A seed grows in Brooklyn. Charlie O'Donnell, formerly of First Round Capital and General Motors Corp.'s pension fund, is starting Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, Brooklyn, N.Y.'s first venture capital fund. O'Donnell explains why he feels Brooklyn is a good place for technology businesses. Up-and-coming startups like Etsy Inc. and MakerBot Industries LLC are already based there, and O'Donnell foresees a growing community of ad tech and clean-energy companies. He adds, "A lot of the entrepreneurs and the technical and design talent actually already live out there." - Katie Roof
Canadian commercial real estate services firm Avison Young hired Daniel Carlo as a principal of and managing director of the firm's Miami office. For other updates launch today's Movers & shakers slideshow.