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Business briefs: SavvyCard strikes a deal with CoreLogic, Deloitte Fast 500 and more

Margie Manning



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SavvyCard, a St. Pete tech company that helps business professionals develop sales leads, has struck a new deal with CoreLogic, a property data and analytics company. CoreLogic will provide SavvyCard to subscribers of California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS), the nation’s largest MLS, a news release said.

SavvyCard makes it easy for real estate agents to share their contact information and real estate listings online through the major social media networks and other digital channels.

“Social media is an incredible source of buyer leads and SavvyCard does a great job leveraging that potential,” said Art Carter, CEO of CRMLS.

SavvyCard was already a member of the CoreLogic Alliance Network, which has given the company visibility beyond Florida, said David Etheredge, CEO.

Fast 500

Two local cybersecurity firms, KnowBe4 in Clearwater and ReliaQuest in Tampa, made the 2018 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America.

The staff at KnowBe4.

KnowBe4 ranked No. 34 on the list, with 3,726 percent revenue growth from 2014 to 2017.

“Our revenue growth has been up for 22 consecutive quarters, and we attribute that success to our best-in-class new-school security awareness training and simulated phishing platform along with the increasing realization that people are the weakest link in organizational security,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO of KnowBe4.

ReliaQuest was No. 214 on the list, with 451 percent revenue growth in that same period.

Brian Murphy, CEO of ReliaQuest, credited a strong culture and hardworking employees for the company’s triple-digit growth.

The fastest growing company on the list is SwanLeap, a Madison, Wisc.-based software firm, which grew revenue 77,260 percent in three years.


Rachel Carpenter, Intrinio

Rachel Carpenter, co-founder and CEO of St. Petersburg-based financial data platform Intrinio, traces her passion for entrepreneurship to a job she held in college.

Carpenter recounts her career journey and goes in-depth on Intrinio’s prospects in the current edition of Upside, the first podcast devoted to startups outside of Silicon Valley.

Each podcast includes an interview with the founder, research on the company and a verbal hypothetical deal memo.

Check out Carpenter’s interview here.


The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area ranks No. 160 in the U.S. for personal income, based on new numbers released early Thursday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Per capita personal income in the metro area was $45,067 in 2017, up 2.4 percent from $44,021 in 2016.

Nationwide, per capita personal income last year in metro areas was $53,617, a 3.7 percent increase from a year earlier.




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