Sunday, February 25, 2018

Jeff Vinik plans new venture capital fund and innovation hub at Water Street Tampa

Jeff Vinik says the Tampa Bay area needs a bigger, stronger ecosystem for startup companies, and on Tuesday he announced three major initiatives to nurture them. First, Vinik said he will, with...

Clearwater’s Sara Blakely among investors in $150M fund for startups

Steve Case’s campaign to promote entrepreneurship outside of Silicon Valley is getting the backing of some big-name investors, including Clearwater native/Spanx entrepreneur Sara Blakely. Blakely, who built an empire selling Spanx shapewear,...

Las Olas Venture Capital Announces Investment in DEV/CON Detect

Las Olas Venture Capital ("LOVC") (www.lasolasvc.com) announces an investment in DEV/CON Detect (www.devcondetect.com) the first-of-its-kind, publisher-focused, SaaS platform for detecting internal and external threats to digital advertising revenue streams. "Cyber security is...

Powerful, a fast-growing Miami food & beverage startup, attracts $4 million in funding

Powerful, a Miami-based food and beverage startup offering all-natural, high-protein products for active lifestyles, has been on a growth tear the past year, doubling the number of U.S. stores the product is...

Real estate software startup Gridics raises $1.6 million

Gridics, a Miami-based real estate software startup, announced it has raised $1.6 million in additional seed capital. The round was led by BH3, a real estate developer with projects in South Florida...

Tampa tech incubator launches effort to boost startup support, funding

An organization that gives members a front-row seat to view new technologies developed by Tampa Bay startups is up and running. Friends of WaVE, a membership program and support organization for Tampa...

Magic Leap raises another $502 million in financing

Magic Leap, the secretive Plantation-based technology company, has raised another $502 million in advance of launching its first product. The company previously raised $1.4 billion in investment rounds led by Google and...

Magic Leap confirms it has raised $502 million in funding

Magic Leap confirmed that it has raised another large funding round as it apparently readies its first product for launch. The secretive South Florida tech startup announced on Tuesday that it has...

Energy-focused private equity firm in Tampa raises $46.5M for first fund

A Tampa private equity company that invests in energy projects in Latin America and the Caribbean has raised $46.5 million for its debut fund. It’s the first time the firm, WRB Serra...

Alternate source of funding for startups and early-stage companies

Most startups and very early-stage companies with very little financial history generally find most traditional funding sources – banks – closed to them. Many banks consider a startup anything less than...
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