Florida Venture Forum, the leading statewide support and member organization for venture and private equity professionals and entrepreneurs, announced that Frank Gasparo has been appointed to its board of directors. Joining Frank as a board alternate will be Jonathan Perlman.
Venable joins more than 50 other board member firms that help run the forum and work together to promote and further the organization’s mission of helping entrepreneurs connect with the funding and services they need to grow and scale.
The Florida Venture Forum is Florida’s largest statewide support organization for investors and entrepreneurs, helping fast-growth companies connect with sources of capital from across the country. Since 1984 more than 2000 companies have presented at Forum events and have gone on to raise upwards of $16B in equity capital, producing billions more in economic value to Florida. The Forum’s 250+ members are a who’s who of venture capital and private equity dealmakers, including equity and debt investors at all stages, as well as major law, accounting, and investment banking firms, and large corporations active in the innovation ecosystem. The Forum provides programs and programming statewide throughout the year, in addition to hosting major annual conferences like the Florida Venture Capital Conference, the Statewide Collegiate Startup Competition, the Early Stage Capital Conference, and industry-focused events including aerospace and healthcare.