The Core Ventures Studio

The Core
Venture Studio


Consider us fire starters...






Anthony Gee

James Harris


recent client & development projects

Collider - Atlanta GA

The Russell Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Atlanta GA

121 M.L.K. - Atlanta GA

Pittsburgh Yards - Atlanta GA

The Core Venture Studio was created to allow a group of seasoned entrepreneurs and corporate intrapreneurs to mentor, invest and support Atlanta's burgeoning startup community. The decision was made to take on a "Studio" model, similar those of media companies, to allow the partners to invest as a group or singularly in projects they have passion for or in projects where their expertise would be most impactful. Early in the process it became clear that mentorship, investment and real estate go hand in hand. 

Core Development Partners LLC was formed to focus on the development of entrepreneurial real estate environments.

Members of the team were involved in the birth of one of the first tech-focused co-working spaces in Atlanta, Hypepotamus.

Core launched its own co-working space, Collider, in Tech Square, which attracted some of the leading tech companies in Atlanta, including Partpic, Kanga and Luma. These companies have collectively raised millions and grown rapidly. Members of the Core team have since developed over 50,000 square-feet of entrepreneurial space in Atlanta, allowing the city’s start-up, small and medium business communities to flourish while creating jobs.

Over 50 percent of the companies in Core-led entrepreneurial environments have been women-led and 30 percent have been African-American led. The Core team brings a unique mix of entrepreneurship, venture capital, community organizing and real estate development skills to the community transformation process.