2012 Florida Venture Forum — Alive, Well & Warm

February 3rd, 2012
MMM Tech Perspectives

Florida Venture Forum — Alive, Well & Warm

Great gathering of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and advisors at the Florida Venture Forum in Naples this week. A few observations:

1. The venture community from the Southeast was well represented — although fewer Valley and Boston VCs made the trip.

2. Private equity continues to be the preferred path of exit for growing technology companies — the IPO market remains weak in the Southeast.

3. Technology is diversified and geographically dispersed in Florida — presenting companies included ecommerce, healthcare IT, biotech, solar, and device businesses from throughout the state.

Mark your calendar now for Venture Atlanta in October 17-18. We hope all the attendees of the Florida Venture Forum will join us.