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Hang Out with Google Cloud Platform at SXSW

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The SXSW Interactive Conference and Festival is just about the greatest place for creators and builders in the tech space to gather for learning, connections, and unique party experiences. We’re proud to partner with Google Cloud Platform to promote a series of events in Austin from March 13-16 called Hang out with Google Cloud Platform @ SXSW. Next-generation… Read more »


RoboCORE: A Heart to Power Any Robot you Imagine

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It’s an important question to ask: are robots and robotics not a cornerstone of the mainstream because there’s an inherent trust issue between humans and robots? Or is it something entirely different? Husarion, a Poland based startup today announced that they’re seeking funding via Kickstarter for RoboCORE, a device that acts as the ‘heart’ of… Read more »


Andreessen Horowitz: 10 Most Common Funding Questions

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Stephen McDermid of Andreessen Horowitz recently shared a list of the most common questions investors hear from founders raising capital. Raising capital can be a frustrating and difficult process for founders. Understanding the process before hitting the ground running can help the process. Tech.Co selected the top 10 questions startup founders ask investors, followed by advice… Read more »


MakeSpace Expands On-Demand Self-Storage to Chicago, D.C.

MakeSpace Expands On-Demand Self-Storage to Chicago, D.C.

MakeSpace, the New York, NY-based startup offering a self-storage solution, just announced its expansion of its on-demand, local self-storage services to Chicago, IL and Washington, D.C. While the company offers its storage services to people throughout the contiguous United States, prior to today, its local delivery service was only available in NYC. With this announcement, local… Read more »


Hacking Your Online Dating Profile: Use These Keywords

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Today, 15 years after eHarmony was founded, online dating sites are trying to innovate new models that don’t involve scanning through hundreds of profiles and laughing at unfortunate typos, too-flattering photos, and the same cliche interests. Sites like How About We, for example, focus on getting pairs of singles out on dates and doing activities… Read more »


Booker Raises $35M in Funding to Expand Services to Commerce Market

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New York-based service commerce startup, Booker, announced it raised $35 million in a Series C round led by Medina Capital. The company helps businesses sell their services online, via mobile device or in person, creating a seamless online booking experience for their customers. Other investors include Jump Capital, Signal Peak, strategic investor First Data, and previous investors Bain Capital Ventures, Revolution… Read more »


AT&T Drive Connected Car Announcement Provides Major Boost to D.C.’s Urgent.ly

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The Washington, D.C.-based roadside assistance service startup, Urgent.ly, got a major boost yesterday when it was announced at the Mobile World Congress that AT&T would be implementing the company’s app into the AT&T Drive connected car services platform. As automakers, tech companies, and consumers move towards a “connected car” market, the announcement not only marks a huge… Read more »


CannaBuild Offers Broad-Spectrum Access to Cannabis Data

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“I come from an enterprise background. I lived in a corporate world for about six years, and to go from that world with all of your professionalism into the cannabis world is tough,” says Zach Marburger, CEO and founder of CannaBuild. But tough isn’t impossible, and Marburger is a dedicated entrepreneur who knows what he’s… Read more »


First Successful Pipeline Fellowship Exit Hits an Untapped Market

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This is a story of women helping women in an area that has been historically dominated by men. Dahna Goldstein is a crazy hardworking, DC-based entrepreneur in the not-so-sexy, but absolutely necessary world of grants management.  Her startup, Philantech, holds the most recent honor of being the first successful exit for a startup funded by the… Read more »


The Netflix for LEGO, Pley is Shipping Fun Direct to Kids

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If you go back far enough in the history of LEGO you’ll see that the models of old are in stark contrast to what they are today. There weren’t instructions, detailed LEGO bricks, and you were supposed to build purely off of imagination. What I’m getting at here is that as they’ve grown in popularity… Read more »


4 Female Founders in Texas Agree: “Screw The Valley”

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Four Female Biotech Founders Share Their Austin Startup Stories “Screw the Valley” is, of course, a reference to Tim Sprinkle’s new book that pans Silicon Valley as the epicenter of all things entrepreneurial. The author chronicles a coast-to-coast tour of promising US cities that offer talent, funding, and innovation for tech startups without the California… Read more »


Evoz: A Baby Monitor for Today’s Connected Parents

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We can all imagine what a connected home looks like, but some of us might have a harder time imagining what the innovative hardware embedded in such a home might be capable of. Except for Avishai Shoham, who built the Evoz Smart Parenting Monitor. Sure, it’s a bit niche, but at the same time Evoz… Read more »


The Arch Angel Network: 10 Years, 59 Investments

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Last year alone The Arch Angel Network invested nearly $10 million in local, St. Louis based startups, bringing the total number of investments the organization they’ve made in the last decade to over $50 million. They celebrated their tenth year of operations in 2014, investing in 59 total companies since early 2005. “It’s amazing to see… Read more »


Amp.It App is Searching for Hip-Hop’s Next Star

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Miami-based startup Amp.It is partnering with eMerge Americas to announce the winner of their global competition Take Back the Mic: The World Cup of Hip Hop, May 4th in Miami. The company has launched a music competition to find Hip Hop’s next stars from around the world with the help of fans on social media. Amp.It allows music fans to follow… Read more »