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May 08, 2014

BPV invests in PowerDMS

ST. PETERSBURG, FL, May 8, 2014 – Ballast Point Ventures is pleased to announce a growth equity investment in PowerDMS, Inc., …

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January 17, 2014

VC investment rises sharply in Florida

MIAMI, FL, January 17, 2014 – Venture capitalists invested $421 million in 37 Florida companies in 2013 — that is …

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August 30, 2013

BPV invests in Y-Prime

ST. PETERSBURG, FL, August 28, 2013 – Ballast Point Ventures is pleased to announce a $5 million growth equity investment …

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August 30, 2013

BPV invests in TissueTech

ST. PETERSBURG, FL, August 22, 2013 – Ballast Point Ventures is pleased to announce a $5 million growth equity investment …

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June 14, 2013

BPV invests in Red Book Connect

ST. PETERSBURG, FL, June 3, 2013 – Ballast Point Ventures is pleased to announce a $5 million growth equity investment …

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January 11, 2013

BPV invests in Austin-based Iconixx

Investment in Iconixx reflects Ballast Point Ventures’ strategy of providing expansion capital to rapidly growing, well-managed companies in the Southeast and …

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December 10, 2012

BPV completes successful exit from FSV Payment Systems

FSV Payment Systems acquired by U.S. Bank, lead bank of U.S. Bancorp   MINNEAPOLIS & JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – (BUSINESS WIRE) …

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November 26, 2012

VAZATA featured as a MTDC company you should know

Vazata was recently featured as a “multi-tenant data center company you should know” by 451 Research, a division of leading …

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September 19, 2012

FSV Payment Systems to Offer Payroll Cards to Employees at McDo...

JACKSONVILLE, FL, September 19, 2012 – FSV Payment Systems, Inc. and McDonald’s USA announced today that it has been selected …

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September 17, 2012

VAZATA raises an additional $13M

PLANO, TX, September 12, 2012 – VAZATA, a leading provider of complex managed hosting, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and colocation, today announced …

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October 27, 2011

BPV Completes Successful Exit from Matrix Medical Network

Matrix Medical Network, a Fund I company, to private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.

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September 27, 2011

Matt Rice promoted to Principal

Ballast Point Ventures is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Matt Rice to the position of Principal with the firm.

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June 14, 2011

BPV makes two new investments

Innocutis (Charleston, SC) and Instawares (Kennesaw, GA).

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March 22, 2011

BPV’s investment in North Texas entrepreneurs highlighted...

Entrepreneurs highlighted in Dallas Business Journal.

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December 09, 2010

BPV Completes Successful Exit from QOL Medical

BPV has sold its remaining interest in QOL Medical, a Fund I portfolio company, in a minority recapitalization led by QOL’s largest …

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September 30, 2010

BPV Invests in Watermark Medical, Inc.

BPV invests $6 million in sleep apnea diagnostic company

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July 30, 2010

Medical Device Daily highlights BPV in NTEC’s Venture All...

BPV partners with NTEC to form the Venture Alliance Program dedicated to growing the med-tech sector.

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March 19, 2010

Tampa great for mid-market deals

Matthew Rice, vice president of BPV, joins with other private equity experts to discuss Tampa’s future for entrepreneurial activity.

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November 29, 2009

BPV Adds Two Portfolio Companies

BPV invests in Horizon Data Center Solutions and Tower Cloud.

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October 29, 2009

Ballast Point Ventures Closes Second Fund at $140 Million

Ballast Point Ventures, II, L.P. closed with commitments of $140 million, exceeding its original target of $125 million

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April 20, 2009

QOL Medical Sells Nascobal

Fund I portfolio company QOL Medical has completed a sale of Nascobal nasal spray to Strativa Pharmaceuticals, the branded products division of …

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April 15, 2009

Ballast Point Ventures Invests in KBI Biopharma and FSV Payment...

St. Petersburg, FL – Ballast Point Ventures is pleased to announce two new growth equity investments. Ballast Point Ventures led an investment …

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January 13, 2009

BPV Invests In MolecularMD Corporation

BPV today announced it has closed a growth equity investment in MolecularMD Corporation. BPV was the only investor in the $3 million financing …

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August 20, 2008

BPV Invests in Advanced Processing & Imaging, Inc

BPV, a venture capital firm affiliated with Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF) today announced it has closed a growth equity investment …

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June 25, 2007

BPV Announces Successful Exit from PDSHeart, Inc

BPV, a venture capital firm affiliated with Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF), announced it has successfully exited its growth equity …

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May 10, 2007

BPV Invests in Matrix Management Services

BPV, a venture capital firm affiliated with Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF) today announced it has closed a growth equity investment …

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June 06, 2006

BPV Invests in Florida Bank Group

BPV, a venture capital firm affiliated with Raymond James Financial, Inc., today announced it has closed an equity investment in Florida Bank …

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June 06, 2006

BPV Invests in Blue Medical Supply, Inc.

BPV, a venture capital firm affiliated with Raymond James Financial, Inc., today announced it has closed an equity investment in Blue Medical …

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January 13, 2006

VCs Rise Again

Can a venture capitalist be a people person? Richard J. Brandewie and Drew Graham swear it’s possible. “What has attracted us …

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December 07, 2005

BPV Invests in QOL Medical, LLC

BPV today announced it has closed an equity investment in QOL Medical, LLC (QOL). QOL is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on …

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May 25, 2005

BPV Invests in Knology, Inc.

BPV today announced it has closed a $2.5 million preferred equity investment in publicly-held Knology, Inc. (NASDAQ: KNOL). New and …

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