Tampa Bay WaVE is seeking qualified accredited investors who are interested in investing in early stage tech companies in Tampa Bay (high net worth individuals, family offices, and funds) to join our fast-growing investor network.
Investor Network membership is free and benefits include:
- Invitations to WaVE’s invite-only pitch events
- Personal introductions to investment ready companies
- Regular newsletters with news & updates about WaVE client companies
- Early access to WaVE’s seed fund investment opportunity (coming soon!)
Tampa Bay WaVE supports local early-stage tech companies “from birth to Series A”, so you can trust that WaVE client companies will receive ongoing coaching, mentoring, and other support until they reach breakout success!
Tampa Bay WaVE works with the most promising pre- and post-revenue tech startups that are headquartered in Tampa Bay. Once startups pass a thorough screening process and are accepted into our program, they are assigned one or more dedicated mentors and provided access to WaVE’s network of more than 75 qualified local mentors.
- January 27th – WaVE Investor Pitch Day (invite only) – Quarterly
Four to five WaVE companies will present to a room of early stage investors. This is a private, invite-only event for local/regional investors that are interested, willing and able to make at least a low six figure investment in an early stage technology company within a 30-60 day timeframe.
- March 1st – Pitch Night @ The Attic (open/public) – Monthly
Come get a front-row seat of Tampa Bay’s rising tech startup ecosystem and hear four (4) WaVE companies each giving 7 minutes of informational pitches, followed by 7 minutes of Q&A. Attendees will be able to learn a lot about WaVE, and meet many of the client companies as well.
Coming Soon… a WaVE Seed Fund
Tampa Bay WaVE is currently working with local partners on the launch of a seed fund in 2017. This fund will offer accredited investors an opportunity to participate in a risk lowering portfolio approach to investing in early stage tech companies in the WaVE Accelerator program. Today, there are 30+ early stage companies in the WaVE Accelerator receiving hands on mentoring and guidance from proven entrepreneurs and business leaders.