Atlanta Innovation features new partnership announcement from Launchpad2X and Zane Venture Fund:
Two Atlanta-based organizations known for assisting underrepresented founders have joined forces to raise the stakes for women founders.
Launchpad2X, a founder-to-CEO accelerator program for women entrepreneurs, announced a partnership with Zane Venture Fund, a $10M fund created to support founders with diverse teams. According to LaunchPad2X President Christy Brown, who joined the organization in May, the partnership is designed to provide capital for LP2X companies and bring candidates to Zane for funding.
“We simply find value in what they’re programming,” Brown said. “They have a culture of creating platforms that teach founders. We see them as a pipeline for LaunchPad.”
The relationship happened organically, thanks to a professional relationship between Atlanta angel investor and Zane Ventures partner Sig Mosley and LaunchPad2X founder Bernie Dixon. The partnership will support early-stage founders looking for outside capital to grow their businesses, according to a news release.
The step is part of a bigger mission to strategically grow LP2X’s resources and expand the program into other cities to propel female-led companies forward, Brown said.
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