We may not have a Facebook or Google that has launched out of Tampa Bay, but rest assured we have some pretty awesome Financial Technologies and Security innovations making a huge global impact. Many of these companies you will see on Fortune and Inc. revenue reports as fastest growing companies in the nation!

Take note and feel free to share because these businesses are creating jobs and are putting Tampa Bay on the map!


Penny Hoarder

The Penny Hoarder is one of the largest personal finance websites. We help millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. In 2017, Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the No. 1 fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. for the second consecutive year, and #25 on the overall list of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

Intrinio Fintech Marketplace

Intrinio Fintech Marketplace’s mission is to make financial data affordable and easy to access so investors can save money and make time to build something meaningful. That meaning starts with models that lead to improved investment decisions and less time spent on data entry and calculation. Less busy work and better investments are not, however, the ends. They are the means to achieving the time and capital required to build something of meaning and value beyond money, something of intrinsic value for the individual as well as the world.




It started with a mobile app used to estimate closing costs for title agents. But soon they realized the demand was far greater than just mobile. Title agents wanted all of their marketing on autopilot – starting with their website and moving into email marketing newsletters, video and social media.


A team of 5 millennials and a pig building a web app that gives you the power to take down your student loans. Your loan providers are shaking in their gold plated boots!

Applied G2

Applied G2, LLC, the industry leading boutique cyber security and risk management firm.

FL Center for Cybersecuruty- USF

Florida Center for Cybersecurity is a shared resource for cybersecurity education, research and outreach across the state and beyond. Located at the University of South Florida, FC² is leading efforts to position Florida as a national leader in cybersecurity.


KnowBe4 has become the world’s most popular integrated Security Awareness Training and Simulated Phishing platform. Thousands of enterprise accounts are using it, 25% of which are banks and credit unions.


SecureSet is a cybersecurity academy with the mission of transforming and securing the world by educating a new generation of cybersecurity professionals. With campuses in Denver, CO, Colorado Springs, CO and Tampa, FL, SecureSet aims to provide the most complete, immersive and compressed cybersecurity education out there, in order to help career seekers secure their future and the future of organizations and information worldwide.

Trace Eye-d

Trace Eye-D is a security and explosives threat detection company headquartered in Manatee County, Florida, with its lab in nearby Sarasota.