Micah Cohen is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in startups, innovation and growth strategies. Currently, Micah is a Director at the fast-growing social dining LA startup, Grubwithus, and previously worked on user acquisition at LivingSocial.

Micah is passionate about using technology to re-imagine our world across industries, social classes, and countries. He loves playing soccer, painting, and biking.

You can follow him on Twitter @miccohen

 

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Fresh Coffee, Delivered Weekly to Your Doorstep (with a Moustache)

The race for faster, fresher and on-demand continues. Amazon is entering the food delivery space with Amazon Fresh, subscription services like Birchbox bring shopping samples to your door, and on-demand services like Uber and Lyft provide rides with a single click. I had the…

Sync OnSet Adds Technology to the TV/Film Creative Process

Proof that no industry is beyond being re-imagining by technology, Sync OnSet is solving inefficiencies in the TV/Film industry. The goal of the product is to simplify the creative process during TV and film production. Wymsee, Inc, the Cambridge, MA-based team behind Sync OnSet, was inspired to…

Exec’s Expands its On-Demand Cleaning Service

Exec is an errand running and cleaning service with on-demand, high-quality personal assistants for individuals and companies. Exec started last year in San Francisco; this week Exec announced plans to expand to New York City, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles. As they scale, Exec…

Nice Laundry: Revolutionize your sock drawer (Kickstarter project)

This is a story of two friends who quit their jobs to revolutionize men’s sock drawers. After quitting, Phil Moldavski and Ricky Choi only took six months (with two months spent learning web development at dev bootcamp) to launch their first Kickstarter campaign on…

Where are you Gonnabe? Time to plan the future.

Gonnabe is an app that aims to help you plan your future. Have you ever wondered what events friends, colleagues or industry leaders are doing this weekend? Gonnabe allows you to announce places that you will be in the future (can be marked public…

Simplify Student Loan Repayment with Tuition.io

Brendon McQueen, founder and CEO of Tuition.io, graduated Columbia University facing 12 student loans. His student loan story is not unique. More than 37 million people in the U.S. have student loans, totaling more than $1 Trillion (eclipsing credit card debt and automotive loans)….

Data Nerds at OpBandit Are Rethinking Online Newspapers

When newspapers were print-only, the idea of optimizing headlines, images, and content, or doing audience segmentation, must have seemed impossible. Today, most news organizations that are transitioning their content to online, and mobile platforms haven’t realized the potential that exists for detailed tracking, analytics,…

Adproval Aims to Revitalize Advertising by Working with Bloggers

“The current display ad market is oversaturated and losing effectiveness.“ -Matthew Anderson, CEO of Adproval Ad networks were originally built in order to easily coordinate the flow between publishers and advertisers. As advertisers are looking to target more niche environments and tap into the…

Store Passwords and Bookmarks Online with MySocialCloud

Scott and Stacey Ferreira’s inspiration comes from high school, when the brother-and-sister duo noticed that content was disorganized online and took too many steps to actually view (like usernames and passwords). They set out to build a platform that allows easy access to your…

You Have a Right to Know the Law, says LA startup MyRight

Have you ever argued over a security deposit with a landlord or disputed a parking ticket? How’d that work out for you? Thought so. MyRight, who won our hottest showcasing startup in Los Angeles poll, wants to answer all your legal questions. As former attorneys, the…

Amazon’s Product Updates Focus on the Customer

Amazon introduced a slew of new products on September 6 in Santa Monica, including e-readers and tablets (ranging from $69-$499), software (X-ray and upgrades to Whispersync), upgrades to hardware (first tablets to have MIMO and Dolby Digital Plus), and new content for its video…

4 Steps to Grow Your User Base

User growth requires a solid analytical approach and a creative mindset to mold and build captivating and stimulating messaging. The following four steps are core to growing a user base for companies with an online presence: 1. Optimize the landing page. Since the landing…