Thursday, March 30, 2017

To help social entrepreneurial ventures grow, Social Venture Partners launches in Miami

A new group of venture philanthropy funders will be taking young social impact ventures under its wing, offering mentoring, strategy advice and connections, as well as capital. Social Venture Partners Miami (www.svpmiami.org)...

Experts, biz owners decrypt why investors want in on cybersecurity

Entrepreneurs in the cybersecurity industry are finding themselves in the rare position of having to turn down investors. One cybersecurity expert in Central Florida told Orlando Business Journal that entrepreneurs in the...

Meet the investor: Next round of EDC angel connections series on March 14 to...

Enterprise Development Corporation is hosting the third in a series of investor/startup events meant to provide entrepreneurs valuable funding insights.  The event on Tuesday, March 14, will feature Las Olas Venture...

Lack of diversity in venture capital, startup world topic for SUP-X in Fort Lauderdale

Diversity is not a strong suit in the venture capital world as women and ethnic minorities are less likely to receive funding for their startup business ventures than their white male...

Fundraising at heart of two-day conference

The challenge of fundraising for a company, whether in Silicon Valley or Orlando, boils down to one simple thing, and it’s not “location, location, location,” business owners who have raised millions...

What a Tampa venture capital leader sees ahead for Florida’s startup sector

The funding outlook for young companies in Florida is stronger than ever. Steady economic expansion, a track record for success and growing infrastructure to support startups are some of the reasons there’s...

Miami e-commerce startup iguama scores $5 million in funding

Miami startup iguama plans to open up its online shopping mall for U.S. brands to more consumers across Latin America, with the help of a $5 million Series A financing round led by...

Five South Florida companies to pitch at annual venture capital conference

From a cool misting system to efficient methods to handle retirement accounts and legal services and to market businesses, five later stage South Florida companies will give their best business pitches...

U.S. venture capital dipped in 2016, but took a Magic Leap in Florida

While venture capital investment cooled nationwide last year, investment in companies in the Sunshine State heated up, producing the best result since 2001. Venture capitalists injected $1.12 billion into 71 deals in...

Venture capital rises in Florida, despite nationwide decrease

Venture capital investment across the state yielded the best year for Florida since 2001 despite a nationwide drop in VC funding, according to the MoneyTree Report, released Wednesday, by PricewaterhouseCoopers and...
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