I  Intelligent Systems


     Office Locations:

4355 Shackleford Road
Norcross, GA 30093
Phone: 770-381-2900
Fax: 770-381-2808



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Software & Internet



    Founded in 1973, Intelligent Systems focuses on the creation, growth and operation of early stage technology enterprises. Most of the firm's partner companies are involved in the information technology industry (Internet, B2B, e-commerce, software), although Intelligent Systems has also teamed with new ventures in wireless and biotechnology. The firm also operates the Gwinnett Innovation Park, an incubator (see profile). Since the mid-1980's, Intelligent Systems has partnered with more than 50 emerging companies and currently has over 15 partner companies.

    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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    Bonnie L. Herron Chief Financial Officer & Vice President and Secretary
    Francis A. Marks Vice President
    J. Leland Strange Chairman, President, and CEO
    J. William (Bill) Goodhew Vice President


    Portfolio companies include:

      American Screen Art
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      CoreCard Software
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