How the Zane Venture Fund is Supporting Diverse Startups in the Southeast – Shila Nieves Burney

On today’s episode of The Atlanta Small Business Show, we’re pleased to welcome Shila Nieves Burney, Founding and Managing Partner of Zane Venture Fund, a woman-led venture fund investing in early-stage, tech-enabled B2B, B2C or DTC companies with exceptional, diverse founders, and teams.

Their mission is to catalyze the proliferation of world-class organizations led by diverse founders and teams building tech-enabled solutions by providing capital access and support to companies that can capitalize on these resources to scale their business.

In this segment Jim and Shila talk about her entrepreneurial background and what led her to where she is now. The Zane Venture Fund, what the inspiration behind it was and what goals does it work to achieve. The types of startups that Zane targets. How Shila got started in creating this fund and hardships she’s faced along the way. They also discuss disparities in funding that women and especially women of color face in the startup world, how can entrepreneurs successfully pitch their startup, and advice Shila has for the entrepreneurs and founders watching our show today.

Tune-in to learn more about Shila and Zane Venture Fund and please let us know your comments or questions below.

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