Black tech businesses in Atlanta receive $2.35 million from Google

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Portrait Coffee is one of 35 Atlanta businesses to be funded by a Google program

Aaron Fender, one of the founders of an Atlanta-based, Black-owned coffee company, will be receiving $50,000 from Google out of it’s $2.35 million funding for Black businesses, The Atlanta Journal-Constituent reported.

Portrait Coffee is Fender’s company and it’s one of the 35 Black Georgian tech businesses to be funded by the Google for Startups program.

@portraitcoffee is pouring a new narrative! Check out how these founders John Onwuchekwa and Aaron Fender are changing the face coffee industry in their feature in Atlanta Magazine.

— The Gathering Spot (@GatheringSpots) July 15, 2020

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Launched by Google in 2011, Google for Startups partners with local startup communities, but in June they created the Black Founders Fund to help Black businesses and entrepreneurs as part of its commitment to racial equality.

Portrait Coffee is a brick-and-mortar store on the West End of Atlanta that was launched in December, before coronavirus reached the U.S.

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