Sunday, May 26, 2019

First look: PitchBook tracks venture capital and women-founded startups in Tampa-St. Pete

In an environment where tech startups founded or co-founded by women struggle for capital, Global Safety Management is an exception. The Tampa-based software-as-a-service company has raised more than $7 million in venture...

L.A.: full. Austin: plateaued. Among startup scenes, Miami primed to bloom, experts say.

Miami has always been known for its by-your-bootstraps mentality. But in the wake of the Great Recession, opportunities came slowly. It’s one of the. reasons why the Knight Foundation decided in 2012...

Peerfit gets $18M from Virgo Investment

Virgo Investment Group has committed $18 million to Peerfit, a Tampa-based digital health company. The funding from the San Francisco-based investment group will help Peerfit expand its core brand and move into...

Tom Baptiste steps down as head of Orlando-based National Center for Simulation

Tom Baptiste will step down as leader of the National Center for Simulation on April 1, the Orlando-based organization announced Monday. Baptiste has helmed the non-profit trade association since 2010. Read more...

ConnectWise sells to private equity firm in a deal that spotlights tech in Tampa...

ConnectWise, a managed IT services provider and software developer in Tampa, has agreed to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, a technology-focused private equity firm. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the deal...

Technology job fair Thursday in Fort Lauderdale

From IT help to coding and artificial intelligence, there are a wide range of technology jobs in South Florida. On Thursday, those interested in a tech-related job have the opportunity to...

Technology services conference readies for kickoff with KnowBe4

The Tampa Bay area is kicking off the new year with a slew of conferences: Synapse Summit, Florida Ventures Forum and the latest on the scene— B-Sides Tampa. B-Sides is a information...

GET TO KNOW THEVENTURECITY PARTNER MÓNICA SIMÓ BLACK, WHO BRINGS VALLEY EXPERIENCE HOME

Welcome home, Mónica Simó Black. The Cuban-American born in Miami has been working the past 15 years in Silicon Valley, Seattle and Northeast, most recently as investment director for the philanthropic Chan...

Invel opens first U.S. office in Orlando, bringing responsive textile technology to region

Invel, which makes infrared-based clothing and products, is moving its global headquarters from Brazil to Orlando, marking its first official footprint in the United States. “To move worldwide, it’s much better for...

HOW INCLUSIVE ARE WE? CHALLENGE IS TO ‘LOOK DEEPER’ AND 500 STARTUPS SUMMIT-GOERS DID...

Private equity and venture capital funds with gender-balanced senior investment teams generated 10 percent to 20 percent higher returns compared with funds that have a majority of male or female leaders....
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