Issue 93 – March 2021

Leap Analysis is Among the Ten Most Innovative Data Science Companies Worldwide


With their innovative cloud virtualization technology, Leap Analysis made it into the ten most innovative companies in data science named by Fast Company. Leap Analysis’s new approach to data integration and analysis is drastically more time and resource-efficient than common data warehouse solutions. 
The full article can be found here.

DealCoachPro Secures First Patent for its Exclusive Sales Technology

After roughly four years of great work, DealCoachPro was granted its first software patent for its data-driven sales technology, which takes a simple qualitative approach and turns it into data science. The buyer-centric framework of the software helps sellers to map and access buyer relationships to improve win rates. The patent is a huge milestone for the fast-growing company as it further validates that the technology is like no other and a ‘unicorn’ in the deal coaching category. 
The full announcement can be found here.


Florida Jobless Claims Drop Below 16,000

It is no secret that the pandemic had a strong negative impact on our economy. However, during the last week of February, Florida's unemployment claims have been at a new low since the start of the pandemic. The previous week still had well over 18,000 unemployment claims, the last four weeks had a state average of almost 20,000 claims, and the state average of the four weeks before was over 50,000 claims. Those statistics show that the Florida economy is recovering well and coming closer to its pre-pandemic standards. 
The article can be found here.


Panbela to Participate in Upcoming Virtual Investor Conferences

Panbela Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing disruptive therapeutics for patients with urgent unmet medical needs. Their initial product candidate SBP-101 is a molecule to inhibit tumor growth. This month, Panbela Therapeutics will participate in the following virtual investor conferences:

Pfizer to Open Global Capability Hub in Tampa

As one of the world’s premier biopharmaceutical companies, Pfizer has recognized Florida’s innovative and economic potential. The company recently announced plans to open a global capability hub in Tampa, which will bring together its multi-disciplinary, professional services such as finance, human resource, digital, and sourcing into a simplified structure.

The full article can be viewed here.

About Us

Formed by the Florida Legislature in 2007, the Institute for Commercialization of Florida Technology supports and funds innovation companies that create clean jobs in new industries that are driving the global economy. The Institute provides company building services, and seed funding through the Florida Technology Seed Capital Fund, to promising Florida startups that are developing products that improve and save lives and help companies improve their bottom line. The organization’s investment decisions are guided through a strong partnership with its Private Fund Manager, Florida FundersThe Institute’s economic impact over the last ten years was $2.6 billion, with fiscal revenue impacts of nearly $297 million to federal, state, and local governments.