Acquisition

DC

Following Speek Exit, What Comes Next?

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 7:08 pm

There is no doubt that 2015 has been a bumpy year for Washington DC based Speek, but with an acquisition by Jive Communications there is a silver lining. In a followup to our piece breaking the acquisition news in June, we spoke with Speek…

Jobs

3 Takeaways from the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Recently, Fortune.com published a list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials. The Millennial generation encompasses those born between 1980 and 2004, and according to a Pew Research Center study, Millennials are now the largest generation in the American workforce. Below are three takeaways…

Funding

Louisville

Machine Marketplace MakeTime Raises $2.65 Million in Series A

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Lexington, KY based startup, MakeTime connects makers with the machines that they need. The company recently raised $2.65 million in a Series A Round led by Almaz Capital and included participation from Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation (KSTC). MakeTime has created a marketplace where machine time…

Urban Development

Google Jumps into Carpooling. Here’s How it could Change Cities

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm

(Ferenstein Wire) – Google is reportedly jumping into the ridesharing business. According to Haaretz, the search giant is launching a pilot carpooling service in three Israeli cities on top of their popular driving directions app, Waze. The feature, RideWith, allows riders to pay for…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Chicago

Tech.Co is Heading to Chi-Town to Find This Year’s Top Startups

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Chicago, we love. While Tech.Co’s headquarters is now based in Downtown Las Vegas, our early roots are founded in the Chi. And, I mean, there’s plenty of reasons why a lot of great startups are born in Chicago – it’s simply a great place…

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Startups & Apps

How a Teen Launched a Revolutionary, Free Charitable Donations Platform

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm

At 19-years-old, most teenagers are experiencing the freedoms and stresses often associated with the first year of university: living with a stranger from another part of the world, fretting about one’s chosen field of study, and trying (and likely failing) to remain lucid in…

Funding

Boston

Boston’s Salsify Raises $16.6M Series B Omnichannel Content Platform

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 12:30 pm

This morning, the Boston, MA-based Salsify – a leading SaaS, omnichannel content platform that allows easy and seamless creation and exchange of product content between manufacturers and retail partners – announced that it had raised $16.6 million in Series B funding. This recent round…

Entrepreneur

16 Women Founders Making Moves in Tech

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 11:00 am

When Marissa Meyer took over as Yahoo‘s CEO, the tech industry and media praised it a win: the end of the glass ceiling. In reality, there is still an outrageous shortage of women entering the technology sector, particularly software engineers. Companies like PowerToFly understand the need to diversify…

Marketplace

Los Angeles

BloomNation is Succeeding in Empowering Small Businesses

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 10:00 am

No one goes into to the florist industry for the money. Florists are passionate about what they do. They should be seen as craftspeople and their work should be taken seriously. The big companies  in the industry (think FTD, Teleflora, 1800Flowers) that dole out…

Startups & Apps

Here’s That Urban Dictionary for Silicon Valley That You’ve Always Wanted

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 9:02 am

The human language is an ever-evolving thing of beauty, wherein colloquialisms shift along with the ebb and flow of human consciousness, and the essential meaning of certain words change from one of acceptance to that of repugnance. As our society moves towards an apex…

Incubators

DC

Big Ideas Coming out of UMD’s Startup Shell Incubator

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 8:00 am

The University of Maryland is part of the reason that Maryland, as a state, is producing some really innovative entrepreneurial talent. Their student-run incubator and co-working space Startup Shell (shell, because the UMD mascot is the Terrapin -very clever, guys), which opened in 2012, is home to…

Opinion/Analysis

The Problem with Today’s Photo-Sharing Apps

By | Jul 5, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Are you among the many rhapsodizing about the new photo-sharing apps? Each service enables you to easily find, edit, and share photos faster than ever. The tech media’s firestorm of comprehensive reviews, especially for Google Photos were remarkable for empowering you to better enjoy…

Tech.Co Top Stories

Tech.Co Top Stories: Top IT Skills You Need, Top 20 Chicago Startup Founders Under 30

By | Jul 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Did you miss out on one (or five) of Tech.Co’s articles from the last week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; we totally get it. You’re a busy person, with a lot of things on your mind and…

Ecommerce

Quick and Easy Tips for Building an Online Marketplace

By | Jul 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Building your own website and e-commerce store is challenging enough, but establishing an authoritative online marketplace in which other vendors and retailers can sell their products is even more difficult. When you run your own online store, you’re free to manage the site as…