Sunday, July 5, 2020

Stuck at a red light? Tampa tech company has an app for that

Tampa technology startup CēVē has developed a smartphone app that could take some of the frustration out of driving in heavy traffic while also saving fuel.

Jabil will trim workforce to save $50 million

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to cost Jabil between $160 million and $170 million for the fiscal year that will end Aug. 31, the company disclosed Friday.

New Seedfunders Opportunity Fund focuses on Black entrepreneurs

Seedfunders, a St. Petersburg-based early stage investment firm, has launched the Seedfunders Opportunity Fund, to make pre-seed investments in Black-owned startups throughout Florida. “Black entrepreneurs matter,”...

‘We’re pretty severely underwater’: Tampa’s SynDaver sitting on thousands of PPE after Facebook marketing...

A Tampa company known for its innovation creating medical cadavers and synthetic animals pivoted in April to product personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic. But after SynDaver founder Christopher...

Tech recruiter launches local chapter of Blacks In Technology

A national organization focused on Black women and Black men in the technology industry now has a home in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. Jesus Vidaurri, a...

STARTUP GENOME REPORT OFFERS ECOSYSTEM INSIGHTS ON THE WAY FORWARD

It’s been a year since Startup Genome put Miami’s startup ecosystem on the global map for the first time. At that time, the Miami metro area cracked the organization’s top 30 ranking of...

Knight Foundation invests in organizations creating opportunities for black, Latino founders

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced investments in three national organizations that aim to bolster the success of black and Latino entrepreneurs in Miami.

Wyncode Academy, eMerge Americas to host virtual hackathon in search of tech to combat...

Wyncode Academy will launch the Unite & Fight hackathon July 2 in search of project developers who can create innovations to combat social injustice. eMerge Americas...

Tampa private equity firm raises $125 million

Osceola Capital Management, a private equity firm in Tampa, has raised $125 million for its Osceola Fund I. There was heavy investor demand. The fund was...

3 NATIONAL VENTURES FOCUSED ON ECOSYSTEM INCLUSION RECEIVE KNIGHT FUNDING. LET’S MEET THEM

Sherrell Dorsey started plugging into the Miami ecosystem more than a year ago; it all began with founder-turned-funder Brian Brackeen’s famous “Miami Tour.” It took one call from him...
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