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Varsavsky says he will bring FON to Miami

An interesting development for the tech ecosystem:


Martin_Varsavsky_2009b (1)Back in December at the Americas Venture Capital Conference, Martin Varsavsky, a well-known European serial entrepreneur and investor and the CEO of FON,  the largest Wi-Fi network in the world that has not yet entered the U.S. market, told the audience he had been thinking about Miami a lot. Varsavsky, who left Argentina at 17 and spent time in Madrid, London, New York and now Miami, said he was exploring opening the U.S. office for FON in South Florida and running global functions out of it and thought he would need at least 30 top-notch developers. He said he was also considering other places in the U.S., such as New York, where he already had a small office, and Silicon Valley.  “The question is: Can I get the world class team that I need? I think it may be possible,” he said at the time, adding that he believed there may be a large Miami tech diaspora who could be lured back as well as new candidates from other areas.

He continued to explore and research the question, and today, in a blog post he said he has decided on Miami, hinted of an interesting new product, and is looking for someone to head up operations.  "I have been going to Miami since 2009 and the city is getting better every month."

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Tom Ordonez (@tomordonez)

He should do a Hackathon for Miami Tech Week!

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