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Monika Jansen is a writer and editor who is happiest pounding out blog posts, newsletters, website content, and other materials for her partners and clients.

Monika has over 10 years of marketing and corporate communications experience at companies as varied as a high-tech start-up (which survived the dot com bubble, but sadly no longer exists), a chef/hospitality placement service, and a small, international arts education non-profit.

When she is not hunched over her laptop, she hangs out with her husband and kids, sits on the beach with a good book (May-September), snowboards (January-March), cooks, drinks wine, travels, and laughs as much as possible.


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Top 10 Tech Cocktail Stories of the Week


We get it, you’re busy.  You weren’t able to get to every Tech Cocktail post this week; it happens. Fear not, because we’ve curated the week’s top 10 posts as determined by the Tech Cocktail editorial team.  And we added one more as a bonus. To get the Tech Cocktail weekly wrap-up direct to your inbox, sign… Read more »

3 Reasons to Rebrand and Relaunch – Case Study of At The Pool


When I last covered Hyphos, CEO Alex Capecelatro explained the goal of his team’s new, LA-based social discovery site: “Our social networks are built around the people we know; they don’t help us expand our local social network…. Hyphos should make it easier to meet new people outside your Facebook friends’ networks.” And it did,… Read more »

Hinge’s Facebook App Matches You Up With Friends of Friends


If I were single, I would totally use DC-based online dating app Hinge.  (Of course, Facebook didn’t existed back when I was single – in the 20th century – but this post is not about how old I am….) Rather than using some crazy algorithm, Hinge is a Facebook app that uses your Facebook friends… Read more »

Lessons Learned From a Kickstarter Campaign Gone Wrong


A word to the wise for all of of you startup founders considering raising funds via Kickstarter: “A product is not a product,” Mike Vahey and Frank Taylor told me.  “Kickstarter has a very interesting vetting process.” Vahey and Taylor are working together on a non-tech product called The Travel Halo, an alternative to the… Read more »

Job Seekers: Get an Inside Look Into Companies at Company Muse


The Daily Muse, one of our former Tech Cocktail NYC showcased startups that provides career and job advice to women, launched Company Muse in February to give job applicants an inside look into companies. “A big predictor of whether an employee stays with a company is based on company culture,” Kathryn Minshew, Founder and CEO… Read more »

Zappos-Funded Startup Rumgr Part of Growing New Tech Scene in Vegas


Once only home to gambling, over-the-top casinos, world-class restaurants, and top-tier entertainment, Las Vegas is becoming a tech hub thanks to the efforts of Tony Hsieh and Zappos’ Downtown Project.  Backed by the Vegas Tech Fund, startups are launching in the revitalizing downtown area of Vegas, worlds away from the Strip. One such beneficiary of… Read more »

Social Discovery App Answers “What Are You Doing Tonight?” – And Only Tonight


Does the world need another social discovery app? Doingtonight co-founders Raji Bedi, Dan Koza and Alan Laudicina think so. “The world needs an easier way to find an answer to ‘What are you doing tonight?’” said Bedi.  “We are deadset on making that conversation easier because it’s a simple question that’s really complex. ‘Social discovery’ happens, as… Read more »