Over $4.5 billion in funding awarded to date; leading tech investment conference expands national footprint with virtual format for its 14th annual event
ATLANTA – September 25, 2020 – SpotSource by Agency Spotter announced today that it has been chosen out of a record-breaking 400 applicants as one of the top technology companies in the Southeast to present at Venture Atlanta 2020. Now in its 14th year, the annual conference to be held October 21-22, pivoted to a fully virtual format, Venture Atlanta Live Online. One of the nation’s best venture capital conferences continues to showcase innovators from the US’ hottest tech markets and boosts its largest number of selected companies and represented investor funds to date. Even in light of COVID-19, Venture Atlanta continues to fuel capital and growth, serving the needs of the region’s vibrant tech community.
“As SpotSource’s growth continues to accelerate across Fortune 1000 companies, we feel it is important to be present at conferences like Venture Atlanta,” explains Agency Spotter’s CEO and Founder, Brian Regienczuk. “Indirect procurement, and services in particular, now account for 20-40% of spend across Fortune 1000 companies. It is time decision makers had a centralized system to help them navigate supplier complexity, engage with the best fit partners, and measure performance.”
Enterprise cloud software, SpotSource, is transforming the way that Fortune 1000 companies search, engage, and manage their services supply chain. Companies like Nike, Unilever and HP are already using SpotSource to deliver transparency and a seamless experience that saves team members’ time, improves performance, mitigates risk, and enhances spend efficiency. Industry use cases for SpotSource include supplier management across marketing agencies, IT and professional services firms, contractor talent, and R&D external manufacturing partners.
“Venture Atlanta has become the authority for recognizing technology innovation across the Southeast and beyond, connecting the best and brightest innovators with top-tier, national investors and other leaders in our technology ecosystem that helps drive success and results with over $4.5 billion in funding awarded to date,” said Venture Atlanta CEO Allyson Eman . “This year, we’ve pivoted to a digital format to best serve the needs of our vibrant tech community and are thrilled to be showcasing our largest line up of companies ever. These companies reflect our incredible pool of talented people, inspiring innovation, and continued opportunities for growth within the technology community.”
Venture Atlanta Live Online will offer an unparalleled experience that streams two days of immersive events and interactive networking opportunities. Attendees will be able to connect with others at the conference, set up one-on-one meetings, stroll the virtual show floor, watch pitches in real-time, and use features like live chat, and audience polling. Atlanta-based independent investment management firm, Invesco, is this year’s premier sponsor, with Cherry Bekaert, Nelson Mullins and Truist as additional headline sponsors. Venture Atlanta Live Online will conclude with TechSquare Labs’ Atlanta Startup Battle, in which top five companies will pitch on stage against one another to win a $100,000 investment.
To learn more about SpotSource by Agency Spotter, visit https://spotsource.com. For additional information about Venture Atlanta, to register for the event or to view the conference schedule, please visit www.ventureatlanta.org.
SpotSource is an enterprise cloud platform that digitizes internal service supplier data and processes, validates supplier service offerings, and collects internal ratings, all of which help transform decision making and improve supplier management. SpotSource is part of Atlanta-based Agency Spotter Inc. and is bringing to life supplier marketplaces inside Fortune 1000 companies to increase data-driven decision making, speed efficiencies, spend effectiveness, and overall performance.
AgencySpotter.com is a free marketing agency ratings and review site that is one of the world’s most trusted agency search resources. Utilized by more than 300,000 professionals a year, the Yelp-like site helps everyone from small and medium business owners all the way up to marketing executives at the largest companies in the world as they search, shortlist, and hire marketing agency partners.
About Venture Atlanta
Venture Atlanta, the Southeast’s technology innovation event, is where the region’s most promising tech companies meet the country’s top-tier investors. This year’s event is going all digital through Venture Atlanta Live Online.
As the Southeast’s largest investor showcase helping launch more than 400 companies and raise over $4.5 billion in funding to date, the event connects the region’s top entrepreneurs with local and national investors and others in the technology ecosystem who can help them raise the capital they need to grow their businesses. The annual non profit event is a collaboration of the Atlanta CEO Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).
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