Atlanta has been featured yet again in the Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2018 as one of the top startup ecosystems in the world by Startup Genome. An ecosystem valued at $325 billion according to the same report, the city boasts of three unicorn companies within it. 2019 may seem to be an important year for some of the top funded startups of this year who can put the investments for scaling up in their respective industries.
Atlanta offers ideal digital, legal, and economic frameworks for tech startups to thrive and has an emerging tech sector characterised by fintech, adtech, and big data, AI, and analytics. More than 70 startups raised funds through different rounds in 2018 and are expected to bring in more heat in 2019. Some of these tech startups have scaled the domestic as well as the international market effortless and attracted substantial investments to help in business expansion and further product development.
?Let us look at some of the top start-ups from Atlanta to watch out for in 2019.
A? rather young startup that is only four years old, Terminus Software is one of the top-funded start-ups of Atlanta in 2018. The B2B marketing software provider is the brainchild of Eric Spett, Eric Vass, and Sangram Vajre who wanted to close any marketing tech gaps in the industry to help drive profits for various companies. In 2018, the startup completed the Series C round of funding and raised $11 million through it, with total funding made of $30.6 million so far. Terminus software has changed the way account-based marketing is done by making it more efficient with its one of a kind analytics tool making it a contender of for top start-ups in Atlanta.
OutSystems is a disruptive low -code platform development company based in Atlanta that has come in the limelight with the impressive amount of funds it raised in 2018. The company has offered private equity and was developed by the CEO Paulo Rosado, Rui Pereira and their team in Portugal. One of the top tech start-ups in Atlanta, OutSystems has attracted $360 million from Goldman Sachs and KKR earlier this year and is one of the unicorns in the city. The startup has an enviable client list with brands like Toyota, Deloitte, Logitech, and Schneider Electric in it. OutSystem develops low-code enterprise applications to increase efficiency in a number of aspects; the application works on most systems and fosters business transformation.
Founded by David Cummings, Tim Dorr, Rob Forman, and Kyle Porter, SalesLoft has completed its Series C round of funding in 2018 in which it raised $50 million. The company is one of the top start-ups of Atlanta that is expected to shake up the market even more in 2019. SalesLoft is a trailblazing sales engagement platform that boasts of association with brands like Dell, Facebook, and Mulesoft. The platform helps in streamlining the sales process of a business by offering the right insights, highlighting the right revenue-generating activities, and aiding in ensuring a robust strategic execution. The company acquired Noteninja earlier this year and has raised over $75 million since its inception in 2011. SalesLoft?s soaring success in terms of funding and acquisition this year makes it one of the top Atlanta start-ups to watch out for in 2019.
A leader in cloud-based smart city solutions, Rubicon Global, has outshone other start-ups with its innovative range of services and its impressive funding rounds. The startup recently completed Series E round of funding raising $65 million. Rubicon Global has acquired three companies and raised close to $300 million so far. The founders of the company include Marc Spiegel, Lane B.Moore, Perry Moss, and Nate Morris. Rubicon Global has been a groundbreaking smart city solution company offering technologically advanced and sustainable waste and recycling services.
DC Blox was founded in 2014 by Jake Ring and is a leading data center startup in Atlanta to watch out for in 2019. The company has raised $52.5 million and acquired the cloud solution company, Infrapoint earlier this year.? DC Blox offers data center facilities helping IT departments in companies from diverse industries tackle any issues that pose as a challenge. These include the protection of data and scaling up the system effectively. DC blox recently announced that it had raised $37 million through debt funding and new equity during mid-2018.
Another one of the top tech startups in Atlanta to watch out for in 2019 is Patientco. It was founded by Joshua Silver and Bird Blitch in 2009 and is a crucial startup which is a mix of health tech and fintech. The startup revolutionized the healthcare payment experience by using analytical tools to create cloud-based user-friendly payment tools.? The platform raised $28 million in 2018 in its Series B round of funding and caters to both patients and healthcare providers. The innovative services offered by Patientco has made it one of the top Atlanta based startups expected to shine more in 2019. The startup blends the best of health tech and fintech characteristics and delivers a technology that enhances the payment processes for the patients as well as for the healthcare providers.
Founded less than five years back, Greenlight Financial Technology has raised close to $28 million so far. The latest funding amount the fintech startup secured is $16 million in Series A round of funding. Greenlight Financial Technology is a parent-controlled debit card for kids and was founded by Timothy Sheehan ( co-founder of Reachable). The Atlanta-based startup?s debit cards can be controlled in multiple ways by parents helping both the parties manage finances responsibly. The recent funding round has helped the startup steal the spotlight in Atlanta?s startup ecosystem.
Another one of the many Atlanta-based startups to watch out for in 2019 is Springbot.? The startup has developed a marketing automation software for the ecommerce companies to drive sales through advanced marketing practices. Founded by Allen Nance, Joe Roger, and Brooks Robinson, Springbot has secured $35 million so far with $15 million in 2018 from Series C round of funding.? The services of this AI, Big Data, & Analytics startup is aimed at providing a one-stop solution for helping retailers optimize their multi-channel marketing campaigns to drive sales.
An innovative call-analytics software company, CallRail raised $15 million in debt financing in 2018. The company’s growing clientele base for its call analytics and tracking services makes it one of the top tech startups in Atlanta to be reckoned with in 2019. The startup has raised over $91 million till date since its establishment in 2011. The Atlanta-based startup was founded by Andy Powell and Kevin Mann and is trusted by 1 million customers as of date. The company is a trusted source of marketing data for marketers who are data-driven. CallRail is helping marketers across various niche understand what online or offline campaigns are working for their firm by providing insights about the same.
BitPay began its startup journey in mid-2011 and was founded by Anthony Gallippi and Stephen Pair. The fintech startup is an emerging peer-to-peer bitcoin payment processor platform that has raised over $100 million from prestigious investors with the $40 million in its latest round of Series B funding. The funding in the recent rounds was contributed by Aquiline Technology Growth and Menlo Ventures, two prominent venture capital firms in the USA.? BitPay is one of the pioneer companies that spearhead the movement for a more efficient and secure payment system using bitcoins.? This fintech startup is expected to grow even more to become one of the top Atlanta-based startups in 2019.
These were the top 10 tech startups in Atlanta that have raised important investments this year and are reckoned to shine even more in 2019. Atlanta’s startup ecosystem is growing, thanks to the growing network of the local and international investors in the city. As of date, there are close to 3,000 startups in the city.
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