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Seedfunders’ team of Partners comes to the table with profoundly different experiences, aligned to a common vision. These giants from the worlds of finance, healthcare, tech and education are uniquely focused on helping pre-revenue companies bring their big ideas to market. Partners range from financial gurus to HR executives to serial entrepreneurs, each with the necessary acumen to bring companies from ideation to execution. Founded in 2017 by Dave Chitester (Founder of Florida Funders) and Irv Cohen, Seedfunders prepares companies early in the investment cycle to succeed in a Series A investment round.

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Led by a group of leading visionaries, Seedfunders is paving the way for technology startups throughout the state of Florida. With a unique focus on pre-revenue stage concepts, Seedfunders brings a different approach with mentoring and guidance for developing MVP concepts and bringing them to market. Seedfunders provides funding and mentoring for pre-revenue technology concepts. To date, the company has analyzed over 400 startups and negotiated 7 term sheets with a total value of over $1.5 million.

Awards & Accolades

David Chitester named 2019 TiE Tampa Bay Angel Investor.

Core values/mission statement

Comprised of experienced entrepreneurs, talented financial professionals, and seasoned industry executives, Seedfunders provides funding, connections and mentoring for pre-revenue, scalable technology startups in Florida.

Company Leadership

David Chitester Influencer


David Chitester is the founder of the Tampa Bay investment firms Florida Funders and Seedfunders. He is also the recipient of the 2019 TiE Tampa Bay Angel Investor TiETAN Award for his efforts in pioneering changes in the Tampa Bay startup landscape over the past 5 years. After successfully launching, building and exiting several companies and founding Florida Funders, Chitester retired in 2016. Chitester "unretired" a year later to found SeedFunders.

Irv Cohen


Irv Cohen supports the development of the venture capital and entrepreneurial community in Florida through a defined mix of strategy and execution, assembling strategic partnerships and mentoring leaders. Irv’s philanthropic ideals led him to develop his long term dream of building a collaborative community in which entrepreneurs in Florida have the opportunity to raise the capital they require locally and thrive with the support of service providers, while providing fruitful investments to stakeholders. Irv joins partner Dave Chitester in founding Seedfunders, which provides funding and mentoring for pre-revenue technology concepts.

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