Around Atlanta: A Weekly Roundup June 15-21, 2013

Another great week for the Atlanta startup community is once again coming to a close. Every week something new seems to breath life into Atlanta’s budding community.

  • Pindrop Security – the Atlanta-based phone fraud prevention service – raised a cool $11 million this week from Andreessen Horowitz and Citi Ventures. Congratulations to Vijay Balasubramaniyan, Paul Judge, and the Pindrop Security team. Pandodaily has a great write up here.
  • AT&T has chosen Atlanta as one of its four Foundry destinations. Atlanta joins Palo Alto, Tel Aviv, and Plano, Texas as sites for AT&T’s innovation centers. The Atlanta Foundry will focus on mobile innovation and will be located on the ground floor of the Centergy building on Georgia Tech’s campus. The Atlanta Business Chronicle has more on the story here.
  • Atlanta Technology Development Center (ATDC) has a a new Director in Michael Hersh. The 30-year tech veteran helped build  ZC Sterling, a financial services company, into a $200 million corporation before its acquisition by QBE, a top 20 insurance company based out of Australia. Read more on the story from ATDC’s blog.
  • John Yates from Morris, Manning, and Martin LLP authored this story about his visit to Silicon Valley and his quest to sell Atlanta as an investment destination.
  • Although this is located in DC, it’s a place anyone from Atlanta will want to visit. The National Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation “envisions a space that will be a ‘museum in reverse’ – one that envisions and creates the future, instead of encasing and preserving the past. Interactive, experiential, imagination-inspiring, educational, vibrant, and very very cool.
  • Recent Oracle acquisition and Atlanta’s own Vitrue, Inc., earns recognition in the Wall Street Journal.
  • TripLingo garnered recognition from the Huffington Post this week being named named as one of 24 travel apps to download now. ¡Felicitaciones!
  • Startup leaders from across Atlanta served as coaches and judges of the teams participating at the Startup Weekend at Coca-Cola. Great things come from bringing entrepreneurs and corporate innovators together.
  • StartupChicks Accelerator graduated another solid class of women-led startups this week here in Atlanta. And will be launching in Seattle, WA next month. Read about the latest cohort on the AcuityCFO blog here.

So much is always going on and we’re looking for your news – just shoot us an email and us know what stories you see happening in the tech startup community in Atlanta.