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The Tamiami Angel Fund I, LLC (”TAFI” or “the Fund”) is Southwest Florida’s first Angel Fund. TAFI is a formal fund of growth capital organized to invest in Florida-based early stage through expansion stage companies.
TAFI is a Member-owned and Member-managed for-profit limited liability company that seeks to provide its Members an opportunity for active involvement in a diversified capital investment process and a portfolio of high quality, high growth companies located in the State of Florida.
The Fund’s strength will be in its Members - a group of mostly retired, highly successful men and women, who have migrated to the extremely popular Southwest Florida region, enjoy entrepreneurship and can afford to invest risk capital in start-up businesses.
Tamiami Angel Fund
Timothy J. Cartwright is Chairman of the Tamiami Angel Fund I, LLC., SW Florida's first Angel Fund. Mr. Cartwright also serves as President of the Gulf Coast Venture Forum, a non-profit Angel Investment Network serving Southwest Florida with two chapters located in Naples and Sarasota. Tim is the Managing Director of Compass Advisory Group, LLC, a firm he founded in 2003. Compass Advisory Group, a subsidiary of Fifth Avenue Advisors, is a merger and acquisition consultancy that completes business transactions and corporate restructurings for middle market companies. Prior, he co-founded By-Products Interactive, an electronic trading, market research and publishing company; and Benchmark Solutions, a supply chain consulting company. He began his career working with middle market companies at Arthur Andersen with a specialty in enterprise software solutions. Mr. Cartwright earned his MBA degree from J. L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and his undergraduate Economics degree from the University of Wisconsin. In SW Florida, his Board positions include the Economic Development Council of Collier County, Southwest Florida Regional Technology Parrtnership and the Northwestern Alumni Club of Naples. Additionally, he serves as a member of BioFlorida's SW Florida chapter organzing committee. At the state level, Mr. Cartwright serves as a Director for the Florida Economic Development Council, as a judge for ITFlorida’s annual statewide awards program and as a member of the Selection Committee for the Florida Venture Forum’s Early Stage Venture Capital Conference.
Timothy participated in the FundingPost event: Miami Angel and VC Conference
on Thursday, February 17, 2011 in FL, Sponsored by The Launch Pad at the University of Miami, Ameritech Media
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