Tuesday, April 7, 2020

DHS Awards HaloLights $199K to Begin Prototype Test of Canine Wearables

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded $199,540 to Orlando, Florida-based HaloLights, LLC to begin prototype testing of canine wearable technology. The award is part...

ecoSPEARS Completes $2 Million Seed Round With Local Investments From Kirenaga Partners and the...

 ecoSPEARS, Inc. announced today that it has completed its initial $2 million seed round funding for its NASA-patented technology solutions for sediment, soil and water remediation of PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyl). These toxins have contaminated...

The art of the pivot: Brazilian biz owner moves to Orlando, revamps tech startup...

Alcyr Araujo thought he had it all figured out when he started Mosyle Corp. in 2012.  The Brazilian entrepreneur provided schools with software that created an online...

Orlando startup, once located in Silicon Valley, lands investment

company that started in Silicon Valley and moved to Orlando last year has raised $4 million to expand its sales and marketing push. Officials with Finexio, which has built a platform for...

Magic Leap leads Florida’s venture capital raise in 4th quarter, 2nd only to Lyft...

Plantation-based tech startup Magic Leap, which in December announced its first product, led 2017 and fourth-quarter venture capital financing in Florida with investments of $502 million, according to the quarterly MoneyTree...

Retail software startup raises $3.5M in funding

Boca Raton startup HiConversion Inc. has raised a multimillion-dollar round of funding to expand its sales development efforts. Founded in 2006, HiConversion provides an e-commerce software platform designed to help retailers convert...

Telemedicine startup scores $3M in funding

Telehealth services provider EpicMD has raised $3 million in a Series A fundraising round led by a local private equity firm. EpicMD has developed a HIPAA-compliant online video-chat platform that enables physicians...

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...
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