Building Brand Formation into the Startup Journey

By | Oct 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm

There has never been a wider gap between the top and the bottom in the world of startups than what we see today. Over the last three years, the peak valuations that startups have received from private and public markets have reached unprecedented values. …


This Man Owned the ‘’ Domain for One Minute This Week

By | Oct 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Could you imagine being the momentary owner of the ‘’ domain? Of course you can’t – there’s no conceivable way that the domain for the world’s pre-eminent Internet search engine would ever, ever be available to anyone. Even though the company created Alphabet as…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate


Meet Our Startup of the Year Competition Semifinalists: LiveAnswer

By | Oct 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm

From apps to hardware, to KickStarter successes and international startups, we’re inching closer to finding out who will take home the title of Startup of the Year competition at our annual Celebrate Conference in October. Among the dozens of participants that applied for the…


Tech.Co Deals Roundup: San Diego’s Renovate America Raises $90M

By | Oct 1, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Today’s Tech.Co Deals Roundup is brought to you by Celebrate 2015. Will we see you this weekend in Downtown Las Vegas? Need more funding news? You can get the Tech.Co Deals Roundup sent directly to your inbox by subscribing here. Funding Austin’s Aceable Brings…



Provo, UT is First Stop on Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour

By | Oct 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. We recently told you about the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator tour. Throughout the months of October and November, the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator…



Top 5 Security Apps for Android Phones

By | Oct 1, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Protecting your computers, tablets and phones from theft and hackers should be a priority, in order to keep your personal data falling into the wrong hands. If we look at the statistics, the number of smartphone users is expected to reach the 2.5 billion…

Entertainment Industry

2 Ways Tech is Starting to Look Like Star Wars

By | Oct 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

Since the release of the original trilogy, the Star Wars films have made an almost unthinkably large impact on culture. Quotes and imagery from the films are part of our cultural lexicon, and getting to use the technology of the films have been a…


Tesla’s Model X By Numbers

By | Oct 1, 2015 at 10:00 am

The Math of Tesla’s Model X Tesla’s newest electric vehicle, the Model X, has everybody talking. The SUV’s panoramic windshield, falcon doors, bioweapon defense and ludicrous mode are all features that have bloggers blogging, Googlers Googling, and everyone else disappointed with their current car….


Why Technology Is Not a Security Strategy

By | Oct 1, 2015 at 9:30 am

Technology has never been as advanced as it is today and, similarly, never before has our society put so much trust in technology as we currently do. This trust is also driven by huge companies: banks, schools or universities, that are slowly moving everything…


Infinite High-Tech Styles with Eyecatcher Smart Bracelets

By | Oct 1, 2015 at 8:00 am

The world of wearables is currently booming, with several different kinds of devices arriving to the market. They come in different shapes and sizes but, for the most part, they lack a sense of style – wearables like smartwatches are very useful, but they…


3 Tips For First-Time Investment in Foreign Markets

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 10:00 pm

International investing can be a challenging endeavor. From currency conversions to foreign regulations, the process can involve a lot of hassle. However, most financial advisers strongly recommend having at least some foreign investments in a diversified portfolio.  Here are three options to consider for…

Tips & How To’s

3 Untapped Content Marketing Ideas

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Most ideas are not new. Pick an idea, do some research and come to realize that there were at least 50 other people who already attempted a similar approach.  However, it is the execution that matters most, especially when it comes to content marketing….

Startups & Apps

BeHppy: Give to Charity by Spreading Happiness

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm

To quote a wise old man (Aristotle): “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” But what’s better than just being happy? Yeah, you guessed it: sharing your happiness with others. There are a variety…

Reports & Rankings

Top 10 Cities for Millennial Entrepreneurs

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

I tend to cringe at the term Millennial (really, that’s the best we could come up with?) but it’s no secret that this generation basically runs the world. They are the biggest age demographic to enter the workforce since the Baby Boomers, they account…


How to Raise Capital: Richard Kerby, VC @ Venrock

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm

The following is a Q and A with Richard Kerby, Vice President at Venrock. Richard, could you introduce yourself and tell us about your background? I’m Richard Kerby, I graduated from Georgetown University back in 2008 and started my career at Credit Suisse as…



Matt Calkins Joins AddThis Board of Directors

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm

DC-based social sharing and analytics company AddThis knows the importance of having a strong Board of Directors–compiled of members who share their values and goals as a company. Their Board of Directors recently grew a bit stronger with the addition of Matt Calkins, CEO of Appian….


Microsoft Ventures Is Coming to a City Near You

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Tech Cocktail is proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. You may have heard of Microsoft Ventures. It is a mentor-driven, no-dilution accelerator program with locations in seven cities…