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The Ultimate Guide To Protecting Your Online Identity

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 9:00 pm

With social media having penetrated in all aspect of our lives, keeping your personal data secure and private becomes quite a challenge. Ebay, Evernote, Adobe, Court Ventures, the US Military and now notorious Ashley Madison are just a few companies who failed with keeping…


San Francisco

HelpCrunch Expands Live Chat Services Into a Web Platform

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 7:20 pm

HelpCrunch has only been available since the end of May 2015, and they’ve only been available to mobile users. However, when I spoke with them during their launch, the team indicated that it would only be a matter of time before they rolled out…

Venture Capital

VCs Share How to Get Their Attention and Their Money

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm

The world of venture capital saw the bucking of trends in 2014. Geographically, companies across 47 states and D.C. received funding, which is one less than the all-time record. The average deal was much larger than in previous years, but the number of deals remained…



4 Mistakes That Will Scare Off a Big-Brand Partner

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm

In my job, I speak with hundreds of companies, each hoping to score travel grants, perks, marketing opportunities, and networking connections. In the end, though, what most of these startups want boils down to one thing — they’re gunning for a big-brand partner. The vast majority of…


Las Vegas

The Silicon Desert: 5 Reasons Startups Love Las Vegas

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Every tech entrepreneur wants to work in Silicon Valley, but not everyone has the capital to get started in the most cost-prohibitive area of the country. From California’s corporate taxes to the absurd cost of living, the West Coast poses a daunting challenge for…

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Startups & Apps

Lead Layer: Email Marketing Arrives on Mobile Apps

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 4:00 pm

When Apple pulled the discovery service and daily deal application App Gratis from the App Store in 2013, everyone thought the business was gone.  After all with no app in the App Store, you are dead. End of story. But wait! That’s just the…


Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Here’s What Happened While we Were at Celebrate

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm

You may have noticed our Tech.Co funding roundup hasn’t been published for the last few days, but that’s because we’ve been busy in Downtown Vegas at our annual Celebrate Conference. In today’s roundup, we wanted to bring you the highlights from the last few days,…



Getting Around Chicagoland: Transportation Startups Improving Logistics

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Chicago is one of the most beautiful cities in America – one glace at the blue sky on any given day proves this – but walking around or taking the train may not always be the option to go around the city. Thankfully, there…


CANNYBOTS, the Robotic Toy That Teaches Programming

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 12:30 pm

A brand new programmable robo-toy building kit called Cannybots has found astonishing success on Kickstarter. The project has amassed just over $122,000 of support, far surpassing their original goal of $40,000. The Cannybot is a wheeled toy that arrives in a multi-part construction kit….

Internet of Things

How Will Smart Cities Impact The Workplace?

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

The world is becoming more connected by the day. Not only are people carrying with them vast collections of web-enabled devices, we’re seeing more and more ‘regular’ items being hooked up to wider networks. It’s a concept known as the Internet of Things, or…

3D Printing

3D Print Your Own Jewelry With Trove

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 10:00 am

3D printing is one of the most exciting technologies in recent years. The concept behind it is truly brilliant: if you can imagine it, you can make it, regardless of your location, and the applications are virtually endless: organs to save lives, pieces for…


How to Communicate to Get What You Want

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 9:00 am

Once every few weeks, I’ll get an email or LinkedIn message from the CEO of some “hot” new tech company who is “asking for advice” about user acquisition or some other aspect of the company. As the conversation drags on, it becomes more and more evident…


3 Successful Businesses Built by Military Veteran Entrepreneurs

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 8:18 am

Bravery in the face of opposition, stalwart leadership, and unyielding ingenuity. These traits sound like the definitions of a Medal of Honor recipient, but have proven to be invaluable secrets to success in the economic realm. The United States in particular has a lion’s…


Time Tracking: Why Every Developer Should Do It

By | Oct 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Every software and web developer has probably heard that hourly time tracking just doesn’t stick in this line of work. They name different reasons: programmers’ output can be very uneven and may be dramatically different from day to day or even from hour to…