- Angel Forum of Florida
Angel Forum of Florida is a Not-For-Profit Organization that facilitates interaction between individual investors and local entrepreneurs through Member networking and our monthly meetings and presentations. "Angel Investors" are private individuals or groups of private individuals who invest in emerging and expanding companies. The level of investment is typically in the range $50,000-$2,000,000. Local entrepreneurs are in constant demand of financial and executive resources to help start and/or grow their businesses.
- Antares Capital
Antares Capital Corporation is a private venture capital firm investing equity capital in expansion stage companies and management buyout opportunities for firms headquartered in the Southeast and Texas.
- Arsenal Venture Partners (AVP)
Arsenal Venture Partners (AVP) is the leading venture capital firm focused on the intersection of the commercial and defense markets. AVP, formerly known as MILCOM Venture Partners, manages multiple early-stage venture capital funds including Arsenal Venture Partners II, OnPoint Technologies, and MILCOM Technologies. Through the funds it manages, the AVP team has invested in dozens of portfolio companies across three primary sectors: communications and information technology, power and energy, and environmental and industrial technologies.
- Ballast Point Ventures
Ballast Point Ventures are “growth capital” investors and work with companies that demonstrate proven business models and have strong management teams. They invest in a diversified group of industries that they believe have favorable growth and investment characteristics, and in which both the BPV Partners and our partners at Raymond James Financial have substantial knowledge and experience. These industries include health care, business services, communications, information technology, financial services and consumer/retail.
- Banyan Funds
Banyan Fund, L.P. was founded in 2002 to provide mezzanine capital to smaller middle-market companies headquartered primarily in the Southeastern United States. Mezzanine capital is used to supplement a company’s debt capacity beyond banks’ credit limitations and is a substantially cheaper and less dilutive alternative to equity financing.
- Bio/Med Investor Network
The Bio/Med Investor Network was created in late 2014 to address the need to connect early-stage biomedical, medtech and healthcare-related companies with angel investors interested in advancing technologies in this innovative industry. Investment opportunities outside of Georgia are equally considered.
- Dawson James Securities
Dawson James Securities set out to create the highest-quality, full service investment firm specializing in the complex and fast-moving healthcare, biotechnology, technology and clean-tech sectors.
- FAN Fund
AN Fund is an early stage fund that invests in high growth companies in the technology or life science sectors. It focuses on the underserved market of Florida. We originated as an angel group populated by successful entrepreneurs and executives, many of whom engage as advisors and friends of the fund, and frequently help and mentor companies in our network.
- Florida Angel Nexus
The Florida Angel Nexus (“NEXUS”) powers angel investment groups statewide. We solve challenges common for these groups: deal flow, due diligence, portfolio management, and need for broader context. We enable investors to invest in small groups of their own choosing and meet highly specialized goals while enjoying the efficiency of a large investment entity. Prospective companies undergo a rigorous vetting process. Leveraging our extensive network of industry experts, NEXUS enables investigations to better understand the market, product, and execution risk of investment opportunities.
- Florida Bio-Sciences, LLC
The Mission of Florida BioSciences, LLC is to create, raise, and manage venture capital funds that invest primarily in early stage biotechnology, medical devices and pharmaceutical companies.
- Florida Gulfshore Capital
Florida Gulfshore Capital is a private investment firm concentrated on early stage venture opportunities, primarily in Florida and the Southeast, with a focus on industrial products, healthcare and web-based content. The firm invests in development rather than discovery and concentrates its investments in companies that are close to, or in the early stages of, revenue generation.
- Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research
The Institute is a non-profit organization that supports new company creation based on publicly-funded research. Leveraging a $2B research base, the Institute works collaboratively with technology licensing officers across the state to create new companies and jobs in industries that are driving the global economy.
- Florida Venture Forum
The Florida Venture Forum is a statewide member organization that helps entrepreneurs obtain funding through education, strategic partnering and effective networking. The Forum's educational programs provide in-depth information on topics such as raising debt and equity capital, human resources, finance, management, term sheet negotiation, valuations, marketing and R&D. Offering candid management and financial advice, and hands-on technical assistance, these programs offer a valuable learning experience for entrepreneurs and growing companies.
- Gold Coast Venture Capital Association
The Gold Coast Venture Capital Association was founded in the fall of 1984 as a not-for-profit corporation to assist the entrepreneurial community of South Florida. Although the Association does no direct funding or matching of investors with those seeking funding, it develops and presents monthly programs which are designed to provide information and assistance to start-up, emerging and established growth companies while offering a unique venue for investors and investees to come together.
- H.I.G. BioVentures
H.I.G. BioVentures invests in a broad range of life science companies across multiple sectors and stages of development. Our seasoned investment team has extensive and diverse experience in big pharma, small biotech, medical devices, diagnostics, basic science, clinical research, and technology transfer. We invest in companies developing novel products for significant unmet medical needs.
- Hamilton Lane
Founded in 1991, Hamilton Lane is a global leader in private equity management. Throughout its history, Hamilton Lane has established a reputation for strong investment performance, a client-centric approach to investing, a knowledgeable team of professionals and extensive resources. As a trusted partner, our firm has attracted a sizeable client base that includes some of the world's most sophisticated investors.
- Harbert Venture Partners
Harbert Venture Partners seeks to generate superior returns for our investors by identifying and investing in the most promising emerging growth stage companies in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. We seek to capitalize on what we believe are compelling regional dynamics, such as a strong and fast-growing economy, significant research and development activities and an established entrepreneurial community.
- HealthQuest Capital
We invest in proprietary healthcare innovation. Our target sectors include medical devices, diagnostics, consumer/OTC health, patient care products, digital health and technology-enabled services that directly impacts patient treatment or care. We will consider investments anywhere in North America, and are willing to travel to wherever we find great companies and entrepreneurs to invest in. We have partners based in California, Florida and Georgia.
- Hyde Park Capital
Hyde Park Capital is a middle-market investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions and capital raising for public and private companies. Hyde Park Capital has broad experience across multiple industries and a specific focus on technology, healthcare, business and financial services.
- IDEA Fund Partners
IDEA Fund Partners is one of the most active seed and early stage venture investors in NC and throughout the Southeast. We typically provide the first institutional money for the companies in which we invest. We like to make small initial investments and set aside plenty of follow-on capital for future rounds. We have invested as little as $100,000 and as much as $750,000 in a round, and can invest up to $1.5M over the life of a company.
- MBF Healthcare Partners
MBF Healthcare Partners is a Miami-Based private investment firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry and specializes in strategic growth equity investments and leveraged buyouts of middle market companies. The firm was founded by former healthcare entrepreneurs and operating executives that founded and built some of the nation’s most innovative and successful healthcare companies.
- MPM Capital
The MPM team of multi-disciplinary investment and operating professionals seek out innovative, scientific breakthroughs addressing unmet medical needs, particularly in oncology. Our team is exceptionally skilled at working with world class scientists to create companies with the potential to change the face of medicine. We excel in translating the breakthroughs into clinical results. Take a look at some of our companies. We are honored to have worked with truly extraordinary scientists.
- New World Angels
New World Angels (NWA) is a group of private investors dedicated to providing equity capital to early-stage entrepreneurial companies in the state of Florida. NWA has chapters in South Florida and the Tampa Bay area and is typically a lead or co-investor in transactions totaling between $0.5 million and $2.5 million.
- Noble Financial Capital Markets
We are a research-driven investment bank focused on small cap emerging growth companies in the healthcare, technology, media and natural resources sectors.
- Stonehenge Growth Capital
SGC currently manages $80 million targeted to growth equity opportunities. SGCs equity investments focus predominantly on high potential technology and business services companies based in the Southeast (FL/LA/AL/GA/NC), Northeast (NY/NJ/PA/CT), and Texas, particularly in areas where an abundance of investment opportunities are underserved by a relatively small number of local growth equity investors.
- Tamiami Angel Funds
Tamiami Angel Fund I & II, LLC (”T1” , "T2" or the “Fund”) is a Member-managed Florida Limited Liability Company (LLC) designed to enable private accredited investors to collectively make private equity investments in promising early stage through expansion stage commercial ventures located in the State of Florida. The Fund’s structure and operating procedures were designed to afford private investors substantial advantages over traditional individual, “Angel”, investing.
- Tequesta BioVentures
Tequesta BioVentures focuses on commercializing biotechnologies from leading universities and research institutions in South Florida. Development efforts center on seed stage therapeutic biotechnologies and relevant translational research.
- Venture Forward Partners
VFP specializes in biotech startup consultation. Our industry experts assist startups with recruitment, planning, project management and other services.