Thursday, January 24, 2019

Could Uber’s Shark Tank-on-the-go feature hit Orlando?

It's no wonder why young startups take to popular ride-share company Uber. Not only does the company embrace a new standard of transportation using a mobile app, but it's coming up with...

What one man’s private equity career change means for Florida startups

There’s a shift in leadership at an investment firm that oversees a multimillion-dollar fund injecting capital into tech companies in Florida. Greg Baty, who led the team that manages the Florida Growth...

Why Durham, North Carolina May Legitimately Be a Hotspot for Startup Investment

We all know Silicon Valley is the worldwide hub for venture capital; just having an address on Sand Hill Road is practically synonymous with being in the field. But did you ever...

UF seeks venture capitalists to scope out Florida

David Day wants to add Florida to venture capitalists’ GPS. Even better, he would like them to know a lot more about the University of Florida and Gainesville. Day heads UF’s Office...

Exclusive: How this Orlando software firm landed venture capital and thousands of clients

BlurtBox, a local data analytics software firm, may be called a startup due to its size, but its client and user numbers say otherwise. The CEO of BlurtBox, a mobile app that...

CareCloud raises $31.5 million to compete in changing healthcare market

In CareCloud’s world, when you walk into your physician’s office, you aren’t handed that ubiquitous clipboard but rather a tablet and you enter your information — just once. And after the...

These 2 local startups will pitch at a venture capital competition

Florida Venture Forum selected 22 firms to pitch their business to dozens of investors at an upcoming venture capital competition, and just two of the firms are based in Central Florida. Florida...

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...

How the SEC Just Changed Fundraising Forever

In perhaps the biggest change to hit small business fundraising in the last 80 years, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted on Friday to enact the final rules of the Jumpstart Our...

Tampa Bay area venture capital funding is still lean, but vital

Nationwide, venture capitalists invested $15.3 billion in 961 deals in the second quarter of 2016. Sounds impressive. And it is, with more VC dollars funneling into the hands of fewer and more...
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