The region saw its lowest venture capital deal count in years in the first quarter as coronavirus slowed the economy in March. There were three investment deals worth $6 million in the metro Orlando area between Jan. 1-March 31, according to the Venture Monitor report released by PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association on April 14. The three...Read More
Upheaval in the events industry has turned the spotlight on local company ViewStub LLC’s virtual event services. And that interest is quickly turning into growth, partnerships and investment. Early-stage investment group SeedFunders Orlando on March 27 made a $100,000 investment in the company, which will help ViewStub as it continues to grow its staff and serve...Read More
Coronavirus has sickened the global economy, and the region’s tech sector isn’t immune. Fears related to a global coronavirus outbreak, which has generated 132,000 cases and nearly 5,000 deaths worldwide as of March 13, has hammered U.S. and international markets. For example, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 2,350 points on March 12....Read More
Orlando and Tampa are less than 90 minutes apart, but their tech communities have some big differences. More than 7,000 people crowded Amalie Arena in Tampa on Feb. 11-12 for Synapse Summit. The annual summit, which started in Tampa and held its first Orlando version in October 2019, serves as a showcase for tech and innovation...Read More
Blue Halo Biomedical CEO Tony Ruben‘s calendar is full of meetings with potential investors, many of whom he met at Synapse Orlando. More than 1,000 attendees packed Orlando’s Ace Cafe on Oct. 18 for the city’s first iteration of the Synapse innovation summit on Oct. 18. Bringing the event to Orlando after it started in Tampa in...Read More
A new local early-stage investment group plans to fill a gap in funding for the Orlando tech industry. The new Seedfunders Orlando plans to sign up investors to provide funding to startups that haven’t yet earned any revenue, Seedfunders Orlando CEO Dennis Pape told Orlando Business Journal. Currently, small companies not making revenue yet either are self-funded or...Read More
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