• How did Atlanta become a top breeding ground for billion-dollar startups in the Southeast?

    4 days ago - By TechCrunch

    Over the past five years, the Southeastern region, led by Atlanta, has gone from being “one of the best kept secrets” in tech, to a vibrant ecosystem teeming with a herd of the billion dollar tech businesses that are referred to in the investment world as “unicorns” .
    In those five years venture capital investments surged to $2.1 billion in the region, with $1 billion invested in the last year alone, according to Lisa Calhoun, a partner with the Atlanta based investment firm, Valor Ventures .
    It's indicative of the entrepreneurial talent coming from the network of private and public...
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