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How Fattmerchant overcame the odds tooffer a new payment processing model

Fattmerchant's co-founders Suneera Madhani and Sal Rehmetullah recently spoke to Middle Market Growth Magazine about the early days of the company’s journey, and how they now have achieved four consecutive years of revenue growth exceeding 200% and grown to 100 employees.

Streann Media Named "2019 Best Technology Platform For Influencers"

Estrellas Digitales®, an award that honors the influencer community, chose Streann as the premier technology to help influencers engage and monetize audiences. Streann received the award due to the innovative personalization tools, like Live Polls, Live Trivia Games, Social Media multi-streaming and Data-Driven Content.


Homee raises $15 million to connect property owners with service providers

Homee today announced that it’s raised $15 million in series B funding led by Forte Ventures, with participation from DeepWork Capital, Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures, Active Capital Partners, Florida Funders, and Engage. The capital infusion, which also saw contributions from strategic investors The Hartford, State Farm Ventures, and Ferguson Ventures, brings Homee’s total raised to nearly $30 million.

Fattmerchant Ranks No. 217 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

Inc Magazine ranked Fattmerchant No. 217 on its 38th annual Inc. 5000 list. The payment technology company also secured a top ten spot in the financial services category. The annual list takes a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent entrepreneurs. Disruptive tech companies such as Yelp, Carvana, Marketo, and Zillow all gained early national exposure as Inc. 5000 honorees.

Fattmerchant marks 5 years, mayor’s office reports its revenue

Fattmerchant today announces its fifth year anniversary. Fattmerchant is Florida’s fastest-growing fintech company and is on track to have more than 100 employees by the end of 2019 – a 100 percent increase from 2018. In just five years, Fattmerchant has soared to 5,000 customers, processing over $5 billion in payments

National Science Foundation Awards TAO Connect $500K Grant to Develop and Launch its AI-Based Chatbot

TAO Connect today announces it has received $500,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to launch its artificial intelligence-based chatbot. The addition of the chatbot will provide its users with a more humanized, engaging and personalized experience.

Fattmerchant Named Fastest Growing FinTech Company in Central Florida

Fattmerchant has been selected as a recipient of Orlando Business Journal’s 2019 Fast 50: Central Florida’s Fastest Growing Companies award. The annual list recognizes the region’s fastest-growing firms, ranked by percentage of revenue growth between 2016 and 2018. Orlando Business Journal recognized Fattmerchant for its prosperity and 350 percent growth experienced over three years, placing the company third on the list and making it the No. 1 fastest growing fintech company in Central Florida.

Tampa-based Homee grows fast in niche home repair market

Homee, the app for home repairs providing on-demand access to handymen, electricians, air conditioning and plumbing professional, continues to experience rapid growth across the country. CEO and co-founder Doug Schaedler sat down with Tampa Bay Times to talk about its partnership with Home Depot and how a chance introduction led to the its biggest development: business-to-business service.

NanoPhotonica Announces $3.5M Investment Led by Samsung Ventures

NanoPhotonica, an industry leader in quantum dot, nanomaterials and device technology, today announced that it has secured a $3.5M investment from Samsung Ventures and DeepWork Capital. The investment, led by Samsung Ventures, will help the company further develop and commercialize its world-class quantum dot and related nanomaterial technology.

NanoPhotonica to Participate in 2019 Display Week Conference

NanoPhotonica today announced that Chris Morton, CEO, NanoPhotonica, will present at the Society for Information Display (SID)/ Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) annual investor conference on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

"We are excited about the future of Electroluminescence Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diodes (EL-QLED) technology, and for the opportunity to share the power of NanoPhotonica's next-generation nanomaterials at the display industry's premier conference," said Morton.  "Over the next several years, we predict that QLED technology will transform HD TVs, followed by integration into smaller screens."