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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 »


Miami Is One of Five Tech Hubs You Didn’t Know About [Video]

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What better way to start 2015 than to be featured as one of five of the country’s booming tech hubs? Miami has known this for years, but just got more attention after a recent report by New York-based SmartAsset, featured on NBC, that names Miami as a place where cost of living is low, major companies are headquartered, and notable tech acquisitions… Read more »


Tech.Co Miami’s Top Stories in 2014

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In 2014, Tech.Co joined the Miami Tech community by opening one of our headquarters in the Magic City. And what a great year it has been for us in the 305. Our editorial team has been covering all the news coming out of South Florida. We also hosted seven events in Miami where we showcased… Read more »


Venture Hive Welcomes Startups to Upcoming Accelerator Program

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Venture Hive announced the 1o lucky startups who will be part of the next accelerator class here in Miami. Many are from different parts of the globe. The international education company will welcome 10 new companies to their downtown office, where they will receive a $25,000 no-equity grants, as well as, mentoring and free workspace for six… Read more »


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 »