I'm well aware of the vast sums of VC money in the Bay Area, Seattle, and even Boston. I'm located in the Tampa, FL area and am starting my business here. I'm willing to move the business after a period of time, and/or open additional offices in other areas, but for the first 1-2 years I need to be based here.
I'm bootstrapping myself, but I need $650k to get beyond demo/POC stage (3 months out). Am I pipe-dreaming that I could find someone with the connections and capital to be an angel in Tampa? Where do I go from here?