Chattanooga has been called the “Dynamo of Dixie” and has a rich history of entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Chattanooga is on a roll with the recent string of billion dollar investments in the area by multi-national companies such as Alstom, Volkswagen, Wacker and Amazon. Coupled with the rich technological environment including the computational Simulation Center at UTC and the EPB powered citywide gigabit fiber network, Chattanooga is poised for growth. The only missing piece was a formalized network of capital and mentors to encourage, support and sustain the next wave of entrepreneurs. The Chattanooga Renaissance Fund seeks to fill that need.
Chattanooga Renaissance Fund invests in seed and early-stage companies that display great habits and solid growth potential. We focus primarily on entrepreneurs that are beyond the “idea on the back of a napkin” but are still searching for mentorship and positive connections. CRF’s primary focus is towards Chattanooga and surrounding cities, such as Knoxville, Nashville, and the north corner of Atlanta. CRF also boasts connections and healthy relationships with other funds located throughout the south, Charlotte, Birmingham, Nashville, Memphis, Atlanta, and Greenville.
Each member of CRF brings a level of expertise and experience invaluable to the longevity and growth of the fund.
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