Florida VC funding grew in 2022 despite nationwide investor pullback

Venture capital investment slumped last year — except for emerging tech markets like Orlando.

Nationally, venture capital investors pumped $238 billion into U.S. startups in 2022 — down 31% from 2021’s record haul of $345 billion, according to Pitchbook Data Inc., a firm that tracks venture funding totals across the country.

However, some states were the exception. That included Florida, where startups raised $6.8 billion in 2022 compared to $6.6 billion in 2021.

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