ST. PETERSBURG - SavvyCard, a St. Petersburg based startup developing a web application platform for mobile devices closed a $1.5M Series A funding round in May, of which $80,000 was made up of smaller investments aggregated from accredited investors by Florida Funders. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
MIAMI - Posto7, a Miami-based startup has raised $925,000 in convertible notes from NXTP Labs and several other investors in New York City, San Francisco, Brazil and Miami.
Posto7 is a mobile application that helps you share your favorite restaurants, hotels, and nightlife venues with your fiends.
ORLANDO - Catalyst, a new 7,000 square foot collaborative workspace for tech entrepreneurs, startups and creative professionals will open this fall in downtown Orlando.
Catalyst’s interior renderings show its open floor plan with a lounge setting in the entrance area that can be converted to event space. Beyond the entry is more open workspace with table seating for coworkers and a craft coffee bar. Beyond the coffee bar is additional open workspace with dedicated desks as well as glass enclosed office spaces. Both in front and to the side of the coffee bar are glass enclosed conference rooms with video conferencing capability.
ORLANDO - Zynga, the company behind such games as Farmville and Words With Friends, has signed a lease for office space in Maitland.
Real estate development company Emerson International confirmed the lease for Zynga, of 5,203 square feet at 2600 Maitland Center Parkway. That’s only about one block east of Central Florida’s video game giant, EA Sports.
ORLANDO – Each year, the Orlando Economic Development Commission honors companies and individuals for bright ideas, creative solutions, pioneering research and support for the tech community with an awards program. This year, the EDC is adding new partners, new categories and changing the format of the event.
ORLANDO - The Orlando Tech Association, along with over a dozen community partners, has begun planning for Tech Week, a collection of events hosted by organizations and businesses from across Orlando’s technology industry from September 27 - October 3. Partners range from the Orlando Science Center to local grassroots Meetup groups, and topics include programming; big data; space technology; gaming; laser and photonics; STEM education; medical technology; simulation; and tech business development, among others.
ORLANDO – OrlandoiX, the organization driving the five-day technology and digital arts festival of the same name, has announced the appointment of Jill Healey to the position of Associate Producer. In her role as associate producer of OrlandoiX, Healey will lead festival sponsorships, partnerships, exhibitor sales, marketing, and communications.
“We are excited to bring an Associate Producer on board to propel us forward as we focus on developing partnerships, generating a buzz about OrlandoiX and creating unique sponsorship opportunities for our partners. Jill’s experience and strategic approach are an asset to both our partners and our organization”, said David Glass, Executive Producer of OrlandoiX and publisher of the Florida Technology Journal.
ORLANDO – With the goal of helping Orlando become a top 10 city nationally for tech startups and to assist in the creation of 5,000 high-wage tech jobs over the next decade, Canvs will open its doors this summer. The coworking space will be located on the first floor of the Church Street Exchange building. Demand has led Canvs to add additional space to their lease one month after initial commitment, for a total of 17,189 sq. ft., which will accommodate 164 entrepreneurs and technologists.