43 minutes | Apr 28, 2021

Michael Cohn and Sean O'Brien of Overline // leading seed stage deals in Atlanta and the southeast [CC072]

Interview Begins: 6:16
Debrief: 37:03

Michael Cohn and Sean O’Brien are the Managing Directors of Overline.


Overline is an Atlanta-based, founder-operator led venture capital firm focused on investing in seed-stage businesses, primarily in Atlanta and the Southeast region of the United States. We partner with founders throughout their seed stage and lead investments ranging from $250K to $1.5 million.


Prior to Overline, Michael served as both a managing director for Techstars Atlanta and the co-founder of Cloud Sherpas, which was acquired by Accenture. And Sean served as Chief Strategy Officer at PGi.

We discuss:

  • Focus on Overline 9:34
  • Growth in Atlanta 13:38
  • What makes a good seed lead? 15:22
  • Sell Discipline 17:46
  • Launching and angel investing 22:12
  • Founder Operator 25:56
  • Hands on, Lean in Strategy 28:20
  • Geographical Investment 33:35


Overline was founded in 2019 and based in Atlanta, Georgia.


Learn more about Overline


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