Gainesville tech firms attracting big money

Gator Engineers have had great success forming spin-off companies from their research. With Gainesville’s new Innovation Hub, the Gator Engineering entrepreneurial spirit has never been more important. Some of these companies and researchers were featured in a Gainesville Sun article recently:

Gainesville company RegisterPatient announced last week that it had secured a $4.1 million investment from venture capital firms. The next day, Alachua company AxoGen upped the ante with news of a $21 million investment.

It was a banner week in what has become a banner year in financing for area technology companies.

Eight area companies have announced financing deals totaling more than $50 million this year, all but one since May.

That’s just what has been made public. The University of Florida’s Innovation Hub business incubator reported that its tenant companies secured a combined $7.2 million in private investments in the 10 months through June 30 and that many of the individual deals are confidential, Hub director Jane Muir said.

Read the article in the Gainesville Sun…