Top Startups / August 9, 2021
Asaf Fybish

Asaf Fybish is a growth marketing professional. He likes all things organic, especially when it comes to growth. He's our Chief of Stash at StartupStash

Top Miami Startups To Watch in 2021

Miami is currently undergoing rapid growth as a startup ecosystem, with many top startups emerging in the last few years. The total early growth startup funding of $519 Million is slightly above that of the global average for startup ecosystems. Furthermore, the overall value of the ecosystem is $18 Billion which is considerably higher than the global average worth of a startup ecosystem.

1. Milo

Year Founded: 2018

HQ: Miami, Florida

Size: 11-50

Founder(s): Josip Rupena

Milo is a Miami startup that was founded in 2018 and is still based in the main city of Florida. The company operates in the Fintech market and makes the process of getting a loan much easier and quicker for customers. This defeats a common problem in the loan market which is the fact that the process of closing these loans can be a complex and frustrating process.

The company has received a good amount of funding to help it grow and develop. In total, the company has received investment from three sources and these investors have put a total of $6 Million into the startup.

2. Taxfyle

Year Founded: 2015

HQ: Miami, Florida

Size: 11-50

Founder(s): Michael Mouriz, Richard Lavina, Will Sahatdjian

Taxfyle is one of the more exciting fintech startups currently in Miami and was founded in 2015. The company makes its money through the creation and deployment of iOS and Android apps to simplify and improve the process of accounting all from the use of a smart device.

Taxfyle has made a significant sum of money from startup funding since it was founded six years ago. In total, the company has managed to agree deals with a total of four investors. These four investors have collectively invested a sum of $7.3 Million into the business to help it grow and reach the next level.

3. SmartBarrel

Year Founded: 2016

HQ: Miami, Florida

Size: 11-50

Founder(s): Albert Bou Fadel

Smart Barrel is a Florida startup that was founded in 2016 and is currently based in the city of Miami. The company operates an online platform that allows construction companies to keep track of their projects and their subcontractors in real-time. This is achieved through a blend of automation and and accurate data collation.

The company has undergone two rounds of funding since it was founded five years ago and these rounds yielded results from a total of three investors. The amount of funding achieved from these investors is currently undisclosed.

4. aXpire

Year Founded: 2018

HQ: Miami, Florida

Size: 101-250

Founder(s): Gary Roy Markham

AXpire is one of the most promising up-and-coming startups in Florida, with the company undergoing rapid growth since it was founded three years ago. The company helps financial institutions with their financial management such as expense management, billing, invoicing and more.

The company has currently undergone a single round of startup funding since it was founded in 2018 and this round of funding resulted in the company making a total of $20 Million in startup funding.

5. Propzie

Year Founded: 2018

HQ: Miami, Florida

Size: 11-50

Founder(s): Daniel Detoni, Erick Sasse, Felipe Hofstatter, Yari Carrizo

Propzie is a real estate startup that was founded in 2018 and is currently based in Miami, Florida. The company makes it easier for other businesses to manage their hospitality operations and hotels through the use of automation that is coded into their software, which helps to save money.

The company has managed to secure a decent level of startup funding since it was founded in 2018. In total, the company has secured investment from two sources and the total of this investment is $280,000

6. Clarify

Year Founded: 2018

HQ: Miami, Florida

Size: 1-10

Founder(s): JC Alvarez

Clarify is a Florida startup that was founded in 2018 and is currently based in Miami, Florida. The company operates HR tools to help workers to improve the quality of their work through the provision of a variety of tools and resources.

The company has secured a small amount of startup funding to help it to achieve its business goals, with a total of $10,000 being raised in a single round of startup funding. It is very likely that the company will seek further funding in the future.

7. RiceApp

Year Founded: 2019

HQ: Miami, Florida

Size: 1-10

Founder(s): Carlos Emilio Gonzalez, Flavio Icaza, Maria Jose Velazquez

RiceApp is a Miami startup that was founded in 2019 and is still based in the Florida city. The company makes it easier for customers to book their food, divide bills and pay at the table. This is all achieved without the need to wait for table service and this makes things safer for customers, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing.

RiceApp has gone through a single round of startup funding since the company was founded two years ago. In total, the company has managed to secure funding worth $70,000 to help it grow.

8. Moneta

Year Founded: 2018

HQ: Miami, Florida

Size: 1-10

Founder(s): Alejandro Alvarez

Moneta is a Miami fintech startup that was founded three years ago and is still based in the city currently. The startup operates an e-wallet that allows users to turn their change from purchases into currency on their e-wallet. Users are also able to pay for their purchases through the use of their in-app QR code.

9. Papa

Year Founded: 2017

HQ: Miami, Florida

Size: 251-500

Founder(s): Alfredo Vaamonde, Andrew Parker, Jake Rothstein

Papa is probably the most heart warming startup in Miami and was founded four years ago. The company operates a platform to combat loneliness by connecting college students with elderly people so that they can form new bonds and use this companionship to combat the potential of loneliness.

The company has made a very good amount of money from startup funding to further its mission. In total, the company has received investment from a total of 13 investors and these investors have put a total of $91.2 Million into the business.

10. Fanatiz 

Year Founded: 2017

HQ: Miami, Florida

Size: 11-50

Founder(s): Matias Rivera Larrain

Fanatiz is a Miami startup that was founded in 2017 and still has its headquarters in the city. The company operates an online streaming platform that allows its customers to watch live sports from a variety of different events and also facilitates the viewing of VOD events such as boxing fights and more.

The company has received investment from a single source of funding across two separate funding rounds. In total, this investment has reached a figure of $17 Million to further the growth and development of their platform.

11. Moda Design District

Year Founded: 2019

HQ: Miami, Florida

Size: 1-10

Founder(s): Aleksandar "Sasha" Jovicic

Moda Design District is a Florida startup that was founded in 2019 and is currently based in Miami. The company operates a marketplace that allows independent fashion designers to showcase their items to a variety of potential customers, which helps to increase their income and profile.

The company has gone through two rounds of funding since it was founded two years ago and throughout these two rounds of funding, the company has managed to achieve a total of $445,000 in startup funding.

12. Gaming Frog

Year Founded: 2018

HQ: Miami, Florida

Size: 1-10

Founder(s): Julian Duque, Lucas Romero, Sebastian Duque

Gaming Frog is an Esports startup that was founded three years ago and is currently based in Miami, Florida. The company operates a platform that allows gamers from all over the world to compete in a variety of casual and competitive tournaments to test their skills and improve as players.

The company has gone through a sole round of startup funding in its three years of trading and this funding has contributed a total of $150,000 into the business to help it to grow and develop further.

13. CONCIERGEpad

Year Founded: 2015

HQ: Miami, Florida

Size: 1-10

Founder(s): Rene Perez

CONCIERGEpad is a Miami startup that was founded six years ago. The company aims to improve security and safety by using an iPad-based security system to allow visitors of premises to check in to educational facilities, medical facilities and workplaces. This helps to make the process of managing visitors easier and more secure.

The company has not yet received any startup funding, however, this does not mean that this startup does not deserve a place on this list, the strength of its offering more than justifies its inclusion.

14. Bolt Mobility

Year Founded: 2018

HQ: Miami Beach, Florida

Size: 51-100

Founder(s): Kamyar Kaviani, Sarah Haynes, Usain Bolt

Bolt Mobility is a startup founded by someone you may be familiar with, legendary runner, Usain Bolt. The company aims to make mobility better, safer, and more convenient in cities by collaborating with authorities to create locations where people can use "Bolt Bikes" to get around their city. The involvement of Usain Bolt lends a lot to the company's marketing efforts.

The company has gone through three separate rounds of funding since it was founded and through these rounds, a single investor put their money into the company. In total, this investor has put $40.4 Million into the company to help it grow.

15. Plum

Year Founded: 2015

HQ: Dania, Florida

Size: 11-50

Founder(s): David Koretz

Plum is a Florida startup that was founded in 2015 and is currently based in Dania. The company sells appliances for wine enthusiasts that will automatically identify the appropriate temperature for wine and will chill it to that temperature, which makes for a more pleasurable drinking experience.

The company has received investment from a total of 3 investors and these investors have collectively pledged a total of $23 Million into the business to further its growth and development.

16. SportsEdTV

Year Founded: 2017

HQ: Miami, Florida

Size: 11-50

Founder(s): Aleksandar "Sasha" Jovicic, John Eagleton, Robert Mazzucchelli

SportsEdTV is a sports education startup that was founded in 2017 and is currently based in Miami, Florida. The company operates a free platform that allows people to watch educational videos on their sport of choice so that they can improve and develop their own skills.

The company has gone through four rounds of funding since its founding four years ago and this has led to the company bringing in a total of $5.5 Million to further the development of its platform and the content contained within.

17. Unitea

Year Founded: 2014

HQ: Miami, Florida

Size: 11-50

Founder(s): Ketan Rahangdale, Richard Grant

Unitea is a Miami startup that was founded in 2014 and has created an ideal platform for music lovers. The platform allows fans to earn tokens for listening to music and recommending it to their friends and these tokens can then be used to leverage against real-life music events like concerts and more.

The company has successfully raised a good amount of money from startup funding, with the startup receiving investment from 11 sources. These 11 sources have collectively pooled a total of $5.3 Million into the business to help it achieve its goals.

18. SmartHop

Year Founded: 2018

HQ: Miami, Florida

Size: 11-50

Founder(s): Guillermo Garcia, Joaquin Brillembourg, Miguel Sucre

SmartHop is a transportation startup that was founded in 2018 and is currently based in Miami, Florida. The company operates a platform that allows truckers to add more efficiency to their business, such as with load management, back-office support and more to reduce the cost of operations and increase profits.

The company has received a great amount of investment since it was founded three years ago. In total, the company has received investment from eight investors and this has resulted in the company making $16.6 Million to further its operations.

19. Welltrip

Year Founded: 2020

HQ: Miami, Florida

Size: 1-10

Founder(s): Patrick Prommel, Ike Okonkwo

Welltrip is a healthcare startup that was founded last year and is currently based in Miami, Florida. The company makes it easier for people to find the medical care that they need if they have an emergency abroad. This healthcare can be locked to a specific location and customers are given fixed pricing information so they know what to expect.

The company has already gone through a round of startup funding despite its infancy, although the actual amount of funding achieved by the company is currently undisclosed.

20. CarJoe

Year Founded: 2019

HQ: Miami, Florida

Size: 11-50

Founder(s): Rodis Alvarez

CarJoe is an automotive startup that was founded two years ago and is currently based in Miami, Florida. The company makes it easier for people to get their car fixed by skipping out the process of going into an auto repair shop and waiting. Instead, it allows people to schedule for a repairman to come to their location to have those repairs done.

CarJoe has gone through two rounds of startup funding since it was founded two years ago and out of these two rounds the company has managed to secure a total of $1 Million in startup funding.

21. Parkotruck

Year Founded: 2018

HQ: Miami, Florida

Size: 1-10

Founder(s): Juan Torrent, Matias Albaca

Parkotruck is a Miami startup that was founded in 2018 and is aiming to solve a big problem for truckers. This problem is the fact that finding places to park in the USA can be incredibly difficult. The company solves this problem by highlighting available spaces for truck parking to truckers so that they can save time.

The company has gone through a single round of startup funding since it was founded in 2018 and this round of funding has allowed the company to raise $50,000 to improve the overall operations of the company.

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Asaf Fybish

Asaf Fybish is a growth marketing professional. He likes all things organic, especially when it comes to growth. He's our Chief of Stash at StartupStash

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