Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Orlando’s GameSim acquired by Ireland gaming studio

An Orlando-based company that does engineering work for the U.S. government and video games announced on May 17 that it was acquired by an Ireland-based gaming studio. GameSim, founded in 2008, was...

Startup scores funding to streamline public safety efforts

Palm Beach startup SceneDoc has closed a round of financing led by investors based within the region and beyond. SceneDoc is the developer of a platform called SceneDoc Collect that gives public...

Tampa venture capital firm leads funding round for software company

Ballast Point Ventures and two other funding firms led a $4.2 million capital raise for Iconixx, a software company in Austin, Texas. Ballast Point, a venture capital fund in Tampa, joined Harbert Growth Partners, S3...

StackFrame sells simulation side of business

13-year-old tech company in Sanford sold part of its business on Tuesday. StackFrame founder Gene McCulley said the division that worked in defense products and services, one that counted the U.S. Army...

Jacksonville’s Fanatics Inc. finalizes deal for Majestic acquisition

Jacksonville-based Fanatics Inc. has completed its acquisition of VF Corp.’s Licensed Sports Group that includes Majestic apparel brand. The intent of the acquisition was announced in early April and the deal was...

Health-focused private equity fund in Tampa makes first investments, with plans for up to...

One of the larger private equity funds headquartered in Tampa Bay has acquired health care companies in central Florida and in the Philadelphia area. HealthEdge Investment Partners LLC bought The Columbus Organization...

CarHopper raises $1.5 million, plans expansion

CarHopper, an app-enabled booking platform for luxury car rentals, announced Tuesday its plans to expand operations to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. The South Florida startup also announced it...

Real estate-tech startup raises $1.1M from California VC, prominent local developer

A Miami startup is blending technology with real estate, and this week locked in investment to expand. Gridics raised $1.1 million in its seed-funding round, led by California’s Dune Road Capital Partners....

South Florida VC invests in peer-to-peer platform

Fort Lauderdale-based venture capital fund Las Olas Venture has invested in a local startup, the group's most recent vote of confidence in a homegrown company. The organization announced Thursday that it invested...

Real estate-tech startup raises $1.1M from California VC, prominent local developer

A Miami startup is blending technology with real estate, and this week locked in investment to expand. Gridics raised $1.1 million in its seed-funding round, led by California’s Dune Road Capital Partners....
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