Startup U: When money flows, startup ecosystems can grow


If company fundraises aren’t publicized, why would anyone think it’s a good idea to build a business here?

More than any other sector, perhaps, fundraising relies on storytelling.

When a company wins $5,000 at a pitch competition or raises $20 million from a VC firm, it’s time to celebrate.

The constant spotlight on these kinds of news items will contribute to creating a healthier conversation about Orlando Tech.

Still, it’s important to understand these fundraises in context.

Where did the money come from? Will the business stay in Orlando? How can the community use this news to grow?

These are the important questions that, at the very least, should be answered when companies raise money.