Venture capital shrinks in Tampa-St. Pete in Q4 2019

Venture capital activity in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area dropped dramatically in the fourth quarter of 2019.

There were eight deals totaling $15.4 million, according to Pitchbook-NVCA Venture Monitor. That was the fewest deals and the lowest total funding raised in any other quarter in 2019.

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St. Petersburg insurer Anchor Property & Casualty plans to sell all its policies

Anchor Property & Casualty Insurance Co. in St. Petersburg has a preliminary agreement to sell all its insurance policies to Homeowners Choice Property & Casualty Insurance Co.

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The life and legend of Dr. Paul Bearer, St. Pete’s ‘master of scare-emonies’

More than two decades after Dr. Paul Bearer left us for that great tenement castle in the sky, his legend lives on.

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Episode 71: Interview with Allison Harris from Baba on Central [St. Pete Foodies Podcast]

Instead of focusing on a specific restaurant, we'll talk about what it's like being in the service industry for 20-years while having a family, how bad reviews affect unknown, innocent bystanders, along with some real fun banter.

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ICYMI: With Jobsite’s ‘Midsummer,’ composer Jeremy Douglass enters a new era

Is Jeremy Douglass growing up? Don’t hold him to it, but yeah, it kind of looks that way.

“In four or five years, I’m going to be 50,” says the piano-playing, composing-and-arranging St. Pete wunderkind. “And there’s something inherently wrong about a 50-year-old man loading gear into a club.”

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The Shuffle

Iain Whyte
Innovative Foodservice Group


The Hustle

Matthew Walker (Pixelstix)

PixelStix brings digital content into physical context. It's a sticker that - when in proximity to your phone - links to digital content. This means you can send videos via postcards and photo albums, so they can live outside of social media.

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Tampa Bay

ICYMI: Chicken Salad Chick

Chicken Salad Chick founder shares her best business advice with Working Women of Tampa Bay

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Will Michaels
Author, Historian

Focus: Tallahassee

Cash and campaigns to frame Florida's 2020 legislative session [Politico]

Controversial policy fights. Souring revenue projections. A huge dose of election year politics.

That potentially combustible mix awaits lawmakers as they return to Tallahassee Tuesday for the start of the 2020 legislative session. As in most election years, politics likely will take center stage during the 60-day session.

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Google acquires Pointy, a startup to help brick-and-mortar retailers list products online, for $163M [Tech Crunch]

Google has been on a long-term mission to build inroads into the world of e-commerce by working more closely with brick-and-mortar retailers, and now it looks like it plans to extend that work a little further.

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