Monday, June 24, 2019

Area video game pros head to major conference to lure firms

Orlando’s video game pros are not holding back as they try to lure more companies to Central Florida. The community will send representatives to the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next...

Quiet on the set: Why this may have been Florida’s last year to renew...

Well, folks, that's a wrap: Funds for Florida's film incentive program are not being renewed for the fourth year in a row after the Florida Legislature turned down a new bill....

Citing ‘poor performance,’ investors seek RTI takeover

A New York hedge fund company is trying to increase its influence over Alachua-based RTI Surgical after accusing the company of missteps that have devalued its stock. Krensavage Asset Management nominated four...

Fort Lauderdale startup secures $650,000 in seed round

The South Florida startup behind an app that allows users to pay for food and drinks from their smartphones has secured $650,000 in a seed money, the Business Journal has learned. The financing came...

Florida gives too much incentive money to large companies, watchdog group says

Florida lawmakers were "prudent" in rejecting Gov. Rick Scott's request for $250 million in economic incentives last month, says a new report by a Washington D.C. non-profit that tracks public spending for...

SpeedETab receives seed funding to fuel national expansion

Kris Singh was a happy SpeedETab customer, using the app in local restaurants. Now Singh is the latest investor in the Fort Lauderdale-based mobile ordering and mobile payment startup. SpeedETab received $650,000 in seed...

Aspect Software Inc. files for Chapter 11

An Arizona tech company with ties to Orlando on March 9 announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. Phoenix, Ariz.-based Aspect Software Inc. — which bought Orlando's Voxeo Corp. in 2013 for $150...

Incoming president of Florida angel group on why he invests in startups

The president-elect of New World Angels discusses motivations for investing, expected returns, and the capital climate in Florida in a one-on-one interview with the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Tech accelerator FireSpring Fund may get more money from Orlando

Orlando's evergreen seed fund for tech firms is inching toward its goal to raise $1 million and may get a bit of a boost from the city come March 14. FireSpring Fund...

White House taps Miami-Dade for program to create tech jobs

The White House named Miami-Dade County a TechHire community, making it part of an initiative to train people for technology jobs. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez; CareerSource South Florida; Arnie Girnun, co-chair of the...
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