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Videoo Raises $1.6M in Seed Funding

By | Apr 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

Miami-based startup Videoo has announced that it has successfully raised $1.625M in seed funding from Accelerator Growth Partners (AGP), other prominent funds and angel investors in the U.S. and Brazil. The funding will help the company’s effort to become the largest aggregator, integrator, and curator of social videos online….

Ecosystems

Pipeline Workspaces Announces Minority Investment at $15M Valuation

By | Apr 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Pipeline Workspaces, one of Miami’s fist workspaces, has sold a minority stake valuing the company’s brand and business model at approximately $15 million. The investment comes from a member of Pipeline Brickell, the brand’s first location at Miami’s Brickell Financial District. With a scalable…

Kickstarter

Splash Drone, Waterproof Drone, Surpassed Goal on Kickstarter

By | Apr 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm

A South Florida-based company is making a splash on Kickstarter with its new waterproof drone. The Splash Drone is a quad copter capable of landing and floating on water. The company behind the drone, Urban Drones, has raised more than $240,000, more than the original pledge goal of $17,500….

Acquistion

Kairos Acquires Emotion Recognition Startup IMRSV in Major Business Expansion

By | Apr 6, 2015 at 9:00 am

Kairos, a Miami-based facial biometrics startup, acquired emotion analysis company IMRSV for $2.7 million dollars. With this acquisition, Kairos becomes the only facial biometrics company in the world offering both facial recognition and emotion analysis tools for developers. It will also allow brands and agencies to…

Breaking News

Now You Can Rent a Place in Cuba Through Airbnb

By | Apr 2, 2015 at 12:30 pm

If you’re planning to travel to Cuba, you can rent a room or apartment in Cuba through Airbnb. The Airbnb announcement is the latest in a series business expansions into Cuba by American companies. Netflix and MasterCard recently made their services in Cuba available to both travelers and Cuban…

Tips & How To’s

Why Startup Founders Need to Start Asking the Right Questions

By | Mar 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Entrepreneurs are used to having the right answers instead of the right questions. But asking the right questions enables leaders to find solutions to any challenge. Hal Gregersen, Executive Director MIT Learning Center and founder of the 4-24 Project, spoke at The Atlantic’s Start-Up…

Sponsored

XFINITY Makes TV Accessible for the Visually Impaired

By | Mar 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

What does a 7 year-old blind girl see when she watches her favorite movie, The Wizard of Oz, on TV? “It’s different because you can see the screen and what’s happening. I can only hear it. So I take it into my brain and…

Ecosystems

The Best Quotes from MIA Music Summit 2015

By | Mar 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm

This week Miami is being taken over by music. From the Winter Music Conference (WMC) to Miami Beach’s Centennial, the Magic City is all about good tunes. The second annual tech and music conference, MIA Music Summit, brought together entrepreneurs and musicians to talk about…

Funding

OrthoSensor Raises $19M in Series C Funding

By | Mar 26, 2015 at 10:00 am

Dania Beach-based OrthoSensor, the maker of intelligent orthopaedic devices, raised $19 million in a Series C round of financing. Bridger Healthcare and The Tullis Growth Fund participated in the round, the company said. The money raised will be used to drive the commercialization of VERASENSE™, OrthoSensor’s leading…

Trends

At PreMoney Miami, Mark Suster Meerkats His Presentation on the State of VC Funding

By | Mar 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Today is officially the first day of spring, and while it may be snowing in the northeast, down in Miami, FL, the sun is shining brightly for the attendees of PreMoney Miami. A one-day conference produced by 500 Startups in partnership with the Knight…

Hardware

What Will Augmented Reality Look Like in the Future? [VIDEO]

By | Mar 19, 2015 at 10:29 pm

If you ask Magic Leap just what they do, they would tell you that they’re an idea. That might not sound like much at first glance, but they’ve actually leveraged this pitch and raised a $542 million investment from Google. What makes their vision for…

Coding

Wyncode Joins NESTA Launch in Support of White House Tech Hire Initiative

By | Mar 12, 2015 at 8:00 am

Wyncode joins nationwide tech education companies to announce the creation of a new trade organization with the mission to establish best practices and create accountability for coding schools. The Miami-based coding school joins App Academy, Dev Bootcamp, Flatiron School, General Assembly, Galvanize, Hackbright Academy, Hack…

Ecosystems

MiaMade Wins Grant to Kickstart a Makerspace in Liberty City

By | Mar 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm

MIAMade, the nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the growth of the maker movement in Miami, received a $10,000 accelerator grant from The Miami Foundation to fund a makerspace for Liberty City. Liberty To Make will provide the local community with a space to gather, to…

Partnership

Amp.It App is Searching for Hip-Hop’s Next Star

By | Mar 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Miami-based startup Amp.It is partnering with eMerge Americas to announce the winner of their global competition Take Back the Mic: The World Cup of Hip Hop, May 4th in Miami. The company has launched a music competition to find Hip Hop’s next stars from around the world with the…

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