Brightwell Named Top Rising Star

With over $2.6 billion in funding awarded to date, Venture Atlanta continues to be the Southeast's leading tech investor and entrepreneurial connection event

ATLANTA, GA (September 24, 2018) —Brightwell, a FinTech company that helps global workers get paid and send and spend money safely and efficiently worldwide, today announced it has been chosen out of hundreds of applicants as one of the top 33 rising star technology companies in the Southeast that will present on stage at Venture Atlanta 2018.

The 11th annual Venture Atlanta, the Southeast's premier event for connecting technology innovation and investment capital, will be held October 16-17 in the heart of downtown Atlanta. With representation of over 140 funds, an expected attendance of over 900 technology entrepreneurs, premier investors and key executives from across the country as well as over 30 selected Venture Atlanta "startup showcase companies" to watch, this year's Venture Atlanta is on track to be the largest and best yet.

Brightwell will share the stage with an impressive lineup of other technology innovators as well as expert speakers including keynotes delivered by former NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson and Dave DeWalt, former CEO of FireEye, McAfee and Documentum.

"We are honored to speak at Venture Atlanta among such an impressive group of entrepreneurs and leaders," said Mike Gaburo, CEO of Brightwell. "Our team is passionate about the work we do and the positive impact Brightwell is having on the lives of global workers and their families. We're looking forward to sharing our story with investors and the Atlanta technology community." Brightwell was chosen as one of 34 selected presenting companies from a large pool of applicants that represent the region's most innovative tech businesses. Brightwell's mission is to create products that serve the financial needs of global workers, helping them feel more connected to and in control of their money. For businesses, Brightwell's cutting-edge products reduce costs, improve security and streamline cash management. For users including crews and other global workers, Brightwell's easy-to-use mobile app, prepaid card and integrated global transfer services comprise a powerful suite of secure financial management tools.

"This year, we're thrilled to be showcasing the strongest and largest roster yet of both early and venture-stage companies," said Allyson Eman, executive director of Venture Atlanta. "These companies reflect the incredible pool of talented people and continued opportunities for growth and innovation within our technology community

During the two-day event, presenting companies and conference attendees will engage with regional as well as national venture capitalists, investors and other key players in the current technology landscape. The conference results in funding, national investor exposure, invaluable relationship-building and mentoring by successful technology executives.

For additional information about Venture Atlanta, to register for the event or to view the conference schedule, please visit

About Brightwell

Brightwell is an Atlanta-based payments technology company that provides financial products to send money securely anywhere in the world. Companies of all sizes use their software and APIs to increase revenue, mitigate risk, and reduce costs. Brightwell offers a remittance platform that is easy to integrate with using SDKs or APIs as well as an A.I. risk detection engine to help stay ahead of fraud attacks. Brightwell's mobile-first platform to pay global workers is another suite of financial tools that help to simplify personal finances for communities that are traditionally underserved in the marketplace. Driven by a passion for financial inclusion and empowerment, Brightwell is living out its mission to create products that help people across the globe feel more connected to and in control of their money. For more information, visit

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This press release was originally published by PR Newswire on September 24, 2018.