Drizly Raises $15M To Deliver Beer In More Cities

By | Aug 4, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Today, Boston-based Drizly is announcing the successful close of a $15 million Series B round. The round is led by Polaris Partners with support from existing investors. Since launch, the company has raised $32.8 million across six rounds and 27 investors. The latest capital…


How 400 Customers Can Make Your Startup a Winner

By | Aug 4, 2016 at 10:15 am

I’m a big fan of food media and food startups, as you can tell from some other articles I’ve written on the subject, like how Facebook Food Videos Work Because We’ll Never Actually Cook Them. So when I saw an Inc article about how a…

Tips & How To’s

11 Features You Want in a Headset

By | Aug 3, 2016 at 10:00 pm

More and more people are turning to headsets for making calls, for listening to music, for playing games, for using with virtual reality systems and for other uses. With a wide variety of headsets available, your choices for headsets are considerable. You can pick…

Tips & How To’s

6 Ways to Make Your Startup More Professional

By | Aug 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Professionalism is a great characteristic for any business to exude, especially for relatively unknown startups. Without recognition or evident success in early stages, prospective clients don’t have much to go on beyond personal evaluation, where professionalism is among the most coveted characteristics. Professionalism has a…

Tips & How To’s

Are You Making One of These Fatal Google Analytics Mistakes?

By | Aug 3, 2016 at 5:00 pm

You may have the best online marketing strategy in the world. Unfortunately it’s completely useless if you aren’t tracking your results properly. Google Analytics is the most trusted website analytics tool on the planet. However, people often set it up incorrectly or don’t know how…


Tips & How To’s

3 Tips for Establishing Rapport During an Interview

By | Aug 3, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Dana Stalder, of Matrix Partners, recently discussed the best ways to conduct an effective interview, drawing on hiring workshop conversations with Burton Advisors. According to his recommendation, a properly structured interview process leads to a more data-driven selection process, since the interviews are easier to…

Reports & Rankings


These Are DC’s Top Startup Founders Over 40

By | Aug 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Being an entrepreneur is often thankless, stressful, and certainly not a competition amongst one’s peers. Here at, we celebrate and shine spotlights on those who take big risks to create something new and follow their dreams. As such, we reached out to the…

Tips & How To’s

4 Ways to Bring Your Mobile Workforce Together

By | Aug 3, 2016 at 9:53 am

The workforce landscape is dramatically different today compared to just 10 years ago. Some estimates note telecommuting has increased by as much as 79 percent between 2005 and 2012. As a result, 37 percent of U.S. workers now telecommute at least a few days…

Tips & How To’s

Video Storytelling Will Get You Hired

By | Aug 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Visual storytelling—through photos or videos, but mostly video—can get a journalist in media hired, a fact that likely applies to other fields with plenty of crossover, like marketing and PR. The facts are in from a new survey by the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial…

Marketing & Social Media

3 Low-Cost Techniques for Marketing Your Startup

By | Aug 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm

It’s no secret that startup failure rates can be as high as 58 percent in some industries, and while more and more people seem to be embracing self-employment and entrepreneurship, the rate at which startups fail hasn’t been slowing down. According to a recent study,…

Tips & How To’s

2 Ways to Get the Most Out of User Observation

By | Aug 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm

User observation: That part of product development where you actually find out what your users are like. This is an essential aspect of design, as it will allow you to find out how to present and structure whatever your product is, from hardware to software….


To Drive App Growth, Focus on Users’ Micro-Moments

By | Aug 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm

There’s an app for that. For anything and everything, there are dozens and even hundreds of apps that perform similar functions. And every day, there are new apps hitting the market in search of users. If you’re a brand or a developer trying to…

Reports & Rankings


Seattle’s Top Ten Startup Founders Over 40

By | Aug 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Mention the term “startup founder” to someone at random, and they’ll likely conjure up an image of the cast of HBO’s Silicon Valley: An unkempt team of Mark Zuckerberg-esque socially-awkward guys bootstrapping their way to uncertain success. Also, they’re all twenty-somethings. There certainly are plenty of founders…

Marketing & Social Media

Weighing the Benefits of Social Media Marketing VS Email Marketing

By | Aug 1, 2016 at 9:00 pm

It’s no secret that social media is creating quite a buzz in the marketing world as people move to leverage social sharing, personal recommendations and the bump in search engine optimization that comes from a well-crafted campaign. Yet with social media gaining so much…

Tips & How To’s

What Are the Best Times to Post Content on Social Media?

By | Aug 1, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Remember the last time you wrote a really great article for your website or blog and wanted to share it with the rest of the world? Of course, you do — after all, it was a great work of art! Now my question is……

Tips & How To’s

3 Important Marketing Strategies for Data Scientists

By | Aug 1, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Information is the most valuable resource in the digital age. It can yield new customers, maintain interest in old customers, and inform on how new products should develop over time. Unfortunately, data analytics professionals don’t have a clear plan on how to turn their knowledge into…


Stop Feeling Overwhelmed with This One Productivity Hack

By | Aug 1, 2016 at 1:24 pm

As you build your companies, your careers, your families, your communities, and yourselves, you will at one point or another find yourself overwhelmed. We see it in the startup world often, but the advice is usually to hustle more, put in more hours, or…