It is no secret that there is an abundance of development going on all over the bay area from Water Street in Channelside, to the Innovation District in St. Pete, on up to new hotels in Clearwater, and countless project in Dunedin. We couldn’t be more excited for each of our communities developments and advancements!
Here are some of the outstanding groups and organizations fostering the growth of our technology and entrepreneurial sectors. If you are looking for events, meetings, or support groups, which is where these organization discover many of their investments check out 22 Incubators, Accelerators, and Makers Spaces Around Tampa Bay
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Florida Venture Forum- http://FLVenture.org
The Florida Venture Forum, established in 1984, is the leading entrepreneurial and private company investor networking group in Florida, providing Florida-based companies (and their owners and managers) with unique strategic education and guidance and opportunities to interact with and present to active funds and other equity investors as well as other members of the entrepreneurial and emerging company ecosystem. To date, Florida-based companies presenting at Forum conferences have raised almost $3 Billion of venture capital investment.
Florida Funders– http://www.floridafunders.com/
Florida Funders is transforming early-stage funding in Florida. We’re making investing easier for accredited investors and early-stage capital more accessible to Florida companies. We blend the best of angel investing, venture capital, and equity crowdfunding with the goal of generating strong financial returns while having a significant impact on job creation and economic growth in our communities.
The Florida Angel Nexus– https://www.floridaangelnexus.co/
The Florida Angel Nexus enables investors to invest in early-stage high-growth ventures of their own choosing and meet highly specialized goals while enjoying the efficiency of a large investment entity. Leveraging our extensive network of industry experts, NEXUS enables investors to better understand the market, product, and execution risk of investment opportunities. Selected companies gain exposure to a large number of investors from angel groups across the state who co-invest to meet the company’s fundraising goals; the angel groups gain far more insights than they can generate on their own. It’s a win-win situation.
ARK Applications- http://www.arkapps.com/
Founded in 2015, Ark Applications focuses on helping companies realize their full potential through creating lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships. Whether through consulting or investment, we firmly believe that every engagement must reflect the core values of our business. We not only want to provide value for the businesses with which we consult, but also be the helping hand that enables them to be more successful. Nothing brings our team more happiness than seeing others succeed in their businesses, especially when we are an essential part of making that happen.
Gazelle Capital– https://www.gazelle.capital/
Gazelle FP&A (Finance, Planning & Analysis) specializes in supporting and facilitating growth with a variety of companies and industries, both large and small. They provide genuine care and vast amounts of experience in an effort to help support the most important job creators in our economy, small businesses
Oakpoint Advisors– http://www.oakpointadv.com
Oakpoint’s objective is to be successful in meeting the capital needs of our clients. They aim to become trusted partners and a true extension of the manager and its brand. Their process requires them to have an in-depth understanding of the investment and non-investment functions of their managers. Their economic model is designed to align their success with that of our managers.
First Round Tampa Bay- https://www.mcintyrefirm.com/
The first round of financing is typically too small for traditional venture capitalists, and has the highest risk. The availability of this kind of financing is critical to the development of a tech ecosystem.
Kevin Harrington Enterprises– http://kevinharrington.tv/
Angel Investors Network (AIN) was created by a group of successful entrepreneurs, investment bankers, angel investors, marketing and management experts, lawyers and accountants who have built companies in a diverse set of industries.
St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership Technology Fund– http://www.stpetepartnership.org/?page=TechnologyFund
The St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership’s Technology Fund targets seed-stage, pre-venture investment opportunities at companies based on technology and is designed to be a perennial fund. In exchange for investments that typically range between $10,000 to $20,000, the Partnership receives an ownership stake in the company. If profits are realized, the money is returned to the Technology Fund to provide more resources for additional investments.