1 #MiamiTech newbies get mayoral welcome
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is rolling out the red carpet for the influx of founders and investors moving to Miami, whether they are riding out the pandemic or making the relationship more permanent. (Keep up! Auston Bunsen’s Sunday night Que Bola tweets will help keep you up to date). In addition to welcoming our new residents — Lucy Guo of Backend Capital is one of the most recent VCs to be welcomed with a cafecito invitation — the mayor announced he was going to set up a Miami Tech Committee within the City of Miami to make sure the tech community has a seat at the table and concerns are heard, and welcomed folks in the community to raise their hand for the committee. During the IGTV Q&A with Shutterstock’s founder and executive chairman Jon Oringer, also a new resident, the mayor also revealed he was considering adding a chief of technology and innovation to the city team, now that our man Mike Sarasti is the City’s CIO. Besides chiming in with tweets and hopping into Clubhouse rooms, the mayor is holding a Zoom talk on Monday at 1 p.m. DM @francissuarez if you want to attend.