Monday, August 19, 2019

Florida cities take aim at wireless technology law

The Florida League of Cities and three communities this week filed a renewed constitutional challenge to a state law that is expected to help telecommunications companies install wireless technology on city-owned...

Five USF scientists honored for their innovations

The National Academy of Inventors named five faculty members from the University of South Florida to its 2019 class of senior members. The five scientists collectively hold 63 patents on innovations ranging...

BOATSETTER RAISES $10M AS IT CONTINUES TO LEAD PEER-TO-PEER BOATING MARKET

Ahoy, mates! What could be more South Florida than “the Airbnb for boating” being built on our shores? Jaclyn Baumgarten,  co-founder and CEO of Fort Lauderdale-based peer-to-peer marketplace company Boatsetter, is making...

Boatsetter announces $10M in Series A funding

Boatsetter secured a $10 million investment led by San Francisco-based WestCap Group and Chicago-based Valor Equity. The Fort Lauderdale-based peer-to-peer boat rental startup announced the deal Wednesday as it finalized an exclusive...

EA lease allows it to leave Maitland in 2021. Could it move to downtown...

Electronic Arts could break its lease in Maitland as early as Oct. 31, 2021, thanks to a clause added five years ago, potentially setting up a move to Creative Village downtown. To...

Meet the new investors at Tampa’s Lumina Analytics

Lumina Analytics LLC, a Tampa technology company, has raised $1.47 million in an equity offering that brought new investors to the company. The just-completed capital raise, disclosed in an Aug. 9 filing...

INSURTECH STARTUP CHRONWELL RAISES $2.8 MILLION

ChronWell announced Tuesday it has raised $2.8 million from undisclosed backers. The Fort Lauderdale-based insurance technology company has raised $7.8 million to date. ChronWell provides a case management platform for the workers...

UCF researcher: Entrepreneurs’ boardroom success might lie in the bedroom

A new study by a University of Central Florida professor found the secret to boardroom success might lie in the bedroom. “Entrepreneurs who consistently choose hustle over sleep, thinking that sleep comes...

Orlando’s Creative Village could spark growth in video gaming companies

A push for high-wage digital media jobs at Creative Village in downtown Orlando has some video game industry leaders dreaming big and wondering aloud what it would be like to lure...

Clearwater software company develops tech for hungry diners who want to ‘eat now’ at...

Consumer demand for convenience in off-premise dining is driving the growth of Clearwater-based restaurant technology company Takeout Button. Takeout Button, a software firm, provides a way for smaller restaurants to compete with...
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