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Sports Feed Launches v5.0 for iOS and Android

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Would you agree if I said that today’s sports apps are broken? The team at Sports Feed definitely would, which is why they today launched version 5.0 of their iOS and Android app to dispel the clunky nature of the one-size-fits-all options currently available. According to the Sports Feed team, innovation has been stagnant in… Read more »


Time is On Our Side With Automated Vehicles

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A man climbs into the cab of a tractor trailer, hauling himself into the massive driver’s seat and shutting the door behind him as if settling into a captain’s chair. The steering wheel is massive, evoking the wheel of a mighty sailing ship even at it protruds from a dashboard covered in electronic controls and… Read more »



DC Tech: Vote in the Tech Cocktail DC 2014 All-Star Awards!

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Hotty toddys, cash gifts, and Love Actually – these are the best parts of the holiday season #amirite? After receiving your nominations for the Tech Cocktail DC 2014 All-Star Awards, we’re really getting excited for our upcoming holiday party to announce the winners. Join us this December 16 at the Crystal Tech Fund for Tech Cocktail DC… Read more »



AvantCredit Raises $225M Series D for Online Consumer Lending

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AvantCredit, the Chicago,IL-based financial tech startup in the online lending industry, announced the closing of a $225 million round of Series D financing. Contributors to this round include existing investors Tiger Global Management and August Capital, as well as new investments from Peter Thiel, DFJ Ventres, RRE Ventures, and KKR. Additionally, AvantCredit has received $300 million credit… Read more »


Uber, Fooda, Drizy, Others Team Up to Select One Great Chicago Company for the Ultimate Office Happy Hour

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Five Chicago startups are teaming up for Happy Hour Delivered, a promotion aimed at giving one Chicago business the ultimate happy hour experience. Drizly, Instacart, Fooda, Uber and Handy will be providing food, drink, transportation, and cleanup altogether worth up to $2,330 for one Chicago office. “It’s the giving season!” said Fooda COO Jason Stulberg. “We… Read more »


#MiamiTech: Time to Vote For Tech Cocktail 2014 All-Stars Awards

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It’s that time of the year, when we celebrate our accomplishments and learn from our mistakes. This year, we’ve partnered up with Refresh Miami to host a holiday party to celebrate with Miami’s entrepreneurial community. Part of this celebration will be an award ceremony to recognize our community’s greatest achievements. But before we can get our holiday… Read more »


LockerDome Reaches Yet Another Major Milestone

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First they rebranded, and then LockerDome grew their user base from 20 million to 40 million users in only 6 months. That was this past June, and today LockerDome has hit another major milestone in their life: they completed a Series B equity financing round. In total, the Series B round brought in $10 million… Read more »


How Cheezburger Almost Wasted All Their Funding

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Instead of issuing some fluffy press release about how wonderful the new Cheezburger app is, CEO Ben Huh got personal about his journey in a Medium post called “Rewriting Cheezburger Saved My Life” – including guilt over an employee’s death, self-doubts, and almost quitting. “To me, this release is my redemption,” he writes. “Every new… Read more »


15 Favorite Quotes from Sime MIA 2014

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Tech Cocktail is a Media Partner during Sime MIA 2014  The team behind Sime MIA has outdone itself this year. They brought a group of eclectic and powerful innovators from across the globe to South Florida. From political activists to inventors, the audience left the conference invigorated by an infusion of knowledge on the role technology plays… Read more »


David Tisch to Join Cornell Tech as Head of its Startup Studio

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This morning, Cornell University announced that entrepreneur, investor, and Techstars NYC cofounder David Tisch will join Cornell Tech as head of its Startup Studio. In this role, Tisch will work alongside Cornell Tech’s Chief Entrepreneurial Office and former Twitter CTO, Greg Pass, to develop the capstone program of Cornell Tech’s experiential learning curriculum. “David will provide our… Read more »