Opportunity zone fund makes 1st investment. Here’s what’s next.

An Orlando-based fund has invested $100,000 in local tech firm GRD Biomechanics in a deal that closed June 4.  

The investment is the first by the Orlando Opportunity Fund, launched in November 2019 to make investments in real estate projects and tech startups in federally-designated opportunity zones across Central Florida. While the fund has faced a setback due to the pandemic, its leaders see growing opportunity in its aftermath. Read more here.