Our Investment Process
Florida Funders sees a large number of deals per month and puts them through our rigorous vetting process to find the very best companies to invest in.

At a high level, the company is put through a six-step process that involves a series of pitches to the deal team, the investment mini-committee, and finally to the full investment committee. If a company makes it through those initial steps, terms are then negotiated and heavy due diligence begins. If the company is approved for funding, the company is then handed off to the fundraising team to begin fundraising.

Based on our investment thesis, this is what we look for:
  • A technology or technology-enabled company
    We look technology that changes the way people live or do business. The technology must be core to the business and there must be a strong technical team to support and grow the technology.

  • Unbeatable Team
    As with most early-stage investments, a large emphasis is placed on the team. We look for a dedicated, passionate team with a big vision and a track record of success.

  • Florida Focus
    In order to grow the Florida startup ecosystem, we only invest in companies with a presence in Florida.

  • Highly scalable
    The company must be ready and able to quickly scale with an injection of capital.

  • Early stage with an MVP and significant traction
    We look for companies that have demonstrated product-market fit and are ready to scale.

  • Major pain point in a large, addressable market
    We look to help companies solve big problems in large markets.

  • Sustainable competitive advantage
    We look for companies with an unfair competitive advantage that will keep them ahead of the competition for years to come.

  • Potential for a 10x return
    We look for companies that can be a home run for our investors. All companies we invest in must have the potential for a 10x return.

  • Seeking $100K – $1M from Florida Funders
    Florida Funders typically invests $500K to $750K into Seed or Series A rounds, but often syndicates on deals beyond this amount.

Last but not least is our hands-on post-investment approach with the companies we invest in. Post-funding, the firm treats its portfolio companies as partners, providing value-added resources to help their businesses grow. Florida Funders assigns an operating partner, who typically takes a board seat and works closely with the CEO to ensure their investment dollars are being deployed wisely. The firm uses its partners, their networks, and its investors to provide coaching, industry advice, and introductions to potential customers as well as later-stage venture capital firms. These resources give start-ups the best chance to succeed at building a break-out technology company.  

We love referrals from our investors!

If you know of a company that you see as a good fit for Florida Funders, send us an email.
How Does Florida Funders Work?

After our investment committee has chosen an early stage tech company to invest in, the Florida Funders Investment Fund I, LLC will commit to a portion of the offering (typically 30-50%). Then, we put the deal on the portal so accredited investors can review detailed information on the company, as well as relevant transaction details. When you choose to invest, you will be investing into a special purpose vehicle (SPV), created specifically to aggregate investor dollars for that offering and make an investment in the early stage tech company.

Our Investment Committee

Vetting and selecting deals for Florida Funders investors are some of Florida’s top investors and entrepreneurs.

Ready to Get Started?

You must be an Accredited InvestorIn the United States, to be considered an accredited investor, one must have a net worth of at least $1,000,000, excluding the value of one’s primary residence, or have income at least $200,000 each year for the last two years (or $300,000 combined income if married) and have the expectation to make the same amount this year. to invest through our portal.