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Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Aquicore, DecisionSim, and Area360 Bring in More Funding

By | Sep 2, 2015 at 5:14 pm

In today’s Tech.Co deals roundup, we’ve got some funding news impacted by yesterday’s announcement of the 1776 Seed Fund. Other things you may have missed in the news: Facebook is apparently going to spend $200 million to expand its data facility in Oregon (the…


Owlet, ChurchDesk, SmackHigh Gain New Funding, ZocDoc Becomes a Unicorn

By | Aug 20, 2015 at 4:06 pm

In today’s Tech.Co deals roundup, two major digital health companies raise a sh*tload of money, and two startups finally join the unicorn ranks. Need more funding news? You can get the Tech.Co deals roundup send directly to your inbox by subscribing here. Funding Owlet…


Away, Immuno Gum Raise Seed Funding, HappyFunCorp Plans More Acquisitions

By | Aug 17, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Today’s Tech.Co deals roundup doesn’t have much to offer, but there’s some great new startups that have just raised funding that you should definitely know about. One startup offers a way for you to get your daily vitamin intake through gum, while another is…


Four Data Driven Ways to Become a Better Angel Investor

By | Aug 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Angel investing has always been a high risk, high reward proposition. In exchange for a percentage of the company, or convertible debt, an angel investor accepts the risks that come with their investment. These risks include the company going under, or their investment being diluted by future investment rounds. In view of these challenges,…


A Maker Movement Acquisition and Funding for On-Demand Luggage Delivery

By | Aug 7, 2015 at 3:02 pm

In today’s Tech.Co deals roundup, we’ve got funding news from Japan and the United Kingdom. If you missed it, Fitbit’s stock took a tumble yesterday, despite the company’s Q2 revenue beating expectations. There was some discussion that this could lead to fewer tech IPOs….



Luxury Consignment, Robots, and a Private Dinner Club All Bring in New Funding

By | Aug 6, 2015 at 3:01 pm

In today’s Tech.Co deals roundup, we’ve got news on WeWork’s first acquisition as well as a $1 billion acquisition by IBM. Startups from D.C., Atlanta, and New Orleans also brought in some new funding. Some other things you may have missed: a day after…


China’s Airbnb and a GIF Enabler Raise Major Funding

By | Aug 3, 2015 at 3:10 pm

We’re kicking off this Monday with some major funding as well as acquisitions that took place over the weekend. Some things that you may have missed, though: Fortune having some doubt about SoulCycle’s IPO; New York startups are doing #everything and are looking for…


Las Vegas

Social Polling Startup Wedgies Announces $700k in Additional Seed Funding

By | Dec 19, 2014 at 11:32 am

“There’s really no lightweight tool to use to collect opinions on the internet. You have to go to a survey landing page, you have to take the survey; someone has to spend a lot of time creating it,” Wedgies Co-founder and CEO Porter Haney…


3 Surefire Ways to Spook an Angel Investor

By | Dec 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Looking for funds to boost your startup company is not an easy job. You might feel enthusiastic about the whole plan and confident about giving it a concrete shape, but do your investors feel the same way? Are you knocking the right door while…



Medina Capital Closes on $182M Private Equity Fund

By | Dec 10, 2014 at 1:41 pm

South Florida-based firm Medina Capital announced today it has closed their new private equity fund with total committed capital of US $182 million for high-growth tech companies. As reported in The Starting Gate, the fund’s typical investment size is $10 million to $20 million and it will…



Richmond Global Ventures Heads to Miami, Offering Larger Investment for Startups

By | Dec 4, 2014 at 12:13 pm

In the last year, Miami’s investment infrastructure has strengthened dramatically, with more venture funds looking to the city as a hub. However, the focus has been for startups in the seed and smaller Series A stage. This may change soon. Richmond Global Ventures announced that…



Investing in Miami: First Come the Startup Failures, Then Comes the Success

By | Dec 2, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Tech Cocktail is a Media Partner during Sime MIA 2014 “Our entrepreneurs are becoming more sophisticated about the process of raising capital,” Melissa Krinzman of Krillion Ventures said proudly to a full audience of South Florida’s industry leaders during Sime MIA. Krinzman was joined by…



Scout Venture’s Ed Boland on Unlocking Investments for Startups in South Florida

By | Nov 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Despite the chilly weather, Miami’s tech community gathered last night at The Stage Miami to be part of Tech Cocktail’s Speaker Sessions with Ed Boland of Scout Ventures and Melody McCloskey of StyleSeat. Ed Boland, Principal of Scout Ventures, took the stage early on…


San Francisco

Airbnb for Cars, Getaround, Raises $24M in New Funding

By | Nov 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm

San Francisco-based car-sharing startup, Getaround, announced today they have raised $24M in funding. Getaround app allows users to reserve cars from people nearby their location. Basically. Airbnb for your car. If someone is looking for a car,  they can search cars available nearby available…