The Beacon Council announced that Net Reviews, a France-based IT company opened an office at Venture Hive in downtown Miami to service the U.S. and Latin American markets.
Net Reviews created verified-reviews.com, a web solution that enables online retailers to collect and display genuine customer reviews.
"Our objectives are to develop both the U.S. and LATAM markets," CEO Olivier Mouillet said. "We needed to employ people that know and speak both American [English] and Spanish languages. Miami is the best place to reach these markets and find this kind of valuable employee."
Net Reviews has more than 200 customers in South America and has already opened in Chile, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil and Peru, he said.
The company invested $250,000 and is adding 22 direct jobs within three years, the Beacon Council said. The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade's economic development organization, assisted the tech company with site selection, research and marketing analysis, labor/training, business contacts and referrals. The IT sector has been the fastest growing sector of the seven targeted industries of the Beacon Council's One Community One Goal initiative.
With an accelerator, incubator and other programs, Venture Hive is an entrepreneurial hub in downtown Miami that is home to more than 30 companies from more than a dozen different countries. "The Venture Hive family is very diverse and to give a home and family to European entrepreneurs is a win-win for Miami-Dade County and for all of our resident startups," said Susan Amat, founder and CEO of Venture Hive.