Venture Atlanta announced today that Zach Nelson, former CEO of NetSuite
and one of the most successful software CEOs in Silicon Valley history,
will be a featured keynote at this year’s Venture Atlanta conference.
Now in its 11th year, Venture Atlanta is widely considered one of the
top technology entrepreneurial and investment events in the Southeast.
Currently an active and successful investor in the technology, media,
entertainment and hospitality sectors, Nelson’s expertise runs the gamut
from startups to IPOs to venture investment. During his tenure at
NetSuite, the company grew from a start-up with annual sales of $1
million to revenue of $1 billion in 2017 with a global customer base of
some 24,000 mid-size and enterprise companies and 5,000 employees.
NetSuite was ultimately acquired by Oracle for $9.3 billion, making it
the largest SAAS acquisition in history and the third largest software
company acquisition by enterprise value in the industry.
“With Zach’s long tenure of successful leadership at NetSuite, he is
sure to offer valuable insights and inspiration at this year’s event,”
said Mike Becker, 2018 chairman of Venture Atlanta and managing director
of Vocap Investment Partners. “Considering his passion for
entrepreneurship, we’re especially pleased to welcome Zach to this
year’s Venture Atlanta conference and look forward to what will be a
uniquely engaging keynote address.”
In April 2018, Venture Atlanta also announced Dave DeWalt as the
conference’s opening keynote speaker. DeWalt is managing director of
AllegisCyber and former CEO of FireEye and McAfee. DeWalt and Nelson
join an impressive roster of top-level Venture Atlanta speakers over the
last several years, including:
Nelson’s keynote address will close the Venture Atlanta conference on
Wednesday, October 17, 2018.
Now accepting applications for companies to take the stage and present,
the 11th annual Venture
Atlanta has relocated to a larger venue to accommodate more
attendees and has also expanded its company showcase as it continues to
successfully connect the Southeast’s best and brightest innovators with
top-tier investors. This year’s conference will take place October 16-17
in the heart of downtown Atlanta at the Southern Exchange at 200
Peachtree. Atlanta technology innovation hub Tech Square Labs is
returning as the event’s premier sponsor.
Venture Atlanta showcases the most promising technology companies
located in Georgia and its expanded footprint of Texas to Washington,
D.C., that are at both early and later stages and seeking to raise
capital in the next 12 to 18 months. For more information or to
register, visit https://www.ventureatlanta.org/register/.
About Venture Atlanta
Venture Atlanta, the Southeast’s premier venture conference and
technology innovation event, is where the region’s most promising tech
companies connect with the country’s top-tier investors, partners and
customers. Recognized as the region’s largest investor showcase with
over 900 attendees and now in its 11th year, Venture Atlanta
delivers an opportunity for the best and brightest entrepreneurs to get
their businesses and products in front of leading local, regional and
national venture capitalists, bankers, angel investors and others who
can help them raise the capital and make the connections they need to
grow their businesses. In operation for over a decade, the annual
nonprofit event is a collaboration of three leading Georgia business
organizations: Atlanta CEO Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber and the
Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). For more information, visit www.ventureatlanta.org.
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