We are forming a seed-stage venture capital fund/web startup incubator in New Orleans, based on similar programs like YCombinator and Techstars.
We are looking for a quick/easy logo that uses the play-on-words Y@. In New Orleans, "Yat" is slang for "local person", where people with Louisiana accents often ask "Where y'at?".
Thus the name, "Y@ Ventures"
The logo will include the text, but be based on fonts/designs that reference traditional New Orleans themes/influence, and the color scheme is the obvious Mardi-gras-esque Purple/gold/green.
The target market is the traditional Web 2.0 set, but as noted, we intend to distinguish ourselves with our ties to and the flair of the great city of New Orleans.
"Y@ Ventures" text
Purple/Green/Gold color scheme
Something that conveys both Web 2.0 design principals and a New Orleans theme at the same time