Our Objectives

Atlanta is one of the top American business destinations with the 5th largest US population and the #1 transportation hub with 2,500 daily flights from Hartsfield International – the world’s busiest airport. A relatively well kept secret, Atlanta is home to major US corporations, including Coca-Cola, UPS, Delta Airlines and First Data Corp as well as to Georgia Tech whose Computer Science program is ranked #5 in the world by the Times Higher Education World.

The TLA Atlanta Working Group exists to:

– Establish Atlanta as a primary transatlantic gateway for London and UK digital firms to build a successful US presence.
– Establish and enhance relationships between the London and Atlanta startup ecosystems and to drive collaboration with Atlanta’s Fortune 1000 companies seeking the best global innovation.
– Drive proactive US market entry programs across key sectors: FinTech, HealthTech, Food Tech, Cyber Security, CleanTech, Creative Tech, eCommerce & Retail Tech.
– Provide regular knowledge transfer events between sector aligned stakeholders in both Atlanta and London.
– Establish stronger bonds between London and Atlanta’s academic centres of innovation.
– Grow the Tech London Advocates community from within the population of ex-pat residents located across the greater South–Eastern United States.


The TLA Atlanta Chapter was launched in 2017 during London Tech Week.

Working in collaboration with the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Aptitude Ventures Ltd., the TLA Atlanta Chapter will host a number of sector-focused events during the remainder of 2017, including:

– “Pitch to the Fortune 500” during Atlanta Cyber Week – October 2-6 in Atlanta. We will invite a select number of UK cyber startups to pitch directly to CSOs from some of Atlanta’s largest corporations.

– Atlanta-London Investment Briefing – October 9th & 10th in London during the inaugural “P20” meeting. The “P20” is the first Transatlantic payments initiative of its kind and will convene 20 of the most influential leaders in the payments industry and top United Kingdom (UK) and United States (US) government officials and regulators annually to highlight the importance of payments and Financial Technology (FinTech) to the world economy. P20 events will alternate each year between London and Atlanta, the epicentre of the US payments industry.

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Gary Cooper
Managing Partner
Aptitude Ventures Ltd
[email protected]

Twitter @TLA_Atlanta

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