Arvo is a Top 5 Finalist in Nashville’s Startup Showdown at 3686
19 September 2022
Panoramic Ventures Selects Arvo, the visual documentation SaaS, for Nashville’s First Startup Showdown Competition
Today we are excited to announce that Alane Boyd, Co-Founder & President of Arvo, is a top five finalist for Panoramic Ventures’ next Startup Showdown pitch competition for early-stage startups at this year’s 3686 entrepreneurial festival hosted by Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) September 27-29 at the historic Marathon Music Works in Nashville.
Boyd made it through hundreds of startup applications to be one of the 25 semifinalists that attended a Mentor Day to refine her pitch further and then was selected as one of the five finalists to compete in front of a panel of guest investor judges at 3686. The winner of the Startup Showdown will win a $120,000 investment prize and join the Panoramic portfolio.
When Boyd is asked how she feels about the competition, Boyd said,
“I am over the moon excited. I feel like I’ve already won getting to be in the top 5. I have an amazing software that is solving real problems for businesses. I am going to be the best I can be at the competition.” -Alane Boyd, Co-Founder & President, Arvo
Judges for Startup Showdown x 3686 taking place on Wednesday, September 28, include (in alphabetical order):
- Chris Sloan, Chair, Emerging Companies Team at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
- Derrick Morgan, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at KNGDM Group and former Tennessee Titans Linebacker
- Marlon Nichols, Co-Founder and Managing General Partner at MaC Venture Capital
- Paul Judge, Managing Partner at Panoramic Ventures
- Samara Hernandez, Founding Partner at Chingona Ventures
Boyd has been getting a lot of attention with her software platform in the Nashville area since launching only earlier this year. She recently won crowd favorite at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s Pitch and Panel: Tech Edition competition.
To watch Boyd and the other four companies selected as finalists, you can attend the 3686 Festival on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. CT at Marathon Music Works (1402 Clinton St, Nashville, TN 37203). Each finalist will pitch for 5 minutes followed by 5 minutes of Q&A from the judges.
Arvo (askarvo.com) is a visual documentation knowledge suite that reimagines business process documentation for today's hybrid workforce. It's powerful enough to incorporate all forms of media (images, GIFs, emojis, diagrams, videos, audio, and more) while easy enough to be embedded or shared anywhere. Its mission is to make workdays easier so you can enjoy your afternoons faster. Learn more about Arvo by following on LinkedIn, Twitter, and at askarvo.com.
About Panoramic Ventures
Panoramic Ventures 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.
About Launch Tennessee
Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) is a public-private partnership with a vision to make Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation. Its mission is to empower a high-functioning network of resources focused on core priorities that support Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Through its network of Entrepreneur Centers and partner organizations across the state, Launch Tennessee fosters collaboration among entrepreneurs, the private sector, capital sources, institutions and government to offer entrepreneurs what they need to succeed and stay in Tennessee to build companies and create jobs. Learn more at www.launchtn.org.