September 22, 2021

8base Selected as a Venture Atlanta 2021 Presenting Company

Over $6.5 billion in funding awarded to date; leading tech investment conference continues to select large and diverse lineup of innovators from the Southeast’s hottest tech markets

8base announced today that it has been chosen out of a record-breaking 400-plus applicants as one of the top technology companies in the Southeast to present at Venture Atlanta 2021 to be held October 20-21. For 14 years, the annual conference has been selecting the most promising tech companies and bringing in top investment firms from across the nation to hear them pitch. Venture Atlanta has helped launch more than 500 companies and raise $6.5 billion in funding to date, serving the needs of the region’s vibrant tech community.

“We’re honored to have been selected and excited to participate alongside some highly distinguished founders who’ve built disruptive, high-growth tech companies in the Southeast,” said Albert Santalo, Founder and CEO of 8base. 

8base is a low-code development platform — a sector that is expected to grow to $52 billion in the next few years. 8base currently offers a Backend-as-a-Service with a powerful GraphQL API; and, is in alpha testing with it’s App Builder product, a full drag-and-drop web and mobile frontend builder. Although various low-code products exist in the market, 8base is the only API-first platform, allowing others to build low- and no-code solutions on the platform.

Santalo spent his entire career living the problem — coding, designing, implementing and using software as a developer, management consultant and SaaS entrepreneur. He doesn’t recall a single software effort that was easy, came in below budget or ever met the specification on the first try.‍ 8base was created to radically transform the experience of building and operating software for innovators, especially non-technical founders and non-developers in larger companies. 

“Venture Atlanta has become the authority for recognizing technology innovation across the Southeast and beyond, connecting the best and brightest innovators with top-tier, national investors and other leaders in our tech ecosystem,” said Venture Atlanta CEO Allyson Eman. “We again set a new record with over 400 applicants for Venture Atlanta Momentum 2021—it’s our most competitive year ever and reflects yet another raising of the bar in terms of presenter quality.”

This year’s Venture Atlanta will be held in person with a limited number of tickets available and will also be offered online for those who wish to tune in virtually. For those attending in person, Venture Atlanta is back with its always-great sessions, company presentations, networking opportunities, and outdoor dinner events. 

Building off last year’s successful virtual model, Venture Atlanta’s online experience offers a high-production-quality option that mirrors the benefits of the live conference. Virtual attendees can connect with others at the conference, set up one-on-one meetings, stroll the virtual show floor, watch pitches in real-time, and use features like live chat and audience polling. Each ticket purchased provides attendees with on-demand access to all Venture Atlanta pitches and content for a full year.   

Invesco is this year’s premier sponsor, with Mailchimp and Stax as presenting sponsors. Venture Atlanta will conclude with Atlanta Startup Battle, in which the top five ASB companies will pitch on stage against one another to win a $100,000 investment.  

To learn more about 8base, visit For additional information about Venture Atlanta, to register for the event, or to view the conference schedule, please visit

About Venture Atlanta

Venture Atlanta, the Southeast’s technology innovation event, is where the region’s most promising tech companies meet the country's top-tier investors. As the Southeast's largest investor showcase helping launch more than 500 companies and raise $6.5 billion in funding to date, the event connects the region’s top entrepreneurs with local and national investors and others in the technology ecosystem who can help them raise the capital they need to grow their businesses. The annual nonprofit event is a collaboration of the Atlanta CEO Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber, and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). For updates, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and visit our blog.

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