ED  Georgia Centers of Innovation (COI)


     Office Locations:

75 Fifth Street, N.W., Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404-962-4000



  • Seed



  • Defense & Homeland Security
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    The Centers of Innovation (COI), an official part of the Global Commerce division at the Georgia Department of Economic Development, is a program designed to accelerate the growth of technology-based companies. Formed in 2003 by Governor Sonny Perdue, COI is comprised of six centers: agribusiness, aerospace, energy, life sciences, logistics and manufacturing. Located in Atlanta, Augusta, Gainesville, Savannah, Tifton and Warner Robins, each center provides statewide strategic industry expertise by being a complete source of information. Tangible services include access to university-level research and development, product commercialization, industry-specific business counsel, matching research grants for qualified companies, significant networking opportunities and connecting clients to potential investor networks.

    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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    Page Siplon Executive Director


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