Here are the Tampa and St. Pete companies that got the most funding in 3Q 2018

An $8 million funding round for digital health company Peerfit propelled it to the top of the list of companies in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area to receive venture capital backing in the third quarter of 2018.

Peerfit and seven other companies in the Tampa-St. Pete metro are highlighted as top deals for the three months that ended Sept. 30 in the new PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor from PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association.

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IT team at Jabil wins one of the top honors from Tampa Bay Tech

A Jabil Inc. team that developed a smart packaging project, designed to ensure consumers will never run out of coffee, laundry detergent or other consumables, has taken one of the top honors in Tampa Bay Tech’s 2018 awards.

Jabil’s Smart Packaging IT Team is the winner in the Tech Innovation Team of the Year award, which recognizes a technology team that developed an innovative project, led an impactful company transformation or launched a game-changing product within their industry.

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New director at Raymond James is a familiar name in Tampa Bay business circles

Raymond James Financial Inc. appointed Robert Dutkowsky as a member of its board of directors, effective Oct. 4.

Dutkowsky is the executive chairman of Tech Data Corp. (NASDAQ: TECD), a Clearwater-based IT distributor. Dutkowsky was CEO at Tech Data for 12 years, until he retired from that position earlier this year.

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The Unhappy Deciders [This American Life]

Making big decisions about other people's lives can feel pretty awful. Zoe Chace followed Senator Jeff Flake as he decided to force the Senate to delay its vote on Judge Kavanaugh. Among her discoveries: Those protestors in the elevator? They aren’t the reason he did what he did.

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The Hustle

Mo Eppley (MityMo Creative & Tangible Labs)

Mo Eppley, the founder of MityMo Creative and Tangible Labs, is truly "mighty" in the St. Pete community. Mo has a hand in everything. She's an entrepreneur with a deep love of animals and passion for building community through local nonprofit causes that she's supported in her work.

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Renker Eich Parks Architects

Since 1985, Renker Eich Parks Architects has been on the leading edge of architectural practice in Tampa Bay.

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The Shuffle

Sarah Pennington
Hype Group

Bob Dutkowsky
Raymond James


Sridhar Sundaram
USFSP Kate Tiedemann

Focus: Women

How Women Are Making Nashville Hum [Politico]

The young people streaming into ‘Music City’ have big career goals and they don’t involve singing at the Grand Ole Opry.

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ACUMEN: Gender

How Men Get Penalized for Straying from Masculine Norms [HBR]

Research demonstrates that men too face backlash when they don’t adhere to masculine gender stereotypes — when they show vulnerability, act nicer, display empathy, express sadness, exhibit modesty, and proclaim to be feminists.

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