MyArea Network Inc., a Tampa, Florida-based digital media business, has just received a dose of financial triage from a local doctor and an IT expert in the form of an angel investment to keep the company growing.
Dr. Luis Crespo, a renowned Tampa personal injury physician, and Larry Witt, owner of Witt IT Consulting LLC in Clearwater, have been named to MyArea Network’s board to lend guidance and support to the emerging firm.
Filling an online niche via its area-code-based platform offering content, advertising and promotion for local events and entertainment in over 75 U.S. markets, MyArea Network provides a way for businesses to engage and connect with consumers by allowing companies to target audiences with information.
"Local businesses have difficulty with adopting digital marketing, while struggling to compete with big brands at their local level," said COO David Annis. "We aim to partner with these businesses to provide an all-in-one solution for marketing and reaching consumers."
The enterprise’s largest website, 813Area.com, serves over 100,000 members in the Tampa region. Additionally, MyArea Network runs 512Area.com, 407Area.com, and 727Area.com, with plans to expand in the near future.
"Mobile, local, socially opted-in information is what people want," Larry Witt said. "We are pleased with early progress the company has had and believe they have automated the platform to deliver local businesses to their interested customers."
The amount of the investors’ contributions was undisclosed.