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TampaBayInno: TampaBay.Ventures awarded standout “Blazer” at the fourth annual Fire Awards
The firm has moved at a breakneck pace since its launch in 2021, closing 11 hyperlocal deals across sectors ranging from cybersecurity to insurtech to an architecture-focused hiring platform.
83 degrees: Tampa app developers say it takes “Twos” to make a thing go right
A pair of Tampa-based tech entrepreneurs have built a growing startup from a shared vision to build “the best place to write things down. Launched in 2021, the Twos app has a 1,200 percent user growth rate this year and
Tampa Bay Business Journal: Ark Invest’s Cathie Wood talks blockchain, glass ceilings and why she chose St. Pete
Cathie Wood lent St. Petersburg credibility when she first announced she was moving her asset management firm, Ark Invest, in November 2021. “Everyone was courting you so we thank you for coming to our city,” said Tom Frederick, TampaBay.Ventures’ general
Catalyst: Powerhouse investors talk shop at USFSP
While education is typically the bedrock of a successful career, there is no substitution for experience; Cathie Wood, founder of ARK Invest, and Tom Frederick, founding partner of TampaBay.Ventures, have that in spades.
Catalyst: Notetaking app startup lands $1.4M local investment
Twos, a startup that has developed a notetaking app and sharing platform, has raised a $1.4 million pre-seed investment round led by TampaBay.Ventures. Twos incorporates a calendar, planner, task manager and journal into one place where it can become organized.
TampaBayInno: Tampa tech company Twos closes $1.4M pre-seed round led by local investor
Twos, a Tampa-based company that’s part social media, part note-taking app, has closed a $1.4 million pre-seed round led by TampaBay.Ventures. The company announced Wednesday it closed the slightly-oversubscribed round and did not disclose additional investors.
Axios: Tampa Bay startup app raises $1.4M pre-seed
The founders of a startup for an app that promises to be the go-to place to write down anything tell Axios they’ve raised a $1.4 million pre-seed investment led by venture capital firm TampaBay.Ventures.
Catalyst: Hook Security reels in Tampa Bay Ventures investment
Locally based Hook Security, a cybersecurity training platform, has received an investment from TampaBay.Ventures as part of the startup’s Series A round.
TampaBayInno: Florida Funders and TampaBay.Ventures invests in Betr
Social media star-turned-professional boxer Jake Paul and sports betting entrepreneur Joey Levy teamed up for the company. It is creating a platform for sports micro-betting transactions, which enables fans to bet on specific moments of a sporting event.
TampaBayInno: St. Pete startup continues funding streak with six-figure TampaBay.Ventures deal
A St. Petersburg startup has secured funding weeks after it received an investment from “Shark Tank’s” Mark Cuban. Spontivly, which moved to the Tampa Bay region in January, initially made waves with its community-focused SaaS technology and offerings.
TampaBayInno: Tampa tech company catches attention of local investment firm to the tune of $600K
Two co-founders with a former exit have struck success again. Reptrics, a Tampa-based company founded in 2019, has received a $600,000 investment from TampaBay.Ventures.
Catalyst: Reptrics receives investment from Tampa VC firm
Tampa Bay-based startup Reptrics, a customer CRM, announced it has raised $600,000 in a seed funding round led by TampaBay.Ventures. Reptrics helps businesses generate customer testimonials by automating the collection of reviews and posting them to review sites.
Why We Invested in ArchSlate
Archslate, a recruiting platform for Architecture and Civil Engineering, is our most recent investment from TampaBay.Ventures Seed Fund I. The platform represents a progressive and reversed approach to hiring in the AEC industry…
Lakeland Business Owners Podcast: Wesley Barnett & Andreas Calabrese of Tampa Bay Ventures
We have an extra special episode this week as we sat down with Lakeland native, Wesley Barnett, and Andreas Calabrese, who are partners at Tampa Bay Ventures capital firm where they write the first professional seed check into promising startups
Catalyst: Tampa startup hits a major win in pre-seed funding round
Tech startup Archslate, which recently relocated to Tampa from Silicon Valley, has raised an oversubscribed pre-seed funding round of $700,000.
TampaBayInno: Tampa tech startup closes oversubscribed round from local investors
Archslate, which launched in May 2021, is a talent marketplace and hiring platform for the architecture, engineering and construction industries.
Tampa Bay Times: At Tampa’s Synapse Summit, all eyes on Florida’s tech, innovation growth
Tampa wasn’t exactly a power player on the global tech scene when Pam Miniati was organizing the Florida Israel Business Accelerator five years ago.
Catalyst: Tampa insurance tech startup raises $100M in Series A funding round
Slide, a homeowners insurance tech firm founded in Tampa, has closed a $100 million Series A funding round that will accelerate the already fast-growing startup’s capabilities.
Tampa Bay Business Journal: Tampa public company founder raises $100M for new insurance tech startup
A Tampa-based insurance tech startup has closed a $100 million round in its first foray into the funding world.
Tampa Bay Times: Tampa insurance-tech startup nets $100 million in early fundraising
A Tampa insurance tech company has raked in $100 million in early fundraising, one of the highest haul of any Tampa Bay startup.
Deal Memo: Why We Invested In Procoto
Procoto serves as a perfect representation of the TampaBay.Ventures thesis; to invest in the best founders with a deep understanding of an industry challenge through domain expertise. Having developed the idea for Procoto while searching for procurement tools in previous
Florida’s newest Venture Capital firm partners with Tampa Bay Innovation Center
Tampa Bay Innovation Center (TBIC), a tech incubator and accelerator has announced its newest partner in the mission to support and grow the region’s tech ecosystem. Tampa Bay Ventures, a newly minted venture capital fund for early-stage technology startups based in
Catalyst: TampaBay.Ventures makes first investment in a St. Pete tech startup
Venture capital firm TampaBay.Ventures has made its first investment and it’s with a new St. Pete startup. TampaBay.Ventures, founded this year with an initial $20 million seed fund committed to investing in Tampa Bay-based technology companies, announced this week that it is leading a
Tampa Bay Business Journal: TampaBay.Ventures, the newly launched $20M fund, makes first investment with St. Pete company
Two months after launching a $20 million, five-year fund, TampaBay.Ventures has made its first investment. The fund, run by four Tampa Bay investors, has closed a high six-figure deal with St. Petersburg-based Procoto. The company offers procurement software for small
TampaBay.Ventures Leads Investment Into Y Combinator Graduate Procoto
TampaBay.Ventures has led an investment into St. Petersburg, Florida-based Procoto, a procurement and spend analysis platform for businesses. Procoto is a graduate of the famed Y Combinator startup accelerator program and the first Y Combinator graduate located in the Tampa
Forbes: How Venture Capital’s New Crop Of Micro Funds Punch Above Their Weight
Another key tactic for micro-funds that can make them more visible: they’re specializing to stand out.
Bay News 9: TampaBay.Ventures to invest $20 million in startup companies
“We’re seeing that Tampa Bay is one of the best places in the country to build a tech company,” said General Partner Andreas Calabrese. “Getting funding for these startup companies was not always the easiest thing to do locally.”
Catalyst: Startup Report Podcast #86
Marcus Adolfsson & Andreas Calabrese stop by the studio to discuss the new fund, their investment thesis and how they’ll look to support and grow Tampa Bay seed stage companies.
Tampa Bay Business Journal: Tampa Bay entrepreneurs launch $20M investment fund to change the startup scene
Entrepreneurs in Tampa Bay have launched a $20 million investment fund and plan to deploy the money across at least 20 startups in the next five years.
New Venture Capital Firm, TampaBay.Ventures, Launches $20M Seed Fund to Support Regional Tech Startups
New Fund is committed to helping create an internationally recognized startup ecosystem in the Tampa Bay region Tampa, FL – May 11, 2021 – A new venture capital firm, TampaBay.Ventures, has launched its first $20 million seed fund in order