To score capital from leading investors, scale a startup and win big, you’ve got to be in Silicon Valley, Austin or other tech hubs, the conventional wisdom goes. But more South Florida-based companies are bucking that trend, and their deep-pocketed investors say they plan to place bets here again. It’s who is investing – not necessarily how much – that is creating buzz in local tech circles.
A federal class action lawsuit has been filed against Fort Lauderdale jet-chartering startup JetSmarter for alleged violations of overtime work compensation laws. Former JetSmarter employee Grace Lamey is suing on behalf of herself and a group of former JetSmarter “shuttle experience managers,” a catch-all term for a customer service position that frequently required more than 65 hours of work per week, according to the complaint.
Venture capital online database CB Insights named Aventura-based startup Nearpod to its list of most well-funded education technology companies. Nearpod offers an all-in-one digital platform that enables synchronized use of smart devices like iPhones or tablets in the classroom to enhance traditional teaching strategies. Since being founded in 2012 by Guido Kovalskys, Felipe Sommer and Emiliano Abramzon, Nearpod has raised more than $30 million.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".