Tag Archives: Florida

Florida Cities Conquer World’s Best City List

November 14, 2016

Congratulations to Tampa, Orlando and Miami on making the list of the top 100 World’s Best City Brands!  It’s no surprise to us, but it’s nice to see others recognizing great Florida cities! Why Tampa was named a World’s Best City brand Posted November 8th, 2016 by Tampa Bay Business Journal Tampa has made it onto the list of 100 of the World’s Best City Brands, taking the No. 81 spot. … Continue reading

PowerDMS Named to Inc. 5000 List for 6th Consecutive Year

August 25, 2016

Posted August 19th, 2016 by PowerDMS Orlando, Fla. (August 19, 2016) – PowerDMS, the leading cloud-based policy and procedure management software company, has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing privately-held U.S. companies. This marks the sixth consecutive year PowerDMS has made the list. “I’m humbled to be recognized alongside America’s most successful companies,” said Josh Brown, PowerDMS founder and CEO. “Our team is passionate about providing … Continue reading

BPV completes successful exit from Tower Cloud

June 21, 2016

BPV portfolio company Tower Cloud has been acquired by Communications Sales & Leasing, Inc (NASDAQ: CSAL) in a stock and cash deal valued at $230 million plus milestone payments.   Here is today’s write up from the Tampa Bay Business Journal: St. Pete fiber optics firm acquired in $230 million deal by Frances McMorris  St. Petersburg-based Tower Cloud is being acquired by Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. (NASDAQ: CSAL) in a stock and … Continue reading

PowerDMS aids Baltimore PD

June 7, 2016

PowerDMS, an Orlando-based portfolio company of ours, has received widespread local and national news coverage for its efforts to help the Baltimore Police Department ensure officers see, know, and implement critical policies in critical moments. Here is the story in the Orlando Sentinel, which includes an interview with PowerDMS CEO Josh Brown. National print coverage included stories in The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun;  national television coverage included ABC News (“…the department will use web and … Continue reading

BPV Portfolio Company API Acquired by Upland Software

May 19, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Upland Software, Inc. (UPLD), a leader in cloud-based Enterprise Work Management software, today announced that it has acquired Advanced Processing & Imaging (API), a highly effective content management platform driving workflow in governments and schools across North America. API will be combined with Upland’s enterprise workflow automation solution, FileBound, to create the industry’s most powerful workflow automation and document management platform. Workflow automation … Continue reading

Florida Basks in a Texas-Style Resurgence

March 14, 2016

In case you missed it in last weekend’s Wall Street Journal, Florida is now “the showcase of America’s red-state prosperity.”  Hit especially hard by the collapse of real estate values in the last recession, the state… (C)ut a variety of taxes, including those on businesses and property, no small feat in a state without an income tax. [The state government] also slashed 3,000 regulations and shrunk state payrolls by 11,000. The … Continue reading

BPV announces two new growth equity investments

January 27, 2016

PowerChord – St. Petersburg, FL Provider of digital brand management software and services – Ballast Point Ventures has led a $10 million equity investment in PowerChord, Inc. Founded in 2001, PowerChord, Inc. provides a suite of internet brand management and digital marketing services for major brands and their dealer networks in the United States and Europe. PowerChord’s Software-as-a-Service offering allows major brands to maintain brand consistency down to the local dealer level. … Continue reading

PDMS-BPV relationship featured at Florida Venture Forum Boot Camp

October 16, 2015

Yesterday at the Florida Venture Forum Boot camp event at the Citrus Club in Orlando, Josh Brown (PowerDMS CEO), Cathy McKenna (PowerDMS’s auditor for Vestal and Wiler), Jeremy Sloane (PowerDMS’s counsel from law firm Sloane and Johnson), and I had a chance to do a panel discussion moderated by Steve Castino of Vestal and Wiler on the topic of Ballast Point’s investment in PowerDMS in April of 2014 and lessons … Continue reading

PowerDMS named one of Florida’s best companies

July 28, 2015

For the 2nd year in a row our portfolio company PowerDMS has been named one of Florida’s best mid-sized companies by Florida Trend magazine. (They’re up to #3 this year.) The news comes on the heels of May’s news that the company had been named one of Central Florida’s 2015 Best Places to Work by Nebraska-based Quantum Workplace, and June’s big event: the company’s relocation to the Church Street Exchange Building as an anchor … Continue reading

See you next month in Orlando

December 12, 2013

If you are an entrepreneur or part of the “hodge-podge of scientists, institutions, and funding” that make up our state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, please join us at the 2014 Florida Venture Capital Conference.  On January 28 & 29, hundreds of venture capitalists and private equity investors from across the U.S. and the world will be at the Hyatt Regency Orlando to listen to some of the most dynamic high-growth companies in … Continue reading

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