Thursday, August 22, 2019

Roofing entrepreneur invests as angel to bring new solar products to market

Advanced Roofing entrepreneur Rob Kornahrens has finally found a way to bring more solar energy to the world. The South Florida entrepreneur has been on a quest for more than 30 years...

Local startups take lion’s share of venture capital dollars invested statewide

South Florida was home to most of the largest venture capital transactions last quarter amid a continued uptick in investments statewide, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers released Wednesday. VCs invested just...

Why this Orlando tech firm may move to Silicon Valley

Orlando entrepreneur Darren Wendroff has created essentially an Uber-like service for caregivers, and while it has gained some popularity throughout Florida by helping more than 700 families find caregivers, getting funding for he company hasn't...

How Tim Cartwright, head of two of Florida’s biggest angel funds, found his wings

How did a humble paperboy eventually become the head of two of the largest angel funds in Florida? For Tim Cartwright, chairman of Naples-based Tamiami Angel Funds I and II, it's been...

Here’s the impact UberPitch had in Orlando

Uber's promotional event to connect entrepreneurs with investors was a big success in Orlando and even lead to some potential investment deals. UberPitch, a Shark Tank-on-the-go promo that came to Orlando on Nov....

Mobile ‘Shark Tank’: Uber-backed ride-and-pitch to match startups with investors

For some lucky startup founder, it might be the best 15-minute ride ever. Uber, the disruptive car service that is trying to bull the old-school taxi business to the side across the...

Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research Appoints Jackson Streeter as New CEO

The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research (the Institute) is pleased to announce that Jackson Streeter, M.D. has been appointed as its chief executive officer. Most recently Dr. Streeter served as...

Moderate start for venture capital investment in Miami area

During the first quarter of 2017, investors deployed $151.05 million to 29 startups in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area, according to the PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor. That ranks the Miami region No....

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)...

Florida snags more venture capital, angel dollars in 2016

Florida attracted more venture capital and angel financing in 2016, but had roughly the same number of dealsaas the year before. The state saw 71 deals worth $1.1 billion in venture capital...
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