowlagent

Knowledgestorm

Kudzu Interactive

Last Minute Tee Times

Link2Cell

LocalBusiness.com (DigitalSouth)

Mardome

MarketWorks (aka: Auctionworks)

MarketingCentral.com

MaxMouth

Medizeus

Mercatus Wireless

Mfg.com

Monorail Computer Corporation

Monticello Corporation (Wuliweb/PaperTiger)

Mother Nature Network

Munibond.com

N2 Broadband

NanoLumens

nexChange

Neurotic Media

Nexidia (FastTalk)

Notice Now

Nschools (Education Networks)

NuBridges

NuTec Sciences, Inc.

OmniLink

OpenSpan

P2PCash

Pardot

Pathfire

PhysioStream

Playon Sports (2080 Media)

Photobooks

Preparis

Primitive Root

ProMove

Proficient Systems

Purewire

Pramana

The Port Network

RiverDrop

Sentrinsic

SideTalk

SparkFly

SpiDynamics

TradeUps (Market Velocity)

Qualtre

Quantira

Quellan

Oversight Technologies

Qcept

Radiance Solar

RecoverDebt

RentMoney.com

rentWiki

ReQuip

RF Solutions

Ring Branch

RevenueTech

Safedepositbox.com

SoPworx

Suniva

Stonebranch

S1 Corporation

Servigistics

Silverpop

Small Biz Planet

SoloHealth

Sprout

SSI Innovations

Technology Builders

TerraGo Technologies

Twitpay

Tcert

Tradeups (Market Velocity)

Togetherweb

University Angels

Unlink, LLC

USBA Holdings, Inc.

Vadum

Virtex Networks

Verticalone

Vision Air

Vistascape (Acquired by Siemens in 2006)

Vertical Acuity

VetExchange

Vocalocity 1.0 (not to be confused with Vocalocity 2.0 funded by NM and the investors who bought assets of Vocalocity 1.0)Jacket Micro DevicesWaldor Group

WebSingularity

We The Citizens

WiKID Systems

Wireless Extenders

Wireless Vision

WorthPoint

ZapMedia

Zeewise

Zenda Tech

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16 Responses to “Georgia Companies funded by angel investors since 1999”

  1. Adam Wexler July 6, 2009 at 2:31 PM #

    knox,

    thanks for taking the time to put this together. i don’t know how much further you planned to take this post, but it would be great to break down the extensive list (i.e. amount raised, investor, etc.).

    if atlanta & the rest of the state’s startup community had access to a crunchbase database of sorts, it would be a lot easier to identify prospective investors. thanks again!

    -adam

  2. Russell Jurney July 6, 2009 at 2:44 PM #

    I don’t think there is the idea that there is not a rich legacy of angel investing in Atlanta. I think there is a realization that there isn’t a lot of money flowing temporarily.

    We certainly do have a rich technology entrepreneurial legacy going back to MSA.

  3. Michael Ivey July 6, 2009 at 2:48 PM #

    My first gig out of college was REALM Information Technologies in Norcross. We made SOHO NAS solutions. We built the insides of the Netgear ND508/ND520 NAS boxes. REALM became ApplianceWare and moved out west, and then morphed again into Optifacio.

    We were originally angel funded.

  4. Knox Massey July 6, 2009 at 2:53 PM #

    Thanks, Adam. Since most of these companies are (or in many cases, were) private, the investors and the management prefer to keep that information private. In any case, most of the local investors are already known.

  5. Knox Massey July 6, 2009 at 2:59 PM #

    Russell– Money is flowing–A lot of the local investors are working (and funding) fulltime with their current portfolio companies–to make sure they survive this economic downturn! And, some new companies are being funded–For example, SSI is one of the newest companies in ATDC that is fully funded by angel investors.
    No, it’s not as robust as we would all like it–but funding is still available…

  6. Knox Massey July 6, 2009 at 3:00 PM #

    Thanks, Michael–I’ll add REALM!

  7. Matt Richards July 6, 2009 at 5:17 PM #

    I worked at World2One (http://world2one.com/) in Norcross in 2000.

  8. Knox Massey July 6, 2009 at 6:45 PM #

    OK, Matt–thanks–I’ll add.

  9. Evan Kramer July 7, 2009 at 10:53 AM #

    wow, this brings back some memories knox…cool list… there are a bunch from 1999 and 2000 was I was in ventures..i will need to pull my list..such as changeaddress.com, etour, Enkia, i2Go, etc.

  10. Knox Massey July 7, 2009 at 2:00 PM #

    Thanks, Evan–I’ll add those as well. Yes, it does bring back many memories of the companies and the founders from those times! As the list grow, I think it’ll show Atlanta as a very vibrant place for both young tech companies and the investors that help support them…

  11. Stephen Fleming July 8, 2009 at 12:27 AM #

    Definitely an impressive list!

    Might be interesting to duplicate it in a shared Google Doc spreadsheet and let the community fill in additional columns (no need for you to do the drudge work)… whatever is known about investors, amounts, birth date, death date, acquiror, etc.

    Paul Freet has convinced me of the value of structured data in situations like this!

  12. Knox Massey July 8, 2009 at 12:19 PM #

    Good idea, Stephen. This is a work in progress–I’ll be working on it for a couple of weeks. Lots of information still coming in….

  13. Celia Dyer July 10, 2009 at 8:30 PM #

    Excellent compilation, Knox. It is easy to forget how much has been angel funded before the downturn in the economy. It probably is taking a lot from the investors to prop up some of the portfolio companies for awhile. If you need help putting that list on a shared Google Doc spreadsheet as Stephen suggested, I’ll find a GT student to help. Thanks again and let me know if I can help.

  14. Knox Massey July 15, 2009 at 2:38 PM #

    Thanks, Celia. Thanks for offer on idea for Google Docs. I’m still adding information so as soon as I am finished, let’s talk.
    As for the market–the market is what it is! We can’t control it. Credit is scarce, capital is scarce and expensive, VC’s have scaled back funding for 12-18 months. Angel investors will adapt, tho. They always have…

  15. Rosenhaft July 22, 2009 at 1:44 PM #

    You can add a couple that I was involved in; ePanacea and FiscalOutlook, both of which received angel funding.

  16. R. Campbell August 13, 2009 at 1:15 AM #

    Knox, great list. Lots of memories in this posting.

    You can add Securiant, Inc. Network security. Funded in 2006 by angels sold in late 2007.

    DAVE Networks launched in 2002, funded initially by Angels and then several VC rounds. Moved to Hollywood CA in 2006

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