Over $6.5 billion in funding awarded to date; leading tech investment conference continues to select large and diverse lineup of innovators from the Southeast’s hottest tech markets
ATLANTA – September 20, 2022 – Marco Financial announced today that it has been chosen out of a record-breaking 450-plus applicants as one of the top technology companies in the Southeast to present at Venture Atlanta FORWARD 2022 to be held October 19-20. For 15 years, the annual conference has been selecting the most promising tech companies and bringing in the top investment firms from across the nation to hear them pitch. Venture Atlanta has helped launch more than 700 companies and raise $6.5 billion in funding to date, spinning out $17 billion in successful exits.
“We are overly excited to be selected by Venture Atlanta, it is incredible to be recognized among so many great companies. Being given this opportunity is another way of validating our purpose of using technology to help businesses grow by giving them breathing room to achieve their full potential,” said Jacob Shoihet, CEO and Co-founder of Marco.
Marco is a trade-finance platform that provides fast and easy access to liquidity to small and mid-sized exporters in Latin America. Marco is powered by technology: its automated workflow and data intelligence allow for enhanced risk models and monitoring enabling Marco to offer a secure, scalable, and innovative trade finance-as-a-service solution.
As in previous years, Venture Atlanta FORWARD 2022 is anticipated to be a sold-out event, with over 1,200 entrepreneurs, founders, investors, and business leaders expected to be in attendance. A new venue for this year’s Venture Atlanta—the Woodruff Arts Center at 1280 Peachtree Street—reflects the growing intersection of art and technology.
“Venture Atlanta has established itself as the authority for recognizing technology innovation across the Southeast and beyond, connecting the best and brightest innovators with top-tier, national investors and other leaders in the tech ecosystem,” said Venture Atlanta CEO Allyson Eman. “We again set a new record with nearly 500 applicants for Venture Atlanta Forward 2022—it’s our most competitive year yet in terms of presenter quality. With an impressive slate of 87 presenting and showcase companies, a record number of sponsors, and a brand-new venue, we’re continuing to raise the bar for what will be our 15th anniversary event.”
Venture Atlanta boasts a roster of highly successful alumni, including CallRail, Car360, Flock Safety, Florence Healthcare, Kabbage, ParkMobile, Pindrop Security, Salesforce Pardot, Salesloft, SingleOps, Stax, and Terminus.
About Venture Atlanta
Venture Atlanta, the Southeast’s technology innovation event, is where the region’s most promising tech companies meet the country's top-tier investors. As the Southeast's largest investor showcase helping launch more than 700 companies and raise $6.5 billion in funding to date, the event connects the region’s top entrepreneurs with local and national investors and others in the technology ecosystem who can help them raise the capital they need to grow their businesses. The annual nonprofit event is a collaboration of the Atlanta CEO Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber, and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). For more information, visit www.ventureatlanta.org. For updates, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and visit our blog.
Marco is revolutionizing global trade by providing reliable, working capital for Latin American SMEs. Marco addresses the $350 billion financing gap in Latin America by developing an innovative and proprietary risk model that processes data in real-time to dynamically assess risk and mitigate capital loss. Marco currently offers financing products such as factoring on its platform, using financing as a wedge to provide an ecosystem and product suite for previously underserved and unbanked SMEs exporters to continue operations and invest in growth. Founded in 2019 by Peter D. Spradling and Jacob Shoihet, Marco is headquartered in Miami, FL with offices in New York and across Latin America. Marco is backed by Antler, Struck Capital, Village Global, Flexport Capital, Florida Funders, among other investors and its credit facility is underwritten by Arcadia Funds, LLC. For more information on how Marco can help power your exports with working capital, please visit www.marcofi.com. Or you can follow us on Linkedin to learn more about us.