Pitching Atlanta’s Strong Tech Clusters to TechCrunch


David Cummings on Startups

Last week I had dinner with several writers and team members from TechCrunch. TechCrunch was in Atlanta for their meetup at the The Fabulous Fox Theatre and invited several members of the community out to dinner in advance of the event. At dinner, I pitched Atlanta’s strong tech clusters:

  • Marketing Software – Many of the most successful products in their class originated in Atlanta including MailChimp, Vitrue, Pardot, Silverpop, WhatCounts, and more representing over 1,000 employees locally
  • Logistics – Between Manhattan Associates on the software side and UPS on the shipping side, Atlanta has thousands of logistics-related employees
  • Health IT – Atlanta has over 200 health IT companies employing over 10,000 people including McKesson Technology Solutions
  • Internet SecurityInternet Security Systems was started in Atlanta in 1992 and has spawned hundreds of security companies over the years employing thousands of Atlantans
  • Payment Processing / FinTech – Companies like

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