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Zinnia Catapults into the Offsite Planning Industry and is Backed by Atlanta Ventures

Investment to establish footing for Zinnia’s market-changing software and integrated planning platform to meet rapidly growing demand from new remote first work culture

ATLANTA (August 1, 2022) – Zinnia, the leading software-enabled offsite planning company, announced today their launch with an initial funding round from Atlanta Ventures. This funding will enable Zinnia to establish its customer base, accelerate learning, and to further provide best-in-class support and services to its customers.

With 74% of companies going remote and hybrid, studies have shown that bringing your team together in person is more important than ever for employee retention and building company culture. The problem is that planning offsites is time consuming and difficult, averaging upwards of 120 hours/event for the employee planning, and low ROIs. That is where Zinnia comes in - in as little as 20 clicks, you can have your offsite expertly planned from end-to-end.

“I have always believed that the power of human connection can transform the world for the better,” said Founder and CEO Lauren Marturano. “Company offsites provide the forum for teams to grow together, both personally and professionally, but they are difficult to execute well. I started Zinnia to empower every team to grow together with concentrated moments of human connection by offering impactful offsites, effortlessly.”

With nearly $600K in LOIs in the first 6 months, Zinnia is one of the newest companies to launch out of the Atlanta Ventures Studio. "Lauren Marturano builds community wherever she goes,'' said Kathryn O'Day, Partner at Atlanta Ventures. "Lauren’s leadership, focus, drive, and vision are tremendous and we feel lucky to be on this ride alongside her!"

If you believe in the power of in-person connection and don’t have time to plan everything in house, join the Zinnia waitlist at zinnia.pro.




About Zinnia

Zinnia provides unparalleled offsite experiences for teams looking to grow closer and cultivate deeper working relationships. We leverage our expertise and cutting-edge technology to empower companies to grow their culture while both saving time and increasing ROI. Put simply… We bring teams together by offering impactful offsite planning in just a few clicks. Read more about Zinnia at zinnia.pro


About Atlanta Ventures

Atlanta Ventures empowers entrepreneurs to start, grow, and scale.  We co-found companies via the Studio with driven founders in a collaborative environment.  We partner with companies seeking early-stage funding. We provide content, tools, and events to empower the startup community. For more information, please visit atlantaventures.com.