ATLANTA, May 1, 2018 – Trusted.Sale has been selected as a finalist in the Atlanta Startup Battle. The startup is among five finalist organizations vying for the championship, which began with over 500 applicants.
The goal of the Atlanta Startup Battle, Atlanta's premier startup competition, is to identify and support the next generation of outstanding tech companies.
“We are honored to be recognized as a finalist in the Atlanta Startup Battle,” said Paul Brobson, Trusted.Sale Founder & CEO. “Our goal in building Trusted.Sale is to make peer-to-peer transactions safer, while also increasing the benefit of an outright sale for both the buyer and the seller. Winning this competition would put us one step closer to that goal.”
The Trusted.Sale platform is designed to make in-person peer-to-peer transactions safer and more secure including, but not limited to, transactions that stem from online marketplaces and classified ads. Trusted.Sale verifies the identity and contact information of both parties to reduce the risk associated with meeting an anonymous buyer or seller. The platform manages the secure transfer of money from the buyer to the seller, creating a cashless transaction. Buyers can schedule meet-ups without fear of carrying large amounts of cash on their person.
With the help of local law enforcement and government agencies who participate in consumer protection programs, the platform also suggests well-known designated safe zones to meet.
“As a startup, this competition presented a unique opportunity and has been a great experience thus far,” said Brobson. “Peer-to-peer sales help sellers and buyers get a better deal by cutting out the middleman, but it can also create a lot of anxiety over potential fraud, scams or personal harm. Trusted.Sale helps to replace worry with trust. We believe there is a need for a platform like Trusted.Sale and the fact that we were chosen as finalists indicates that others see the need, too.”
The Atlanta Startup Battle will be held on Tuesday, May 8 at 6pm at TechSquare Labs in Atlanta, GA.
About Trusted.Sale – Trusted.Sale is an organization dedicated to facilitating safe interactions and transactions. Trusted.Sale’s anti-fraud, anti-scam transaction platform enables buyers and sellers to safely transact with confidence. Trusted.Sale enables safe-selling in all peer-to-peer purchase environments - including, but not limited to, classified ads, online marketplaces and mobile apps. To learn more, visit Trusted.Sale or follow Trusted.Sale on Twitter and Facebook.
About Atlanta Startup Battle – Atlanta Startup Battle is a recurring $100,000 technology startup event hosted by TechSquare Labs in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), and Morehouse College Entrepreneurship Center. Applications are open for three weeks each competition and businesses can apply by visiting www.atlantastartupbattle.com. Each edition, the top teams receive mentoring around go-to-market strategy, business development, technology scaling, user experience, funding, and pitch preparation during an all-day mentoring session leading up to the top five teams presenting at a live event. The top ten teams are provided a year of space at TechSquare Labs to continue working on their businesses.
About TechSquare Labs – Founded by entrepreneurs Paul Judge and Allen Nance, TechSquare Labs is focused on providing workspace, funding and relevant events to help founding teams start, scale, and build meaningful technology companies.