January 12, 2023

Tampa Bay’s startup scene is entering 2023 a bit bigger, a bit more balanced and a lot is more widely known than in prior years.

The region has had pockets of growing successful companies across the board. But the last year has brought a slew of new talent — and industries — to Tampa Bay.

From agtech to the metaverse, healthtech to helicopters, the region has no shortage of companies on track for greatness. We’ve whittled them down to 23 companies we’re watching in the new year based on past reporting, talks with industry veterans and what is trending in the greater tech world.

Gale Healthcare

What they do: The Tampa-based company is the “Uber” for staffing nurses, meaning facilities — predominantly long-term care units — can use the software to order a nurse if they’re short-staffed, a significant issue in the industry.

Why we’re watching: Gale Healthcare kicked off 2022 with a $60 million in funding from investment giant FTV Capital. The company employs more than 250 locals and at the end of 2022, moved into a space nearly five times the size of its previous office to accommodate more growth.

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