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Yes, There’s an Internet Society… And it Has a New CEO!


Whether you’re the entrepreneur building the technology or the user on the other end of that app, website, etc., all of us in the entrepreneur ecosystem rely on global public policies to shape the way we connect to the Internet. It’s not something we TC readers think about as we build our companies, so who is… Read more »

Watch DC Startup Eyebloc Compete on ABC’s “Shark Tank” Tonight


Tonight, a Washington, DC-based startup’s entrepreneurial journey leads it to ABC’s popular TV show “Shark Tank.” Eyebloc,’s president, CJ Isakow will present his company’s solution to growing online privacy concerns. Isakow is focused on raising awareness for webcam hacking. According to Isakow, webcams are being used by schools to spy on unsuspecting students, by foreign governments to invade U.S. websites,… Read more »

Tim O’Shaughnessy to Step Down as CEO of LivingSocial

Tim OShaughnessy LivingSocial

Tim O’Shaughnessy announced this morning that he will be stepping down from his role as CEO of LivingSocial, as reported by Bill Flook from the Washington Business Journal.  Word first spread in an email to the company earlier today.  Purportedly, the decision to step down was O’Shaughnessy’s. While LivingSocial searches for a new chief executive officer,… Read more »

7 Things You Should Know About The DC Design Community


DC breeds a culture of creativity. With design agencies, startups, artists and freelancers aplenty, it can be hard to navigate your way through the creative jungle of the District. For that reason, the good people at General Assembly organized the first Introduction to the DC Design Community event last night. The reputable panel included designers… Read more »

10 DC Startups Destined to Breakout in 2014

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In case you missed it, Tech Cocktail is more region specific than ever.  Atlanta, Austin, Boise, Chicago, Dallas, DC, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, NYC, and San Francisco have gotten their own dedicated pages with their own design, their own posts, and their own trending content from around the web. It’s cool – we agree, but this… Read more »

3 DC Tech Startups That Will Dominate In 2014


With it being that time of year again when ‘best of’ lists and predictions for the New Year get published I thought I’d take a hybrid approach in looking at the current state of the Washington, D.C. startup community of which I’ve been a part of for the past dozen years. It was a web… Read more »

Groupon Acquires Ticket Monster from LivingSocial

Groupon TicketMonster

The New Year is certainly off to a great start for Groupon who just finalized their purchase of Ticket Monster today. They filed a report with the SEC to acquire the Korean based company from LivingSocial Korea. It’s no secret that Groupon has had a tough go of it in 2013, but they decided to… Read more »

WeWork is Coming to DC


DC-area entrepreneurs will have more resources to tap into very soon. Within the next two months, WeWork will be opening two coworking locations within the District. Their first location will launch in Chinatown on February 1st, and their second location will launch in the Shaw neighborhood (in a repurposed Wonder Bread Factory) on March 1st…. Read more »

A $6.5 Million Christmas Present for Ted Leonsis’s SnagFilms


Christmas came a day early for DC-based SnagFilms. Launched in 2008 by Ted Leonsis, the documentary video streaming platform has reportedly raised $6.5 million, according to Washington Business Journal. According to the Form D filing it submitted to the SEC on Tuesday, the $6.47 million in equity comes from a total of 18 investors. The investors include Leonsis (who… Read more »