Final Showcase of Top Consumer Startups

By | Dec 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

For consumer-facing startups, there’s no larger validation than having consumers actually purchasing and using your products or services. Hence goes the primary premise behind Startup Rounds, a hybrid crowdfunding platform, startup incubator, and startup competition, which has just announced that January 27th will be the…


Maxwell Health Raises an Astounding $26.4M Series B Round

By | Dec 5, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Maxwell Health has just announced that they raised a $26.4 million financing round. At this point we’re no stranger to the power that the Maxwell Health platform offers people so that they can take charge of their health and benefits; they were selected as…

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Airbnb Acquires Pencil Labs, Creators of Scheduling App Wyth

By | Dec 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm

According to a report by Beta Boston, Airbnb acquired a small Cambridge startup, Pencil Labs. Pencil Labs create collaboration and productivity software, and their latest app, Wyth is a calendar + messaging app that helps you make plans. Wyth messages any of your contacts and suggest…


Techstars Boston Hosts International-Heavy Demo Day

By | Nov 20, 2014 at 8:00 am

Last week Techstars held their 2014 Boston Demo Day to celebrate the 12 startup companies graduating the accelerator program. According to the team, one of the awesome characteristics about this year’s class is that it’s one of the most international classes out of Boston…


Date My Wardrobe Will Connect Worldwide Fashionistas Through the Sharing Economy

By | Nov 8, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Date My Wardrobe is a sharing economy app, available for iOS, that helps consumers sell or rent items from their own personal wardrobes to allow others to expand their options. The Date My Wardrobe team presented their company at Tech Cocktail’s Startup Showcase in…


CookRadar Utilizes the Trust Economy to Facilitate Sharing of Homemade Food

By | Nov 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm

CookRadar connects people through homemade food, in the neighborhood. This takes the sharing economy to remarkable new levels: you want homemade food, your neighbor makes great homemade food, you get connected and fill your tummy. Yes, that’s how CookRadar works. For a hungry foodie,…


Rejjee Offers App to Register and Protect Valuables

By | Nov 8, 2014 at 4:11 pm

93% of the estimated $50B in personal property lost or stolen in the US is never recovered, costing consumers and insurance companies billions in replacement purchases and/or claims for reimbursement. With Rejjee, consumers can report stolen goods faster, and the police get better data…


Moodsnap is Image-Based Music Discovery

By | Nov 7, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Moodsnap wants to help you choose what music you want to hear – based on tapping the image that feels right. This product was designed for the instinct-driven, right-brain oriented music consumer. How many millions of songs are available at your fingertips on today’s…


MassChallenge 2014 Awards Over $1.75M to More Than 20 Promising Startups

By | Oct 30, 2014 at 10:00 am

“The MassChallenge finalists are some of the most inspiring, hardest-working people I’ve ever met,” said MassChallenge Founder and CEO John Harthorne. “The drive of these entrepreneurs and the incredible support of the community continues to amaze me, and is yet more evidence that Boston…

Gear & Gadgets

Hawk Attacks Drone: Caught On Film

By | Oct 12, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Christopher Schmidt found out just what can happen when technology and nature meet. On October 8th, Schmidt was taking his drone for a spin on Magazine Beach in Cambridge, Massachusetts to capture some film footage of the beautiful fall leaves and foliage. His drone encountered a…


Healthcare Startup Cohealo Raises $9M Series A Funding

By | Oct 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Boston-based Cohealo announced it raised $9 million Series A round led by Romulus Capital and Miami-based Krillion Ventures. The funding was composed of both equity and convertible note financing. Cohealo is a cloud-based sharing platform that enables hospitals to more efficiently manage medical devices. They currently manage…


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech is Now Live

By | Oct 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Earlier this month, I wrote about The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech, a comprehensive guide to all things happening in the Boston tech scene and a central resource for startups, investors, and anyone just looking to get involved in the Boston tech community. At the…


Boston’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…

By | Sep 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm

We’re in the final leg of our national events tour leading up to Tech Cocktail’s Celebrate, kicking off on October 6 in Downtown Las Vegas. We’ve been hunting for the hottest showcasing startups in America, and the crowd in Boston was amped to help us…


MIT is Hosting a Breast Pump Hackathon This Weekend

By | Sep 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm

For a device that’s supposed to help new mothers everywhere (and for something that’s been around since the mid-19th century), breast pumps sure haven’t gotten any better at doing their job. While the main goal of a breast pump is to literally pump milk…


Startup Institute Raises $3M Series A, Offers 50% Off Fall Tuition

By | Sep 16, 2014 at 10:30 am

Startup Institute, a career accelerator that teaches skills to help people become successful startup employees, has closed a $3 million Series A round of financing. The funding comes as a result of a partnership with Silicon Valley Bank – the money comes from SVB Financial…


If You Want to Know All About the Boston Tech Scene, There’s a Guide for That

By | Sep 9, 2014 at 6:17 pm

This Thursday, September 11, Tech Cocktail is holding its Boston Mixer & Startup Showcase at District Hall. In a previous piece about Boston’s startup ecosystem, we looked at the positive effects that the area’s local colleges and institutions have helped push Boston ahead of other…

Who is Boston’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

By | Sep 9, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Hey Boston, the competition is on and we want to know your city’s top startup! Tech Cocktail will be hosting our Mixer & Startup Showcase event Sept. 11. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with Boston’s industry leaders and more. VOTE NOW…