Another Fast-Growing Tech Company Announces Miami HQ Office

Grover, A Berlin-based tech startup, has just announced plans for a U.S. headquarters office at Brickell City Tower.

In an interview with Forbes, CEO Michael Cassau gave at least three major reasons why Miami was the best choice for the new HQ, and why he’s bullish on the city:

  • Government support:  According to Cassau, Miami is unique in the support given to startups by government. The company was actually able to secure a meeting with the city, he said. It is perhaps one of the only cities globally that moves in parallel with fast growth startups, he added.
  • Talent wants to move here: Cassau said that the engineers and executives that the company needs either want to move here or already have plans to do so.
  • Development: There’s lots of development going on in Miami, unlike San Francisco. The city can better handle a huge influx of companies moving here. “I think Miami has a big opportunity to expand as a city,” he said.

Grover already has 20 employees working here, and plans to expand to over 100 Miami employees by year end.

 

Brickell City Tower, where the new HQ will be:

(photo: Phillip Pessar)

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Anonymous
7 months ago

Welcome!!

Anonymous
7 months ago

I would never think renting out tech devices would be such a big business.

Azarius
7 months ago

Wow. Love to here from CEO’s perspectives. Very interested in knowing the government startups he speak of 🤔

Anonymous
7 months ago

speaks of

Anonymous
7 months ago

It’s also “hear”

Anonymous
7 months ago

It’s also “knows of”

Anonymous
7 months ago

LOL – ‘…startups of which he knows’. 🙂

Anonymous
7 months ago

LOL I hardly call this a tech company. They rent tech devices. They don’t create anything. It’s like calling hertz a car company. Either way though good to see more jobs for Miami

Anonymous
7 months ago

Amazon doesnt create anything either.

Anonymous
7 months ago

AWS? Alexa?

Anonymous
7 months ago

More jobs…for outsiders: Cassau said that the engineers and executives that the company needs either want to move here or already have plans to do so.

Anonymous
7 months ago

This is grrrreat news.
Tell more European companies about it.

Anonymous
7 months ago

It rents scooters, too. Hope to see the Grovers on the street soon.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Grover?…never heard of them.

Not Anonymous
7 months ago

Great! Tell your friends to come here too!

Joe C
7 months ago

Yeah! So our home prices and rents can continue to skyrocket! Genius idea

Anonymous
7 months ago

Should have owned, if you’ve been in the city for so long why didn’t you buy?

Anonymous
7 months ago

He doesn’t like property taxes, but thinks the government should raise taxes on everyone else.

Anonymous
7 months ago

^Unless you make at least $70k/yr, you really have no business buying anything in Miami metro…. you can’t afford to. Joe C, like many on this board and in the real world, likely does not make more than $70k/yr.

Anonymous
7 months ago

So many complaints, as usual. Good news for Miami about actual, real, non-low paying service sector jobs being created here and yet another announcement about a company locating its US HQ in Miami. But the negative Nancy’s come out of the woodwork, as usual and whine about it. And these aren’t mostly out-of-towners practicing typical and jealousy-generated Miami bashing but locals finding something wrong about the news. Too bad Miami is growing spectacularly fast and attracting both companies and young, educated professional talent from all over the world. For these naysayers, I guess Miami would be paradise if it were hemorrhaging people and businesses at a record pace. SMH

Anonymous
7 months ago

lol, never heard of this “fast-growing tech company” in my life. “The city can better handle a huge influx of companies moving here” the naivety in that statement is hilarious, wait til they encounter that Miami traffic and wait til their workers see that Miami rents are now rivaling San Francisco

Anonymous
7 months ago

As far as traffic and rent goes.. sorry but a lot of people are not a “Johnny come lately” like you.

Anonymous
7 months ago

You country bumpkins can’t even just make mention of any ‘gift’ without comparing to some other city. Such small mentality. The truth is down deep you know you are not anywhere near the same league as the cities you continue to mention in your mouths, that is why you must compare every little thing. If these mofos buy a burger they have to say how the burgers are now better than in NY or SF. Hilarious.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I was born and raised in Miami and I must say, you ain’t lying. I have traveled to countries and cities on the other side of this world so therefore I can compare. There are people in Miami whom I can tell have not traveled outside of South Florida or barely outside of Miami and they should just shutup about comparing the city to San Francisco, New York City, Dubai, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Paris, etc, etc, etc… Heck, I’ve been to Madrid Spain and I can say, Miami can’t even compare to that city.. at least not yet. So stop it with the comparisons people, Miami still has long way to go.

Anonymous
7 months ago

lol you clearly have never been in SF, the rent in SF is about $3,500 for 1br that was built in 1960 and thats not even in the downtown area. In Miami a 1br in downtown is about 2500-3000 and its in downtown, plus built in the last 20 years with a pool.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Exactly it’s like comparing San Francisco an ugly whor** and Miami a Bad B****

Anonymous
7 months ago

the pool that is shaded 6 out of 14 hours in the day by the nearby condomonium, which has also built its own pool, which is also shadowed most of the day by the next condo, which also built its own pool, which is also shadowed by another condo, which has ….

Anonymous
7 months ago

Brown and black people don’t care… if you need to tan, then go to a beach somewhere to get your tan on.

Anonymous
7 months ago

My daughter got a job in biotechnology in 2020, was paying an effective rate of $2,200/month with a pandemic special. Now, the rate is $3,000-$3,400 for a nice 1 BR in her building in SOMA. But she and so many of her friends are making $120,000 to $200,000 in SF which is not that common in Miami.

Anonymous
7 months ago

https://www.grover.com/us-en

Its a tech product rental company.

Anonymous
7 months ago

It’s all part of a growing City.
If you can’t take the hustle and bustle, or afford the costs of a major city, move to Idaho and go plant potatoes.

Anonymous
7 months ago

… or move to lousyana and open a gator farm.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Grover has been here for a while….they are just expanding. The traffic doesnt bother them.

Statler & Waldorf
7 months ago

Welcome to Miami, Grover. What took you so long?

Anonymous
7 months ago

thank you joe carollo

Anonymous
7 months ago

They came for the ample parking and dog statues.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Where is the dog statues park? Tech bros will love it.

DJL Cyber
7 months ago

He is actually the reason why many developers are forced to build more parking spaces.