Fast-growing Tampa digital firm snares $4 million local venture investment

Ballast Point Ventures has invested in Symphonic Distribution Inc. The $4 million is the first outside capital invested in Symphonic, based in Tampa and one of the largest independent music companies in the industry. Symphonic, which partners with Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Pandora and others, provides new and established record labels and individual musicians with digital music distribution tools that allow content creators to quickly and cost effectively distribute their music … Continue reading

Ballast Point Ventures Announces Successful Exit From TicketBiscuit

Tampa, FL – October 30, 2017 Ballast Point Ventures III, LP (“BPV”) is pleased to announce that it has successfully exited its growth equity investment in TicketBiscuit, a Birmingham-based online ticketing and event platform, through an acquisition by eTix. BPV invested in TicketBiscuit to help the Company grow its salesforce, bolster marketing efforts, and develop additional technology products. Founded in 2001 by Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Gale, TicketBiscuit has a rich history of … Continue reading

MeYou Health Names New CEO, Raises New Capital, and Enters a New Market

SOURCE: PRWEB With a new CEO and additional equity financing to optimize wellness program delivery for small and midsize employers, MeYou Health is ready to become the first provider of a wellness software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution in the SMB market. Boston, MA. (PRWEB) September 27, 2017 MeYou Health (MYH) today announced that Trapper Markelz, current President and Chief Operations Officer, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Company. MYH has also … Continue reading

MolecularMD Announces Partnership with Indica Labs

SOURCE: StockGuru.com PORTLAND, Ore. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MolecularMD, a provider of molecular and tissue-based clinical trial assays and diagnostics for oncology based drug development programs, has announced a partnership agreement with Indica Labs, a leader in digital pathology imaging tools and services. The collaboration between the companies leverages MolecularMD’s diagnostic clinical testing solutions with Indica Labs’ digital biomarker analysis services to enable an efficient transition of pre-clinical research to the diagnostic setting and deployment … Continue reading

TissueTech, Inc. Names John Arnott, Industry Executive, to Board of Directors

SOURCE: TissueTech, Inc. Arnott brings experience in a wide range of global healthcare MIAMI – August 3, 2017 – TissueTech Inc. announced today that it has named John Arnott to its Board of Directors. Mr. Arnott was most recently Operating Partner and Executive Chairman of multiple portfolio companies for The Riverside Company, one of largest and oldest global private equity firms. Mr. Arnott’s career in healthcare dates back four decades … Continue reading

TissueTech, Inc. Names Dr. Herbert B. Slade as Chief Medical Officer

SOURCE: TissueTech, Inc. MIAMI – August 1, 2017 – TissueTech, Inc. announced today that Herbert B. Slade, MD, has been named the company’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Dr. Slade, who will lead the execution of TissueTech’s clinical research strategies and be the primary liaison for medical affairs, has more than 25 years of healthcare industry-based experience, most recently at Smith & Nephew plc, where he was CMO and Senior Vice President … Continue reading

Interested, dedicated, fascinated by the job

Today marks the 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing and the first steps by humanity on another world.  In honor of the man who took those first steps, we’d like to reprint the 8/28/12 piece we wrote on the occasion of his passing.  ~~~ Astronaut Neil Armstrong passed away Saturday, and The Wall Street Journal reported something the pioneer once said about the success of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission – the odds of which he had … Continue reading

89 years worth of “the greatest thing since sliced bread”

On this day in 1928, the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, MO, sold mechanically sliced bread for the first time in the history of the universe.  This gives us a great opportunity, on a Friday, to re-post a Greatest Hit from our Vintage Future Series – originally published on November 13, 2014: Our Vintage Future series takes a tongue-in-cheek look back at the failed predictions of past generations of investors and futurists, and the … Continue reading

BPV Invests in Pensacola-based Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems

Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems Raises Series B Growth Funding SOURCE: Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems, LLC PENSACOLA, Fla.—June 20, 2017—Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems, Inc. (IRIS), the industry leader in early detection systems for diabetic eye disease, today announced the company successfully closed a round of Series B financing. The round was led by Ballast Point Ventures, a later-stage venture capital and growth equity firm that invests in rapidly growing, privately owned … Continue reading

More subtle than the California Gold Rush or Irish Potato Famine but is just as significant

Two stories came to our attention over the weekend: Illinois may be the first state since 1933 to declare bankruptcy because they’ve chased off too much of their tax base with public policies hostile to entreprenuers, while… Our home state of Florida has 3 of the top 20 cities in the country for tech job growth:  Orlando (6th), Jacksonville (9th) and Tampa (17th).  ZipRecruiter looked at 8 million active job postings … Continue reading

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