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Atlanta's Tech Scene Is Growing Startups In Incubators, Universities And Accelerators

December 15,2016

Source: Tom Groenfeldt, Forbes

Atlanta’s fintech players include some big names and big employers —NCR with 3,250, First Data with 900 in the city and a total of  1,500 in the great Atlanta area, and InComm 650. KPMG has 1,142 including some experts in real-time payments, but fintech is probably only a fraction of their total head count.

When London-based TruRating, which lets shoppers rate their experience with a business at the moment they pay for it, was looking for a headquarters location in the U.S., Atlanta stood out.

"I love Atlanta. It’s the U.S.’s best kept secret for a start-up," said Georgina Nelson, the company's founder and CEO. "We initially chose Atlanta because all our global payment partners were down the road, in Transaction Alley, the incredibly good value office space and the busiest airport in the word – so quick routes to our other offices," she explained.

"What we found on top of all of that, was an incredible quality of life --  sunshine, trees and art (everywhere), and a hugely welcoming community with the likes of the FinTech Atlanta Task Force, the Metro Atlanta Chamber and TAG.  They are all driven to help you succeed and we’ve had the warmest reception and offers of support at every juncture."

Read the complete article at the link above.