Friday, August 18, 2017

Boatsetter inks acquisition, raises $4.75M

Coming off of a $13 million fundraising round, boat chartering startup Boatsetter has acquired a competing company. The Aventura-based startup announced Tuesday that it snapped up Boatbound, a peer-to-peer boat-chartering company from...

University research, a new Florida crop

Imagine a farmer planting an orange grove, tending to the saplings, managing pests, ensuring the trees are watered adequately over many years; he nurtures the blossoms when they bloom, and waits...

South Florida leaders discuss important issues | South Florida 100

South Florida's most influential people weigh in on current events. Read their thoughts on the biggest stories of the week and see what they think will make headlines next week.

Apply now to present at VentureTech Showcase of South Florida with $25,000 cash award

Join the Florida Venture Forum/Venture Education Foundation in partnership with Space Florida for the 2017 VentureTech Showcase. The VentureTech Showcase of South Florida will be hosted in Boca Raton on Nov....

South Florida boat-sharing startup swallows up big U.S. rival, plans global expansion

South Florida is already one of the world’s great boating capitals. Now the region can also claim to be a boat-sharing industry leader, as more people seek out accessible ways to...

Boca Raton recruiting software company makes match with eHarmony technology

Boca Raton-based Candidate.Guru, which helps employers identify the best-fitting candidates for their company’s culture, has acquired Los Angeles-based Elevated Careers’ employee engagement software from dating site eHarmony. Terms of the acquisition were...

Walking away from millions: Tuffy’s Pet Foods explains why it pulled its products off...

Three distributors of premium pet foods have pulled their products from Chewy.com since the Dania Beach startup became a subsidiary of PetSmart in the largest e-commerce buyout in history. Tuffy’s Pet Foods,...

Sixty-seven Orlando companies land on Inc. 5000 fast-growing list

A travel company topped the 2017 list of the fastest-growing companies for the Orlando metro area, and was also the fastest-growing travel company in the U.S., as compiled by Inc. magazine...

Solar eclipse viewing prompts Orlando events for taking in the sights

Solar eclipse viewing in Florida will provide some great views — leading to events around Metro Orlando as the moon blocks more than 80 percent of the sun. Here’s a compilation of...

Lack of funds may lead to lost opportunities for smart sensor group

The Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, a $75 million, 109,000-square-foot smart sensor hub that opened in April, is expected to provide a huge economic impact for Osceola County — and perhaps...
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