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October 9, 2015

Venture Capital

A Big Quarter for Venture Capital

15 Florida Firms Nab $127 million in Venture Capital money.

Amy Keller | 11/1/2007

» Excalibur Electronics Miami, excaliburelectronics.net
Received: N/A
Industry: Media and Entertainment
Description: Manufactures electronic products
Investors in Q2: Palm Beach Capital Partners

» Institute for Corporate Productivity (aka i4cp)
St. Petersburg, i4cp.com
Received: $6,050,000
Industry: Business Products and Services
Description: Operates as a research organization focused on workforce productivity
Investors in Q2: IDG Ventures Boston; Trinity Ventures; undisclosed firm

» Interface21, West Melbourne, interface21.com
Received: $9,700,000
Industry: Software
Description: Provides open source software for mission-critical enterprise applications
Investors in Q2: Benchmark Capital; individuals; undisclosed firm

» Lifestyle Family Fitness, St. Petersburg, lff.com
Received: $18,000,000
Industry: Media and Entertainment
Description: Operates a fitness club chain with nine locations in Florida
Investors in Q2: Quantum Capital Partners; undisclosed firm

» Pasteuria Bioscience Alachua, pasteuriabio.com
Received: $5,300,000
Industry: Biotechnology
Description: Operates as an agricultural biotech company
Investors in Q2: Advantage Capital Partners; Gordon River Capital; Life Sciences Partners BV; undisclosed

» PayPerPost, Orlando, payperpost.com
Received: $7,025,200
Industry: IT Services
Description: Operates as a marketplace for consumer generated advertising
Investors in Q2: Draper Fisher Jurvetson (formerly known as Draper Associates); Draper Fisher Jurvetson Gotham Venture Partners; Inflexion Partners; Village Ventures; undisclosed

» Planar Energy Devices Orlando, no website
Received: $1,300,000
Industry: Electronics/Instrumentation
Description: Develops high-energy density solid state thin film batteries
Investors in Q2: Battelle Ventures

» Sirion Holdings (aka Sirion Therapeutics), Tampa
Received: $44,999,800
Industry: Medical Devices and Equipment
Description: Develops and commercializes ophthalmic products
Investors in Q2: Advent International; Aisling Capital (FKA: Perseus-Soros Management); Atlas Venture; Bear Stearns Merchant Banking; Investor Growth Capital; undisclosed firm

» Skyway Software (formerly known as Turtle Software), Tampa, skywaysoftware.com
Received: $2,000,000
Industry: Software
Description: Provides software development
and deployment for enterprises
Investors in Q2: Armada Venture Group; Imlay Investments; undisclosed

» Telovations, Tampa, telovations.com
Received: $6,500,000
Industry: Telecommunications
Description: Provides IP communications services to small and medium businesses
Investors in Q2: Individuals; Lovett Miller & Co.; undisclosed firms

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