Iter Investments, a venture capital firm that provides capital to businesses involved in the growing psychedelic industry, recently appointed pharmaceutical industry veteran John M.H. Gregg (pictured, left) and medical research council Ph.D. fellow Rayyan Zafar (pictured, top) to its advisory board. “John’s deep expertise in leading biotech...

The latest tenants slated to open at Miami Worldcenter include the world's leading prestige beauty omni-retailer, an innovative electric car brand and the global leader in bowling entertainment. Sephora, Lucid Motors and Bowlero will occupy a combined 60,000 square feet of space in the open-air shopping and entertainment center beginning in 2022. Along...

Born in Detroit, Sam Zietz wasted no time in racking up the bona fides that counted. New York University School of Law, a top-10 school. The law firm of Skadden Arps, one of the world’s most vaunted practices, by both revenue and reputation. Zietz spent only four years as a lawyer before the entrepreneurial spirit took hold. He launched TouchSuite as CEO in Boca Raton in 2003, and in 2018 he discovered Grubbrr, and soon became its CEO. Both companies are leaders in the financial technology sector. With characteristic candor and his signature enthusiasm, Zietz shares with SFBW a few stops along his journey. I received a joint J.D. and L.L.M. at New York University. What a great faculty. Literally, the godfather of every subject was a professor there. I never wanted to be a lawyer. I always wanted to be an entrepreneur. I figured you needed one of two things: You needed money or you needed know-how. I didn’t have money so I figured I better go get some know-how. Fortunately, out of law school I worked at Skadden Arps, where they’re kind enough to give you three years of experience for every year you work there. At Skadden, I was doing structured finance, which is securitizing income streams, and I thought to myself, I need to get one of these. So, I ended up finding the payment space. TouchSuite is a financial technology company that provides businesses throughout the United States and Canada with the ability to accept credit cards, and the technology to facilitate that. I’ve been doing that for nearly 20 years. I’m a big student of history. I got into this arena because when I was exposed to the payment space, to me it was the same as where the cellular phone industry had been 10 years before. You’ve heard the adage that history always repeats itself. All I did was analogize the payment space to the cellphone industry. When cellphones came out they were $1,000, $2,000. All of a sudden, they thought, We’re making a lot of money off that service, so let’s just provide these the cell phones at cost. And then, somebody said, ‘You know what? We’re making so much money off the service, why don’t we give them these phones for free?’

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, today launched the 16th annual Housing for Everyone grant competition, pledging $5.8 million to 33 local housing nonprofit organizations to support affordable housing providers deliver critical resident services to individuals and families...

Avoiding the financial consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic has been nearly impossible for many independent retailers and restaurants. To help recognize their commitment to the local economy, the South Florida Independent Retailer Awards (SFIRA) requests the public’s help to identify locally owned retail shops and restaurants worthy...

Since launching earlier in 2021, Enjoy Hemp has continued to produce cannabis products centered around providing the customer with detailed information on how the commodity was derived and its effect on the user. The company recently launched Delta-8 THC Syrup to further its offerings. The syrup transforms...