venVelo is the premier early-stage venture fund in Florida for innovative companies seeking capital and mentoring. venVelo was launched in 2012 and quickly established itself as one of the most active venture funds in central Florida. It was named the 2014 “Tech Investor of the Year.” In addition to its investments, venVelo board members have been frequent speakers, panelists, and venture competition judges around the state. venVelo also has donated money to a variety of organizations working to develop the central Florida entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Individuals, and the networks and relationships they have created over their lifetimes, are the foundation of venVelo’s strategy for raising money, identifying growth companies, and mentoring those companies to increase the likelihood of their success. venVelo’s Board of Directors has considerable venture experience and multiple exits. Based in Winter Park, Florida, but with relationships with like-minded funds in Gainesville, the Space Coast, and South Florida, venVelo fills in any gaps its portfolio companies may have including management, marketing, sales and distribution, software development, and/or the next round of funding.