The Top VC Firms in Florida for SaaS and Tech Startups

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.

Blended Designs Helps 1,500 Students Go Back to School in Duval

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#BDGivesBack: Blended Designs donated backpacks to help influencer Taylor Richardson surpass her goal of ensuring that 1,000 students received backpacks and school supplies to start school off in Duval County, Fl. Backpacks were stuffed during an event that was held at the Emmett Reed Community Center on Sunday. 

"We also were able to send backpacks and supplies to seven local schools and one shelter!" said Richardson, "I’m beyond grateful to you all and hope I will have your support to do it again next year!" 

OnPay Solutions Co-Founder Named 2019 Tech Leader of the Year

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Juliet Negrete Anderson co-founder of OnPay Solutions has been named one of the 2019 Tech Leader of the Year by the Jacksonville Business Journal. Great job, team! To see the full story click here.

Here is the inaugural class of Technology Leaders of the Year honorees:

Michael Bouchet — One Call

Kevin Bush — Ring Power Corporation

Daniel Destouche — Forcura

Jason Duff — Stellar

Emil Gallant — Envisage International Corporation

Brice Garcia — Acosta, Inc.

Erik Henderson — CSX

Manish Kothari — Jax Federal Credit Union

Drayton Lee — Champion Brands

Terri Lewis — Pontoon

John Marinatos — SS&C Technologies (Advent Software)

Robert Marsh — NLP Logix

Juliet Negrete Anderson — OnPay Solutions

Matthew Parks — Pace Center for Girls Inc

David Webb — BrightMove