Thursday, March 30, 2017

Why the rumor about Citrix is probably true

Is Citrix really up for sale? It's likely, says University of Florida finance professor Jay Ritter, an expert in initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.

Downtown Orlando software firm Fyre acquired by Atlanta tech firm

An Atlanta tech firm announced March 15 that it acquired a downtown Orlando software company. Fyre, which is housed inside downtown Orlando co-working space Canvs, was acquired by Peoplenet, a company that offers...

Local VC invests again in neighboring startup

Broward-based investment fund Las Olas Venture Capital is investing again in nearby CarePredict, suggesting a trend in follow-on capital is emerging in South Florida's startup community. Las Olas VC, a $10 million...

Trigaux: How Tech Data Corp. went all in to mastermind a deal to go...

To say Tech Data Corp. CEO Bob Dutkowsky's having a good year isn't a far cry from suggesting the New England Patriots had a good Super Bowl. Tech Data just closed on...

Why a fast-growing Clearwater tech company raised $5 million

A venture capital company increased its stake in Clearwater technology firm KnowBe4, after a few of the early owners partially cashed out. KnowBe4, which helps businesses and organizations train their employees on...

Palm Beach app developer acquired

South Florida mobile app developer AppBurst has been bought out by an Orlando telecommunications and technology firm that services clients in the events and conferences industry. Announced Wednesday, Smart City Holdings’ acquisition of AppBurst,...

Serial entrepreneur, venture capital investor raise $500k for ‘stealth’ startup in Tampa

Tampa technology veteran Jordan Raynor and venture capital investor Stewart Bertron have teamed up to form Threshold 360 LLC, a tech startup in Tampa. The company has raised $500,000 in an equity offering, a March 6...

To bring interactive lessons to more classrooms, Nearpod raises $21 million in venture capital

The founders of Nearpod faced a lot of naysayers when they launched their education-technology company in South Florida in 2012. “People told us ‘forget it, what you’re trying to do is nothing...

Satellite firms OneWeb, Intelsat merge in $13B deal

A satellite firm with plans to build a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Florida's Space Coast announced it's merging with public satellite company Intelsat. In a deal valued at $13 billion, the combined company...

AppBurst Acquired by Smart City Holdings

AppBurst, a West Palm Beach mobile application development and internet marketing company specializing in the event and conference industry, has been acquired by Orlando's Smart City Holdings, the nation's leading telecommunications and technology...
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