Queen City Angels (QCA) and Griesing Mazzeo Law, LLC have partnered toexpand resources to Cincinnati’s and the region’s start-up founders and their businesses. Griesing Mazzeo Law is QCA’s first women-owned law firm partner and brings to the region experience promoting diversity and inclusivity and empowering women and minorities in business and the legal profession. Griesing Mazzeo Law is part of the National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF).
“There has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur in the Greater Cincinnati Region with the depth and breadth of resources and service providers now available,” said Sue Bevan Baggott, member of QCA, and chair of QCA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. “We are extremely impressed with Griesing Mazzeo Law, and our community is better off because the firm chose to establish an office in Cincinnati. This is an important partnership for us and our portfolio companies for several reasons including the opportunity to connect our angels and our portfolio companies with the legal professionals at Griesing Mazzeo Law to capitalize on their leadership in inclusivity and diversity.”
“We are thrilled to become Queen City Angels’ first women-owned law firm partner,” said Jessica L. Mazzeo, Member and Chief Operating Officer of Griesing Mazzeo Law. “Aside from providing high-caliber legal advice and serving as advocates for our clients, many of us here at Griesing Mazzeo Law are entrepreneurs ourselves. It is with that mindset that we can fully embrace the dedication, drive and unique nuances of the start-up industry. We are looking forward to what our partnership with Queen City Angels brings, including fostering new relationships that further bolster Cincinnati’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.”
Scott Jacobs, Executive Director of QCA added, “QCA is becoming a regional and national player in start-up funding, so it’s important that we partner with the right service providers to help advance the efforts of our portfolio companies and their entrepreneurs. Minority and women-owned businesses receive an extremely small share of investment capital, and likewise have limited access to great legal services. Together, QCA and Griesing Mazzeo Law are working to change that.” About Griesing Mazzeo Law Griesing Mazzeo Law, LLC is a full-service women-owned and operated law firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with satellite offices in Arizona, Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio. We are proudly certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by WBENC, enabling us to tackle opportunities specifically intended to promote diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Since its inception, the Firm has been committed to the promotion and advancement of women and diverse lawyers as we believe that a more inclusive legal profession is a more successful one. Griesing Mazzeo Law aims to combat the forces that keep women and minorities out of leadership roles and from staying in the profession at all, which we embody through our Firm’s culture, the long-standing relationships we’ve built and maintained with women and diverse attorneys, and our continued commitment to institutions and organizations that foster inclusivity in the legal field.
About Queen City Angels Queen City Angels (QCA) is a Cincinnati, Ohio-based professional angel investor group with 191 angel investors members residing in 20 states. QCA members include successful entrepreneurs, former C-suite corporate executives, R&D/technical experts in life sciences, IT, and advanced materials, and others with related backgrounds. QCA leverages its proprietary Standards + Practices Guide to educate, train, and mentor both entrepreneurs and angel investors. QCA members typically donate approximately 40,000 hours per year in pro-bono mentoring, coaching, and guidance for entrepreneurs to improve their success and the success of angel investors. Since 2000, QCA members have directly invested over $100 million in more than 100 portfolio companies. The total capital invested in these companies, including QCA members’ capital, syndication partners’ capital, follow-on venture capital funds and venture debt is more than $875 million. CB Insights ranked QCA second out of 370 national angel organizations. For more information, visit https://www.qca.com.