Florida Funders

Florida Funders

Florida Funders is a hybrid of a venture capital fund and crowd-funding platform that invests in early-stage technology companies.

Founded in 2013, Florida Funders is a venture capital firm based in Tampa, Florida. The firm is a hybrid of a venture capital fund and crowd-funding platform that invests in early-stage technology companies.

Florida Funders as a crowdfunding syndicate has over 1,300 members. They partner with their portfolio companies to help them find their success. Their team searches the state of Florida to find the best early-stage ventures across all industries. They use their blend of equity crowdfunding, angel investing and venture capital to generate returns for their investors while supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs in the Sunshine States.

Investment

Florida Funders has invested $22.6 million across 30 companies. They review 60 to 80 companies per month and only select those who they feel have the potential to deliver their expected returns.

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Funded Companies

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SavvyCard

SavvyCard is a SaaS company offering Digital Business Cards.

Homee On Demand provides 24/7 access to thousands of qualified home maintenance pros ready to work in about 30 minutes.

ClassWallet is a Miami-based company founded by Jamie Rosenberg, Neil Steinhardt and Eddie Butler.

2ULaundry is a company founded by Alex Smereczniak.

Global Safety Management is a Tampa, Florida-based company.

TrashButler is a recycling company.

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Candice Rezvanian

Director of Founder Success

Eric Ramos

Director of Investments

Kevin Adamek

Partner

Kirubha Perumalsamy

Investment Analyst

Marc Blumenthal

Partner

Marc Sokol

Partner

Michael Kadow

Vice President of Finance and Operations

Ryan Whittemore

Chief Investment Officer

Saxon Baum

Vice President of Investor Relations

Shelby Malvesuto

Director of Marketing

Stephanie Pecorilli

Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Todd Andersen-Davis

Vice President of Institute and SEED Investments

Tom Wallace

Managing Partner

Zachary Stein

Director of Investor Relations

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Lauren Coffey
August 4, 2020
AmericanInno
During a time when many offices are still working remotely, July was the month several organizations began teaming up with one another. We've got all the partnerships announced last month below, along with the promotions within Tampa Bay's tech scene and even a new tech company coming to town. Partnerships • Seedfunders Opportunity Fund, the newest fund with a focus on diversity, has appointed St. Petersburg College President Tonjua Williams and longtime corporate executive Bridgette Heller to its Opportunity Fund Board. The fund spun out of early-stage investment fund Seedfunders. Heller has spent 35 years as a business executive for various companies and now heads the local nonprofit M.A.S.T.R. Kids, which combines literacy and STEAM curriculum for children. And with Williams' SPC connection, the fund has also promised it will make at least one investment in an SPC-student-led company. • Florida Funders, the venture capital fund and angel investor network, has partnered with Florida
Lauren Coffey
June 10, 2020
AmericanInno
A Tampa alcohol software startup has exited after an acquisition by a New York City-based company. Bridge, which rebranded from Proof Network Ventures in October, has been acquired from SevenFifty Technologies for an undisclosed amount. Since its founding in October 2018, the company has undergone a rebrand, acquired a similar business named Tipsi and secured funding from Florida Funders. It was also included in Tampa Bay Inno's Startups to Watch in 2020 list. "Florida Funders celebrates Bridge's acquisition by SevenFifty as it marks a notably successful exit for our firm," Tom Wallace, managing partner for Florida Funders, said in a statement. "Bridge brought an invaluable service to companies and made them a key player in the beverage alcohol space." Florida Funders invested $917,000 in Bridge in November 2019. Since SevenFifty Technologies operates remotely, the Bridge team will remain in Tampa Bay. "We are fortunate to have received the level of ongoing support and guidance that we

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