Though last week was a quieter time for the Southeastern tech scene, a handful of companies pulled through with new moves. With new acquisitions and funding, check out what else is happening in Atlanta. This is the Built In Atlanta weekly refresh.
Atlanta offers the nation’s second fastest-growing tech salary. Compared to other tech hubs across the country, Atlanta has seen a 13.9 percent increase in its average tech job salary in 2021 over 2020, according to a new report from tech hiring site Dice.com. That rate of growth is ranked second in the U.S. topped only by Pittsburgh and surpassing Chicago. As of 2021, the Peach State Capital’s average salary for tech professionals was $107,515. [Built In Atlanta]
SlateSafety raised $1.7M. Based in Norcross, SlateSafety developed a wearable sensor that can detect the user’s heart rate, core temperature, exertion and movement and provide measurements in real time. The product was initially developed with firefighters in mind and has since expanded to serve first responders, military and industrial workers. SlateSafety’s seed round was led by RFSI. [Hypepotamus]
Atlanta Tech Quote of the Week
Equifax acquired Efficient Hire. The Atlanta-based global credit agency has officially added financial solution Efficient Hire to its ranks. The transaction’s closure incorporates Efficient Hire’s suite of digital solutions that help hourly employers like restaurants scale their teams in the absence of an on-site HR representative. The newly combined company is known as Efficient Hire, an Equifax company. [Built In Atlanta]
nThrive acquires PELITAS. Looking to enhance its collection of digital patient access tools, healthtech company nThrive is acquiring Texas-based PELITAS, a platform that serves hospitals with financial tools. PELITAS features tools for patient access and engagement, while nThrive’s SaaS platform helps simplify revenue cycle management within the healthcare sector. The companies are currently hiring across several departments. [Built In Atlanta]
Secureworks joined the JCDC. In light of a recent rise in large-scale cyberattacks, the cybersecurity company is banding together with the CISA’s Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative. The group comprises efforts between private, federal and government entities working to develop defenses that will reduce the risk of digital attacks. Secureworks will offer info on attackers’ tactics as well as research-backed data. [Atlanta Inno]
Verusen appointed a new executive. To continue developing its AI-powered materials management solution, Verusen is focusing on building out its team. The company plans to double its employee headcount in 2022 and placed Addy Robinson in charge of the initiative as its new head of people operations. Formerly of MemberClicks, Robinson will be responsible for leading DEI, talent acquisition, onboarding and other aspects of people and culture in her new role. The company announced that it raised a $25 million Series B funding round last month. [Globe Newswire]