Entertainment

Booze Delivery App Minibar Launches in Miami

By | Jan 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm

If you won’t come to the bar then the bar must come to you. New York-based startup Minibar, a booze deliver app has launched in Miami. By downloading the Minibar app, users can easily order wine, spirits and beer for delivery. The delivery, which promises…

Funding

Why Scout Ventures Invested in LiveNinja First

By | Jan 14, 2015 at 9:00 am

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…

Business

Zudy Launches Vinyl for Businesses Looking to Building Mobile Apps Quickly

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 5:45 pm

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…

Funding

VenVelo Raises $1.3M to Invest In Florida Startups

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 2:07 pm

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,…

Bitcoin

Can Miami Become a Bitcoin-Friendly City?

By | Jan 9, 2015 at 7:00 am

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…

Funding

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

By | Jan 5, 2015 at 4:00 pm

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…

Trends

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

By | Jan 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm

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…

Ecosystems

Tech.Co Miami’s Top Stories in 2014

By | Dec 31, 2014 at 2:08 pm

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…

Accelerator

Venture Hive Welcomes Startups to Upcoming Accelerator Program

By | Dec 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm

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…

Funding

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

By | Dec 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm

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….

Product

mxHero Integrates Citrix ShareFile For Better Email Management and Cloud Storage

By | Dec 18, 2014 at 5:35 pm

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…

Coworking spaces

Wyncode and Global Governance Advisors Pitch Day

By | Dec 17, 2014 at 6:08 pm

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…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

LaunchCode Receives $1.25M in Funding from The Knight Foundation

By | Dec 17, 2014 at 12:30 pm

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. The program matches technologists with local companies through paid apprenticeships. The Knight Foundation is investing $1.25 million,…

Ecosystems

Florida Among Top 5 States for Entrepreneurs

By | Dec 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

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…

Events

Congrats to the Winners of the Tech Cocktail & Refresh Miami All-Star 2014 Awards!

By | Dec 12, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Holiday season is upon us, and what better place to be jolly than a holiday party with industry leaders? And jolly it was during this year’s Tech Cocktail & Refresh Miami Holiday party. We mingled with old friends, cheered with new ones, and recognized those in…

Ecosystems

Kairos and NovoPayment Selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs at Miami

By | Dec 12, 2014 at 2:52 pm

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…

Funding

Medina Capital Closes on $182M Private Equity Fund

By | Dec 10, 2014 at 1:41 pm

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…

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