VC  Engage

     Office Locations:

75 5th Street NW, Suite 2000
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404-206-2653



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    Engage is a startup accelerator program and venture fund in partnership with 10 leading corporations and Georgia Tech. The 10 corporations have committed a total of $15 million ($1.5 million each) to the venture fund and will actively support the accelerator through mentoring, education and collaboration. The founding companies contributing capital, expertise, time and resources in support of Engage include AT&T, Chick-fil-A, Cox Enterprises, Delta Air Lines, Georgia-Pacific, Georgia Power Foundation, Inc., Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), Invesco Ltd., The Home Depot and UPS. Engage will offer programming and other services through its affiliation with the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), which was established at Georgia Tech by the state of Georgia in 1980 to launch and build technology companies.The accelerator is open to startups across the country, with a focus placed on mentoring and market access strategies. Up to 48 startups could go through the program in the first three years. Companies accepted to the highly selective Engage program will receive $75K in initial seed funding. In subsequent financing rounds, Engage will selectively co-invest larger amounts in portfolio companies. Engage is an early-stage agnostic €" incoming companies have had anywhere from $500k to $25MM in prior funding.



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    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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    Blake Patton Fund Manager Partner
    Duriya Farooqui Advisor
    Mika Munch Associate Designer
    Nicholas Richardson Program Manager
    Thiago Olson Managing Director


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):















      Series A


    Portfolio companies include:

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