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Worldpay Commits $1M to Accelerate FinTech Innovation in Atlanta

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International payment and service company, Worldplay, announced that it will grant $1 million to establish a financial technology entrepreneur program at Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC). The company will fund a new accelerator at ATDC for the next three years, which will include hiring a FinTech expert to serve as an entrepreneur-in-residence to mentor… Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Google+ May Be Shutting Down to Create New Products

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Google is slowly getting rid of their social network platform Google+. The tech giant recently announced that they are creating two new products, referred to as Google Photos and Streams. The name change suggests that Google is planning to significantly change Google+. The details of the change are yet to be confirmed. Bradley Horowitz, a longtime Google VP of… Read more »


DC’s Canvas Co/work Gets Acquired by HZDG

DC's Canvas Co/work Gets Acquired by HZDG

This morning, the Washington D.C.-based co-working space Canvas Co/work announced that it has been acquired by the Rockville, MD-based design agency HZDG. According to the statement posted by Canvas earlier this morning, HZDG will acquire all of its assets, including its 6,000-square-foot space near DC’s Dupont Circle. Canvas was one of the first coworking offices in… Read more »


Telefónica Partners with Bluesmart to Bring Connectivity to Smart Luggage

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Bluesmart is partnering with telecommunication giant, Telefónica, to provide connectivity and location tracking for the Bluesmart Connected Carry-on luggage. The Y Combinator-backed startup launched Bluesmart luggage last year through crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, where they raised 3,860 percent over the original goal of $50,000. They raised over $2M in funding. Thanks to this new partnership, Bluesmart… Read more »