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Florida Venture Forum Names Johnson Pope Partner Patrick Traber To Its Board Of Directors

By jpfirm | Categories: Articles, Firm NewsPrint PDF July 2019

TAMPA, Fla – July 16, 2019 – The Florida Venture Forum, a statewide support and member organization for investors and entrepreneurs, today announced that Johnson Pope partner, Patrick Traber, has been appointed to the board of directors. Florida Venture Forum board members work to promote the organization’s mission to help entrepreneurs obtain funding through education, strategic partnerships, and networking opportunities.

Patrick Traber’s practice focuses on corporate financial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital raises, and strategic partnerships.  According to Traber, serving on the board of directors for the Florida Venture Forum is “an honor and the core mission of the Forum aligns naturally with what I do – facilitating the connection of capital and business opportunities to entrepreneurs and their companies.”

“The Florida Venture Forum has over 35 years of success connecting growing Florida companies with capital sources and services, and our single greatest strength in this effort is the collective commitment of our members to both the organization and the state,” said Kevin Burgoyne, president and CEO of the Florida Venture Forum. 

Travis Milks, managing partner of Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners and 2019-2020 Florida Venture Forum board chair, added, “We are extremely excited to welcome such a diverse and accomplished group of new members to an already strong board. We look forward to what promises to be a very robust year for the Forum and for venture capital in Florida.”

About the Florida Venture Forum
The Florida Venture Forum is Florida’s largest statewide support and networking organization for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, helping startup and growth companies connect with the capital sources and business services they need to grow and scale. To date, companies presenting at Forum conferences have gone on to raise over $6 billion in equity capital, and a third party economic impact study concluded that the Forum has contributed nearly $9 Billion in overall economic value to the State of Florida. The Forum hosts networking and educational programs throughout the year in addition to producing the annual Florida Venture Capital Conference, Florida Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition and Florida Early Stage and Angel Capital Conference.  For more information, visit or e-mail or

Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP is a full-service, regional firm with offices in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. For more information on our firm, check out our website at

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