Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Budding entrepreneurs can hop on Uber to make a pitch

Tampa’s drivers and its economic drivers are joining forces. Anyone with a business idea and the Uber app can request an audience with Tampa Bay area venture capitalists from 11a.m. to 2...

For 15 minutes on the road, UberPitch connects entrepreneurs, investors

The entrepreneurs gathered their ideas, opened their Uber apps and fervently hoped to snag a ride with one of the 10 investors riding around Tampa Bay listening to 15-minute pitches on...

MoneyTree Report: Florida’s venture dollars on track to surpass 2015

Florida's startup and expanding companies so far this year have raised $1 billion in venture capital and angel investments, more than double 2015's total of $459.89 million, according to a MoneyTree...

Miami Beach’s Rokk3r Labs looking for $200 million in investment

A notable player in the local startup community is looking to grow exponentially in the next two years, soliciting $200 million from venture capitalists to fund a growing portfolio of companies. In...

Boca Raton-based Modernizing Medicine in top 10 venture deals in nation

Modernizing Medicine’s landing of $231 million in venture capital in May was among the top 10 deals in the country in the second quarter, according to the MoneyTree Report released this...

What would a venture capitalist say about that? Startups get chance to find out

Access to capital is lacking — that’s a common refrain among Miami area entrepreneurs, and particularly in minority communities. So Derick Pearson and Felecia Hatcher, founders of Code Fever and Blacktech...

Orlando tech firm raises $70M to expand biz

An Orlando-based software firm is planning to boost sales and product innovation with a big investment by a Boston-based private equity firm. PlanSource Holdings Inc., a tech firm located inside downtown Orlando's...

See where metro Orlando ranks for venture deals in Q1 2017

There were six venture capital deals in Orlando-Kissimmee metropolitan area in the first quarter of 2017, according to the PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor. The 6 deals had a total value of $7.76 million, the report...

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...

One Nation: Christine Herron

As a top venture capitalist in Silicon Valley California, Christine Herron can make or break dreams by deciding where to direct investments. As a Miami-born Floridian, Herron would like to see a...
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