Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Mobile payments company buys Boca Raton gift card platform

ZipLine, a Portland, Maine-based mobile payments technology platform, has acquired Boca Raton-based SmartClixx for an undisclosed amount. The buy is effective immediately and expands ZipLine's presence in a new market, CEO Stephen Goodrich said....

NEOCIS, A MIAMI-BASED ROBOTICS COMPANY, RAISES $30 MILLION IN VENTURE CAPITAL

Neocis, a Miami-based healthcare robotics company, announced Monday that it closed a $30 million equity financing round. The round was raised from its existing investors, including Mithril Capital Management, and joined by...

New incubator could shift Ybor from ‘Cigar City’ to ‘Cyber City’

Ybor City was has remained steadfastly behind the scenes while nearby Tampa has continued to grow, and it's for that very reason Adam Sheffield thinks Ybor is the perfect place to...

Full Sail continues to ride esports rush in Orlando

Full Sail University is hosting more events at its $6 million esports arena as it continues to be part of the push for the booming sector. The Winter Park-based institution will host...

CATCHING UP WITH BOATS GROUP: 110 HIRES AND COUNTING SINCE ANCHORING IN MIAMI

It’s been two years since Boats Group put down its anchor in Miami, moving its corporate headquarters from Norfolk, Va., to waterfront offices on Brickell. “It’s a beautiful space,” said CEO Sam Fulton of...

MoneyTree report spotlights KnowBe4, Intrinio and more

The Tampa-St. Pete metro area just had its best quarter in more than two decades for venture capital funding, according to the MoneyTree report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights. Five local companies...

Downtown Orlando’s Catalyst coworking space to shut down as competition grows

A growing number of coworking spaces in downtown Orlando has forced the closure of one of the city’s original places for budding entrepreneurs to set up low-cost offices. The downtown coworking space...

Tampa tech company Accusoft sends a new message to the market

Accusoft, an under-the-radar Tampa software company, is aiming to elevate the image of Tampa Bay as a technology hub, as well as its own profile. The 28-year-old company is a leader in...

Here’s the latest on this firm’s technology for self-driving cars

Luminar Technologies Inc. expects its lidar technology, which was developed in Orlando, to help lead the way to more autonomous vehicle use. The Palo Alto, California-based startup, which has its development capabilities...

St. Petersburg innovation incubator wins $7.5 million federal grant

The Trump administration on Monday awarded Pinellas County $7.5 million to help build the planned $12 million Tampa Bay Innovation Center Incubator just south of downtown. "This is a big win for...
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