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Tampa Bay’s would-be venture capitalists — or lack thereof — are holding back a...

Yogi Goswami’s company Molekule is changing the way people with allergies breathe. He started the company, which produces a high-tech air purifier, for a simple reason: His son suffered from allergies. And...

BACK OFFICE, A 500 STARTUPS GRADUATE, RAISES $1.8 MILLION SEED ROUND

Fresh off a successful 500 Startups Demo Day, Back Office, an automated bookkeeping platform for small businesses, announced Thursday it has raised $1.8 million in seed financing.  Active Capital led the...

How the ‘Airbnb of boats’ is trying to rule the waves with rentals

Robert Satek knows owning a boat means sinking money—lots—to make money. He estimates the annual cost of owning his 54-foot Azimut Atlantis yacht, the “Sol,” to be at least $80,000, including his...

West Palm Beach-based software startup raises $1.8M

A local startup backed by a prominent Silicon Valley firm has closed on a new round of funding. Back Office, a bookkeeping and accounting software for small- and medium-sized businesses, on Thursday...

SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy, sticks 3-booster landing

SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket on Thursday night carrying a communications satellite, and for the first time landed all three boosters safely on land and at sea. The mission began right...

SpaceIL’s historic lunar lander attempt ends with crash on moon

An Israel-based aerospace company's attempt to make its country the fourth to put a spacecraft on the moon — and the the first private company to ever do so — ended...

5 Key Takeaways from the Fourth Biennial Tech Summit

Orlando needs more tech talent, has strong verticals like e-sports that aren’t elsewhere else in Florida and also really wants to work with other organizations in the city and state. These are...

St. Pete blockchain startup aims to shake up the promotions industry

Four veterans of the advertising and technology industries have joined forces to solve the pain points in the nearly $1 billion promotional offers industry. SKUxchange is a blockchain company based in St....

UF Startup Florida Insect Control Group featured at University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Showcase in...

University of Florida researchers behind Florida Insect Control Group, a pest control device company, originally intended to protect deployed military personnel from insect-borne diseases, shared the story of their #Research2Startup path...

JETSMARTER, ONCE A HIGH-FLYING UNICORN, IS BEING ACQUIRED

JetSmarter, the once high-flying South Florida unicorn, is being acquired. The buyer of the Lauderdale-based company that provides an Uber-for-jets service is  Dubai-based Vista Global, Bloomberg reported this morning. So far, there...
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