Saturday, July 4, 2020

A Bevy Of Billionaires Join Steve Case’s $150 Million ‘Rise Of The Rest’ Startup...

Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest campaign to promote entrepreneurship outside of Silicon Valley is getting its own fund. Called the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, the fund announced on Tuesday...

Clearwater’s Sara Blakely among investors in $150M fund for startups

Steve Case’s campaign to promote entrepreneurship outside of Silicon Valley is getting the backing of some big-name investors, including Clearwater native/Spanx entrepreneur Sara Blakely. Blakely, who built an empire selling Spanx shapewear,...

Where South Florida venture capitalists placed their bets in 2017

South Florida's venture capital landscape may be in its early stages of development, but if deal flow is any indication of ambition, the years ahead have much in store for the...

Miami’s TheVentureCity launches $100 million fund for tech startups

This summer, when former executives of Facebook, Google, eBay and other hyper-growth companies formed a global “city” based in Miami with everything a tech startup needs to scale internationally, they were...

See which South Florida companies snagged the largest venture capital deals in Q3

A Florida company snagged $1 billion – yes, billion – in venture capital in the third quarter, but, outlier aside, the period was the Sunshine State's weakest VC cycle in more...

Florida venture capital surged in Q3 MoneyTree Report, but that’s thanks to one mega-round

Florida venture capital looked strong in the third-quarter, but it was mainly due to one company’s outsized funding round. And it wasn’t Magic Leap. According to the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and...

Hearst $75 million stake in M2Gen tops Florida start-up funding deals in quarter

Thanks to a single mammoth injection of venture capital into one of its start-ups, New York City topped the nation's VC rankings in sheer dollar funding in this year's third quarter...

PulteGroup introduces virtual reality in Southwest Florida

PulteGroup is now using virtual reality (VR) to let Southwest Florida consumers take an in-depth look at homes to help make buying decisions when a model is not available. The new feature lets homebuyers walk...

Venture capital investing is on the decline — But not in Miami

Venture capital spending continues to lag behind the record activity of recent years, but the Miami area seems to be an exception for such investments. And industry analysts say there's still...

Florida Venture Forum says it’s had an $8 billion hand in growing the state’s...

The Florida Venture Forum had an $8.77 billion economic impact statewide between 2000 and 2016, a new study says. The economic impact takes into account jobs created, household income and gross domestic...
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