And the winner is...
After four weeks of competition, just one startup is left standing among the 16 South Florida companies featured in Miami Inno's 2022 Inno Madness bracket challenge.
Miami-based financial tech firm Taxfyle prevailed over Boca Raton's ReachLink, a telehealth startup, in the final round. Thousands of readers voted in the championship match, with Taxfyle winning 59% of the support.
Taxfyle is an on-demand platform that matches individuals and businesses with licensed CPAs. In February, the startup secured $20 million from Miami's Fuel Venture Capital and Madrid-based IDC Ventures in a series B financing round. At the time, Taxfyle executives said the company planned to use the capital to double the platform's number of tax professionals to 8,000 and hire 100 employees.
You can find a full list of the 16 companies that participated and a recap of the competition here.
Miami-Dade $100M tech equity
J.P. Morgan Chase, the Knight Foundation, The Miami Foundation and Aire Ventures announced the creation of Tech Equity Miami, an initiative that will deploy $100 million in funding over five years to improve equity in Miami-Dade's tech sector. Areas of focus include increasing access to broadband connectivity, boosting K-12 tech education and creating pathways for locals to build careers in tech.
A guide to tech month
April is here – and that means Miami Tech Month has officially arrived.
The month-long series of events is jam-packed with meetups and presentations that celebrate South Florida's status as a rising star of the innovation sector. There's something for everyone, including cryptocurrency seminars, startup pitch nights, happy hours and more. For more, check our guide to some of the events you won't want to miss.