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March 10, 2015 @ 10:00 pm – March 11, 2015 @ 1:00 am
Venture Hive
1010 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132

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Jose Vargas, HealthCare.com / PeopleFund

Jose is a serial internet entrepreneur who has been building and growing companies for over 14 years. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of MailCreations.com, Inc., a successful online marketing and lead generation company. The company was profitable since its inception with revenues growing over 100% year over year. MailCreations.com was acquired by a publicly traded, Japanese Internet company in 2004.

In 2007 he co-founded HealthCare.com, Inc., an online health information portal which later acquired BrokersWeb, a pay-per-click marketplace for insurance products and financial services. BrokersWeb was named the fastest growing company in the Insurance category by Inc. magazine two years in a row. In 2011 BrokersWeb was acquired by Los Angeles based Vantage Media.

In 2012 Vargas co-founded BlueKite, a FinTech startup developing cross-border payments technology. Later, in 2014, BlueKite was acquired by San Francisco based Xoom Corporation NASDAQ [XOOM]. He is currently co-founder and board member of AutoWeb, Healthcare.com and PeopleFund, a venture capital and private equity holding company. PeopleFund has investments in e-commerce, online media, mobile apps, solar and nano-technologies.

Recently covered here on MiamiHerald’s Starting Gate –

“HealthCare.com likes to describe itself as the “Kayak of healthcare.” On Tuesday, the Miami-based private online marketplace for insurance announced  it closed a Series A funding round of $7.5 million that includes Kayak’s owner.

The funding round was led by Jeffrey H. Boyd, current chairman and former CEO of Priceline Group, and Robert J. Mylod, Priceline’s former vice chairman and CFO. Priceline owns Priceline.com and Kayak, among other brands including most recently, OpenTable.”

Agenda 6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking