It took New York venture capitalist Brad Harrison only two days in South Florida to validate his belief Miami was the right place to open his fund’s first office outside of the Big Apple. “All the elements are here,” said Harrison, citing Miami’s creative culture, its position as the gateway to Latin America, and a growing ecosystem of entrepreneurs. “There’s energy here, and we want to be a part of it.”
That’s what the South Florida’s tech-entrepreneurship community wants to hear as efforts to try to establish the area as a technology hub develop. A number of companies that have raised tens of millions in venture funding in the past year, including MagicLeap, CareCloud, Modernizing Medicine and MDLIVE.