Announcements

Riide Offers Electric Bike Leasing through RiidePass

By | Oct 18, 2015 at 10:00 am

We’ve told you the story of Riide before (actually twice before). They are a successful startup out of DC that has developed a lightweight electric bike. The purpose of Riide isn’t to make it easier to cheat at bike riding, but to give city dwellers…

Social Good

GiveBack DC Brings Startups and Nonprofits Together

By | Oct 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm

In Washington DC we have a growing mix of startups and nonprofits, but there are only a few opportunities for each to join forces. However, one particular agency has been on a mission to change this for the past four years, and is now…

Venture Capital

VCs Share How to Get Their Attention and Their Money

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm

The world of venture capital saw the bucking of trends in 2014. Geographically, companies across 47 states and D.C. received funding, which is one less than the all-time record. The average deal was much larger than in previous years, but the number of deals remained…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Meet the DC and Southern Virginia Startup of the Year Semi-Finalists

By | Oct 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm

From the start of the 2015, tech.co has been on a journey to find the very best startups across the globe. From Washington DC to Las Vegas and everything in between, we’ve identified more than 50 startups deserving of the title Startup of the…

Announcements

Matt Calkins Joins AddThis Board of Directors

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm

DC-based social sharing and analytics company AddThis knows the importance of having a strong Board of Directors–compiled of members who share their values and goals as a company. Their Board of Directors recently grew a bit stronger with the addition of Matt Calkins, CEO of Appian….

Conferences

[Contest] Code Writers Workshop Set to Launch in DC

By | Sep 18, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Coding is far more than sitting in front of a computer for hours and thinking through logic patterns; developers need to be creative, able to communicate well, and have a passion for their project to be exceptional. There is a divide between coders who…

Product Launch

Canvas Launches New PDF Designer to Make Companies Greener

By | Sep 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm

With the advent of digital technology, it’s become clear that many previous forms of communication and documentation create an excessive amount of paper waste. You go to the grocery store and make a purchase? You get a receipt. Need a crack on your windshield…

Product Launch

Hexsee Makes Online Shopping a Social Experience

By | Sep 12, 2015 at 8:03 pm

We first introduced you to Groupsurfing in September of 2014 at our Tech Cocktail DC Startup Showcase & Mixer. That night they were competing for the title of DC’s Hottest Showcasing Startup. Exactly a year to the day that they first demoed at our event,…

Celebrate Startup Tour

RouteHero & Spiritway Win DC Startups of the Year

By | Sep 10, 2015 at 10:06 am

Yesterday, eight DC startups went head-to-head to be crowned DC’s Startup of the Year and move on to the semi-finals next month. There is only one more stop on our national tour, and we’re wrapping things up in Albuquerque next Tuesday. Of the competing…

Mobile

Savvy Apps is Not Your Typical Developer Shop

By | Sep 4, 2015 at 9:00 am

Walking through your typical tech startup you’re often met with a few common sightings: generic coffee machines everywhere, a lack of suits and ties, the occasional kegerator or bar, and a plethora of Apple products. For Reston, Virginia based Savvy Apps, they are going…

Funding

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…

Drones

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…

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