New Venture Atlanta Board Represents Diversity and Reflects Dedication to Continuing the Momentum From 2020's Success
ATLANTA, Feb. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Venture Atlanta, the largest and most prestigious venture conference in the Southeast, today announced this year's board of directors, a diverse and multifaceted group of entrepreneurs, business leaders and investment executives dedicated to moving the technology industry forward to solve current challenges.
The board will focus on continuing to build off of the momentum of 2020's record-breaking virtual conference, Venture Atlanta Live Online, a successful pivot from its traditional in-person event that was watched by over 1,200 people worldwide. The 2020 conference resulted in not only raising capital for participating companies, but also delivered meaningful engagement and discussions on core topics, including a memorable panel on diversity.
"I'm very excited to work with the talented board we've assembled," said Jim Douglass, Venture Atlanta 2021 chairman and partner at Fulcrum Equity Partners. "With our continued mission to match companies to capital, we have created a board with extensive connections across the U.S. that will help us to continue to expand the venture ecosystem."
Douglass added, "With the phenomenal success of our digital conference last year allowing us to expand our reach across the nation, we're very well positioned to take another major step toward becoming the leading venture conference in the nation. We are attracting capital providers across the nation that can support early stage through all levels of growth for our participating companies."
The new board of directors is comprised of men and women of different backgrounds, races, roles and industries that will serve to help guide Venture Atlanta 2021 to success. Hailing from vibrant tech scenes across the country, including San Francisco, Atlanta, the Carolinas, Florida and beyond, the board brings an array of different perspectives on building startups, raising capital and fueling long-term growth and successful exits.
"As managing partner at CTW Venture Partners and a founding member of the Atlanta CEO Council, I've been heavily involved in the Atlanta startup scene for many years," said Palaniswamy "Raj" Rajan, legacy Venture Atlanta board member. "Venture Atlanta has played such a large role in turning our city into a tech hotspot and putting Atlanta on the radar of our nation's top investment firms. And over the past few years, our reach has extended beyond the Southeast into other emerging tech hubs in the Mid-Atlantic and Southwest regions. As I serve another year on the VA board, I'm looking forward to continuing to be a part of this growth and bringing Venture Atlanta's capital connections to our participating companies."
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