In 1996, Miami, like the rest of the world, was on the brink of the internet boom. VirtuWorks CEO Omar Armenteros, then in his teenage years, was fascinated with learning and implementing all the exciting technology emerging. Web hosting, email, and online applications, to name a few.
With excitement in applying this new knowledge and experience, he and lifelong friend Matt Mehler founded VirtuWorks, to form one of the first ISP’s in Miami. Providing 14.4k dial-up internet access, POP3 email, website design and shared web hosting, the teenagers set out to bring the benefits of this new technology to businesses throughout South Florida. That same goal drove these two partners through the next 25 years.