Funding

Los Angeles

Loot Crate Raises $18.5M to Get More Loot Into the Hands of Nerds

By | Jun 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm

This week the popular Los Angeles, CA-based ecommerce subscription company Loot Crate announced the successful close of a $18.5 million Series A fund. Loot Crate is monthly subscription that provides toys, accessories, swag and apparel based on pop culture, games, and other nerd related…

Startups & Apps

Los Angeles

GIBLIB Makes Surgical Education Easier Than Ever

By | Jun 2, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Did you know that approximately 4,000 preventable mistakes occur in surgery every year, resulting in about $1.3 billion in malpractice lawsuits? That’s right, apparently the skilled surgeons rooting around in your stomach are not only falling asleep at the wheel, but they are also…

Gear & Gadgets

Los Angeles

360fly Raises $40M, Launches 360 Live Stream 4K Camera

By | May 26, 2016 at 8:00 am

This year is a big one for virtual reality and those who are creating content for it. This month, 360fly announced two major milestones for the hardware vendor: the successful close of a $40 million Series C round and the launch of their newest…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Los Angeles

Meet Our Startup of the Year Competition Semifinalists: Picking Duck

By | Sep 3, 2015 at 4:00 pm

From apps to hardware, to KickStarter successes and international startups, we’re inching closer to finding out who will take home the title of Startup of the Year at our annual Tech.Co Celebrate Conference in October. Among the participants that applied for the online competitions, only a…

Advertising

Los Angeles

No Doubt About It: You Need Video Ads for Your Company

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm

There’s just no getting around it: part of building any strong startup means cultivating a robust online presence that reaches directly to today’s tech savvy market. In that light, video advertisements are actually widely considered to be one of the most valuable digital marketing…

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Sports

Los Angeles

Pro Athletes Are the Best Marketing Tools You Can Get

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 9:00 pm

I can honestly that, without a doubt, my favorite technologies are ones that get people up, out, and interacting with the real world. It could be an augmented reality platform that takes people to new parts of their city, or a superb set of…

Startups & Apps

Los Angeles

Turn Yourself Into a Hologram with HOLLAGRAM

By | May 21, 2016 at 12:23 pm

About a year ago we introduced you to VNTANA, an Los Angeles, CA-based startup that wanted to leverage hologram technology to help celebrities and brands use holograms to entertain and engage their followers and fans. They have introduced their technology to venues all over…

Gear & Gadgets

Los Angeles

A Skateboard Made from Rocket Material

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm

These days, many commercial rockets are made using some carbon fiber, an extremely strong, light, and durable plastic. The carbon fiber that doesn’t end up in space often comes to rest in landfills – which is not just unfortunate for the environment, but a…

News

Los Angeles

Girls Who Code Celebrates Graduates of First LA Summer Immersion Program

By | Jul 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm

The first graduates of the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program in LA will be celebrated this Tuesday, July 28th. The program was a success thanks in part to support from AT&T. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will deliver the keynote address. The Summer…

Startups & Apps

Los Angeles

CamFind Makes the World a Giant Store

By | Apr 4, 2016 at 3:47 pm

It has happened to everybody: going through a place that has some nice furniture or seeing an advert where the model is wearing some nice clothes,  and wishing you can know how much those items cost and where to buy them. Sure, it’s possible…

Marketplace

Los Angeles

BloomNation is Succeeding in Empowering Small Businesses

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 10:00 am

No one goes into to the florist industry for the money. Florists are passionate about what they do. They should be seen as craftspeople and their work should be taken seriously. The big companies  in the industry (think FTD, Teleflora, 1800Flowers) that dole out…

Video

Los Angeles

The Power of Live Broadcasting in Your hands

By | Jun 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

When it comes to any major sporting event, would you rather watch a recording of it or would you rather watch it live? It’s a pretty simple answer: nothing beats a live broadcast. For a long time though the power to broadcast live to…

Education

Los Angeles

It’s Never too Late to Tap Into Your Creativity

By | Jun 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm

I don’t like when people say: “I’m just not creative”. It doesn’t make me mad, but that’s my least favorite phrase in the world because I think it’s a cop out. I’m here to tell all of you out there who think creativity is…

Fashion

Los Angeles

Qtee: “We’re the Nike ID of the Fashion World”

By | Jun 12, 2015 at 11:00 am

The technological world we live in affords some pretty unique and awesome opportunity, like drone aerobatics. However one of the often underestimated, or potentially overlooked, trends is the customization and personalization options we get because of tech. All of us at Tech.Co have covered this…

Movies & Entertainment

Los Angeles

Holograms are the Future, and VNTANA is Taking us There

By | Jun 1, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Coachella 2012 might not, but absolutely should, go down in tech history as one of the most groundbreaking concert experiences. As I’m sure you’re already aware, that was the year that Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre performed alongside the hologram of the late Tupac…

Funding

Los Angeles

Secure Enterprise Sharing Provider CapLinked Announces $3.5M Round

By | Jan 19, 2016 at 9:53 am

CapLinked, a secure enterprise sharing and storage provider, today has announced a new round of funding totaling $3.5 million. The round is led by Subtraction Capital, and includes investments from PayPal co­founder Peter Thiel, Indicator Ventures, and venture debt lender Western Technology Investment (WTI)….

Programming education

Los Angeles

2 New Programming Bootcamp Scholarships for Women

By | May 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Two new programming bootcamp scholarships will award free tuition for women to attend Hack Reactor and MakerSquare Los Angeles, the coding schools announced recently. The I/Own It scholarship offers free tuition and a paid internship at Optimizely, an experience optimization platform for A/B testing…