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Atlanta Tech Start-Up Volantio Secures $2.6 Million in Financing

[caption id="attachment_1703" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Photo Credit: Hypeotamus.com[/caption] Volantio, a global leader in post-booking revenue and capacity optimization software for airlines, announced a $2.6M Series B funding round led by Ingleside Investors and strategic investors International Airlines Group (IAG), JetBlue Technology Ventures, and Qantas Ventures. “We are extremely proud that the investment arms of three key… Read more

Group PSA, Europe’s 2nd Largest Carmaker, Establishes HQ in Atlanta

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Governor Nathan Deal, and Invest Atlanta announced that Groupe PSA, a French multinational manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles, will locate its new North American headquarters in Atlanta. “I am very pleased that PSA Groupe has selected Atlanta for its North American headquarters and look forward to working with the company’s executive… Read more

GSMA Opens North American Regional Office at Armour Yards

The GSMA held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its new North American regional office in Armour Yards near Midtown Atlanta. At a ceremony attended by Dr. Eloisa Klementich and other dignitaries and leaders from the Atlanta technology community, the GSMA officially opened its new 15,000 square-foot offices, which will house nearly 90 GSMA employees. "We are… Read more

NCR Officially Opens New Global Headquarters in Midtown

NCR Corporation opened its new global headquarters campus in Midtown Atlanta. The two-tower campus will provide the space needed to prepare for future growth and create innovations that will help power the digitally-connected economy. In total, NCR’s new headquarters will be home to approximately 5,000 skilled professionals. The state-of-the-art campus will be roughly 750,000 square… Read more

Invest Atlanta and Partners Showcase Atlanta FinTech at Money2020

The Invest Atlanta Economic Development team traveled to Las Vegas in October for Money 2020, the world’s largest payments and financial services innovation conference. Working with the state of Georgia, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and FinTech Atlanta, Invest Atlanta had an incredibly successful time in Las Vegas as the city, state, and region… Read more

Startups Pitch at Second Annual ATL Aviation Innovation Demo Day

Six startups from Atlanta, the United Kingdom, and France presented their innovations at the second annual ATL Aviation Innovation Demo Day. Held on October 13, 2017 at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the event featured startups delivering 7-minute pitches to representatives from the airport and several airlines. Invest Atlanta, the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs, and… Read more

Innovation Village Made of Shipping Containers Coming to MLK Corridor

The Invest Atlanta board recently voted to authorize the use of $550,000 to create the MLK Innovation Village using repurposed shipping containers at the H.E. Holmes MARTA station. The container village will provide transit-accessible retail and office space for small businesses along the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive corridor. “We think there’s going to be… Read more

A Month of Tech Travels for Economic Development Team

Members of the Invest Atlanta team spent the month of June representing Atlanta, networking with company executives, and meeting with savvy entrepreneurs at several international technology conferences. These trips are part of IA’s larger strategy to attract and retain businesses from targeted industry sectors, including cybersecurity, health IT, and the biosciences. Kevin Johnson, IA’s Senior Vice… Read more

Equifax Opens New Office in Midtown

Equifax, a global FinTech leader, unveiled of its new office space at One Atlantic Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 10. Invest Atlanta supported this project through an $325,000 Economic Opportunity Fund grant, which the board approved in May of last year. In attendance at the opening were Mayor Kasim Reed Invest Atlanta… Read more

Executive Corner: Portman CEO Ambrish Baisiwala on Coda’s Impact

Portman CEO Ambrish Baisiwala recently visited Invest Atlanta’s Executive Corner to discuss how his company's Coda project will strengthen Atlanta’s position as a global technology hub, foster new collaboration between those in private industry and academic research, and attract new talent to the city. “[Coda] will establish Atlanta as the place for collaborative research,” he said. Baisiwala also… Read more