By Kathryn Hawkins
For tech startups in Florida, these venture capital firms offer the best sources of capital and operational support in the region.
Over the last few years, the conversation around funding and where you can scale startups has been slowly changing. The narrative has shifted away from the belief that successful startups can only be born and scaled in Silicon Valley or New York. With eyes elsewhere in the country, Florida is also jumping into the spotlight.
PS27 Ventures (Jacksonville)
Venture capitalist firm and accelerator PS27 Ventures specializes in investments in early-stage startups in SaaS, health tech, e-commerce, and fintech startups. With values like think big, be real, embrace failure, and remember why — PS27 Ventures supports founders through it all. For its accelerator, the firm brings in select startups to work side-by-side and support them with resources, mentorship, and connections.
"PS27 not only provides capital, we also provide content designed for startups and connections to industry experts," PS27 Ventures' founder, Jim Stallings, told us. "Startup teams typically spend an entire year in our program mastering the basics of their financial model and refining their go-to-market plan. The founder is surrounded by our team of experienced professionals working side by side every day to ensure their success."
Companies they've invested in: Telehealth startup Docity Health, custom food ordering startup Hazlnut, and wellness startup Resility.