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Source: Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems (IRIS) PENSACOLA, Fla., Jan. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems (IRIS), the industry leader in telemedicine solutions for diabetic retinal evaluation, was announced as a grantee for the Microsoft AI for Health Initiative. AI for Health, Microsoft’s newest initiative under their AI for Good program, will encompass a $40 million, 5-year program that will leverage AI to empower organizations like IRIS, and other companies in the … Continue reading
Carterra® Closes Financing Round for Continued Growth of the LSA™ Platform for Next Generation Antibody Discovery
Source: PRWeb Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Carterra® Inc., the world leader in high-throughput antibody screening and characterization, has closed a $6M round of financing led by Ballast Point Ventures with participation from current investor, Telegraph Hill Partners. The additional funding will support the continued adoption of the innovative Carterra LSA™ high-throughput Surface Plasmon Resonance (HT-SPR) antibody screening platform and the development of new products and applications. The Carterra LSA revolutionizes … Continue reading
Source: SPOTIO January 9, 2020 – SPOTIO, a Dallas-based software company providing cloud-based sales acceleration and performance management solutions for field sales personnel, is pleased to announce a $4.5 million Series A investment from Ballast Point Ventures. The platform’s robust, mobile-first feature set enables sales teams to manage sales territories, execute face-to-face meetings, and optimize the sales pipeline and performance across the outside sales organization. SPOTIO will use the investment to accelerate … Continue reading
Abacode, a Fast-Growing Cybersecurity & Compliance Firm, Announces $4.85 Million Investment Led by Ballast Point
Source: Newswire.com TAMPA, Fla., January 9, 2020 – Abacode, Inc., a Cybersecurity and Compliance services firm based in Tampa, FL, is excited to announce a $4.85 million Series A growth equity investment led by Ballast Point Ventures. Abacode will leverage the investment to scale its sales, security operations center and project execution teams, broaden its marketing efforts, and further enhance its technology-enabled service offering. Abacode, a Managed Security Services Provider (“MSSP”), … Continue reading
Source: Comparably Florida has hundreds of miles of beaches on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. It has the Everglades. It has Walt Disney World and all of that theme park’s offshoots, as well as competing parks from Universal and Sea World. And, in case we forget, it has oranges. These eight tech companies in the Sunshine State have been making waves with their products and practices, and most … Continue reading
Source: Tampa Magazine By: McKenna Kelley Tampa’s Symphonic Distribution helps the songs you love get from the recording studio to streaming platforms around the globe You’ve probably listened to music on a streaming service like Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora or Amazon at some point recently (and considering the Recording Industry Association of America reports that streaming accounted for 80% of the music industry’s revenue in the first half of this … Continue reading
Ventures Roundup: After $82M round, TissueTech looks to expand in Miami; eMerge predicts record VC investment for South Florida
Source: South Florida Business Journal By: Emon Reiser TissueTech CEO Amy Tseng COURTESY OF TISSUETECH The next five years will bring job growth and possible clinical advances for Miami-based TissueTech, which landed South Florida’s top venture capital deal during the second quarter. Co-founder and CEO Amy Tseng said the biotechnology firm, which developed a method of using fetal tissue to repair eye damage and reduce pain for amputees, will use … Continue reading
Last month – August 30 – brought us National Slinky Day. We did not know the classic toy had its own day, nor were we aware that it was another one of those happy accidents often at the heart of entrepreneurial origin stories. From Smithsonian Magazine: In 1943, mechanical engineer Richard James was designing a device that the Navy could use to secure equipment and shipments on ships while they … Continue reading
Source: Tampa Bay Inno By: Dyllan Furness Symphonic Distribution Founder Jorge Brea. Photo courtesy of Symphonic Distribution The music industry changes fast. In less than two decades, listeners went from buying CDs to buying downloads to paying monthly subscriptions for streaming services—all while vinyl sales surged. For independent musicians, it can be hard to keep up with the fluctuations in the industry. Symphonic Distribution wants to help. Founded in 2006 by Jorge … Continue reading
One of our most-read posts here at NVSE is The Fate of Control (December 2009). In it we cite a phrase coined by Fred Wilson’s at AVC – “shtick tolerance” – as a key to any successful long term relationship. As we blogged in that decade-ago December: You don’t have to accept everything about your partner – outside of integrity/honesty – but you must be able to more or less tune some things out over the … Continue reading