September 2, 2015

Miami Dade

Business Profile: VR Labs

Although he's still a student at the University of Miami, 19-year-old Tyler McIntyre is running the fourth company that he's founded. VR Labs is a voice-activated concierge service that lets users make a free call and get a spoken response from a computer. Miami Innovation Fund, a new group of local investors, chose the company as its first investment, giving McIntyre $8,000 in exchange for 4.7% of the company.

Before VR Labs, McIntyre founded and sold two other technology companies: A voice-over-internet protocol telecom service and a web hosting company. And he is still running Lucid Technologies, which lets users instant-message across multiple platforms.

Tags: Miami-Dade

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Visit a Florida Citrus Grove: Mixon Fruit Farms
Visit a Florida Citrus Grove: Mixon Fruit Farms

See where your morning orange juice comes from at a genuine Florida citrus grove. For generations, Mixon Farms in Bradenton has been growing, selling and shipping fresh citrus to customers around the world.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

With Florida hitting the 20-million residents milestone this year, which societal infrastructure needs the most improvement?

  • Affordable housing
  • Education
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Water/sewer
  • Other

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe