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VentureSouth Announces New Leadership for Atlanta Group

Charlie Banks
Charlie Banks
Last updated: June 3, 2024
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VentureSouth, one of the largest angel investment groups in the United States, is announcing new leadership for its Atlanta group.

Matthew May and Kenji Kuramoto, Atlanta-based entrepreneurs and angel investors, will serve as the Market Directors of VentureSouth Atlanta. May has served the last three years as the President of the Atlanta Technology Angels and 12 years as an Advisory Board Member at Venture Atlanta. Kuramoto is a long-time member and previous board member of Entrepreneurs Organization. Along with their impactful service within the entrepreneurship ecosystem, they have built impressive personal angel investment portfolios that include Atlanta-based Greenlight, CallRail, and Florence Healthcare.

“Kenji and I are excited to take a leadership role with VentureSouth Atlanta for two reasons. First, we continue to see the venture capital funds move up market and believe that angel investors are built to fill that void. Second, the investors we know are busy and need a structured approach for screening and curating their investments. We have a keen understanding of the professionalism that VentureSouth brings and believe it to be a perfect fit for investors in Atlanta,” May said. 

Charlie Banks, a Managing Director of VentureSouth, commented: “Matthew and Kenji are well-known players in this ecosystem. Not only are they prolific angel investors, but they have also built a significant sphere of influence with other investors in this market. We pride ourselves on aligning with folks who operate with integrity so having Matthew and Kenji representing the VentureSouth brand gives us a great deal of pride.” 

VentureSouth Atlanta will host an information session at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at the Atlanta Tech Village located at 3423 Piedmont Road NE. To learn more about VentureSouth Atlanta or to register for the event, visit