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Brian Susi is a life long learner and all around curious person. Having moved to Orlando from South Florida twenty years ago to attend college at the University of Central Florida, he instead stumbled into a successful career as a real estate agent, broker and then investor. He considers himself an entrepreneur in real estate,...
Florida Funders is excited to host the Tampa Bay regional pitch event for Black Founders Demo Day alongside venue partner Embarc Collective. Black and Brown Founders from across the country are invited to present at this inaugural event culminating in a two-day celebration designed to showcase, inspire, and invest in Black and Brown wealth creation....
I received a minor in economics in college, but that doesn’t make me an economist. However, I have always enjoyed studying the unpredictability of economies and markets.  Watching both for over three decades, I can’t pretend that I have really figured much, if anything out.  I’ve been an active angel investor over this same period...
Our guest is Tampa Bay tech entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist and big thinker Tony DeBenedetto. Long time friend and Florida Funders podcast host Tom Wallace sits down with Tony to talk about his challenging upbringing, and how he was able to overcome those challenges. Despite all of his successes, Tony remains as humble and purposeful as...
When you paint a picture in your head of the American Dream, what do you see? For many of us, it involves the vision of being ‘self-made’ and designing our own destiny, no matter where we came from. For Elias Torres, the choice his mother made when she immigrated from Nicaragua to Tampa would prove...

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