Orlando VC deals climb in Q3 as industry approaches record-breaking year

Venture capital investment in metro Orlando companies increased in the third quarter, although the region is not on track to hit the record levels of investment dollars seen in 2020.

There were nine startup investment deals worth $66.3 million in metro Orlando last quarter, according to data from PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association released Oct. 14. Investment activity was up 26% from $52.7 million in deals in the second quarter. It was led by a big $31 million round that was…