Product Launch

LivingSocial Launches ‘Restaurants Plus’ Platform in DC

By | Nov 20, 2015 at 10:01 am

We haven’t heard much from DC startup darling LivingSocial since they announced their new CEO, Gautam Thakar, over a year ago. One can guess that they’ve spent much of the last year with their heads down trying to figure out how to revamp the…

Reports & Rankings

The 12 Most Powerful Women in DC Tech

By | Nov 19, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Washingtonian Magazine recently posted a list of Washington’s most powerful women. This list features women across many different sectors – arts, philanthropy, education, law, and religion, just to name a few. However, one sector that appears to be missing is tech. While tech was not…

Entrepreneur

From Veteran to Entrepreneur: KlowdTV’s Bill O’Hara

By | Nov 11, 2015 at 4:14 pm

A graduate of the Naval Academy and a 5-year Navy Veteran, KlowdTV CEO Bill O’Hara leads the team dedicated to further advancing on-demand TV. When we last spoke to the team in July they discussed their future plans, so we checked back in to…

Entrepreneur

From Veteran to Entrepreneur: Sworkit’s Greg Coleman

By | Nov 11, 2015 at 2:18 pm

In honor of Veterans Day, I spoke with veterans who have used their skills and experiences from the military and turned them into successful entrepreneurial endeavors. For Sworkit’s COO Greg Coleman, there is a clear correlation between his training in the US Air Force…

Crowdfunding

ServingVETS Launches Crowdfunding Campaign, Expands Features

By | Nov 11, 2015 at 10:49 am

ServingVETS is a network dedicated to giving veterans a space to share their opinions about local resources. Using a ratings and reviews methodology, verified veterans are able to provide feedback on everything from educational opportunities, job seeking platforms, and health and wellness facilities. For…

Startups & Apps

Smart Nutrition Bottle Startup LifeFuels Named CES Innovation Award Honoree

By | Nov 10, 2015 at 5:05 pm

LifeFuels, a Reston, VA-based startup that’s created the very first portable, single- and multi-serve Smart Nutrition Bottle, has just announced that it has been named a 2016 CES Innovation Award Honoree by the Consumer Technology Association due to its top rating in the Fitness,…

Funding

DC’s Contactually Raises $8 Million in Series A Funding

By | Nov 10, 2015 at 9:00 am

Washington, D.C.-based Contactually has just announced the close of a Series A round in which they raised $8 million dollars. The round was co-led by Rally Ventures out of Menlo Park, and Grotech Ventures out of D.C., with participation from Correlation Ventures and prior investors including…

Incubators

Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour Comes to D.C.

By | Oct 28, 2015 at 11:12 pm

We’re proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. We’ve talked about the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour for the past couple of weeks. The tour is visiting…

Ecosystems

The 5 Factors That Make a State Good for Startups

By | Oct 23, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Entrepreneurs decide where to design, manufacture and sell their innovative products and services based on a myriad of business-related policies. However, not all U.S. states are fostering an environment that welcomes innovation and supports entrepreneurial activity. To recognize and account for favorable and unfavorable…

Hackathon

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hosts First DC Business Association Hackathon

By | Oct 23, 2015 at 10:12 am

On October 17 and 18, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted their first hackathon. Led by FreeEnterprise.com, a US Chamber Web magazine, the goal was to illustrate how American businesses support the economy and create jobs. The hackathon was facilitated by San Francisco based…

Product Launch

Brainsy to Launch HR Tech and Expert Calling Network

By | Oct 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Scaling a business takes time, requires the right team members, and can come at great costs. However, one Washington DC based startup is looking to change that with their expert calling network (ECN). Brainsy, backed by Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt, is a platform that…

Business

Martin O’Malley to Host Civic Tech Competition in D.C.

By | Oct 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Fresh off his appearance on the Daily Show, Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley is now turning his attention to the D.C. area’s civic tech community. On Wednesday, October 21, the former Maryland Governor will host a civic tech pitch competition at the Microsoft Innovation &…

Announcements

Riide Offers Electric Bike Leasing through RiidePass

By | Oct 18, 2015 at 10:00 am

We’ve told you the story of Riide before (actually twice before). They are a successful startup out of DC that has developed a lightweight electric bike. The purpose of Riide isn’t to make it easier to cheat at bike riding, but to give city dwellers…

Social Good

GiveBack DC Brings Startups and Nonprofits Together

By | Oct 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm

In Washington DC we have a growing mix of startups and nonprofits, but there are only a few opportunities for each to join forces. However, one particular agency has been on a mission to change this for the past four years, and is now…

Venture Capital

VCs Share How to Get Their Attention and Their Money

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm

The world of venture capital saw the bucking of trends in 2014. Geographically, companies across 47 states and D.C. received funding, which is one less than the all-time record. The average deal was much larger than in previous years, but the number of deals remained…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Meet the DC and Southern Virginia Startup of the Year Semi-Finalists

By | Oct 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm

From the start of the 2015, tech.co has been on a journey to find the very best startups across the globe. From Washington DC to Las Vegas and everything in between, we’ve identified more than 50 startups deserving of the title Startup of the…

Announcements

Matt Calkins Joins AddThis Board of Directors

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm

DC-based social sharing and analytics company AddThis knows the importance of having a strong Board of Directors–compiled of members who share their values and goals as a company. Their Board of Directors recently grew a bit stronger with the addition of Matt Calkins, CEO of Appian….

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