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MagicCube’s Sam Shawki Joins YellowPepper

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Miami-based mobile banking and payment platform YellowPepper announced today that Sam Shawki will join the company’s board of Directors. Shawki is the founder and CEO of MagicCube, a device security for e-commerce & mobile commerce.  Prior to founding MagicCube, Shawki was head of Visa’s Global Remote Payments. “In the last two years alone, YellowPepper has… Read more »


Product Hunt Raises $6M in Series A Funding

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Tech rating site, Product Hunt, has raised US $6 million in a new round of funding. This news comes days after the company announced that it raised a seed funding round of $1M and launched an iOS app. According to unnamed sources sited by TechCrunch, the round was led by Andreessen Horowitz and Product Hunt picked… Read more »


Startup PR Basics: How to Handle Press Releases, Media Lists, Pitch Emails, and Follow Ups

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Want a subscription to Pr.co? The first 5 people who tweet this article and mention @techcocktail will get a free 6-month Business subscription ($450 value). Right now, startup PR is pretty much a lose-lose situation for entrepreneurs and journalists. You entrepreneurs send out pitches you’re unsure about, get ignored, follow up, and get ignored again. You probably… Read more »


Three Female Founders of Wellness Companies at TCWEEK

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Tech Cocktail Week (TCWEEK) brings together notable authors, founders, and thought leaders for inspiring Sessions almost every month in Downtown Las Vegas. Startup guy and Dancefloor DJ Gavid Gallant referred to his guest participation at TCWEEK as a “summer camp for adults” made up of startup founders, tech entrepreneurs, and non-tech folks alike. Let’s look back at some notable Sessions… Read more »


Talent Turnover and Growth in Tech

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Recently while chatting with a venture capitalist in NYC, I was asked, what are the two main challenges in Europe? Well the first one – lack of growth (product market fit) funds – is becoming ever more visible. The second challenge is one that I will expound on in this article. It is a lack of… Read more »