Saturday, May 25, 2019

Florida startups have one less funding source to tap, thanks to state budget cuts

The impact of Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of a line-item in the state budget last month is already rippling through the South Florida tech community. The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of...

These Tampa Bay companies drew the most venture capital backing in 2Q 2017

Teewinot Life Science Corp., a biopharma company that’s developing biologically identical substances to those in marijuana plants, received about half of the total venture capital pumped into Tampa Bay companies in...

Orlando startups get $30M in VC deals for second quarter

Orlando startup companies saw the impact of a national leveling off in venture-capital investments during the second quarter, but still managed to attract just more than $30 million in VC deals,...

Tech funders, startups already feeling sting of state budget cuts

The impact of Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of a line-item in the state budget last month is already rippling through the South Florida tech community. The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of...

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...

South Florida startups dominate upcoming venture capital competition

Of the 22 companies that have been chosen to compete for $150,000 in cash prize awards at an upcoming startup competition, nearly half are from South Florida. Florida Venture Forum’s 10th annual...

CarHopper raises $1.5 million, plans expansion

CarHopper, an app-enabled booking platform for luxury car rentals, announced Tuesday its plans to expand operations to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. The South Florida startup also announced it...

Organization launches to boost female participation in angel investing

Though women are increasingly participating in the world of startups, they make up just 25 percent of all angel investors. In South Florida, a new organization has launched to try to...

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...

Florida remains middle-of-the-pack player in venture capital

When it comes to raising venture capital, Florida remains far behind California and Massachusetts, two states Florida expressly targeted when it invested more than $1 billion in public money to lure biotech...
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