Media Coverage


July 21st, 2017

The Hedge Fund Fortune Revving Up Tampa’s Tech Scene

Steve Lazaridis founded Phonism to help his brother Niko, an IT director, manage a frustrating phone system. Together, they developed new phone management and monitoring technology.


June 8th, 2017

Business Startup Spotlight: Phonism

We started building Phonism during nights and weekends in 2010, but we really launched in 2015. It all started when my brother, Niko Lazaridis, was deploying VoIP within the company for which he worked. He identified the challenges associated with deploying and managing VoIP. We partnered to build software to solve this.

Business Observer

March 23rd, 2017

Tech startups in line for $1.5M


March 23rd, 2017

Phonism Raises $350k in Funding

Tampa Bay Business Journal

February 23rd, 2017

Tampa startups ride WaVE to funding

Tampa Bay Business Journal

February 16th, 2017

Elevator meeting turns into a six-figure deal for a Tampa startup