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One Month Raises $770K for Accelerated Code Learning Platform

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One Month, an NYC-based online education platform that provides one month’s worth of courses on front-end web development, coding, and growth hacking, has raised $770,000 in seed funding. Investors in this round of financing include Winklevoss Capital, Innovation Works, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Start Fund, Oliver Jung, Lew Moorman, Y Combinator, FundersClub, and crowdfunding platform WeFunder. Initially founded as One Month Rails, focused on… Read more »


The Top 20 Angel Investors Ranked 

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Accelerator 500 Startups recently released a ranking of the top 20 angel investors, compiled by CB Insights. Over 2,000 angels were analyzed based on their network strength, the rate of follow-on investment, exits, their brand, and more. Here is the extremely male-heavy list: Naval Ravikant, cofounder of AngelList, made over 75 investments from 2009-2013 and scored… Read more »






Jim Bankoff on Leveraging Culture to Attract Talent

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Last Wednesday, Vox Media chairman and CEO Jim Bankoff sat down with us at our Tech Cocktail DC Sessions. Aside from learning about his belief that content isn’t Vox Media’s product, we learned that the company’s success can be attributed to its unique integration of technology, talent, and culture in its business model. When it comes down to it, though,… Read more »



Kroger Selects DC’s iStrategyLabs as Social Media Agency of Record

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Big news for the team! @Kroger Taps @iStrategyLabs as Social Media Agency of Record http://t.co/jDzhkcX0e0 #dctech — Peter Corbett ✈ (@corbett3000) June 25, 2014 It was announced earlier today that DC’s very own iStrategyLabs has been chosen as the Social Media Agency of Record for Kroger. Huge news for the digital agency, which adds yet another big… Read more »


Open English CEO Andres Moreno on Raising $120 Million [Video]

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We had the opportunity to talk to Andres Moreno, cofounder and CEO of Open English, about raising US$120 million in funding, potential IPO, and Miami’s growing technology scene. Moreno sat down with Tech Cocktail’s Frank Gruber during the Miami Sessions event at Venture Hive. Moreno also spoke about future plans that include developing a web-based Next University,… Read more »



Get Your Text Messages Translated to Spanish during the World Cup

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Texting your friends about the latest soccer (sorry, football) match and want to sound savvy? For a limited time, you can get accurate and free English-to-Spanish and Spanish-to-English translations from Muuzii. Just text #copa (“cup”) to 95997 to get an instant translation. This promotion (available until July 15) coincides with the launch of Muuzii, a… Read more »



Jim Bankoff of Vox Media: Content Isn’t The Product

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Since its founding in 2011, Vox Media has quickly become one of the leading digital media companies. With popular websites from the the likes of Eater and Curbed to The Verge and Vox, the company’s successful development of topical media content has allowed them to outpace more traditional publications on the Web competing in the similar markets. At last Wednesday’s Tech Cocktail DC Sessions… Read more »


LaunchHouse Accelerator Now Accepting Applications for Hardware Startups

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It was announced last week that LaunchHouse – Ohio’s first hardware accelerator – is now accepting applications to fill its class set to begin this upcoming fall. With a $200,000 grant from the Ohio Third Frontier ONEFund, LaunchHouse is looking to invest in ten broad-based tech startups that focus on hardware/robotics and support user interface technologies. The… Read more »


Steve Case Commemorates Start of ‘Rise of the Rest’ Tour Today in Detroit with a #Selfie

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Last month, we first reported on Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest Road Trip, a tour through four under-recognized startup ecosystems, including Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Nashville. The road tour officially begins today, with Case tweeting a selfie with Quicken Loans founder and chairman, Dan Gilbert: At each stop of the tour, Case will meet with… Read more »