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For immediate release Aug. 16, 2010

For more information: Gail Rayos, (407) 244-3685

Florida Opportunity Fund Seeks Applications for Clean Energy Investment Program

The Clean Energy Investment Program, launched by the Florida Opportunity Fund with an initial $36 million in funding, is now accepting applications for investment opportunities that advance the adoption of renewable energy and energy-efficiency technology across the State.

For immediate release Jul. 29, 2010

For more information: Gail Rayos, (407) 244-3685

Florida Opportunity Fund to Launch Clean Energy Investment Program
State program aims to spur economic development in renewable energy and energy efficiency

The Florida Energy and Climate Commission has tapped the Florida Opportunity Fund to launch the Clean Energy Investment Program, providing an initial $36 million in federal stimulus dollars for projects across the State that promote the adoption of energy technology.

For immediate release Mar. 11, 2010

For more information: Gail Rayos, (407) 244-3685

Venture Fund Makes Commitment to Stonehenge Growth Equity
Florida Opportunity Fund investments top $20 million

The Florida Opportunity Fund today announced a commitment to invest with Stonehenge Growth Equity Fund I, L.P., a venture firm with an extensive Florida portfolio and operations based in Tampa.

For immediate release Feb. 9, 2010

For more information: Gail Rayos, (407) 244-3685

Florida Opportunity Fund Makes Commitment To Venture Group Focusing On Biotech
5AM Ventures looks to expand portfolio in State

The Florida Opportunity Fund today announced a commitment of $3 million to 5AM Ventures III, LP, a bioscience venture capital fund that recently completed an investment with a life sciences startup company in South Florida.

For immediate release Jan. 13, 2010

For more information: Gail Rayos, (407) 244-3685

Florida Opportunity Fund Makes Commitment to Harbert Venture Partners
Fund’s deals to attract venture capital to State total $16 million in 2009

The Florida Opportunity Fund today announced a commitment of $4 million to Harbert Venture Partners, a regional venture capital firm that has opened new offices in Florida to focus on startup opportunities in the State.

For immediate release Nov. 17, 2009

For more information: Gail Rayos, (407) 244-3685

Florida Opportunity Fund Makes Commitment To New Enterprise Associates
Venture capital investments create momentum for boosting State economy

The Florida Opportunity Fund announced today it has made a commitment to invest $4 million with New Enterprise Associates (NEA) - a venture capital firm with a long track record of success in financing startup companies in Florida.

For immediate release Sept. 1, 2009

For more information: Gail Rayos, (407) 244-3685

Florida Opportunity Fund Makes Commitments to Boost Venture Capital Investments in the State
Orlando Early-Stage Venture Firm and National Clean-Tech Investor Group Selected

The Florida Opportunity Fund announced today one of its first commitments to boost venture capital investments in the State will be with Orlando-based Inflexion Partners, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage Florida companies, primarily in medical technology/personalized medicine, clean technology and information technology.

For immediate release Dec. 15, 2008

For more information: Gail Rayos, (407) 244-3685

Florida rich in venture capital opportunities
New State fund opens door for early stage investment in strategic sectors

To expand on the success of venture capital investments in Florida, the State has created the Florida Opportunity Fund, a multimillion-dollar program that directs investments to high performing funds committed to seed and early stage businesses.