We’re ending the week with a quick round up on all the funding, acquisitions, and other startup news from across the Southeast you need to know. Know of a headline we missed? Let us know!


Funding News


VIVA Finance Raises a Seed Round

Atlanta-based VIVA Finance, an online lending platform pulling employment data instead of credit scores, has secured a $2.3 million seed round, led by Acumen Fund. Raises $6 million in Series A Funding 

Polygon,io, a platform designed to bring real-time and historical financial data to users, raised $6 million in Series A funding on Thursday. The round was led by, with additional capital coming from existing investor, Green Visor Capital.

You can learn more about’s CEO Quinton Pike in our last interview with him here.

Greenwood Financial Raises Funds To Start Bank

Greenwood Financial, founded by Atlanta legions Andrew J. Young, Michael “Killer Mike” Render, and Ryan Glover, closed a $3 million seed round from private investors. The bank’s goal is to provide a digital banking platform specifically for the Black and Latinx community.

Founders Michael “Killer Mike” Render, Ambassador Andrew J. Young and Ryan Glover. Photo Cred Greenwood.


Danimer Scientific is going public

Danimer Scientific, located in South Georgia, is going public via a reverse merger with Live Oak Acquisition Corp (NYSE: LOAK), in a deal valued at $890 million. Danimer is looking to create more sustainable plastics.


Alpharetta-based CoreView closed a $10 million Series B funding round. We’ve got all the details here.

New Moves Across the Southeast

IDology Appoints Christina Luttrell as CEO   

Atlanta-based IDology has named Christina Luttrell as the company’s new CEO. She previously served as the company’s COO.