Why Atlanta/Georgia?

Transaction Alley, Technology/Venture Capital of the (US) East Home of Global FinTech giants such as First Data, Equifax, NCR, WorldPay, Incomm, Invesco, FIS, TSYS, Global Payments, and ICE. Also home of significant FinTech disruptors such as Kabbage, Paymetric, Greensky, Bitpay, and Cardlytics. Georgia’s 100+ FinTech companies employ more than 40,000 people in Atlanta and generate more than $70B in annual revenues. Known as Transaction Alley, 70% of all credit, debit and gift card swipes are processed through a Georgia company. The American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) is based in Atlanta.

 

Over the last decade, Atlanta and Georgia, has fast become a mecca for corporate mergers and growth, concentration of research and technology amongst its universities, a beehive for a young, diverse talent populace, wealth accumulation among the upwardly mobile workforce  and a specific focus on fintech, healthcare and cybersecurity. Moreover, with the American Transaction Processors’ Coalition (ATPC) creating the ‘Transaction Alley’ in Atlanta/GA, there is a heavy focus on payments and transaction processing innovation in the area and 2019 was a banner year for M&A in this industry (FIS + Worldpay, fiServ + First Data, Global Payments + TSYS & Deluxe acquiring remittance assets from First Data).

Combined with a vastly reasonable real-estate market, a robust and integrated economic development imperative and a tech-motivated politik, the area is becoming very attractive for startups to migrate to vs the traditional choices. The business opportunities to help this coalition of startups, city/state infrastructure, corporate innovation and angel investor population are unique and exciting. Combined with a vastly reasonable real-estate market, a robust and integrated economic development imperative and a tech-motivated politik, the area is becoming very attractive for startups to migrate to vs the traditional choices. The business opportunities to help this coalition of startups, city/state infrastructure, corporate innovation and angel investor population are unique and exciting.

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