Tampa cybersecurity firm gets seven-figure local investment

Ballast Point Ventures, a venture capital firm in Tampa, invested $4.85 million in Abacode, a Tampa managed security services provider.

Abacode will use the Series A growth equity investment to scale its sales, its security operations center and itsproject execution teams, as well as to broaden its marketing efforts and further enhance its technology-enabled service offering, a news release said.

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Meet 40 leaders who are making a difference in St. Petersburg

Leadership St. Pete, a division of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, is the second-oldest leadership organization in the United States, just celebrated its 50th year, as representatives of all 50 previous classes gathered at the Coliseum in October.

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CES serves as the backdrop for big announcement from Syniverse and Samsung

Syniverse – a Tampa company that provides services for mobile network operators and businesses – and telecommunications technology giant Samsung SDS say they want to simplify mobile payments for anyone with a phone.

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Startup Report #050: MedZoomer

Marvin Kloss of MedZoomer joins Joe Hamilton in the studio.

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Innovocative’s ‘A Shayna Maidel’ looks at life beyond the Holocaust

The storyline of Barbara Lebow’s drama A Shayna Maidel – two Polish sisters, separated by the Holocaust, are re-united in 1946 New York – appealed to Innovocative Theater founder and producing artistic director Staci Sabarsky.

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The Shuffle

Steve Presser
BeniComp Health Solutions


The Hustle

Alexa Burch

Alexa Burch is an anomaly in the photography/ videography industry. In a world of increasing specialization, Burch is a jack of all trades. Burch began building her own business in the middle of her education at the University of South Florida.

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Tampa Bay

ICYMI: Transportation, regionalism dominate discussion at State of the Bay

The next time Pinellas County voters cast ballots on funding transportation initiatives, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman wants to make sure it’s a measure that will pass.

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Kristen Shepherd
Museum of Fine Arts

Focus: Climate

Australia’s hellish heat wave and wildfires, explained [Vox]

Ocean circulation, years of drought, and climate change are fueling Australia’s record heat and deadly fires.

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Scooter Startup Lime Exits a Dozen Markets, Cuts Jobs [Wallstreet Journal]

Electric scooter-rental startup cuts 14% of workforce as it seeks profitability

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