I/VC  The Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC)

http://gedc.gatech.edu/





     Office Locations:

85 5th Street N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404-894-1400
Fax: 404-656-3567

 

Stages:

  • Seed


 

Industries:

  • Communications & Networking

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    Description:

    Founded in 1999, The Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) supports world-class research, active and solution-oriented industry collaboration, intellectual property generation and revenue generating commercialization efforts. GEDC also attracts funding support from both federal laboratories and industry partners. GEDC's research is broadly focused on communication applications including: wireless/RF, wired/copper and fiber channels. The State of Georgia created the $5 million Seed Capital Fund to support the overall GEDC initiative and catalyze the development of broadband infrastructure companies. The fund can invest up to $500K at the first professional round, and the investment must be matched at a 3:1 ratio (minimum) by the private equity community. The fund assists in creating the syndicate of investors for each seed investment that it makes. In addition to taking equity, the fund requires board observation rights in all of its investments. The Seed Capital Fund is managed by the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), which is based in Atlanta near the Georgia Institute of Technology (see profile). The center has generated more than $32 million in federal and industry investment.



    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
       
       
       
    COMPANY STAGEREVENUE
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Revenue
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    $2M-$7M
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B
       
       
     

    Investment Team:


    Name   Title
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    Stephen E. Ralph Director

     

    Portfolio companies include:


      ADVA
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      Analog Devices
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      Anritsu
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      Avago-Broadcom Limited
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      Darpa
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      Department of Defense
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      Energy Department
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      ETRI
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      Finisar
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      Fujitsu
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      Georgia Tech Research Institute
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      Harris
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      IBM
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      Inphi
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      Intersil
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      Kangxi
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      Keysight Technologies
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      Lockheed Martin
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      Lumerical
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      Nanowave Technologies
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