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2015 State of the Atlanta Startup Ecosystem

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A look back at 2014 and the current state of the startup ecosystem in the city of Atlanta.

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2015 State of the Atlanta Startup Ecosystem

  1. 1. 2015 STATE OF THE ECOSYSTEM
  2. 2. 2015 STATE OF THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM 2013 2014 0 125 250 375 500 VC Investment Increased 32% in 2014
  3. 3. 2015 STATE OF THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM Ranked 10th in Total Acquisitions from 2012-2014
  4. 4. 2015 STATE OF THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM Boston New York Los Angeles Seatle Chicago Washington DC San Diego Austin Atlanta Denver Dallas Raleigh Portland 0 1250 2500 3750 5000 168 $281 $357 $480 $495 $620 $805 $857 $1000 $1200 $2053 $4200 $4400 Ranked 9th in Non-Bay Area VC Investment ($M) in 2014
  5. 5. 2015 STATE OF THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM Boston New York Los Angeles Seatle Chicago Washington DC San Diego Austin Atlanta Denver Dallas Raleigh Portland 0 100 200 300 400 27 42 37 43 59 114 99 121 94 108 171 395 371 Ranked 9th in Non-Bay Area VC Deals in 2014
  6. 6. 2015 STATE OF THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM Atlanta is now one of the top 10 startup cities outside the bay area.
  7. 7. 2015 STATE OF THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM We continue to see strength in our core clusters.
  8. 8. 2015 STATE OF THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM acquired for $1.5B in 2014 Mobile Tech Cluster
  9. 9. 2015 STATE OF THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM Sales & Marketing Tech Cluster acquired for $270M in 2014
  10. 10. 2015 STATE OF THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM Health Tech Cluster acquired for $220M in 2014
  11. 11. 2015 STATE OF THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM raised $65M in 2014 Information Security Cluster
  12. 12. 2015 STATE OF THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM raised $40M in 2014 FinTech Cluster
  13. 13. 2015 STATE OF THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM New clusters are starting to emerge.
  14. 14. 2015 STATE OF THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM Consumer Tech Cluster raised $74M in 2014
  15. 15. 2015 STATE OF THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM Consumer Tech Cluster raised $10M in 2015
  16. 16. 2015 STATE OF THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM Traction takes many forms. Not just VC investment.
  17. 17. 2015 STATE OF THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM Achieving Liftoff 100.5B emails in 2014 2.8M new customers 
 in 2014
  18. 18. 2015 STATE OF THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM We've also added new infrastructure to support our startup ecosystem.
  19. 19. 2015 STATE OF THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM New Entrepreneurship Centers
  20. 20. 2015 STATE OF THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM New Educational Programming
  21. 21. 2015 STATE OF THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM Here's how you can help it continue to grow.
  22. 22. 2015 STATE OF THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM 1. Become a customer. Evaluate at least one new innovative local startup in the next 30 days. 2. Donate your time & talent. Mentor a startup founder or joining their board of advisors.
  23. 23. 2015 STATE OF THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM Thank you.

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