Saturday, March 23, 2019

UberPitch offers Tampa Bay entrepreneurs on-demand venture capitalists

Uber is giving potential Tampa Bay startups a shot at 15 minutes of fame, by providing on-demand face time with a venture capitalist. On Friday, select users can get the undivided attention of...

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...

Orange County gives $100K to Orlando’s startup seed fund

The Orlando startup community's plan to create an evergreen seed fund to help early-stage entrepreneurs receive funding they need to grow their business just got a boost from the Orange County. The...

Microinvestments help push local fund past $500,000

A combination of grants, matching donations and microdonations as little as $100 have helped a local investment fund grow to more than $500,000. But there still remains a ways to go...

Two local investors reveal what captures their interests — and money

If you're a local entrepreneur looking for funds to propel your startup forward, it helps to know what investors in Central Florida are looking for during a business pitch. Luckily, we...

3 Central Florida startups headed to venture capital conference

Florida Venture Forum has selected 20 Florida-based companies to pitch their products and services to dozens of venture capitalists who will attend a statewide conference, and three of those companies selected are based...

Orlando tech leaders talk challenges, capital, talent

There was once a time when tech entrepreneur Josh Brownconsidered starting his company, PowerDMS, in Tampa because he thought Orlando lacked the necessary tech scene to recruit the talent he was looking...

FlexReceipts lands investment from Boston-based firm

An Orlando startup that gives businesses a platform to distribute digital receipts announced today that it had landed an investment of $2.5 million. Officials with FlexReceipts, which early on in its life...

FireSpring Fund, accelerator opens doors to applications

Companies in need of early stage funding have a new option in Orlando. Mayor Buddy Dyer announced during his state of the city address that the early stage funding program  FireSpring Fund has opened...

Venture capitalists more likely to invest in local software firms

When it comes to getting venture capital in Florida, software firms tend to get the most love from investors. Florida saw a total of $150.8 million in third-quarter venture capital deals, but...
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