Nirvana Technology Will Hire 200 Tech Employees In Wynwood With Plans To Build A Global Digital Bank

A tech startup called Nirvana Technology has chosen Wynwood as its new home, with plans to hire hundreds of employees.

Nirvana is being founded by Silicon Valley legend Bill Harris, who has moved to Miami.

Harris was the founding CEO of Paypal. He was also the CEO of Intuit and the founding CEO at Personal Capital.

Other founders of Nirvana include executives who built Marcus by Goldman Sachs and ING Direct, one of the first ever fintech companies.

“We’re bringing the fire of Silicon Valley – innovation, ambition and mission – to the new Silicon Beach,” said Harris.

Nirvana is now hiring tech talent across engineering, product, marketing, and operations.

Harris said Nirvana will have fifty employees by year end, and 200 employees by next year.

The company’s website lists an address next to the Brightline tracks.

Some of the other companies that recently announced plans to hire tech workers in Miami:

  • Globant – will add an additional 150 tech jobs here. The company already has 90 employees in Miami, and will expand offices at Blue Lagoon.
  • Zumper – the apartment website currently based in San Francisco announced plans last month to open an office in Miami with 150 employees. The downtown area and Wynwood are the two top candidates for the new offices.

 

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Anonymous
4 months ago

Great News

Anonymous
4 months ago

Quality jobs coming to Miami. Very good news

Anonymous
4 months ago

We need big pharma in Miami!!

Long MIA
4 months ago

Now we’re talking. Love it.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Welcome to Miami Nirvana! Nevermind…

Anonymous
4 months ago

I see what you did there.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I certainly hope in anticipation of this tech jobs trend continuing here that our local city and county leaders understand the need to invest in affordable housing and work with developers to increase supply, so we don’t end up like California. I know everyone likes to think the affordability and homeless crisis there is all because of taxes. In reality that doesn’t help, but the lack of investment in housing and the disastrous zoning laws there are a much bigger reasons for the problems. Know our leaders though they aren’t and we probably are on a path to some real problems for some working people. Anybody see the article showing data miami-ft lauderdale metro is now the 3rd least affordable metro in the US behind only LA and San Diego metros? Will only get worse as tech jobs become more abundant. Leaders need to act now.

Anonymous
4 months ago

No!, hell nah they can’t build new affordable housing in my backyard!!!

– The Miami NIMBY Coalition

Anonymous
4 months ago

They can’t, but you CAN build new affordable housing in your backyard. It’s called a mother-in-law suite rented out.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Except the GOVERNMENT “leaders” do not allow those.
For anyone who wants affordable housing, it is very important to realize that government restrictions on the housing that allowed the USA to prosper, are not allowed.

Anonymous
4 months ago

leaders!!!!!…..hahahaha

Anonymous
4 months ago

Lots of affordable houses in the suburbs.

Anonymous
4 months ago

What do you mean by disastrous zoning laws ?

Anonymous
4 months ago

“Disastrous zoning laws,” meaning inclusionary zoning as a means to mandate affordable housing, but like rent control, causes prices to go even higher.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Others can contribute more, but outlawing In-law quarters, mandating parking spaces per bedroom for apartments even next to bus lines or city centers.
Mandating minimum apartment size.
Mandating occupants per unit…
etc. etc. etc.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Absolutely right. The zoning and environmental regulations are what limit the housing supply throughout California. Multifamily development is discouraged. This is why you hear stories of tech workers sleeping in their cars. Miami has the open space and trajectory of creating multifamily housing that will be affordable to new workers. The historic reason for the affordability issue is the “pied a terre” issue. There is a lot of residential real estate owned by people who are not supported by day jobs in Miami. That won’t go away, but proportionally it will shrink as new workers move in and find suitable housing.

Azarius
4 months ago

I know from first hand. The rent is too high!! 2100 for a 1/1 500sqft in the HEATH district. This is too much and it’s not all that luxury. smh we have to do something or our Homeless problem will be worst than Cali.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Azarius, how much would a 500sq ft one bedroom apartment near the Metrorail be in the San Francisco health district? Or NY? Or Tokyo? or Chicago? or Mexico City?

Additionally, check out the Miami Homeless Trust website and take the quiz to see how much you really know about Miami’s “homeless problem”.

Anonymous
4 months ago

That is way too high. Whoever pays that much to live in a closet in that crap neighborhood is a sucker.

Plenty of other better deals to be had in Miami metro that that. Gotta shop around and negotiate.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Affordable housing is best attained when City and County “Leaders” get the hell out of the way. Artificial barriers (zoning and stupid occupancy requirements) CREATED BY GOVERNMENT are what makes San Fran housing and New York housing expensive.

Government is the problem…..not the solution.

Azarius
4 months ago

This is the news we’ve been waiting on and would like much more of. Not just wealthy ppl moving in but the jobs are too!

Anonymous
4 months ago

And people who know how use the turn signal in their car.

Azarius
4 months ago

good luck on that 1

Anonymous
4 months ago

Actually the tech bros don’t need a car. They walk, 🚴‍♀️ or use public transportation.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I see lately even in south west miami people use more the turn signal. We improve slowly slowly.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Azarius….this is the latest of many announcements. If you want to watch the avalanche of companies and jobs, subscribe to the South Florida Business Journal, or get the free Beacon Council newsletter, or get the free Downtown Development Authority newsletter.

Only since Mayor Suarez tweeted, “How can I help?” has The Next Miami picked up the story. That is great. But when knuckleheads insist on saying that only rich people are moving here to avoid taxes, they are clearly not informed or prvvy to the whole picture.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Silicon beach I like the way that sounds…from the valley to the beach come on down to south Florida… a place where you can enjoy the weather, work, play, party and snort a line of coke!

Anonymous
4 months ago

… and see big booty chicks in string bikinis!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Lots of silicon in our beaches already.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Miami winning!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yahoo!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Blue Lagoon? Come on Globant.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Now THIS is the big times:
Harris was the founding CEO of Paypal. He was also the CEO of Intuit and the founding CEO at Personal Capital.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Where are all the hater.. LOL

Anonymous
4 months ago

“hater” means one person. Pluralize “hater” by adding an “s” – “haters.” See the difference?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Awesome, welcome to Miami! For those who havent heard it, Miami Mayor Suarez gave a great interview to the podcast, Sway, outlining his tech strategy – attracting up and coming tech companies, and, eventually, the satellite of a top-notch tech university (Stanford, Cornell, MIT etc).

Anonymous
4 months ago

Wait until we have a recession in late 2023, virtual currency will either be the next gold or collapse spectacularly.

Anonymous
4 months ago

“ahhhh….I”ll believe it when I see it.”
Just because the founder Paypal and CEO Intuit (who’s ever heard of PayPal or Intuit??) are buying houses in Miami, it doesn’t mean that there are any jobs.

Just because there are 5,001 articles about companies relocating and hiring 200+ techies at a pop doesn’t mean that techies are moving to Miami. Just because facts and evidence are piling up into a mountain…

Man. This is MORE great news. I hope all these tech people outnumber the mouth-breather posters on TNM is very short order.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Uh, calm down buddy…

Calivalle
4 months ago

Awesome vibes congratulations…😎😎🔆🔆🔆🔆🔆

Anonymous
4 months ago

From what i gather online they are more an aerospace solutions tech company. They might’ve done better in the orlando/space coast area, but I’m certainly glad they are here. Perhaps the proximity to MacDill Air Force Base is enticing.

Anonymous
4 months ago

MacDill Air Force Base is 297 miles from Miami. An over 5 hour drive. Pretty sure no development in Miami is happening because of the Air Force Base in Tampa.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I think you clicked the wrong link. This is consumer finance: https://nirvana.tech/

Anonymous
4 months ago

What happened to the Innovation District? Is that happening?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Not innovative enough

Anonymous
4 months ago

Ha!!!…

Anonymous
4 months ago

But are they hiring locals because all these tech workers I meet are from out of town and I know as much them and i’m not getting call backs from these companies.

Anonymous
4 months ago

“and I know as much them and i’m not getting call backs from these companies”

Are you sure you know as much as these out of towners?

Anonymous
4 months ago

What locals with oceanagrophy degrees from fiu? Miami needs to invest in schools if it wants to be a local tech hub. Only way it does without doing so is with transplants, which just creates it’s affordability problems.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Keep up. These companies are moving here and citing “talented workforce” as one of the main reasons. They all acknowledge the obvious reasons: weather, quality of life, cost of living, etc. But every single one of them has cited an educated and talented workforce.

If you do not believe me…than you are not reading the right information and it is no surprise that you are still unemployed in the boooming-est market in a very long time.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Look at the background of the team members through their LinkedIn profiles.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yes. They are hiring hundreds of local programmers/coders/data analysts.