We seek out the very best startup teams, who have a passion to develop a bright and prosperous future in our own backyard.
We scout for high growth, tech-enabled companies which have developed an initial product, and are ready to scale (post-MVP, pre-significant traction). The founders need to have committed substantial sweat equity into their venture, and need funding to reach the next goal for their startup.
We support founding teams of all backgrounds, but tend to look for domain expertise in the field the team is disrupting. Our goal is to work together with our founders, so we prefer teams that are ready to work collaboratively towards the long-term vision for their company.
By focusing on companies only in the greater Tampa Bay region, we add clarity and focus to our deal flow. Rather than performing a superficial triage on thousands of pitches per year, we focus on hundreds of equally promising local opportunities across a wide range of sectors.
We will primarily source deals through an active “boots on the ground” approach and build a stellar reputation within the tight-knit entrepreneur community in Tampa Bay.