Editor’s note: Atlanta may be the center of the payments universe, but the rest of the world hasn’t necessarily gotten the memo. A few local groups are trying to change that, acting as the industry’s modern-day Galileos to show that transactions really do revolve around the Southeast’s economic capital. In the process, the Atlanta-based American Transaction Processors Coalition has […]
With a vast need for both infrastructure investment and venture capital, Atlanta shouldn’t be returning to the same wells for funds to fuel its rise as “the next global hub.” Instead, if it wants to reach its potential, the city should be more innovative in its approach to capital markets. That involves looking around the world […]
The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is seeking partnerships from Georgia in technology and beyond as its government embarks on an ambitious economic expansion plan. Nara Lokesh, cabinet minister for information technology, brought an eight-person delegation to Atlanta Feb, 2 in search of tie-ups as the tech-savvy state seeks to jumpstart development. With senior members of his staff […]
Atlanta’s Volantio, which provides software that helps airlines maximize ticket revenue while minimizing the pain of rebooking passengers, has raised a $2.6 million funding round. The Series B round was led by Ingleside Investors with participation from three airline venture funds that have never partnered on a deal before: JetBlue Technology Ventures, Australia’s Qantas Ventures and […]
Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute is offering free office space in Atlanta for up to 10 Puerto Rican companies to temporarily set up shop here as the island recovers from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.
Atlanta is among the top 20 cities left standing after the first cut for Amazon’s HQ2, the e-commerce giant announced Thursday. Amazon whittled down to the current list after receiving 238 proposals from across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Atlanta has consistently been cited by experts as a favorite thanks to its growing tech scene, […]
GSMA, a London-based, global association of 800 mobile network operators, has long seen Atlanta as its beachhead into North America. Finally, it’s own offices are inside the city limits.
NCR Corp., the financial technology giant, opened its new Atlanta headquarters in Midtown last week, the first phase of a massive new complex the company hopes will exemplify its own “reinvention.”
Book: The Origins of Creativity Author: E.O. Wilson Review by: Steve Shepard, 30-year tech veteran and frequent senior guest lecturer at Emory Executive Education at the Goizueta Business School Even though I work in the world of technology and business, I’m technically (now, don’t go running away) a biologist and naturalist, if you believe a large swath […]
BitPay, the Atlanta-based fintech company that bridges merchants and cryptocurrencies, has raised a $30 million Series B round that will fuel its expansion into Asia and into new avenues like supply-chain payments. The investment was led by Aquiline Technology Growth, based in New York. The fund was drawn to the company’s rapid revenue growth and […]