Category: Funding

Nitro Mobile Solutions, a leading mobile software technology, consulting and services provider that helps business streamline operations and access new revenue channels, announced today that it has invested in the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation at the Executive Committee level. Read More
Tampa Bay area companies looking for venture capital funding had their best first quarter in five years in 2016. Four local firms drew a total of $27.4 million in investments in the three months ended March 31, according to the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital… Read More
A St. Petersburg company that provides 3-D product visualization for retailers and manufacturers has closed on a $10 million funding round. Read More
Early stage companies will have a chance to compete for cash awards at an upcoming Florida Venture Forum conference in St. Petersburg. Read More
Given the abundance of new funding options and eager investors, the best time to begin a business startup is clearly right now. Below are the pros and cons of the different funding types available to new business startups along with some advice on how to get started. Read More
Located in Tampa and Miami, the Florida Venture Forum, a statewide support organization for equity investors and entrepreneurs, today announced eight new appointments to its Board of Directors. The new Board members are: Ryan Cortner of Clearwell Group, Frank DiBello of Space Florida, Carl Erhardt of Morris Manning & Martin,… Read More
Thanks to a $2.9 million gift from Naples entrepreneurs Frank and Ellen Daveler, the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business will spearhead a statewide effort aimed at educating the next generation of start-up leaders. The transformational estate and cash gift will establish the Frank & Ellen Daveler Entrepreneurship… Read More
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 Fund, has left Hamilton Lane, the Philadelphia-based investment firm hired by the Florida State Board of Administration to… Read More
The question of how to find startup funding in Tampa Bay is on the minds of many of the young entrepreneurs and would-be business owners who attend Tampa Bay Startup Week. Central Florida has not yet established a firm network of angel investors and venture capitalists like San Francisco or even Miami,… Read More
The Tampa investment firm founded by former Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford raised $1 million to invest in PayIt. Weatherford also was named to the board of directors of the Kansas City, Missouri company, which provides mobile payments processing for government services,according to the company’s website. Read More