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.
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.
Based on our investment thesis, this is what we look for:
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.
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.