KKR invests $300M in KnowBe4

The Tampa Bay area just got another unicorn.

KnowBe4, a cybersecurity training company in Clearwater, received $300 million in an investment round led by KKR and with significant participation by two existing investors, Elephant and TenEleven Ventures.

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St. Pete Beach Commission appears unwilling to budge on BRT

The ongoing controversy over the proposed Central Avenue Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project stirred Tuesday as the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) presented the latest iteration of the project to the St. Pete Beach City Commission.

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Synapse challenge winners propose a festival powered by tech at Al Lang

Geodesic domes that incorporate technology to showcase the arts, music, education and sports would fill Al Lang Stadium when it’s not hosting Tampa Bay Rowdies games, under a vision by two St. Petersburg architects.

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In his own words: Why this philanthropist gives back to St. Pete (Audio)

St. Petersburg has been good to Kevin and Jeanne Milkey and their family.

That’s why the couple believes in giving back to the city they’ve lived in for 28 years.

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ICYMI: Trish Duggan talks Imagine Museum past, present – and future

Trish Duggan sees light emanating everywhere, through everything. Not just art in glass, about which she’s passionate, but in people. In thoughts and ideas, in beliefs and practices and in positive action.

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The Shuffle

Dawn M. Hunter
Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg


The Hustle

Crystal Bailes (GEMS)

Crystal Bailes is the CEO and founder of Girls Empowered Mentally for Success (GEMS), a local nonprofit organization that has provided support for at-risk adolescent girls for more than 15 years.

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University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, offers graduate and undergraduate programs to students in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg.

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Dr. Jennifer Hall
Mindset Coaching

Focus: Economy

Better The South’s Economy Is Falling Behind: ‘All of a Sudden the Money Stops Flowing’ [The Wall Street Journal]

Policies that once drove the region’s growth have proven inadequate in an economy shaped by the forces of globalization.

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KKR Mints a New Cybersecurity Unicorn [Fortune]

Three months after announcing an initial $50 million investment in the company, private equity giant KKR is leading an additional $300 million in funding for cybersecurity firm KnowBe4, in a deal that values the startup at $1 billion.

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