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Tech Cocktail Los Angeles

Yeti is a Tinder-Like Version of Yelp

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At The Pool launched last November and rose to glory in the App Store as a top, new social networking app. The focus of At The Pool was on meeting new people, and members were posting questions like: “Does anybody know a good hiking trail around here?” However, it became apparent to the team that… Read more »


Health Tracking App Nudge Adds Android and Adequate Sleep to its Pudge-Busting Lineup

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The Los Angeles-based health startup Nudge understands that being healthy is much more than simply eating right. Good health requires a steady mix of nutrition, exercise, hydration, and adequate sleep. The team also understands that Android is the favored smartphone worldwide, and that’s why they launched a new Android version of their health tracker app… Read more »


MakersKit Closes $1.5M in Seed Funding for DIY Project Kits

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MakersKit, the L.A.-based startup that is helping everyone get involved in the Maker Movement through its do-it-yourself project kits, announced on Monday that it has closed $1.5 million in seed funding. The round of financing was led by Tribeca Venture Partners. Other participants in the round include Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Mesa+, Greycroft Partners, and… Read more »


Post Shark Tank, The Bouqs Brings in $6 Million

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The Bouqs, a Los Angeles based cut-to-order online flower company, exited ABC’s Shark Tank show with no funding from any of the big time sharks. But they didn’t let that stop them from tasting success. They announced today, as reported by PandoDaily, that they have raised a successful Series A funding round at $6 million…. Read more »




Screen-Bridge: The Future of Social TV

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Los Angeles is known as the “City of Dreams” — it’s typical to hear about aspiring actresses, boy bands and the next top model “making it big,” but what about young entrepreneurs? After talking with Melanie Witkower, a young entrepreneur from Long Island, I can say that the same holds to be true for up-and-coming… Read more »



FashionTEQ Launches Smart Jewelry for Women On the Go

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It is obvious that wearable tech is booming. According to a recent study, retail revenue from wearable technology is predicted to jump from about $1.4 billion in 2013 to as much as $19 billion in 2018. But some of the options in the market are not exactly fashionable. With this in mind, FashionTEQ, a wearable technology company based… Read more »



FreeConferenceCall Aims To Be The Leader of Web-Based Meetings

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The conference call is something that we’ve seen a lot of people grow frustrated with, and that frustration has produced some great solutions like Speek. FreeConferenceCall.com, in line with similar issues, today announced the launch of their visual web conference capabilities. FreeConferenceCall is currently recognized as the largest privately held conference call provider in the… Read more »


Apliiq Wants You to Be More Than a Walking Billboard

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Ever since last September, when Apliiq launched their interactive online retail platform, they have made it their express mission to transform young America from a mass of walking billboards to a generation empowered by fashion autonomy. Their platform features customizable, art-infused garmets made to order in Los Angeles and shipped free to anywhere in the… Read more »




Quarterly Closes in on 50 Curators as Site Gets Cooler by the Second (or Quarter!)

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Imagine getting home from a long day at work, after a traffic-jam-infused commute, to find a neatly selected care package from the ever-so-”Happy” Pharrell Williams, or the “bizarre” Andrew Zimmern, or human daredevil Tim Ferriss. I mean, how cool would that be!?! Well, if you haven’t heard by now, that’s exactly the type of experience… Read more »


Partners in Coffee: Blue Bottle and Tonx Team Up

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Yesterday the Los Angeles-based Tonx coffee announced that they would be joining forces with the Oakland-based coffee roasters Blue Bottle Coffee. Tonx offers fresh coffee delivered to your front doorstep via a monthly subscription, and their new partnership will help them further their mission to bring great coffee into even more kitchens. “The move will… Read more »