I  Advanced Technology Development Center


     Office Locations:

75 Fifth Street, N.W., Suite 202
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404-894-3575

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  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Formed in 1980, the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) is a nationally recognized technology incubator that helps Georgia entrepreneurs launch and build successful companies. Headquartered at the Georgia Institute of Technology, ATDC has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the nation's top non-profit incubators. ATDC provides strategic business advice and connects its member companies to the people and resources they need to succeed. More than 130 companies have emerged from ATDC, including publicly-traded firms such as MindSpring Enterprises. ATDC also manages a seed capital fund that invests in Georgia-based businesses pursuing innovation in bioscience and advanced technology. The fund collaborates with both local and national investors, investing $1 of its own capital for every $3 of private investment. The fund can invest up to $1 million in any one company. Launched by a multi-year grant from the Charles A. Edison Fund, the Georgia Tech Edison provides seed funding for early-stage technology companies that have a close association with Georgia Tech. The Fund invests in companies that may be founded by Georgia Tech faculty, students and graduates; licensing technology from Georgia Tech; sponsoring research at Georgia Tech; or even hiring a large number of Georgia Tech alumni. Investments are generally less then $250,000.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Betsy Plattenburg Community Catalyst
    Blake Patton Entrepreneur in Residence
    Charlie Paparelli Angel in Residence
    Connie Casteel Connie Casteel SBIR Catalyst
    Dan Ciprari Entrepreneur in Residence


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