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The LinkedIn for Real Estate Professionals, RealConnex, Raises $3.5M in Series A Funding

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Miami-based startup RealConnex announced today that it has raised $3.5 million Series A financing round led by Star Capital. RealConnex connects the real estate ecosystem in one online platform, so professionals in the industry can have access to each other and scope out opportunities, in real time. According to The Starting Gate, the new funding will be used… Read more »


mxHero Integrates Citrix ShareFile For Better Email Management and Cloud Storage

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San Francisco-based startup mxHero announced that their Mail2Cloud product suite now supports Citrix ShareFile, a secure file sync and sharing solution, for better email management, security, and collaboration. Those using ShareFile users can now seamlessly connect and integrate their email and cloud storage services using Save & Share, Retriever and Fusion. “We’re thrilled to bring… Read more »


Wyncode and Global Governance Advisors Launch Pitch Day to Focus on Corporate Governance

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Miami-based Wyncode is partnering with the Global Governance Advisors (GGA) to organize and sponsor a pitch day competition for Wyncode students who have created innovative startup proposals for digital technology solutions within the human capital and corporate governance space. The first pitch day competition winners will be announced on January 5th, 2015 at Wyncode headquarters in Miami,… Read more »


LaunchCode Receives $1.25M in Funding from The Knight Foundation

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St.Louis-based non-profit LaunchCode is expanding to Miami, with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, to address the issue of brain drain in South Florida’s growing tech community. LaunchCode matches technologists with local companies through paid apprenticeships. The Knight Foundation is investing $1.25 million, over three years, to support LaunchCode’s Miami opening early next year…. Read more »


Florida Among Top 5 States for Entrepreneurs

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Florida ranks as the fifth most entrepreneur-friendly state nationwide; that’s according to the 19th Annual Small Business Policy Index published once a year. The index ranks all 50 states according to 42 different policy measures, including government-imposed or government-related costs that directly or indirectly affect entrepreneurship and business,  as well as the investment that is so critical… Read more »



Kairos and NovoPayment Selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs at Miami

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Endeavor selected two new South Florida startups, Kairos and NovoPayment to become Endeavor Entrepreneurs at Miami. The companies were selected during Endeavor’s 56th International Selection Panel, which took place in Coral Gables and Coconut Grove on Monday through Wednesday. It included entrepreneurs being considered for selection, as well as Endeavor mentors, advisors and board members around… Read more »


Medina Capital Closes on $182M Private Equity Fund

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South Florida-based firm Medina Capital announced today it has closed their new private equity fund with total committed capital of US $182 million for high-growth tech companies. As reported in The Starting Gate, the fund’s typical investment size is $10 million to $20 million and it will invest in early growth-stage companies in cyber-security, big data, mobility and… Read more »


YellowPepper to Launch Yepex, “Smart Wallet” for Latin America

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Miami-based startup YellowPepper announced today that they are rolling out a Smart Wallet in Latin America called Yepex. Yepex allows customers the ability to make online payments safer and fasters, by transforming smartphones into Smart Wallet.  It will also allow users to pre-order at various venues and have access to reward programs. Latin America turns out to be a… Read more »


Ed Boland: Shifting Miami to a Knowledge Based Economy

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Before Ed Boland joined Scout Ventures, he was in the private banking world searching for a niche to cover as he tried to make his career. All the traditional industries in Miami, like healthcare and law, were over-crowded, but then he read about the emerging tech ecosystem in Miami. After connecting with notable individuals in… Read more »


Melody McCloskey Absolutely Had to Start StyleSeat

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When Melody McCloskey had the idea to start StyleSeat she had no experience as a technical founder or as an engineer. She had been working with engineers for the better part of 10 years, but in order to move her idea into the real world she needed some help. The only thing holding McCloskey back in… Read more »




#MiamiTech: Time to Vote For Tech Cocktail 2014 All-Stars Awards

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It’s that time of the year, when we celebrate our accomplishments and learn from our mistakes. This year, we’ve partnered up with Refresh Miami to host a holiday party to celebrate with Miami’s entrepreneurial community. Part of this celebration will be an award ceremony to recognize our community’s greatest achievements. But before we can get our holiday… Read more »