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ATLANTA-Wednesday, October 2 , 2013 – Tino Mantella, President/CEO of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)  will moderate  a panel of industry experts in a discussion entitled “Show Me the Money: How can businesses lead to ROI” at the Music Startup Academy Atlanta eventthat will take place this Friday, October 4th.

Discussion will focus onthe decision-making process involved in investing in an entertainment start-up (VCs, angels, artists and certain corporations are all entities that invest in music start-ups)  and will take place5:30 PM, on Friday, October 4th at  the GTRI Conference Center- 250 14th Street Northwest Atlanta, GA 30318. 

Panel participants include:

·         Randall Foster - Managing Director, FOCUS

About FOCUS: Founded in 1982 in Washington, DC, FOCUS provides a range of investment banking services tailored to the needs of emerging growth and middle market    businesses. FOCUS specializes in serving businesses with revenues or transaction sizes between $5 million and $300 million.

·         Scott Keniley-Partner/Principal, Keniley-Kumar, LLC

About Keniley-Kumar:Keniley-Kumar, LLC is a Business, Entertainment & Litigation Law Firm and Consulting Company designed to tailor and manage the business and legal affairs for their clients from business concepts through designated objective. 

·         David Lilenfeld- Co-Founder/CEO, SterlingFunder

About SterlingFunder:  SterlingFunder is an Atlanta-based equity and debt crowdfunding portal with an innovative approach to connecting startup companies seeking capital with qualified investors.

·         Tuff Yen - President/Co-Founder, Seraph Group

About Seraph Group: Founded in 2005, Seraph Group is a super angel fund that invests between $50,000 and $1,000,000 in high-growth start-ups, bridging the funding ‘gap’ left by    individual angels and institutional VCs. 

For more details on the Music Start-Up Academy: Atlanta, please visit:


About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 21,500 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 33 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at or TAG’s community website at To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit


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