Ronald Barba was the previous managing editor of Tech.Co. His primary story interests include industry trends, consumer-facing apps/products, the startup lifestyle, business ethics, diversity in tech, and what-is-this-bullsh*t things.

Aside from writing about startups and entrepreneurship, Ronald is interested in 'Doctor Who', Murakami, 'The Mindy Project', and fried chicken. He is currently based in New York because he mistakenly studied philosophy in college and is now a "writer". Tweet @RonaldPBarba.


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Kara Goldin’s Scrappy Journey to $70M in Revenue

Kara Goldin is the founder and CEO of Hint Water, a company that created a type of flavored water completely untarnished by terrible ingredients. That means no diet sweeteners and preservatives; additionally, the water is also gluten-free, non-gmo, vegan, and contains zero ...


For Startup Success, Focus on the Customer Experience

What value are you bringing to your customers? It’s one of the most important things for a company to consider – especially when the overall success of your business wholly depends on whether your company can continue to bring in new customers and keep...


Here’s Google’s Criteria for Startup Acquisitions

Contrary to what some startups may believe, there’s more to corporations and larger enterprises than the prospect of an acquisition. Most notably, there’s a lost opportunity when startups outright refuse or fail to consider potential partnerships with enterprises. ...


Watching Netflix in Virtual Reality is Now a Thing

You know what’s better than Netflix and chill? Watching Netflix in virtual reality and “chilling.” Starting today, Samsung’s Gear VR mobile is adding streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Twitch. Or, at least, Netflix will be available starting today ...


Why More Entrepreneurs Should Seek Out Mentors

This series is brought to you in partnership with the Consumer Technology Association (formerly the Consumer Electronics Association).  “Founders have a tendency to drink their own Kool-Aid and can convince themselves it tastes good when perhaps it needs more or less ...