Florida Funders has dramatically expanded its assets under management, after winning a bid to manage the portfolio of the Institute for the Commercialization of Florida Technology.
It’s part of a series of moves by Tampa-based Florida Funders to broaden the base of technology investors in the state and support a growing technology sector that is expected to bring more high-skill and high-wage jobs to Florida.
Organizers of the Synapse Summit are considering fine-tuning a few details when the event is held again next year.
“I think you’ll see the mainstage next year be used 100 percent of the time. It’s such a great stage. Why not?” Blumenthal said. “And we’ll have more exhibitors on the floor. We need to get more people in the bowl.”
It happens a lot. You go to a conference, hear sage advice and brilliant insights, and think, “I have to remember that” — and then you forget what you heard. The just-ended Synapse Summit, a two-day gathering to celebrate technology and innovation, was filled with smart people offering thoughtful observations and challenging concepts that I want to keep top of mind.
Stories have circulated for nearly a century about Al Capone and Babe Ruth, two famous figures in American history, and their ties to the area of western St. Petersburg known, in different eras, as The Jungle, Jungle Prada and Jungle Terrace.
Beth Shaw began her running career as an athlete and blogger ("The Discombobulated Runner") in 2009. Thanks to a push from a friend-turned-client, Shaw made the jump from blogger to full-time endurance coach in 2015.
New York–based upstart Domio—which just raised a $12 million series A—snags long-term leases on buildings or units in mixed-use apartment complexes, then converts them into sleekly furnished pads with hotel-esque perks.
Last year, competing apartment-hoteliers TurnKey and Sonder raised $31 million and $85 million, respectively.