Funding

Aledade Raises $30M to Improve Preventative Care

By | Jun 17, 2015 at 11:00 am

Two days shy of their one year anniversary, Bethesda based Aledade has announced a series B funding round of $30M. The funding round was led by ARCH Ventures Partners, and backed by their initial series A backers, Venrock. Led by Farzad Mostashari, the former…

Celebrate Startup Tour

True Made Foods and Javazen are DC Startups of the Year

By | Jun 11, 2015 at 11:30 am

The Tech.Co Startup of the Year Competition & Tour rolled into DC on Wednesday night. We were back in our old stomping grounds at the new 1776 campus in Crystal City for one night to showcase the newest and most innovative startups in the region, and to…

Announcements

Local Motors’ Mobifactory Tour Hits DC

By | Jun 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Who doesn’t love a repurposed shipping container? More specifically, who doesn’t love a shipping container that’s been repurposed into a mobile micro-factory for the creation and demo of innovative automobiles? Local Motors has been working on the micro-factory concept for a number of years,…

Product Launch

Hire an On-Demand Private Investigator with Trustify

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 3:00 pm

My first thought when I learned about Trustify (formerly known as FlimFlam) was “is there really a market for on-demand private investigators?” And then I thought about my personal life, and the couple rare occasions when I probably would have paid a small amount of…

Women's issues

18 Computer Science Projects That Prove Middle School Girls Are Smarter Than You

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 11:00 am

This weekend, middle school girls from around the country will gather in DC to learn about computer science and technology, as part of the ProjectCSGIRLS national gala. ProjectCSGIRLS is a nonprofit founded in 2013 that holds tech workshops for girls. This is the second…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Who is DC’s Startup of the Year? [Poll]

By | Jun 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

The DC startup community is more vibrant than ever. Programs championed by recently elected Mayor Muriel Bowser promote tech and innovation, and it’s one of the top cities for women in tech. In fact, check out this profile series highlighting the regional organizations lowering the barrier of entry…

Ecosystems

Boston Startup Quorum Wins ‘Live Free in DC’ Startup Competition

By | May 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Last month, the Washington D.C. Economic Partnership (WDCEP) accepted applications from startups for its Live Free in D.C. competition – a contest aimed at giving one lucky startup the ability to live and work in the nation’s capital at zero cost. Yesterday, it was…

Business

Vox Media Acquires Re/code

By | May 27, 2015 at 12:18 am

Today at Code Conference, in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, Vox Media announced it has acquired Re/code in an all stock deal. This acquisition continues to grow the Vox Media audience and bolster their tech coverage which also includes The Verge. Two years ago, Vox Media acquired Curbed Network…

Startups & Apps

Orate is a Startup to Connect Speakers with Speaking Gigs

By | May 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm

When our startup moved into a cool new shared office space in Tysons Corner, we took it upon ourselves to do something every startup joining a new office should do: find out who the neighbors are. In our case, we ran into a celebration in…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Celebrate Startup Tour Heads to DC

By | May 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm

DC Tech, we’re back! This time we’re rocking and rolling on the Tech Cocktail (a Tech.Co production) mixer and startup tour so join us on June 10th at 1776 where we’ll search for the Startup of the Year! Since January, Tech Cocktail has been traveling the…

Product Launch

Contactually Premieres New Insights Feature to Help Businesses Accelerate Relationships

By | May 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The Washington, D.C.-based Contactually premiered today a new feature on its customer relationship management tool that will give companies and organizations the ability to look at the overall performance and health of their key business relationships. Contactually’s already-popular social CRM tool helps individuals at…

Funding

DC Coworking Space Provider, Cove, Secures $2.8M

By | May 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

The DC-based Cove has 9 “productive spaces” sprinkled throughout the district, and they’re looking to expand. The $2.8M Series A round they just raised should help them do that. With this funding, they plan to open more locations in DC as well as bust into other markets…

Product Launch

Car Sharing Service Getaround Launches in DC

By | May 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm

The peer-to-peer car sharing community Getaround has had a lot of success on the west coast, since they first launched in San Francisco in 2011. Now they’re coming to DC where they predict that they will surpass Zipcar in DC in the next year. DC will be…

Ecosystems

DC’s Golden Triangle Highlights its Burgeoning Tech Scene

By | May 18, 2015 at 9:00 am

The Golden Triangle is the business, banking, and technology center of Washington, DC. Located in close proximity to the White House, the Treasury Department, and the World Bank, it takes up approximately 43 blocks and is home to global corporations, law firms, non-profits, and tech companies,…

Challenge Cup

Twiga Fruits Wins Challenge Festival Global Finals

By | May 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Saturday evening saw the culmination of the 1776 Challenge Festival with the global Challenge Cup finals. Throughout the week, startups from around the world (a total of 80 startups in all) competed in four different categories: Education, Health, Energy & Sustainability, and Cities & Transportation. From each…

Challenge Cup

Cities and Transportation Challenge Cup Semi-Finals

By | May 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

One of the areas in which 1776 is trying to hone strong entrepreneurship, is cities. This involves everything from solving transportation problems, improving urban development strategies, helping the homeless, or making our cities more green and sustainable. Considering 54% of the world’s population lives…

Challenge Cup

ReliefWatch and Unima Win Challenge Cup’s Health Competition Semi-finals

By | May 14, 2015 at 9:00 am

Twenty healthcare startups from 12 different countries delivered two minute pitches yesterday in hopes of capturing their semifinal spot in 1776’s Challenge Cup global competition held in Washington DC. Each company took their spotlight moment to explain why their technology deserves adoption as a global…

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