I/VC  The Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC)


     Office Locations:

85 5th Street N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404-894-1400
Fax: 404-656-3567



  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking



    Founded in 1999, The Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) supports world-class research, active and solution-oriented industry collaboration, intellectual property generation and revenue generating commercialization efforts. GEDC also attracts funding support from both federal laboratories and industry partners. GEDC's research is broadly focused on communication applications including: wireless/RF, wired/copper and fiber channels. The State of Georgia created the $5 million Seed Capital Fund to support the overall GEDC initiative and catalyze the development of broadband infrastructure companies. The fund can invest up to $500K at the first professional round, and the investment must be matched at a 3:1 ratio (minimum) by the private equity community. The fund assists in creating the syndicate of investors for each seed investment that it makes. In addition to taking equity, the fund requires board observation rights in all of its investments. The Seed Capital Fund is managed by the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), which is based in Atlanta near the Georgia Institute of Technology (see profile). The center has generated more than $32 million in federal and industry investment. With more than 15 active faculty and over 100 graduate and undergraduate students, the Georgia Electronic Design Center is one of the world’s largest university-based semiconductor research centers.

    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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    Azadeh Ansari Assistant Professor
    Stephen E. Ralph Director


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