About Us

Who We Are & What We Believe

SeedFundersOrlando is a member-owned operating company that invests in pre-revenue Central Florida technology startups  selected by our members.

Our members are world-class entrepreneurs with early-stage venture operational experience who have founded, scaled, and exited companies.

We believe that smart investments in emerging startup companies will benefit both our member’s portfolios and Central Florida’s innovation economy.

Our Team

Dave Chitester

Member and Chairman

Founder and President, SeedFunders
Founded, scaled, and exited RedVector
BSCE, Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
MBA, Northern Michigan University

Dr. Dennis R. Pape

Member and CEO

Founder, Catalyst Spaces and VentureScaleUp
Founded, scaled, and exited Photonic Systems
BA, Physics, Cornell University
PhD, Physics, Duke University

Irv Cohen


Managing Director, Innovations Capital Group
Former President, JP Morgan Treasury Technology Corporation
MBA, Accounting, Pace University
MBA, Finance, New York University

Gene McCulley


Founder and CEO, StackFrame
BA, Computer Engineering, University of Central Florida

Randy Greene


Managing Partner, Greene Capital Partners
BA, Finance and Financial Management Services, Eckerd College
MBA, Finance, The Wharton School

Richard Milam


Chairman, Entrepreneurs Alliance of Orlando
Founded, scaled, and exited EnableSoft
BS, Computer Science, Illinois State University

David Sherrer


Founded, scaled, and exited Nuvotronics
BS, Physics, Virginia Tech
MS, Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech

Marcin Kubiak


Founded, scaled, and exited Elite Medical Scribes
BA, Business,Management, and Marketing, University of St. Thomas
MBA, St. Cloud State University – Herberger Business School

Sydney Rossman-Reich


Principal, PRN Real Estate & Investments, Ltd
Former Monetization Manager, Facebook
Former Consultant, McKinsey & Company
BA, Finance, Washington University in St Louis
MBA and Ms in Design Innovation, Northwestern University

Beverly Madison


Owner, Taft Vineland Properties
Board Member, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida
Board Member, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida Foundation
BS, Business/Marketing, Ferris State University

Ben Patz


Managing General Partner, DeepWork Capital
BS, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
MS, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Central Florida

William Grimm


Executive- in- Residence for Negotiation and Entrepreneurship, Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College.
BSME, Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
JD, Law, Stetson University College of Law
MBA, Marketing and Economics, University of Florida

Filling The Capital Gap

Our mission is to partner with high-growth entrepreneurs in Orlando and supply them seed capital to accelerate their growth and success.

Dennis R. Pape
Cofounder and CEO

A Vision Continued

I discovered the power of this model while building Florida Funders. SeedFunders in Tampa Bay was a natural next step – to move earlier in the investment cycle and prepare companies for their Series A round. Because we are focused on pre-revenue, scalable companies – we needed members who could bring expertise in growing companies from MVP to execution and that’s exactly the type of executives who become members there. I am now bringing this successful model to Orlando with SeedFundersOrlando.

Dave Chitester
Cofounder and Chairman