Ideas United, an award-winning creative studio, will create 30 new jobs in Atlanta after receiving a commitment of $15 million in growth and equity funding from Kayne Partners.
“We are excited that Ideas United is expanding their operations here in Atlanta,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson. “We are proud of the creative environment that has been established here and are thrilled that Ideas United will have access to a skilled workforce and an extensive network of industry leaders to support the growth of their creative studio.”
Founded and headquartered in Atlanta, Ideas United was created more than 15 years ago and currently employs 50 people. This expansion will allow the company to focus on producing authentic, high quality content and events for premier brands, universities, nonprofits and networks, including over 30 Fortune 500 brands and 150 universities.
“With our focus on creating original content as well as our expansive work with universities and institutions, Georgia is an incredible place for Ideas United to call home,” said Dan Costa, co-founder and president of Ideas United. “We're thrilled to help grow an exceptional talent base while leveraging film tax credits, access to exceptional universities and institutions, and an ideal base for international travel.”
Most recently, Ideas United expanded its infrastructure to develop original content, including five television pilots based on the top concepts submitted from nearly 1,000 top emerging creators worldwide. Ideas United is currently in development on multiple feature films and series as streaming platforms and brands demand more high-quality content than ever before.