Thursday, June 20, 2019

Venture Capitalists Discuss Investments and Trends in Florida

The Tech Executive Roundtable (TER)  hosted a panel discussion on technology, the state of venture capital in Florida, and the state of venture capital in general, last week. The private event took place...

Cross Valley Capital Unveils $20M Venture Fund

Rokk3r Labs has partnered with well-known investors, Jon Gosier and RJ Joshi, to establish a new $20 million venture capital fund called Cross Valley Capital. The fund will invest in early-stage startups across a variety of industries through deals that...

Jacksonville Community of Entrepreneurs accelerates businesses with ‘Exceleration’ program

It’s starting up the startups, literally. The Jacksonville Community of Entrepreneurs — an organization designed to help startup businesses — was created within the past year as a response to Jacksonville’s...

Ditching the suit and fighting vampires: 8 takeaways from OBJ’s biz of tech event

Harry Ellis warned a room full of local business leaders and entrepreneurs that they must protect themselves from vampires — sort of. "When it comes to data breaches, I take the vampire approach,"...

Celebrity in the house: Daymond John shares his advice at Thrive Seminar

Daymond John started his $6 billion clothing empire FUBU in his mother's basement with just $40. Thursday, the celebrity Shark Tank host and author came to Miami to share some of his secrets...

Canvs coworking expanding to Winter Park

An Orlando coworking space will expand into Winter Park, adding 7,500 square feet to host startups. Officials at Canvs coworking space, which takes up more than 20,000 square feet in downtown Orlando’s...

UM seeking $10 million from the county to expand its biotech park

The University of Miami wants to expand its Life Science & Technology Park— and it wants county taxpayers to help pay for it. The university, through its partner developer, Wexford Miami LLC,...

Orange chips in to help keep tech companies here

Orange County will kick in $100,000 to a venture-capital fund to keep home-grown tech companies from leaving town. The fund, known as FireSpring, was started with a $250,000 grant from the Economic...

Orlando tech firm planning 85,000 SF HQ

An Orlando-based global data center company is planning a major expansion in Central Florida after cutting the ribbon on a new headquarters just a little over a year ago. HostDime.com Inc. plans to...

Orlando software firm creating jobs after $70M investment

An Orlando-based software company is planning to double its workforce within three years, thanks to a recent investment by a Boston equity firm. PlanSource Holdings Inc., which on Aug. 24 announced it received...
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