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Posto7 Raises $925K In Seed Round Funding

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Miami-based startup Posto7 has raised $925K via convertible notes from NXTP Labs and other investors in New York City, San Francisco, Brazil and Miami. This announcement comes as Posto7 finishes NXTP Labs’ accelerator program in Buenos Aires. Posto7 app is currently in beta, and it helps you share with friends your favorite restaurants, hotels, and nightlife venues…. Read more »


Code Fever Expands Program to Low-Income High School Students

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The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced today a US $75,000 grant to Miami-based nonprofit Code Fever. Code Fever helps high school students to code, learn and build technology within their communities. This grant will help expand the coding and entrepreneurial training program to local students and parents from low-income neighborhoods. “Our sole objective is… Read more »


CareCloud Receives $25.5 Million Debt Financing Commitment

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Miami-based healthcare technology provider CareCloud announced today that it has received a $25.5 million debt financing commitment from Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. “This commitment will enable us to accelerate the expansion of our technology solutions and further our strategic objective of providing the industry’s first modern cloud-based platform for healthcare,” says R. Scott Lentz, CFO of CareCloud…. Read more »


Post Shark Tank, The Bouqs Brings in $6 Million

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The Bouqs, a Los Angeles based cut-to-order online flower company, exited ABC’s Shark Tank show with no funding from any of the big time sharks. But they didn’t let that stop them from tasting success. They announced today, as reported by PandoDaily, that they have raised a successful Series A funding round at $6 million…. Read more »



One Month Raises $770K for Accelerated Code Learning Platform

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One Month, an NYC-based online education platform that provides one month’s worth of courses on front-end web development, coding, and growth hacking, has raised $770,000 in seed funding. Investors in this round of financing include Winklevoss Capital, Innovation Works, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Start Fund, Oliver Jung, Lew Moorman, Y Combinator, FundersClub, and crowdfunding platform WeFunder. Initially founded as One Month Rails, focused on… Read more »







Jim Bankoff on Leveraging Culture to Attract Talent

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Last Wednesday, Vox Media chairman and CEO Jim Bankoff sat down with us at our Tech Cocktail DC Sessions. Aside from learning about his belief that content isn’t Vox Media’s product, we learned that the company’s success can be attributed to its unique integration of technology, talent, and culture in its business model. When it comes down to it, though,… Read more »



Kroger Selects DC’s iStrategyLabs as Social Media Agency of Record

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Big news for the team! @Kroger Taps @iStrategyLabs as Social Media Agency of Record http://t.co/jDzhkcX0e0 #dctech — Peter Corbett ✈ (@corbett3000) June 25, 2014 It was announced earlier today that DC’s very own iStrategyLabs has been chosen as the Social Media Agency of Record for Kroger. Huge news for the digital agency, which adds yet another big… Read more »


Open English CEO Andres Moreno on Raising $120 Million [Video]

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We had the opportunity to talk to Andres Moreno, cofounder and CEO of Open English, about raising US$120 million in funding, potential IPO, and Miami’s growing technology scene. Moreno sat down with Tech Cocktail’s Frank Gruber during the Miami Sessions event at Venture Hive. Moreno also spoke about future plans that include developing a web-based Next University,… Read more »


More Tech Jobs Coming To South Florida

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Broward County commissioners  approved two incentive offers for technology companies Ultimate Software and Maersk Group, that could create more technology jobs in South Florida. As reported, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance worked the deals, which also needs state approval. The companies have yet to accept these offers andconfirm expansion plans. Ultimate Software is looking to add 400 jobs and invest $40.2 million in a “flagship… Read more »