Sunday, April 21, 2019

Orlando-based angel fund completes $5M capital raise

An Orlando-based angel fund for startup companies said Tuesday it has completed raising its goal of $5 million to begin investing in tech and life science companies. The goal of the fund...

Orlando investment fund raises $5M; on the hunt for tech startups

After nearly six months of raising money, a fund that originated from Orlando-based Florida Angel Nexus hit its first multimillion-dollar goal and is ready to invest in tech startups. Investment firm FAN...

Atlanta tech firm chooses Orlando for regional headquarters

A fast-growing tech firm based in Atlanta has expanded to Orlando and is creating 30 high-wage jobs. Orion Technology Services announced Monday that it chose Orlando for its regional headquarters. The information technology...

Bill would put Uber under state regulations

Renewing a high-stakes debate, a House Republican on Monday filed a proposal that would prevent app-based services such as Uber and Lyft from being regulated like taxicabs. The bill (HB 509), filed...

Prescription for economy: Healthcare startup energy

South Florida’s history of healthcare entrepreneurship has received a shot of new startup energy, and some business leaders see it as the prescription for a healthier local economy. Consider these developments: ▪ Startupbootcamp, Europe’s...

Startupbootcamp chooses Miami for first U.S. accelerator

Startupbootcamp, Europe’s largest business accelerator operating in eight countries, will launch its first U.S. program in Miami, with $2 million in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The organizations...

Startup Weekend: Event aims to encourage entrepreneurship, create sense of community

The Volusia-Flagler area has seen a number of business rags-to-riches stories over the years, ventures begun in a spare bedroom, garage, or in the case of Hawaiian Tropic, the back of...

Accelerators help entrepreneurs prepare for unexpected

Felix Mercado is a pro when it comes to the fashion industry. He has dressed some high-profile musicians, comedians and television hosts and has even worked a red carpet or two. But...

How the SEC Just Changed Fundraising Forever

In perhaps the biggest change to hit small business fundraising in the last 80 years, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted on Friday to enact the final rules of the Jumpstart Our...

Looks like South African tech firm is coming to Orlando

Good news, Orlando: We may have successfully attracted a major South African tech firm to build its U.S. headquarters here, a deal that will create more than 100 jobs. "I can confirm that...
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