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Panoramic Ventures Hires Vice President, Finance
Kara Mullins Named Vice President, Finance at Panoramic Ventures
Panoramic Ventures, one of the most active venture capital firms in the southeastern United States, recently appointed Kara Mullins as Vice President, Finance.
Mullins joins the firm from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where she served as a director for over a decade. At PwC, she worked on both public and private engagements with a heavy focus on SEC registrants, including SEC filings, internal controls over financial reporting, and technical accounting matters. Mullins is a Certified Public Accountant and has her BSBA and Master of Accountancy from Auburn University.
Panoramic’s core mission is to fund companies in the Southeast, Midwest, and other regions across the country where high-potential companies are often overlooked.
“Our intent at Panoramic is to take a wider-view approach to investing in order to give more entrepreneurs access to both capital and expertise to help build leading tech companies, regardless of geographic location,” said Buffington. “Looking outside the traditional innovation hubs to find the most promising tech companies is something that we have been doing successfully for over a decade, and with the new Panoramic fund we’re accelerating this initiative.”
Panoramic is based in Atlanta, which has a strong presence of colleges, corporations, and culture. The Metro Atlanta area is home to 30 Fortune 1000 corporations and has nearly 300,000 students at its universities ranging from Georgia Tech and Emory University to historically Black colleges. Georgia’s cultural influence ranges from music to film. Overall, the environment is well positioned for a venture fund that can support and accelerate the growing ecosystem.
“After years of building companies as an entrepreneur and angel investor, I felt that I could have a greater impact by working with more founders, which is why we created Panoramic Ventures,” said Judge. “As a minority who has built companies outside of the traditional tech hubs, I know what it is like to be an overlooked founder. From Atlanta to Miami, from the Southeast to the Midwest, Panoramic wants to back promising founders and extend capital opportunities that may not have previously existed.”
Panoramic Ventures (formerly BIP Capital) is a venture capital firm based in Atlanta that takes a “wider-view” approach to investing by targeting the Southeast and Midwest and placing a focus on diverse founders and university startups. Panoramic opens new doors for overlooked founders, giving more entrepreneurs access to capital to build leading tech companies. For more information, visit www.panoramic.vc or follow Panoramic Ventures on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter @panoramicvc.
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