Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Research institution announces layoffs

Scripps Florida laid off 14 employees this week despite a steady influx of multimillion-dollar grants over the past months. “The current reorganization aims to better serve our researches and to make Scripps Florida...

Rightsyde Media and partners to challenge startups in pitch contest for cash and prizes

Jonathan Vilma, Al Nelson, Gauthier Darrien and David Salmon will make up the judge’s panel that will grant one startup company the ultimate toolset to launch their product: a $3,000 cash...

Plantation-based Thales e-Security adding jobs

French multinational company Thales is expanding throughout Florida, from its e-security business in Plantation to its flight entertainment system in Orlando and Melbourne. "We have been on a growth trajectory of 20...

Japanese pharma company to buy firm developed at UM institute

Japan-based pharmaceutical company Santen announced plans to acquire Innfocus, an ophthalmology company developed within University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Santen will purchase Miami’s Innfocus for an upfront payment of $225 million, plus performance-based consideration...

Magic Leap is setting up a ‘secret’ lab

South Florida-based augmented reality company Magic Leap is creating a "secret" lab on Lucasfilm's campus in San Francisco's Presidio neighborhood, its CEO told a Fortune conference recently, as investor interest in the sector...

Solar has ‘unrealized potential’ for Florida

In a few months, Floridians will have a chance to change Florida for the better by voting "yes" on Amendment 4, a bi-partisan proposal that would remove taxes and lower energy...

‘We Report Space’ celebrates Space Coast launches

Fifty social media mavens have gathered at Kennedy Space Center this weekend to cover SpaceX’s launch of International Space Station cargo, targeted for 12:45 a.m. Monday. They’re participating in the latest “NASA...

Tampa Bay area venture capital funding is still lean, but vital

Nationwide, venture capitalists invested $15.3 billion in 961 deals in the second quarter of 2016. Sounds impressive. And it is, with more VC dollars funneling into the hands of fewer and more...

Florida companies see dip in venture capital for quarter

Venture capital investments in South Florida companies fell in the second quarter compared with a year ago, according to a MoneyTree Report released Friday. South Florida companies raised $27.42 million in the...

Investment deal volume up in Florida during 2nd quarter

More venture capital deals were done in Florida during the second quarter this year than any quarter at least back till the start of 2006, according to a new report. The National...
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