Sunday, September 27, 2020

Execs: Why supporting Orlando’s tech industry is key for the economy, and how to...

Ben Patz sees Florida’s startup community as a jigsaw puzzle, with Orlando as one of the many pieces that can support tech innovation. The managing general partner...

Finding Florida funds: Venture capital exec talks tech and money

Ben Patz gets more inquiries about investments than he'd ever dreamed of. But the problem isn't the number of startups in Florida, it's the number of quality ideas that's...

5 Key Takeaways from the Fourth Biennial Tech Summit

Orlando needs more tech talent, has strong verticals like e-sports that aren’t elsewhere else in Florida and also really wants to work with other organizations in the city and...

Dreamit Ventures Brings Health Tech Cohort to GuideWell Innovation Center

Dreamit Ventures and GuideWell Innovation are partnering to host a “Customer Sprint” event at the GuideWell Innovation Center on Tuesday, April 30. Dreamit’s HealthTech program is a 14-week growth-focused accelerator for early-stage...

Orlando Multifamily Service Proptech Startup Sightplan Closes Series B Round With RET Ventures

Sightplan, an Orlando multifamily service proptech startup, has closed a Series B Round with RET Ventures. Financial terms were not disclosed. SightPlan’s solutions streamline operations for...

Past ‘Rise of the Rest’ winners say Steve Case investment boosted fortunes

A business tour led by former America Online CEO and Chairman Steve Case could provide a much-needed boost to an Orlando startup next month if results from previous events...

Female founded and cofounded startups in the Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area raised $11 million...

Female founded and cofounded startups in the Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area raised $11 million in 1 deal in 2018, according to The VC Female Founders Dashboard published by PitchBook....

Winter Park tech company invited to SXSW pitch event

Winter Park startup technology company that specializes in 3D printers will pitch at the popular South by Southwest conference next month. The company Millebot was started by University of...

ecoSPEARS Closes $2M Seed Round

ecoSPEARS, an Orlando startup commercializing NASA-patented technology for sediment, soil and water remediation of PCBs, closed a $2M seed round from Kirenaga Partners and the EIA Social Enterprise Fund.  "I...

R.I.P. “Florida Angel Nexus”, “FAN”, “NEXUS”, and “FAN Fund”

Here’s some history – abbreviated and I’m sure missing some facts and drama!  It all started in 2013 when Michael O’Donnell and Blaire Martinformed an angel investment group in Orlando, called Florida Angel Nexus, or FAN....
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