Sunday, January 24, 2021

KSC offers land for launch pads, other projects

New launch pads, a solar farm or research facilities could be built on Kennedy Space Center land that NASA will make available in an announcement Thursday, June 2. The spaceport will invite companies...

To lure small rocket companies, Space Florida plans to redevelop a historic launch pad

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — Space Florida is one step closer to wooing small rocket companies into coming to the Space Coast. On Tuesday, the state’s spaceport authority entered into a formal Right...

Gas delivery service expanding in Broward and, soon, Palm Beach County

When Madeline Mallon needs gas for her car, she just taps the Neighborhood Fuel app on her mobile phone. Mallon works for beverage distributor Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, one of the...

USF engineers get National Science Foundation grant to study coronavirus

The National Science Foundation awarded the University of South Florida College of Engineering $200,000 to build a digital tool that will allow health professionals, researchers and government agencies to delve further...

Magic Leap raises an additional $461M

Magic Leap, a Florida-based augmented reality tech startup, raised an additional $461 million in Series D funding for a round total of $963 million. Investors include The Public Investment Fund. 

Ventures Roundup: SmartBarrel innovates amid pandemic; Biller Genie doubles staff

SmartBarrel CEO Albert Bou Fadel caught one of the last flights back to South Florida from California as the country shut down in late March. The...

Roofing entrepreneur invests as angel to bring new solar products to market

Advanced Roofing entrepreneur Rob Kornahrens has finally found a way to bring more solar energy to the world. The South Florida entrepreneur has been on a quest for more than 30 years...

What’s next for a St. Pete entrepreneur with marijuana, blockchain holdings

Wayne Anderson describes himself as a risk-taker. In the 25 years he’s been in St. Petersburg, he’s bought, built and sold companies with interests varying from natural gas and oil to  marijuana...

RECORD NUMBER OF FLORIDA VENTURE CAPITAL DEALS IN 2018 TOTAL INVESTMENT DECLINED TO $1.7...

According to InternetCoast research, 2018 Florida-based companies raised $1.7 billion from 189 deals, compared to $2.6 billion and 153 deals in 2017. “While a decline in investment could be unsettling, 2018...

Fast-growing Oldsmar tech firm Spectrio has a new owner

Spectrio, an in-store marketing company headquartered in Oldsmar, was acquired by The Jordan Company, a New York-based private equity firm. Spectrio’s existing management team, led by...
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