‘Creative Collisions’ and Memphis Startups

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(Memphis Daily) “We just closed a lead investor for our $1.5 million angel round,” said the entrepreneur, sipping a latte. “And we’d love to have you on board to help us round out the fundraise.”

It most cities, coffee shop conversations revolve around everything from sports to movies to current events. However, at The Creamery in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood, it’s not uncommon to overhear terms negotiations, angel pitches and potential future co-founders talking about big ideas. The place is crawling with startups and investors. Density. It’s what startup hotbeds like San Francisco; Austin, Texas; Boulder, Colorado; and others enjoy. It accelerates connections between people. It’s what enables serendipitous conversations to occur.

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