About Us

What We Do

Mana Tech's mission is to provide the physical and digital infrastructure for a world-class tech community to thrive in the heart of Downtown Miami. We are a tech community-building platform and investment vehicle, providing a unique combination of business services and real estate to meet the needs of both domestic and international startups

What Makes Us Different

Mana Tech is the technology-focused arm of Mana Common, a platform for urban revitalization and community building that aims to successfully transform urban areas into dynamic and sustainable neighborhoods. 

By leveraging a critical mass of Mana Common's real estate in Miami's urban core, Mana Tech provides a distinct value proposition for South Florida's tech ecosystem. 

The Flagler District is Positioned for Exponential Growth

Mana Tech actively attracts the most exciting new enterprise to Downtown Miami, providing a truly inspiring, stimulating environment for companies of all sizes.

Miami-Dade Ranks #2 in the Nation for Tech Job Creation – Florida, EMSI and Dice

Miami Ranks #1 in Entrepreneurship

- Kauffman Foundation

Florida is the 2nd Best State for Doing Business

- Chief Executive Magazine

More Than 100 Airlines Providing Access to 166 Destinations

- Miami DDA

No Local Corporate Taxes, Local Personal Taxes, or State Personal Taxes

#1 City with the Happiest Workers

- Fortune.com

Downtown Miami is Florida’s destination for global business. A thriving economy, fast connectivity, unmatched social and

cultural offerings and a vibrant residential community unite to create a world-class, global city center where people live, work

and play.

Why Downtown?

Meet the Team

URI ADONI

MANAGING DIRECTOR

For the last 12 years, Uri has been a partner at JVP (Jerusalem Venture Partners), a $1.3B fund which was ranked one of the top 10 consistently performing VC’s in the world.

He was an active investor and sat on many company boards, such as Celltick, ComQi, Aspectiva, Upsolver, DMWay, and DBSH. Uri remains a board member at Takwin (specialized fund investing in Israeli Arab entrepreneurs), and Siftech (the first and leading accelerator in Jerusalem).

 

Prior to joining JVP Uri worked for Microsoft as the CEO of MSN Israel, and before that he was a partner and Co-CEO at Geller-Nessis/Leo Burnett Advertising Agency, working with leading brands such as Coca Cola, Procter & Gamble, Philips and many more. 

Michelle Abbs

MIAMI DIRECTOR

Ingrained in the Miami ecosystem for 15 years, Michelle has set vision, formed culture and community, and led groups to substantial results in the education, entrepreneurship and technology sectors.

 

Previous to her role at Mana Tech, she served as the Director of Babson College’s WIN Lab accelerator program where she supported over 60 female-founded startup companies. During her tenure, the founders created more than 65 jobs, raised over 6 million in capital and realized on average 5x revenue growth.

 

Michelle was named the Emerging Leader of South Florida in 2018. She serves as a thought leader on entrepreneurship and gender topics having recently founded The Male Ally Project: to engage men in the pursuit of gender equity through allyship.

AYELET GURMAN

ISRAEL & EUROPE DIRECTOR

Over the past two decades, Ayelet has been highly involved in the Israeli tech ecosystem. She began her career at Eurofund VC and went on to found TheMarker convention, TheMarker TV and  Calcalist conventions. In 2015, Ayelet co-founded the Connecting Leaders Club (CLC), which specializes in initiating and organizing high level economic and technology events worldwide.

 

Ayelet continues to initiate, produce and manage the content of the CLC, and in recent years, she has also been involved in preparing and executing tailor-made tech tours to Israel for international leaders and investors. As a result of her activities, Ayelet has been able to leverage her vast connections worldwide to assist Israeli startups with their international business development activities.

HANNAH LOOP

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Hannah relocated to Miami in 2016 to lead the social media program for Mana Group's Wynwood project, where she designed and managed a comprehensive social and digital strategy for the multi-billion-dollar South Florida powerhouse.

From there, Hannah quickly learned how to evaluate and scale smart technology strategies. Hannah is now the Strategic Business Development Manager for Mana Tech, where her team is responsible for connecting and growing South Florida’s most innovative technology companies within the Mana hubs. Hannah is also in the midst of co-authoring her first book, Digital Governance, in which she uses her IT credentials to explore the transition from electronic government to digital governance through the networked extension of ICT relationships.

CARLOS PARRA

LATAM MANAGER

Prior to joining Mana Tech, Carlos facilitated the purchase and activation of properties acquired by Mana Group. His in-depth knowledge of the Miami market and strong analytical skills have contributed to the growth of Mana Group’s project portfolio. He has earned a proven track record of connecting the right assets and brokering deals that aid in the transformation of the city.

 

Carlos also maintains a pivotal role in growing GRM Document Management in Latin America and the Caribbean. His extensive background in conducting research and financial analysis has been essential to the success of the company and its expansion into new markets. Carlos applies his skills and connections to assess viable acquisitions and elevate the organizations standing in the international market.

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