Founder, MacDonald Ventures
Steve MacDonald is a serial entrepreneur; a visionary who nurtures, mentors and invests in tech start-ups committed to creating a better world. With more than $400 million in exits in companies he founded, his rise to multi-million dollar success started with the founding of TechHealth in 1999 and myMatrixx, his pharmacy benefits firm, in 2001. Following his 2017 $250mm exit of myMatrixx, at the time one of the largest privately owned companies in Tampa Bay, Steve launched his next venture, MacDonald Ventures, where he pursues his passion for startups in the high stakes world of Angel investing.
Named the 2020 Tampa Bay Tech ‘Community Dedication and Leadership Award’ Winner, Steve has always been driven towards success, but his path to it has not been without obstacles. He refuses to back down in the face of unprecedented challenges and credits them with furthering his drive to succeed, improving his risk tolerance and instincts, and underscoring the importance of paving his own path in business and life.
Steve is heavily invested in the startup ecosystem of Tampa Bay. In 2019, he was named Catalyst’s TiETAN Super Entrepreneur, an award that recognized his decades of work as one of Florida’s tech pioneers. Steve serves as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Tampa Bay Wave, a tech startup incubator, and as a board member of Florida Funders, a hybrid venture capital fund and network of angels that funds and builds early stage technology companies in Florida and beyond. He is frequently asked to speak on investing, entrepreneurship and successful startups.
An avid athlete and adventurer, Steve provides founders and entrepreneurs with decades of experience, limitless drive, financial investment, mentorship and community. His passion for helping startups thrive as they develop revolutionary technologies is matched only by his resilience and drive to succeed.