As Miami’s startup scene grows, so do the financial needs of startups. While Miami has historically lagged on local access to experienced investors, many groups and individuals are working to change that and provide new sources of venture funding for Miami companies.
We gathered a list of venture organizations working to bring more capital to Miami’s startup scene. Who would you like to see on this list? Let us know.
AGP hold pitch meetings every four to six weeks where startups who have been through our Selection Process present to AGP Members. Each individual Member decides whether to invest or not. Hence, AGP is not a fund but rather an investment club of like-minded accredited investors who are passionate about disruptive startups.
The Knight Enterprise Fund provides early-stage venture funding for media innovation. We’re looking for companies with disruptive solutions at the intersection of information, community and engagement, particularly: new media companies that reinvent traditional publishing; publishing tools that provide ways of telling, analyzing and distributing news; revenue solutions that generate new income for news publishers and journalists; and open systems that reduce the distance between people and information.
Miami Innovation Fund is a seed-stage and early stage venture capital fund looking to invest in entrepreneurs in South Florida. It has invested in companies ranging from a digital media company to a service that connects members of the beauty industry. It supports information technology, interactive marketing, media and telecommunications companies, offering early seed investments from $50,000 to $100,000.
Through its chapters in South Florida and Tampa, New World Angels gathers private investors to support early-stage companies raising between $500,000 and $2.5 million, and provide them with local resources and mentorship.
South Florida Angels is a group of investors who make seed and early-stage investments in budding entrepreneurs. They operate in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach. The group was formed with the goal of not simply being a source of funding, but also community, support, and mentorship. Investments are collaborative and aim to build relationships among investors and entrepreneurs.
Springtech Partners is a team of experienced serial entrepreneurs based in Berlin, Germany and Miami, USA with a long time experience in building digital companies in different markets. Seed investments are done via cash flows of their existing businesses and/or by partnering with leading international venture capital firms and a closely associated group of angels. They also help with company set-up, co-founder search, and go-to market strategy, or sometimes even join as co-founders for the start.
What they do: Seed and venture funding Website: Visit Here
As the venture arm of the country’s largest distributor of HVAC equipment, Watsco Ventures operates an investment fund and an innovation lab for companies in the B2B distribution and home comfort sectors, from their headquarters in Coconut Grove.
What they do: Venture capital Website: Visit Here Address:
2665 S. Bayshore Dr., #901, Miami