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Google for Startups gives $2 million to Atlanta Black entrepreneurs

Google for Startups will provide $5 million for 76 Black entrepreneurs nationwide. Metro Atlanta has 35 recipients, the most of any major U.S. city.

ATLANTA — Google for Startups is making a sizable investment in Atlanta's ecosystem of Black entrepreneurs.

Google said Tuesday it's giving $2.3 million to nearly three dozen Atlanta business owners as part of the company's Black Founders Fund.

"It is game changing," Carolyn Pitt, one of the recipients and founder of Film Connx, a platform that links TV and film studios with vetted local crew looking for work, told the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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"Oftentimes Black founders face a triple whammy of not having a friends and family round [of funding], not having lots of savings and then not experiencing a lot of success attempting to access funding from venture capital."

Google for Startups will provide $5 million for 76 Black entrepreneurs nationwide. Metro Atlanta has 35 recipients, the most of any major U.S. city.

Read the full story on the Atlanta Business Chronicle.