DeepWork's Managing Partner Ben Patz recently spoke to Orlando Business Journal about the challenges (and opportunities) Florida entrepreneurs have when raising venture capital in the state.
DeepWork portfolio company TAO Connect, a digital platform aimed at making behavioral health therapy more accessible, efficient and effective, continues its growth expansion in the US, Canada, and Australia.
“We started with just a single prototype treatment for anxiety and now we have about 400 videos and 200 interactive exercises for 26 presenting problems. That’s a whole a lot more content than we had,” Benton said. “We doubled in terms of size of the company in sales every year since we started and we’re looking to do that again this year.” - Sherry Benton, CSO & Founder
Imperative CEO & co-founder Aaron Hurst offers his expertise in a recent Forbes article: "42% of companies that were not considered “purpose- driven” experienced a decline in year-on-year revenue. In contrast, 85% of purpose-led companies enjoyed positive growth. The reason for this is that purpose-driven businesses attract and keep the best talent and create an environment where people feel more connected, motivated and engaged."
RepScrubs is trying to cut down on hospital acquired infection risk from medical device vendors.
“One of our goals is to do the right thing, we’ve been executives or upper management for many years and we stepped away not because we’re trying to sell scrubs, but to really do something about vendor management, patient safety and infection prevention.” - Jeff Feuer, President & CEO, RepScrubs
TAO Connect, the disruptive mental health technology company based in St. Petersburg, FL, continues to expand into Canadian provinces.
Portfolio company HypGames, Inc.'s CEO and founder Mike Taramykin shared his insights with Forbes on how Orlando has become a growing esports hub, and how the availability of skilled talent in combination with low cost of living makes Orlando an attractive place to build disruptive companies.
"I think we [Florida] are severely underserved. That's one of the basic themes for DeepWork Capital, to attack an underserved marketplace."
Fattmerchant founder and CEO Suneera Madhani was recently on the cover of i4 Business Magazine.
As Ford expands its One Challenge Program to additional cities, it talks about its previous winner PikMyKid and how they are helping Miami schools and parents towards safer school dismissals.
RepScrubs today announces the addition of three new advisory board members. Charlene Frizzera leads the group of appointments with more than 30 years of experience in public health, which includes her time as COO and administrative director for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Also joining the group is John Kutz MD. F.A.C.S., who maintains board certification by the American Board of Surgery in both general and vascular surgery and serves as chairman of the department of surgery, section chief of vascular surgery, and director of the Vascular Laboratory and Wound Center at Regional Hospital of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The third addition is Mark Mohler, senior partner of Corridor Legal Partners LLP, who holds a LLM in taxation and specializes in general business law, private equity, venture capital and mergers and acquisitions.