The Atlanta CEO High Tech Council has attracted more than 75 investors from across the country representing approximately $10 billion in investment capital to attend its June 18 investor forum.

Venture capitalists and angel investors from Boston, New York, Chicago and the West Coast have registered to attend the forum, which will feature up to 10 of the hottest private companies in the Southeast.

“We have attracted top national investors by promising to deliver only the best-of-the-best companies from Texas to North Carolina,” Palaniswamy “Raj” Rajan, chairman of the Atlanta CEO High Tech Council, said in a press release.

A partial list of investment firms that will be represented at the forum include Morgan Stanley, Apex Ventures, Columbia Capital, New Enterprise Associates and RRE Ventures.

To be eligible to present, companies must have not presented at an investor’s forum within the last six months and must have closed their last round of funding at least six months prior. The presenting companies will be selected from the following categories: Software,
Hardware/Infrastructure/Optical/Semiconductors, Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Healthcare and Nanotechnology.

“Venture investing is down across the country, but we are still looking for strong companies and good deals,” Rajesh Khosla, principal with Ohio-based Crystal Internet Ventures, said in a statement. “The Southeast remains a great source of opportunity, and we look forward to seeing the best the Southeast has to offer June 18 in Atlanta.”

For more information, to register or to review an application to present, visit the council’s Web site.

The invitation-only event will be held at The Ritz Carlton Buckhead and is free of charge for investors and presenting companies.

A committee of experienced investors, entrepreneurs and CEOs will evaluate the applications and interview company management to build the panel of presenters. The forum of up to 10 presenting companies will include between two and four seed-stage companies that have raised less than $1 million and between six and eight companies in later stages seeking additional capital for specific purposes.

Atlanta CEO High Tech Council: www.atlantaceo.org