Venture Capital

Miami

Corigin Ventures Sets Sight on Miami: “We’re Quite Bullish”

By | Jan 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm

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,…

Business

Miami

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…

Bitcoin

Miami

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

Miami

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…

Mobile

Miami

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

By | Dec 8, 2014 at 9:00 pm

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…

MiamiSessions

Miami

Ed Boland: Shifting Miami to a Knowledge Based Economy

By | Dec 6, 2014 at 4:05 pm

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…

MiamiSessions

Miami

Melody McCloskey Absolutely Had to Start StyleSeat

By | Dec 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm

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…

Business

Miami

How Slowing Down Will Increase Your Productivity and Improve Your Sex Life

By | Dec 5, 2014 at 8:00 am

Here is a sad fact to put things in perspective: A recently released study indicated one in ten participants admitted to having used their phone during sex. As far as young adults, ages 18 to 34, make that one in five — 20 percent. “We…

FinTech

Miami

Richmond Global Ventures Heads to Miami, Offering Larger Investment for Startups

By | Dec 4, 2014 at 12:13 pm

In the last year, Miami’s investment infrastructure has strengthened dramatically, with more venture funds looking to the city as a hub. However, the focus has been for startups in the seed and smaller Series A stage. This may change soon. Richmond Global Ventures announced that…

News

Miami

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

By | Dec 3, 2014 at 7:34 pm

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…

Business

Miami

15 Favorite Quotes from Sime MIA 2014

By | Dec 3, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Tech Cocktail is a Media Partner during Sime MIA 2014  The team behind Sime MIA has outdone itself this year. They brought a group of eclectic and powerful innovators from across the globe to South Florida. From political activists to inventors, the audience left the conference…

Communication

Miami

Kandid, Anonymous Sharing App for Students, Raises $1.4M in Funding

By | Dec 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Miami-based startup ShareWhere Inc. announced today that it has raised $1.4 million in seed funding for its anonymous social sharing app Kandid, which is quickly gaining steam on college campuses. Kandid is allows users to share photos and text in a local setting, either privately…

.CO

Miami

Venture Hive and Microsoft offer Global Startup Education

By | Dec 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Miami-based accelerator and education company, Venture Hive, has partnered with Microsoft Innovation Centers (MIC’s) to develop a pre-accelerator program that connects entrepreneurs to resources and support their need in validating and building their ideas into solutions. The MIC Pre-Accelerator program includes 12 weeks of intensive, specialized training…

Business

Miami

Investing in Miami: First Come the Startup Failures, Then Comes the Success

By | Dec 2, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Tech Cocktail is a Media Partner during Sime MIA 2014 “Our entrepreneurs are becoming more sophisticated about the process of raising capital,” Melissa Krinzman of Krillion Ventures said proudly to a full audience of South Florida’s industry leaders during Sime MIA. Krinzman was joined by…