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3 Startup Accelerators Net Almost 10 Percent of All U.S. Series A Rounds

By | Jan 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm

As Mattermark has found, the top three accelerators in the startup business — Y Combinator, Techstars, and 500 Startups — have been responsible for about ten percent of all series A deals in the U.S. for a couple years straight. The real news here? Most…

Announcements

San Francisco

500 Startups, Techstars, and More Join Innovate! and Celebrate

By | Aug 9, 2016 at 4:00 pm

If you’ve ever been to an amusement park on a hot summer day, waiting in line, sometimes for hours, to experience the few minutes of bliss is part of the deal. For those that are not interested in the hour-long waits, many amusement parks offer…

Funding

How to Attract Foreign Investors to Your Startup

By | Jun 30, 2016 at 12:30 pm

While the US market is ripe for investment and numerous funding opportunities, not all the global markets can boast the same kind of ecosystem. Startups are booming worldwide, yet the majority of investment rounds are still closed in the Silicon Valley. But what if…

News

Tips for Producing the Best Investor Pitch

By | Mar 10, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Your pitch is one of the crucial elements, which can propel your business from a raw idea into an actual enterprise.  It matters. A lot. In general, all investors know that out of 100 investments only 10 will hit the jackpot (or grow into…

Startups & Apps

San Francisco

How Alumnify Is Using Mobile to Increase Alumni Engagement

By | Nov 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm

According to the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, 87 percent of Millennials always have their smartphone at their side, day and night. Nearly two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone and 19 percent of Americans rely on a smartphone to access online services and stay…

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Entrepreneur

5 Ways to Make the Most of Any Accelerator Program

By | Oct 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm

This past summer I was a member of 500 Startups, one of the top accelerator programs in the world.  For those who aren’t familiar with 500 Startups or other accelerators (like Y Combinator or Tech Stars,) it’s helpful to understand how these organizations function to fund…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

Las Vegas

Blendoor Wins Celebrate 2015 Startup of the Year

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 8:21 pm

The votes are in! We’ve officially announced this year’s Startup of the Year. We had $250,000 in prizes to give away this year, so while we had one grand prize winner, each startup will still get to go home with something pretty amazing. So,…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

Las Vegas

There’s No Question About it: The Accelerator is Evolving

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 3:31 pm

At some point in their lifespan, most startup companies have to consider if joining an accelerator is the right move for them. Given that there’s been a major influx of accelerators over the last few years, some reports saying that the numbers are doubling at…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

Las Vegas

Sneak Peek: Check Out Our Celebrate 2015 Epic Office Hours

By | Sep 25, 2015 at 12:30 pm

The first day of fall was only a few days ago, which means October is right around the corner. Stores are putting out the Halloween candy, the leaves are changing colors, and our annual Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference is fast approaching. We’re hosting Celebrate…

Marketing & Social Media

Paul Singh Launches a Public Speaking Class for Entrepreneurs 

By | Sep 16, 2015 at 9:31 am

Paul Singh, formerly of 500 Startups and Disruption Corporation, is launching a free online public speaking course for entrepreneurs next Monday – because if there’s anything more terrifying than public speaking, it’s public speaking about your most cherished (business) baby. According to Singh, he…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

$250K Up For Grabs At Celebrate Startup of the Year Competition

By | Sep 14, 2015 at 8:00 am

One of the most common questions that come out of early stage startups is how they can get additional funding, guidance or introductions. At Celebrate 2015, not only will our thought leaders and mentors have answers to this question and many more, but for…

Funding

Today’s Roundup: It’s All About Venture Funds

By | Sep 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Welcome to Tuesday, my friends! All of us at Tech.Co hope you enjoyed your Labor Day holiday. In today’s roundup we see some startups get the necessary capital to grow and thrive, and we even have Microsoft making a pretty big acquisition. However, if…

Funding

Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Wiselike and Instabase Raise Seed Funding

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm

In today’s Tech.Co deals roundup, Wiselike launches in beta and announces a seed round of funding; Instabase brings on Greylock and NEA as backers; and AOL makes an acquisition. Need more funding news? You can get the Tech.Co deals roundup send directly to your…

Startups & Apps

Detroit

You Don’t Have to be Rich to Collect Art

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm

It’s a simple, but poignant statement from Kollecto‘s founder Tara Reed: “You don’t have to be rich to collect art.” She’s carried that philosophy with her since starting Kollecto up in Detroit as a way for people to buy art for their homes. It…

Programs & Resources

Miami

500 Startups Launches Distro Program in Miami

By | Aug 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm

500 Startups, one of the most successful startup accelerators in the country, has decided it’s time they gave the Miami scene some love.  They are planning to launch a Distro Program in Miami, one of the country’s biggest innovation hubs, especially among Latin Americans. Definitely a good…

Entrepreneur

San Francisco

Welcome, My Friends, to The Bazillion Dollar Club

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 10:46 pm

Brady Forrest and Dave McClure have built arguably two of the best accelerators in the US, if not the world, in Highway1 and 500 Startups respectively. Both accelerators offer aggressive accelerator programs designed to take raw, entrepreneurial talent and refine it into greatness. Granted,…

Funding

Amsterdam

GitHub Competitor Gitlab Raises $1.5M from Khosla Ventures, 500 Startups

By | Jul 9, 2015 at 12:30 pm

GitLab, the open-source code collaboration platform that competes with popular platform GitHub, announced today that it has raised $1.5 million in seed funding led by Khosla Ventures, 500 Startups, Crunchfund, Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures, and Liquid 2 Ventures. The funding will enable the company…