Jose Vargas (HealthCare.com / PeopleFund)

Venture Hive - 1010 NE 2nd Ave Miami, 33132
Miami
Tue, Mar 10, 2015, 6:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

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."
 

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  • Jose Vargas

    Jose Vargas

    HealthCare.com / PeopleFund

    Jose is a serial internet entrepreneur who has been building and growing companies for over 14 years. He's been instrumental in building companies including BlueKite, AutoWeb, BrokersWeb, HealthCare.com and PeopleFund with multiple exits in excess of $100MM.

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  • When

    Tuesday, Mar 10
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)

    Where

    Venture Hive
    1010 NE 2nd Ave
    33132 Miami

    Venture Hive
    1010 NE 2nd Ave Miami33132

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