ATLANTA (November 12, 2020) — The 2nd annual Siggie Awards (www.siggieawards.com), an event named after well-known investor Sig Mosley and created to recognize Atlanta’s early-stage investors, took place virtually earlier this week with the following award recipients announced:
- Investor’s Choice (early-stage investor embodying the spirit and vision of Sig Mosley) — Winner: Mike Ross, Angel Investor, President, MHR International
- Founder’s Favorite (early-stage investor who has a deep commitment to founders and has worked closely with them to help launch, fund, and scale their ventures) — Winner: Bernice “Bernie” Dixon, Founder/CEO, Launchpad2X, Chairman Emeritus, Atlanta Technology Angels
- Horizon Award (rising early-stage investor who will help lead the way to build and support the Atlanta ecosystem) — Winner: Michael Cohn, Managing Partner, Overline VC
- Conscious Capital Award (an investor funding enterprises committed to social good) — Winner: Mark Crosswell, Managing Director, Social Impact Strategy & the GoATL Fund at Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
This year’s event sponsors included Brady Ware & Company, Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, Bennett Thrasher, Carlton Fields, and Nelson Mullins. As part of the event, Atlanta nonprofit re:imagine/ATL (www.reimagineatl.com) was presented with a check donation.
“This year’s event went virtual by necessity, but the enthusiasm for metro Atlanta’s entrepreneurial ecosystem was still greatly present,” said Mosley. “I continue to be honored and humbled by the naming of the Siggies, and I’m incredibly proud of what we in the investment and startup communities have collectively achieved.”
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.
Goizueta Business School served as host for the virtual Siggie Awards and will continue to host the event for the next two 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). To learn more about Goizueta, visit www.goizueta.emory.edu/faculty/entrepreneurship-innovation.
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 www.siggieawards.com.