Companies that cannot seek capital from more traditional sources due to size, assets and stage of development may turn to venture capital.
Funding provided for product development and initial marketing (which means the company has key management, market research and a business plan in place).
An angel investor generally wants less control of your company and a slower return on investment, however the criteria for investment are likely to be similar. Angel investor groups are great sources of private capital and frequently invest angel money into new companies.
Florida Funders works to strengthen the state’s technology community by funding early stage tech companies.
Florida Angel Investors
Florida Angel Investors aims to create networks and funds to assist early stage venture capital formation in the State of Florida.
StarterStudio Seed Fund
A pioneering hub for innovative and tech-enabled entrepreneurs that empowers and provides resources for entrepreneurs, creatives and innovators.
Small Business Investment Companies
Licensed by the U.S. Small Business Administration, these privately owned and managed investment firms combine their own capital with funds borrowed from the government and invest as venture capital in small businesses. The Partnership is available to facilitate meetings with FFCFC.
Florida First Capital Finance Corporation
Florida First Capital Finance Corporation (FFCFC) has been established to assist companies in the packaging of SBA 504, SBA 7A, Recycling Loans and Energy Loans.
Additional Financing Sources
Companies at every stage have numerous resources available to finance their business, from government funding to regional matching grants to bonds. Both Florida and Orlando are also home to venture capitalists, angel investors as well as commercial banks.
Orlando is home to many sources of private capital including venture capital, angel investors, start-up financing and small business investment companies.
Federal, state and local grant programs that provide funding for small businesses and start-ups.
Grants support industry-university research projects and SBIR/STTR awards in which one of the three participating universities is a partner.
Learn more about if you qualify for bonds in Orange and Seminole counties in the Orlando region.