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Charityvest closes $2.3M seed round ahead of new feature launch on Giving Tuesday

Charityvest, a donation platform run by Atlanta fintech startup Vennfi, closed a $2.3 million seed round ahead of the holiday season.  Charityvest lets people create tax-deductible accounts to give to charities and keep track of the amount. The platform has no fees and includes donation options for more than 1.4 million U.S.-based nonprofits with cash or cryptocurrency.   Tom Blaisdell, a former general partner at DCM Ventures, led the funding round. Teamworthy Ventures, Duro.vc, Sovereign’s…

Metro Chamber announces 2021 focus, names Raphael Bostic chair-elect

The Metro Atlanta Chamber today announced its focus for 2021 and new leadership for 2022. At its virtual 161st annual meeting this morning, the Metro Chamber said Raphael W. Bostic, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, has been named 2022 chair-elect. Delta Air Lines Inc. CEO Ed Bastian will serve as chairman next year. Marty Flanagan, president and CEO of Atlanta-based investment giant Invesco Ltd., served as board chair this year. The chamber said it will “double-down” on the following…