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Interlaced partners with Launch Tennessee to empower startup success

When people think “startup,” they might tend to think of Silicon Valley, but new-to-Nashville IT company Interlaced is passionate about helping build an entrepreneurial scene in Music City. 

The company — which built its brand on the West Coast (headquartered in San Diego) and now serves every major metropolitan area in the country — recently opened a second headquarters in Nashville.

“There’s a thriving startup scene in San Diego and an energy and buzz that’s out here, and we felt that same energy and buzz in Nashville,” Interlaced Director of Marketing Mallory Randall said. 

And the company operates as a startup itself, working fast and continually innovating, CEO Jeff Gaines said. 

Interlaced has joined Launch Tennessee as an Advocate-level Supporting Partner and will offer a free webinar series starting this summer for startups focused around scaling through technology and security best practices.

Mission-based, impactful work
The business-to-business service provider’s mission is to support the missions of its clients through fast, friendly, reliable, and skilled tech services.

Tech is the backbone of most startups and Interlaced works to be an extension of its clients, making a positive impact by helping them work through IT challenges. 

“There are some really impactful missions that we support,” Gaines said. “Some of the companies we support are trying to cure cancer or trying to drive down the rate of recidivism. There’s always really cool missions on our client roster. If you draw a throughline to the work that we are doing to what the result is, it’s really, really impactful. 

Services
Interlaced helps companies of all different sizes, in multiple stages of growth, taking on burgeoning startups with only a few employees to companies with 100+ team members. 

For smaller companies, Interlaced gets them started by making basic recommendations for infrastructure setup to aid productivity and security. 

“Where we really start applying value is when you’ve raised Series A or Series B, you start growing your headcount and deploying some of that capital,” Gaines said. 

Interlaced has a playbook to take companies through everything from onboarding employees to what kinds of investments to make as they are growing, he said. 

In the next phase of growth, when companies are doing Series C raises and beyond, and bringing on more than 100 team members, Interlaced starts becoming more of an extension of the company’s internal IT or security team, helping make the jump from tactical day-to-day operations to implementing systems that run in a large company. 

Interlaced operates a 24-hour help desk and solves problems with companies via Slack or Microsoft Teams so that employees can get back to focusing on their mission, Gaines said. 

Webinars and education
Interlaced is hosting a series of upcoming webinars focused on helping startups scale through technology and how that can impact your team. The series will also aim to provide attendees with tactical takeaways that can be implemented in their own organizations.

  • Webinar 1: Wednesday, June 26 at 8 AM PST/10 AM CST; subject: Scaling Through Technology Register for June. 
  • Webinar 2: Wednesday, August 14 at 8 AM PST/10 AM CST; subject: Scaling Your Team 
  • Webinar 3: Wednesday, October 16 at 8 AM PST/10 AM CST; subject: Scaling Your Security
  • Webinar 4: Wednesday, December 4 at 8 AM PST/10 AM CST; subject: Scaling Your Operations: Automating Authentically

Interlaced is excited to partner with Launch Tennessee to support the thriving startup ecosystem in Nashville, in Tennessee — and beyond. As part of their commitment to empowering startups with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed, they’ve created a comprehensive IT glossary to help you navigate the evolving world of technology. This resource is designed to help you make informed decisions as you scale your business. Your 2023 IT Glossary | Interlaced

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