About Tech.co

At Tech.co, we believe that tech matters to everyone.

It matters when you're spending your hard-earned money on a tech product that should work how you need it to, and last for years. We want to help you choose the right tech devices, with simple, easy-to-understand reviews and clear advice guides that make it effortless to pick the right tech for you.

It matters when giant technology companies can sway elections, infringe on privacy rights, or enable the spread of hate speech and disinformation. We believe in helping you understand the complexities of our tech-dominated world, through clear, approachable analysis and news stories that make sense of the big issues of the day.

It matters when businesses need to choose the right software, hardware or tech services to set themselves up for success. It can be the difference between understanding your customers and losing them altogether. Business tech can help you find new and more efficient ways of running your operation, and we want to help you find the right tech for your needs and budget.

Our aim is to translate our own passion for tech into insightful analysis, helpful buyers’ guides and practical resources, to help you make the best informed decisions about the tech that matters to you.

History of Tech.co

From a simple community-building Tech Cocktail event, Tech.co has transformed into a full-fledged media company with millions of readers around the world.

The company was co-founded in 2006 by former Tribune and AOL product strategist, long-time tech blogger, and new media pioneer Frank Gruber and early Feedburner employee Eric Olson as a way to better amplify the local Chicago tech startup scene. In 2010, Frank joined forces with Jen Consalvo, a former director at AOL, to scale the company into a powerhouse for tech events and media.

Over the years, Tech.co has hosted hundreds of community events, created programs designed to help elevate and educate startups, and worked with dozens of Fortune 500 clients, guiding them with strategies, events, content, and programs to connect them with tech savvy audiences and startups.

In December 2017, Tech.co was acquired by MVF, a global business that owns a number of leading digital publications and resource guides.

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