Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100: VENTURE FUNDING

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On the heels of an explosion of venture activity in Central Florida, Winter Park Based GoGo Venture Partners debuted Jan. 26 with a new $50 million Venture Capital Fund investing in government and regulatory focused startups. Rob Panepinto, the Fund’s managing partner, said 90% of the first round of funding came directly from Florida investors. GoGo’s recent appearance on the venture scene isn’t alone. Among other new entrants, 1858 Capital, a boutique investment bank, and M&A Advisory, named by partners with deep family ties to the city’s origins, are also embracing the venture-capital space, all welcome news for the vibrant community of young talented startup entrepreneurs.

Originally posted for the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100.

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