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Portfolium Makes Moves Into the Mobile Space

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I recently wrote about Portfolium, a San Diego company that has been expanding the reach of their service out of the EvoNexus incubator. In an effort to bring their platform to even more constituents, Portfolium today announced the launch of their first-to-market mobile porftiolio app that allows students to apply to jobs by hashtagging the… Read more »


What it Takes to Build a Startup Office in India

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India’s tech startup scene is growing – and it’s on track to grow at a rapid pace. What else can you expect from a country that consistently produces some of the best engineers in the world? With top institutions like Birla Institute of Technology and Science; University of Mumbai; and the Indian Institute of Technology, India… Read more »


Metromile to Provide Uber Drivers Per-Mile Car Insurance

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Today, Metromile and Uber announced they are partnering up to provide variably-priced, pay-per-mile auto insurance for drivers who use Uber’s rideshare platform. The two companies have jointly developed the first technology solution that serves the Transportation Network Company (“TNC”) market and strives to provide continuous seamless insurance coverage for Uber driver partners – a unique… Read more »


Apply by February 6 for the SixThirty Accelerator!

Six Thirty Accelerator

Jim McKelvey’s SixThirty financial tech accelerator program is currently accepting applications for their next class of startups through February 6, 2015. SixThirty will accept up to five startups in both its fall and spring classes, and the current selections will most likely be made at the end of February. SixThirty invests up to $800,000 per… Read more »


Thanks to Juno, NYC and Boston are Drunk

Drizly Winter Storm Juno NYC and Boston are Drunk

In case you weren’t aware (or you didn’t care), Winter Storm Juno began its movement across the Northeast yesterday, not-so-gently allowing its icy, white hexagrams to fall on the insignificant human beings. Mondays are already terrible as they are, but having to face a winter blizzard on top of that pretty much deserves major imbibing – and, it… Read more »


Microsoft Ventures Asks: What Makes Your City Special?

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We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Digital Work Accelerator in Seattle. The team from the Digital Work Accelerator has been traveling across the country to conduct pitch events and information sessions to help startups apply to the accelerator. Got a question? Add your question here: Click to Tweet:@MSFTVentures @techcocktail #digitalwork #Q&A Last Friday, the Microsoft… Read more »


3D Pen,CreoPop, raises financing round led by 500 startups

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CreoPop, a 3D pen with cool ink, today announced that the company has raised a financing round led by Silicon Valley based 500 Startups. Imagine being able to draw anything you want in 3D?! The possibilities for artists to draw their vision in 3D, and even kids will be able to more creative in class. The… Read more »


Lamudi Expands to Markets in Africa, Middle East

Lamudi Expansion to Africa, Middle East

Lamudi, the international, online, real estate company serving emerging markets, has announced today a further expansion throughout Africa and the Middle East. The platform is now available in four additional countries: Qatar, Gabon, Angola, and the Republic of Congo. “Since we launched in late 2013, Lamudi has grown at breathtaking speed. The website is now available… Read more »


Porch Raises $65M, Brings Total Funding to $100M

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Designed as a home network for homeowners and home professionals, Porch recently announced that they have successfully raised a Series B funding round totaling $65 million. The main investments were from Valor Equity Partners, Lowe’s Companies, Founders Fund, Battery Ventures, Panorama Point Partners, Capricorn Investment Group, and home improvement expert Ty Pennington. Porch has only… Read more »


Corigin Ventures Sets Sight on Miami: “We’re Quite Bullish”

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Good news Miami, more money is coming our way. New York City-based investment firm, Corigin Ventures, is looking to open new headquarters in Miami and invest locally. Corigin Ventures focuses on Seed and Series A investments for startups in high-growth markets. Tech.Co spoke to David Goldberg, Director of Corigin Ventures, to find out about their plans in… Read more »


Women in Tech: Shannon Turner with Hear Me Code

Hear Me Code

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in tech leaders to highlight their group’s mission, culture and events. The… Read more »


Find Happiness Inside This Box

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Can happiness be found in material things? The common answer is no; modern-day gurus encourage us to favor experiences – a vacation or an afternoon with friends – rather than buying the latest gadget or car. (But do we listen? Hell no.) It turns out the truth is more nuanced than that, though. A study… Read more »


It’s Simple: Complete Helps you Get Things Done

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Complete is a new, crowd-based to-do app that puts a positive spin on your traditional to-do list. Using the power of motivation, knowledge, and social networks, Complete helps users overcome challenges and GTD (Get Things Done) rather than simply managing their tasks. The app lets users share tasks on their Complete feed and help each… Read more »


My Invisible Girlfriend Totally, Definitely Exists

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Did Jan Brady suddenly get into the tech entrepreneur space? I ask because I came across a website, courtesy of the ever-bountiful Reddit, that lets users create an Invisible Girlfriend or Boyfriend. And if you don’t understand the Jan Brady reference here…well you should have watched more Brady Bunch. I always imagined that the George… Read more »