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Atlanta restaurant payment startup Sunday raises $100M five months after launch

Restaurant QR code startup Sunday has raised $100 million five months after its U.S. and European launch to accelerate the company’s growth.  Why it matters: The Atlanta startup has proven it is on its way to reach a $1 billion valuation and is growing at an unheard-of pace for Atlanta’s innovation ecosystem. It had a massive, global launch, simultaneously setting up offices in London, New York, Atlanta, Paris, Madrid and Barcelona to capture the restaurant payment market. It works with…

Grove Park Foundation names new head as neighborhood stands on cusp of unparalleled growth

Grove Park has followed a different path to urban revitalization than similar communities. The working class Black neighborhood on Atlanta’s Westside has depended on public-private partnerships with corporations such as Bank of America and Southern Co. The efforts produced a new $51 million campus anchored by Woodson Park Academy and a 110-unit apartment project that is under construction, with 80% of the units planned to rent for less than $1,000. At the center of those partnerships is the…