ATLANTA (October 28, 2020) — Attendee registration is now open for the Siggie Awards (siggieawards.com), a free event honoring the early-stage investors helping to grow Atlanta’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. This year’s event is being held virtually and will take place on Tuesday, November 10 from 5 to 6 p.m. Attendance will be limited in order to provide a high level of networking and a more personal experience, so register today.
Named after well-known Atlanta investor Sig Mosley, the Siggie Awards celebrates Atlanta’s early-stage investors and is being hosted by Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. Since 1990, Mosley has been the most prolific Southeast investor, encompassing 145 startups with 105 liquidity events. Widely regarded as the “godfather of angel investing,” he is also the record holder for the largest venture deal in the Southeast with the $5.7 billion acquisition of Tradex by Ariba.
“Sig has been a pillar of the startup community for the past three decades,” said Gordon Rogers, early-stage tech investor and a long-time friend of Mosley’s. “In giving investors an opportunity to nominate their peers, and giving founders who have raised angel and seed capital the chance to nominate their unsung heroes, we can honor Sig’s legacy and show him that the Atlanta startup community will continue to grow and thrive.”
Sponsors of this year’s virtual Siggie Awards include Brady Ware & Company, Goizueta Business School, Bennett Thrasher, Carlton Fields, and Nelson Mullins. A portion of the sponsorships from this year’s ceremony will go to re:imagine/ATL (reimagineatl.com), the education and workforce solution to train and connect talented young people to the creative media industry.
Siggie Award winners are voted on by accredited and professional early-stage investors, as well as startup founders, and will be announced at the event in the following categories:
- Investor’s Choice — An early-stage investor who embodies the spirit and vision of Sig Mosley
- Founder’s Favorite — An early-stage investor who has a deep commitment to founders and has worked closely with them to help launch, fund, and scale their ventures
- Horizon Award — A rising early-stage investor who will help lead the way to build and support the Atlanta ecosystem in the years ahead
- Conscious Capital Award (selected by the Siggie Committee) — An investor funding enterprises committed to social good
“I continue to be honored and humbled by the naming of the Siggies,” said Mosley. “It’s my hope the event will continue to shine a light on investors who have taken the time to help entrepreneurs get their startups to a fundable stage, and then led the charge to secure for them that all-important seed round. I’m incredibly proud of what we in the investment and startup communities have collectively achieved.”
The Siggie Awards will be hosted by Goizueta Business School for the next three years. The awards join an already impressive list of entrepreneurship initiatives at Goizueta, including an accelerator, a funding forum, an annual entrepreneurship summit, and more. Emory University is Mosley’s alma mater (BBA, ’68).
“Over the last few years, as part of Goizueta’s strategy, we have been consistently growing our entrepreneurship and investing initiatives into a complex portfolio to serve the venture aspirations of our community, from students to alumni,” said Robert Kazanjian, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Organization and Management of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. “The Siggie Awards complement the building of a network of investors across the entire Southeast, which starts with programs like the RAISE Forum and fits the growing number of startups we’re helping to fund.”
The Siggies will take place on Tuesday, November 10. There will be an opportunity at the end of the virtual celebration to break into smaller groups in order to interact directly with the winners. More information about the event as well as the attendee registration link can be found on the Siggie Awards website at siggieawards.com.
About the Siggies
The Siggie Awards are named after well-known Southeast investor Sig Mosley and created to recognize and honor early-stage investors who are helping to grow the metro Atlanta entrepreneurial ecosystem. Siggie award recipients are selected by the Siggie committee from a pool of nominees. The committee will continue to work to ensure its nomination and selection process includes the diverse members of the ecosystem. For more information, visit our website at siggieawards.com.