Tampa Bay’s Biggest Tech Deal Spun Off Start-ups on the Move

Tampa Bay Biz Journal

Tampa Bay Business Journal compares the impact of Arnie Bellini to that of the “PayPal Mafia.” Just like that group of former employees and founders, including Elon Musk, went on to create additional highly successful ventures in Silicon Valley, Bellini has used the sale of ConnectWise to fuel the Tampa Bay startup scene. Says Bellini,…

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Redefining Tampa Bay’s Startup Scene

Tampa Bay Business Journal writes: “Tampa Bay’s startup scene — once viewed as an underdog by some but ignored by many — has hit an inflection point.” Tampa Bay Inno sat down with some of the biggest players here to discuss what’s ahead. “My mission is to try and really stoke the fires of technology…

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3D Cloud by Marxent Raises $7.5M in Series D Funding

3D Cloud by Marxent Raises .5M

3D Cloud by Marxent, a St. Petersburg, FL-based provider of a 3D product experience platform for furniture and home improvement retailers, raised $7.5M in Series D funding. The round, which increases its valuation to over $135M, was led by Arnie Bellini with additional investment from Lee Arnold. The company intends to use the funds to open the 3D…

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TIETAN Awardee: Arnie Bellini Is Super Entrepreneur of the Year

Arnie Bellini is Super Entrepreneur of the Year

Local philanthropist and former CEO and founder of the IT powerhouse ConnectWise Arnie Bellini has helped back Tampa Bay startups and has donated millions to ensure the community has a growing talent pipeline. This year, Bellini will be named TIECON Tampa Bay’s Super Entrepreneur of the Year as part of the Sept. 8 TIETAN awards.…

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The Man Behind the Push to Save Wild Florida

The man behind the push to save wild Florida

Arnie Bellini built his Tampa tech firm ConnectWise from the ground up, then sold it for an estimated $1.5 billion, a deal so big that more than 70 workers at the employee-owned business became millionaires. Now the wealthy Republican philanthropist wants to save Florida wilderness from development, and he’s putting his money and energy into the effort.…

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