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9 Warm Startups Scenes to Visit

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February is about that time when you get fed up with winter and want to peace out to someplace warm – sayonara, polar vortex! Luckily, many entrepreneurs can do just that, as long as you bring your laptop along with you. It’s easy to stay holed up next to your heater with a hot beverage,… Read more »


Wevorce Brings Online Divorce Services to Families in Miami

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Although the rate of divorce in the U.S. has been declining, about 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States divorce. It’s a difficult time for families emotionally and financially, and Wevorce wants to help them cope by keeping families out of court. With a step-by-step approach, Wevorce helps couples divorce amicably using web-based technology… Read more »


Flatiron School Brings Coding to High School Students in Miami

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New York City’s coding school for web and mobile development, Flatiron School, is partnering with Palmer Trinity School to offer courses to local high school students. Flatiron Pre-College Academy at Palmer Trinity will be the first program of its kind in Miami, providing students aged thirteen through eighteen with hands-on training and inspiring them to explore… Read more »


Senzari Debuts MovieGraph, Web-Based Graph Analytics for Films

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Miami-based startup Senzari announced today the expansion of its entertainment graph services with the debut of MovieGraph. Senzari is a music data company that uses innovative graph computing and machine learning techniques to create a recommendation engine. MovieGraph will leverage Senzari’s approach to connecting and extracting knowledge from large datasets to provide more affordable and customized search and recommendation… Read more »


Startups to Compete for $150K at eMerge Americas’ 2015 Showcase Competition

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eMerge Americas, a global technology conference focused on innovations transforming industries across the Americas, will host a world-class array of early and later-stage companies to highlight innovation and disruptive technology through its Startup Showcase May 1-5 in Miami Beach. As part of the eMerge Americas 2015 program, the Startup Showcase will feature early and late-stage startups…. Read more »


Scout Ventures Announces Strategic Investment in Rokk3r Labs

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New York-based Scout Ventures, a venture capital firm that focuses on early-stage investments, announced today that it will be partnering with Rokk3r Labs, a Miami-based platform to cobuild and launch companies. The venture capital firm has made a strategic investment in the company and will become a Rokk3r Labs Venture Partner. “With a dynamic model that provides specialized… Read more »


From Uber to GSN Games, How LiveAnswer is Managing Their Calls

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Uber saw an opportunity when they hired Miami-based startup, LiveAnswer, to manage calls from drivers. Every missed call was a missed opportunity for their business. LiveAnswer is a technology platform that taps into the unoccupied time of agents at call centers, giving that extra time to small business owners who can’t commit to the traditional… Read more »


10 Reasons to Learn to Code in Miami

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There are many reasons why you should learn to code this year. Most industries are eager to hire people with programming knowledge offering great salaries. In 2014, Miami saw a rise in number of coding schools, closing a talent gap between what traditional universities are producing and demands of the growing entrepreneurial scene. A well-established coding… Read more »


Corigin Ventures Sets Sight on Miami: “We’re Quite Bullish”

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Good news Miami, more money is coming our way. New York City-based investment firm, Corigin Ventures, is looking to open new headquarters in Miami and invest locally. Corigin Ventures focuses on Seed and Series A investments for startups in high-growth markets. Tech.Co spoke to David Goldberg, Director of Corigin Ventures, to find out about their plans in… Read more »


Why Scout Ventures Invested in LiveNinja First

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Scout Ventures, a New York-based venture capital firm, announced that they invested in Miami-based startup LiveNinja. This is Scout Ventures’ first announcement in South Florida, an important move since they opened an additional office in Miami in September. LiveNinja did not disclose the amount of money they raised in this round, which included the participation… Read more »


Zudy Launches Vinyl for Businesses Looking to Building Mobile Apps Quickly

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Miami-based startup Zudy announced today the release of Vinyl, a technology-agnostic no-code development platform that enables enterprise businesses to rapidly build highly-configurable applications. Companies can build mobile and web apps in days rather than months, on any device and operating system. Zudy raised $7.5 Million in funding from Miami Stuff, LLC in December. According to Gartner, U.S. companies spent $300 billion… Read more »


VenVelo Raises $1.3M to Invest In Florida Startups

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Winter Park-based venVelo announced that it had closed its latest funding round of $1.3 million. The early-stage venture fund is one of the most active in central Florida with a portfolio that includes companies from all over Florida. They include: FlexReceipts, GENICON, Kairos, mCast Networks, Spectrum Bridge, Splyt, Thrive Ice Cream, Vigilant Biosciences, and Zentila. “The confidence of… Read more »


Can Miami Become a Bitcoin-Friendly City?

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Miami is starting to dig the counterculture vibe of Bitcoin. In the next two weeks, there will be a hackathon and a conference dedicated to Bitcoin. And if that isn’t enough, in the last Art Basel, there was a physical bitcoin faucet art installation (“BIT by DRIP”) where people could scan their bit-wallet QR code… Read more »


Car Charging Group Raises $6M in Funding to Reduce Cash Burn

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Miami Beach-based Car Charging Group, Inc an operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, recently announced that it has raised $6 million in funding.  The Offering consisted of convertible preferred securities with a conversion price of$0.70 and warrants exercisable at $1.00. The Company also announced that it has undertaken specific restructuring actions to improve… Read more »