Engage Ventures is a venture fund, go-to-market program, and corporate innovation platform in partnership with 11 leading corporations, Georgia Tech, Invest Georgia, and Tech Square Ventures. Cox was one of the founding Atlanta corporations and our President and CEO Alex Taylor is on the Board of Directors. Cox actively assists Engage through mentorship, education, and collaboration.
Engage has strengthened Atlanta’s innovation ecosystem by connecting leading executives of companies with entrepreneurs who are building disruptive businesses and pioneering new technologies. Cox and Engage corporate partners have entered into over 50 contracts with startups across just the first four cohorts, with more in progress. About 70% of Engage startups are Southeast-based, and 40% are in Atlanta. And Engage startups employ almost 1,000 people — nearly 200 of them in Atlanta. Additionally, the startups have collectively raised more than $285 million in additional financing since joining Engage.
Thiago Olson is a Managing Director of Engage. Thiago is also a Venture Partner at Tech Square Ventures, focused on early-stage tech investments, and is a board member of Venture Atlanta, the largest venture capital conference in the Southeast. Previously, Thiago served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech. Prior to ATDC, he was the CEO and co-founder of Stratos, a mobile payment company – acquired in 2015.
Daley Ervin joined Engage and Tech Square Ventures as Managing Director in 2018. Before joining Engage and Tech Square Ventures, Daley spent 11+ years leading four startups on three continents ($4 billion raised). He previously was vice president of business development and strategy for Amazon-backed Nucleus; GM and head of North American Operations for student housing marketplace Student.com; and was founding team and GM of North America for the mobile app events marketplace YPlan, which later sold to Timeout Group.
Wireless power technology that transmits power to charge electronic devices over-the-air. The product uses focused infrared beams to transmit, is FDA and UL approved, eye safe.
New Orleans, LA
Resilia is an automation platform that supports management, compliance, and scalability for non-profits as well as data-driven transparency and oversight solutions for enterprises.
GreenPrint provides sustainability as a service to increase consumer goodwill, sales, and profitability while practicing and promoting sustainability to create a net-positive impact on our environment for the world’s leading retail fuel, fleet, and product brands.
Developer of end-to-end customer engagement solutions powered by artificial intelligence. The company’s software captures all customer interactions and turns them into actionable business intelligence displayed on an interactive dashboard, enabling businesses to improve performance and streamline workflows from the contact center to the boardroom.
Developer of a vendor support management (VSM) platform intended to provide transparency tools to automate the entire sales & procurement process for indirect materials. The company’s platform provides clear EP data analysis, process automation and load balance, and its neural AI merges and structures the parts data records across divisions, enabling manufacturing plants to run leaner operations and avoid costly downtime by analyzing their parts inventory to reduce it to the optimal level.
Developer of LED disinfection recessed lighting products designed to reinvented disinfection by continuously killing germs indoors with the flip of a light switch. The company’s products safely, effectively and continuously kill bacteria and other harmful organisms on indoor surfaces, while also illuminating the room, enabling hospitals, homes, public spaces, and workplaces to access light disinfectant technology to manage the levels of bacteria and that is suitable for continuous human exposure.
Developer of an AI platform intended to provide the accuracy and security features necessary for enterprise applications. The company’s platform uses a virtual assistant, enabling clients to increase customer engagement, employee productivity and ecosystem collaboration.
Developer of a software-enabled network of warehouses and distribution centers designed to provide affordable, efficient warehousing and distribution nationwide. The company’s technology binds together a network of independent and third-party warehouses that handle products for customers and helps to manage product flow on a single dashboard, providing shippers with the warehousing, software and support they need to grow and delight customers, and adapt to change.
Provider of a financial data and app marketplace designed to make financial data affordable and accessible. The company’s financial data platform offers financial data feeds including fundamentals, economic data, insider transactions, institutional holdings, executive compensation, stock prices, options prices, and earnings estimates, enabling investors to save money and make time so they can live more meaningful lives.
Developer of an application programming interface platform designed to provide real-time asset management and field service. The company’s ThingX platform utilizes internet of things to connect to devices, GPS, machines, mobile applications and back-office applications and generate real-time actionable, reactive and operational data and processes, enabling public and private sector organizations to develop new insights into the best ways to dramatically reduce operational costs, operate more efficiently and ultimately provide the best customer service experience to all their end-point customers.
Provider of an on demand property maintenance platform intended to provide instant access to handymen, electrical, HVAC and plumbing services. The company’s platform delivers service providers to properties for repairs or maintenance in an average of 30 minutes after a customer has requested service, enabling users to get background checked contractors easily for any property.
Developer of air mobility technology created to quickly, safely and affordably connect everyone with the people and places that matter most. The company’s innovative technology focuses on vertical take-off and landing in flight, to provide the flight transportation industry with a cost effective alternative to mainstream technology, while increasing flight safety and passenger comfort.
Developer of an accounting software designed to offer cryptocurrency accounting and audit services. The company’s software comprises a decentralized network of financial reporting and accounting tools that are used to track million dollars of transaction volume, enabling companies in the blockchain industry to keep track of their assets.
Developer of a network security platform designed to offer digital revenue protection through protected technology. The company’s technology platform detects, fixes and monitor both technical and organizational vulnerabilities to protect and increase agency and publisher revenue, enabling users to remain safe and risk free from various cyber threats and malware.
Developer of an online used car dealership platform to serve the Halifax Regional Municipality. The company’s platform allows consumers to inspect, test drive and purchase them from the comfort of their own driveways or anywhere else in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), enabling people to escape the pressure and sales tactics used by many used car dealers.
Manufacturer of lithium ion rechargeable battery intended to meet the energy and safety requirement for indoor material handling equipment market. The company designs and manufactures high powered lithium ion rechargeable battery or green battery that are fast to charge, 8 times smaller in capacity and last 2.5 times longer than any other lead acid batteries enabling their clients to create custom designed batteries for indoor material handling equipment market.
Developer of a delivery mobile application designed to provide a convenient way to move packages to desired places. The company’s application offers a network of on-demand professional and verified movers that help retailers to transform the delivery experience, enabling users to move packages on a short notice and improve sales conversion, basket size and customer delight.
Provider of an online recruitment platform created to help in recruitment of technical field candidates. The company’s platform uses a combination of engineering interview templates and coding tasks to screen candidates based on their coding ability by providing auto-generated coding challenges, provides unbiased scoring and helps in reviewing interviews, enabling recruiters to properly recruit candidates with a technical background according to their abilities.
Provider of a digital platform designed to help insurance carriers, brokers and employers redefine corporate wellness programs. The company gives employees access to a network of premium fitness studios intended to offer a variety of classes to cater to all levels of fitness only by paying for employees who use platform which enables organizations to instantly upgrade their wellness programs without a premium price.
Provider of a business plan monitoring platform designed to equip business leaders to achieve their important initiatives. The company’s cloud-based platform streamlines the plan execution process, helps to visualize plans, data and empowers to make better decisions by aligning initiatives, resources and results, enabling businesses to monitor and track strategic and operational plans.
San Leandro, CA
Provider of Parts Replacement as a Service (PRaaS) intended to deliver secure, scalable and cost-effective digitized investory and on-site production technologies. The company’s warehouse specialize in simplifying the process of supply chain by using consumer grade 3D printers and 3D printing materials in series, enabling franchisees to produce short runs of varying parts in under 24 hours, thereby cutting down delivery time and uncertainty by accessing product catalog of parts that can be made using advanced manufacturing techniques.
Provider of construction technologies intended to end homelessness by building sustainable communities using proprietary 3D printing robotics, software and advanced materials. The company’s technologies use 3D printing to make devices capable of printing single story, 600-800 square foot home in under 24 hours for less than $4000, enabling construction engineers and homebuilders to build homes and buildings in a faster and cost-effective manner.
Developer of an on-demand production platform designed to offer end-use parts. The company’s platform provides customers with an integrated technology to produce end-use parts and leverage manufacturing tools, such as 3D-printing, injection molding and industrial quality control processes, enabling clients to manage the design, engineering, prototyping and production of end-use parts with digital manufacturing.
Developer of a data and content forum that provides market participants with near-time analytics on the state of the freight market and tools that provide actionable outcomes. The company’s platform is a central econometric and financial market data platform that uses reference price data for trucking futures contracts and settlement, enabling trucking financial participants to hedge and speculate on the price volatility of trucking spot rates.
Provider of an online recruiting platform intended to provide job opportunities to accomplished women. The company’s recruiting platform connect professionally accomplished women with world-class companies for rewarding employment opportunities by finding the perfect match on the basis of degree, work experience, among others, enabling qualified moms to get flexible job opportunities at corporations and startups.
Provider of logistics management services designed to increase supply chain efficiency. The company’s logistics management services include grouping of smaller trucking firms into an alliance and providing a comprehensive assistance utilizing big data, predictive analytics, and machine learning and also matches shippers and carriers based upon route optimization, enabling the enterprises to drive speed, innovation and efficiency within businesses’ supply chain.
Developer of a leadership communications platform designed to help business leaders better connect and engage with employees using video messaging. The company’s leadership communications platform helps business leaders to record speeches and messages, sort messages into categories their company already uses, it also has a built-in survey and an analytics tool, enabling business leaders to connect with employees through dynamic audio, video, text messaging to motivate, inspire and transform employees into better performers.
Provider of a consumer insights platform intended to help companies obtain feedback from customers. The company’s platform provides data analytics, predictive insights, targeting, highly engaged users and incentives, enabling companies to quickly gain feedback from their consumers on their product designs and also streamline their marketing strategies accordingly.
Provider of beehives designed to help save honeybee population in North Carolina. The company’s beehives specialize in rebuilding healthy honey bee population through certain programs that ensures expert maintenance of hives, offering sponsorship to install hives at different locations and collecting and extracting the honey and storing it in food grade bucket, enabling people to understand the importance of honeybees and thus build healthy honey bee populations in cities.
Developer of a referral automating platform designed to target influencers for job referrals. The company’s platform helps employees to send referrals directly from their smart phones and also offers cash rewards for connecting companies with successful job applicants, enabling employees, job seekers and recruiters to streamline the employee referral and hiring process.