Sunday, July 5, 2020

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...

VirtualWorks of Boca Raton merges with German linguistics company

Boca Raton's VirtualWorks Group, which developed tools to find and manage corporate data, has announced a merger with Language Tools of Munich, Germany. Language Tools' language processing technologies will be used to...

Startup Investors Hit the Brakes

Venture-capital investors hit the brakes on investing in the first quarter, following a funding bonanza the past two years that pushed valuations of once-hot technology startups to soaring heights. Funding for U.S....

To bring interactive lessons to more classrooms, Nearpod raises $21 million in venture capital

The founders of Nearpod faced a lot of naysayers when they launched their education-technology company in South Florida in 2012. “People told us ‘forget it, what you’re trying to do is nothing...

Two Florida companies win Venture Tech Showcase

Fourteen companies were selected to participate in the VentureTech Showcase — an event hosted by Florida Venture Forum and Space Florida — and only one of them were from North Florida: OnPay...

Studer: Access to capital crucial for start-up success

When I meet with our local small business leaders in our Studer Community Institute round table sessions, there are typically two prevailing challenges: how to attract and retain talent and how to...

Peerfit Closes $2.3M Bridge Round

Peerfit, a Tampa employee health benefits platform startup, has closed a $2.3M bridge round. Lead investors included Lee Arnold, executive chairman of Colliers International Florida; Jeff Vinik, owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning NHL team; and Chris Sullivan, founder...

Weston startup helps employers test if job candidates are ‘good fit’

With hundreds of applicants for a job, employers often struggle to narrow the field to the best candidates. Weston startup business Candidate.Guru aims to solve that problem by analyzing whether an individual...

How Enterprise Florida’s proposed new $250M fund will create more jobs

As news gets around that Enterprise Florida Inc. is running short of cash to close corporate relocation deals, the agency is making a move to stay competitive with a proposed new multimillion-dollar fund. Florida's business...

New Study Unveils Economic Impacts of Institute for Commercialization of Public Research

The Institute for Commercialization of Public Research (the Institute) announced today results of a new study conducted by The Washington Economics Group, Inc.® (WEG), a boutique economic consulting firm led by nationally recognized business economist...
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