D.C.-Based Global Incubator 1776 Closes Seed Fund

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

This morning, the Washington, D.C.-based global startup incubator 1776 announced the closing of a $12.5 million Seed Fund aimed at making investments in pre-Series A startups disrupting highly-regulated industries. “Technology is permeating the global economy and unmooring it from its industrial era roots, creating…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Who is DC’s Startup of the Year? [Poll]

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 10:00 am

Some of the most promising and newsworthy startups in the DC area are getting together next Wednesday evening at 1776 – Crystal City. Will you be there? Or will you miss out on the latest innovations in energy, data, wearables, and software? At Tech.Co’s Startup…

Startups & Apps

DC’s On Second Thought is Moving to Silicon Valley

By | Aug 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

One of the most successful new startups out of the DC area, On Second Thought, has decided to leave the city and make a new home in the Bay Area. On Second Thought, an app that allows users to undo, edit, or hold texts before they…

Breaking News

Shana Glenzer Moves on from SocialRadar, Joins Aquicore as CMO

By | Aug 20, 2015 at 11:20 am

It was announced this morning that Shana Glenzer – who most recently held the role of vice president of social marketing at SocialRadar – has been named the new chief marketing officer at Aquicore, a Washington, D.C.-based startup that offers an analytics platform for…

Startups & Apps

The Ashley Madison Data is Out, and Here’s Where You Can Check on Your Significant Other

By | Aug 19, 2015 at 2:16 pm

The hackers who claimed to have stolen data from Ashley Madison, the online personals and dating website aimed at those in committed relationships, shocked the world on Tuesday when it actually followed through on its word on releasing that data. Yesterday, nearly 10 gigabytes…


Lisa Ellman is a Total Pro on FAA Drone Regulations

By | Aug 19, 2015 at 10:00 am

You know what’s incredibly confusing? Drone regulations. It’s not that they’re impossible to understand, it’s just that there are enough nuances and subtleties to sink the Titanic. Sure, there’s a website called Know Before you Fly that details some of the regulations in your…

Social Good

DC’s Mission: Launch Wants to Turn Former Prisoners into Entrepreneurs

By | Aug 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm

There are not many opportunities out there for those with a prison record. What could be more discouraging for a person who has been incarcerated than knowing that almost any company they apply to is going to perform a background check, and that the background…

Product Launch

After Speek, Waliszewski Launches New Travel App TripScout

By | Aug 11, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Earlier this month we spoke with then Speek COO Konrad Waliszewski about their acquisition, rocky year, and what would become of their service. During our chat, Waliszewski let us in on his next project, an app called TripScout that provides self-guided city tours from…


UVA Professor Utilizing Wearable Tech to Track Impact of DC Area Development

By | Aug 10, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Tysons Corner is one of the Washington, D.C. area’s most renowned suburbs and thriving areas of business, featuring big-name companies like Deloitte, Capital One, and Microstrategy. By 2050, though, the area is hoping to become more than just a hub for office buildings and…

Startups & Apps

10 Hot Startups from the White House Demo Day

By | Aug 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Yesterday marked a major milestone for America: President Obama hosted the first ever White House Demo Day in Washington DC. The event was created to bring startups, entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, advisors, and major influencers from across US tech ecosystems together to celebrate the current state of…


Techstars Commits to Diversity at White House Demo Day

By | Aug 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm

President Obama made major headlines today as he hosted America’s first ever White House Demo Day. It’s a massive event similar to any other demo day, the main difference being the fact that President Obama oversees the whole thing and will incorporate announcements and…


Steve Case Celebrates US Entrepreneurs Alongside the White House

By | Aug 4, 2015 at 6:00 am

There’s never been a better time to be an entrepreneur in America. After all, high growth companies now have the ability to start and scale just about anywhere thanks to the myriad technological advancements that lower the barriers to entry. Revolution’s Rise of the Rest…

Social Good

Waveborn Sunglasses Signs Troy Aikman as Official Spokesperson

By | Jul 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm

A DC based socially conscious sunglasses company just signed one of the most successful NFL quarterbacks of all time as their official spokesperson. Waveborn Sunglasses just announced a four-year deal with Troy Aikman that will bring him on as their official ambassador and spokesperson. “Signing…

Breaking News

Is EdTech Giant Blackboard Up for Sale?

By | Jul 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

According to a report from Reuters, the DC based, edtech company could be yours for a cool $3 billion. Blackboard’s stakeholders are looking to sell. Their majority owner, private equity firm Providence Equity Partners LLC, has recently hired Deutsche Bank AG and Bank of America Corp to…

Product Launch

Growing KlowdTV Extends Viewing Options for Cord Cutters

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm

When Hulu and Netflix launched, few could predict the widespread impact that would result from their service. As a result of streaming media, cord cutters have detached themselves from costly cable companies who force them into paying for channels and networks they never intend…

Breaking News

SocialRadar Cofounder Kevin Alansky Leaves to Join CircleBack

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 11:01 am

CircleBack, a Vienna, VA-based company aimed at keeping user contacts up-to-date using artificial intelligence and machine learning, announced this morning that it has brought on Kevin Alansky as its Chief Marketing Officer. The news comes as a surprise, as Alansky is also the cofounder…

Startups & Apps

Monthly Subscription for Air Travel? Sure, Why Not?

By | Jul 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

It seems like every week I’m hearing about another business taking on the Netflix style monthly subscription model. It’s being applied, successfully, to many different verticals (even tampons). Now it’s being applied to domestic air travel as well. Paulius Grigas, founder of One Go,…