Entrepreneurs obtained capital and launched funds

TAMPA — Amid what many perceive to be an arid climate for funding, some Tampa Bay area entrepreneurs have found an oasis.

Those startup founders have obtained funding for their young companies and a few of them have even gone on to start their own funds.

Their experiences could pave a path for others to follow.

They said they’ve succeeded because they’ve networked relentlessly, reinvested strategically and grasped investors’ needs.

“The two things every investor wants to know is where you’re going to spend the money and how you’re going to get the money back,” said Chris Arnoldi, founder of Uhsome Media and Marketing.

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