Blaire Martin is mobilizing the movement of accredited investors engaging Florida’s high growth ventures with capital, expertise, and resources while streamlining the funding process for our state’s entrepreneurs.
As the Director of the Florida Angel Nexus (NEXUS), Blaire Martin and her team are growing Florida’s statewide community of accredited investors, funds, and family offices. NEXUS currently supports chapters in Orlando, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Palm Beach and Ocala along with a virtual chapter for dispersed investors. In partnership with local active investors and community leaders, new chapters are forming statewide. Since 2013, NEXUS members have invested in 59 companies a total of $16.1M; over $25M with co-investment partners.
Since partnering with Michael O’Donnell in 2010, Blaire has worked with over 400 early-stage companies to increase their credibility and probability of raising venture funding.
Ms. Martin is also a cofounder of the FAN Fund. FAN has made thirteen investments since commencing operations in November 2015. The FAN Fund and its LPs have deployed over $5,000,000.
Previously as a Business Development Consultant in the UCF Venture Accelerator, Ms. Martin assisted early stage technology companies with the many aspects required to launch and grow a successful company, including: market research, competitive analysis, lead generation, investor pitch preparation, and strategies for commercialization, revenue models, and sales.
Recognition: UCF Alumni 30 under 30 and the Orlando Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Award. She graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida with a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree focusing on finance, entrepreneurship, and leadership.