Venture Atlanta is a premier technology investment conference showcasing the most exciting and innovative companies from across the entire Southeast.
Atlanta, Georgia — Layr announced today that it has been selected to present at Venture Atlanta 2017, the Southeast’s premier event for connecting technology innovation and investment capital. The 10th annual Venture Atlanta will be held October 11-12 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta and will feature close to 150 investment funds from across the country. With more than 900 total investors, tech entrepreneurs and executives anticipated to be in attendance, this year’s Venture Atlanta is once again lining up to be a sold-out event.
Adding to the Venture Atlanta excitement are Mark Cuban, chairman, and CEO of AXS TV and one of the “sharks” on ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank, and Ernie Garcia, CEO of Carvana, who will both deliver keynote presentations.
“We’re honored to have an opportunity to share how we’re leveraging technology to help America’s small businesses alongside this region’s most inspiring companies. Venture Atlanta does a great job of showcasing the blossoming technology startup scene in Atlanta and the surrounding area and we’re thrilled to be a part of it,” said Phillip Naples, founder and chief executive officer of Layr.
As one of 35 companies selected from a large pool of applicants representing the region’s most innovative tech businesses, Layr is revolutionizing the commercial insurance industry through its cloud-based platform that allows underserved and neglected small businesses to purchase and manage the liability insurance they’re legally required to have entirely online while paying for it monthly on a credit card.
“Through the years, Venture Atlanta has earned a reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow’s cutting-edge technologies while helping to launch over 380 companies and secure over $2 billion in funding,” said Allyson Eman, executive director of Venture Atlanta. “This year’s event marks our 10th anniversary and includes the strongest and largest roster yet of both early and venture-stage companies—showcasing the depth, breadth, and opportunity within the region’s technology community.”
During the two-day event, presenting companies and conference attendees will engage with regional as well as national venture capitalists, investors and other key players in the current technology ecosystem. The conference results in funding, national investor exposure, invaluable relationship building and mentoring by successful technology executives. The conference will also, for the first time, include 16 Startup Showcase companies that will share their plans and vision for the future as “companies to watch.”
About Venture Atlanta
Venture Atlanta, Georgia’s technology innovation event, is where the region’s most promising tech companies meet the country’s top-tier investors. As the South’s largest investor showcase helping launch more than 380 companies and raise over $2 billion in funding to date, Venture Atlanta connects local entrepreneurs with local and national venture capitalists, bankers, angel investors and others in the technology ecosystem who can help them raise the capital they need to grow their businesses. The annual non-profit event is a collaboration of three leading Georgia business organizations: Atlanta CEO Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).
Layr enables companies to get the liability insurance protection they need and pay for it monthly with a credit card. The natural evolution of small business insurance, Layr’s AI-powered online platform automates the intelligence of the broker while predicting carrier pricing. It enables business owners to purchase insurance tailored to their company in minutes from a simple, online self-service portal.
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