In 2013, Miami raked in about $300 million in venture capital, a staggering jump from previous years. While Miami has always had its fair share of entrepreneurial activity, historically it has had issues with keeping many startups. That’s quickly changing.
Contributing to the uptick in venture capital investment are the efforts of several different organizations to attract tech startups. These efforts include Manny Medina’s “eMerge Americas Techweek Conference” and the Knight Foundation’s “Start-Up City: Miami.” Considering the number of attendants and the buzz throughout the community, I think it’s fair to say this is only the beginning of exponential growth in the Magic City.
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