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Uppidy Acquired By Secure SMS Platform Gryphn For Undisclosed Amount

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Uppidy, an app that allows users to save, search, and share their SMS to the cloud, announced today that they’ve been acquired by Gryphn–now, ArmorText–an application for safe messaging for smartphones. The terms and details of the announcements were not disclosed. ArmorText technology allows the encrypting of videos, messages and pictures on the device so… Read more »


And This Week’s $5K from The Mill Goes to… Reserved!

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Each week, The Mill, powered by Work In Progress in Downtown Las Vegas, invests $5,000 in a new idea with the goal of lowering the barrier to entrepreneurship and making it more accessible. This week’s $5K goes to William Kasel of Reserved. William Kasel loves solving hard problems with simple solutions. His first company built mobile… Read more »


With Datelytics, Online Dating Can Actually Be Fun

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We can all agree that online dating is the absolute worst, right? Sure, everything is fine and dandy when you’re chatting with the latest guy/girl with whom you were most recently matched on Tinder, or flirting with your soul mate (calm down, lunatic) on OkCupid, or even going on Grindr to find guys to “date”… Read more »



Get Inspired by these Global Innovators

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The global marketplace has gotten a lot more crowded in the digital age. Fifty years ago, small businesses were able to access international markets indirectly as part of the supply chains of large multinational companies, but direct engagement was often limited to those firms with the resources and stomach for dealing with hassles like currency… Read more »


Venture For America Heads To Miami, Bringing Top Talent For Local Startups

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Part of creating and fostering a startup community is creating a system that funnels young talent into the ecosystem by creating leaders that will eventually build companies and create new jobs. Socializing and mobilizing young entrepreneurs is something that Venture For America has been advocating in various growing tech hubs throughout the country, and they… 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 »


Uber Announces UberRUSH Courier Service in Manhattan

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Last night, Uber, the company that has become infamous for saving us from the grips of shitty taxi cabs everywhere, announced that it will expand further into the general delivery space through a courier service — rather than just humans, Uber will now help deliver actual things! Called UberRUSH, the service will offer limited operability in Manhattan… Read more »



Who is Boise’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

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Tech Cocktail is excited to be headed back to Boise in just a few weeks to team up with develop.idaho for another Tech Cocktail Mixer & Startup Showcase on Wednesday, April 23rd. Make sure you join us at Stueckle Sky Center, Boise State University to meet some of Boise’s hottest startups and see them compete for a chance to become… Read more »


6 Damn Good Reasons to Startup in Bali

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When I went to Bali this January, I was expecting a peaceful getaway. I was working remotely, and I figured that all my interviews with entrepreneurs would be over the phone, juggling a 13-hour time difference. I didn’t expect to land in a small hub of entrepreneurship, a place that digital nomads from across the… Read more »




DC’s 2014 Spring Startup Weekend: Recap and Winners

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Looking for the next Airbnb? You just might find it at Startup Weekend DC. This past weekend at WeWork DC – Wonder Bread Factory, 13 new startups were created, money was made, $25k was invested, and three months of rent was waved away for one lucky startup. The Judges Panel: Benjamin Wald @benjaminswald – Managing Partner… Read more »