Google

San Francisco

Google Demo Day 2017: Stackfolio, Waymark the Favorites Among 13 Startups

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 11:57 pm

Yesterday, I attended Google Demo Day 2017, an event in San Francisco produced with the support of Google for Entrepreneurs that showcased 13 startups from North America. Startups were nominated by partners from the Google for Entrepreneurs’s North American Tech Hub Network and hand-picked by…

Dev & Design

Boulder

3 Archetypes Found in Software Engineers

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm

A colleague of mine recently shared a metaphor with me about two software engineer archetypes, “The Conjurer” and “The Scribe” The Scribe The Scribe is diligent and methodical; her code is clean and organized; she can describe each line’s purpose with perfect clarity; she…

Social Media

Top Social Media Listening Tools to Manage Your Company’s Reputation

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Knowing where your company is mentioned online can be a tedious task if you don’t have the right tools to find the mentions. And having the ability to respond to customers engaging on social media channels or finding out where they are talking about…

Tech.Co Top Stories

Tech.Co Top Stories: Cannabis, Climate Change, Flying Cars, and WWDC 2017

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

You can’t read every Tech.Co article. There are far too many of them going out every day and you’re an entrepreneur with a busy schedule. Plus, the NHL and NBA playoffs are in full swing, and the summer weather has made staying indoors for…

Product Launch

San Francisco

Unboxed Turns Unboxing Videos Into an Ecommerce Platform

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm

This week, a new shopping app hit the Apple App Store that is designed to help consumers discover products and buy them. Unlike the other 1000 or so apps that claim to do the same, Unboxed is the first to use the power of…

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Startup Spotlight

San Francisco

Startup Spotlight: Quick Tents, Equine Health and Your Reputation

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 12:20 pm

It seems like there’s always something else to add to the to-do list. That’s why each week, Tech.Co combs the startup communities around the world to find novel business ideas—so you don’t have to. After all, when it comes to keeping track of the…

Interviews

Los Angeles

Sabin Lomac of Cousins Maine Lobster on How They Prepared for Shark Tank

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 11:30 am

For kids growing up in the northeast, summertime meant backyard barbecues with a picnic table filled with buttery corn, grilled food and ample hot lobster. Cofounders of Cousins Maine Lobster Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis wanted to share their Maine tradition of delicious cuisines to…

Ecommerce

Seattle

Amazon Loaned $1B to Third-Party Sellers Within the Last 12 Months

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 10:50 am

Amazon is bumping up its third-party loans, as a company executive confirmed to Reuters on Wednesday: The retail giant has loaned $1 billion to third-party merchants over the last 12 months. For comparison, in the four years between 2011 and 2015, Amazon loaned just…

Startup Spotlight

Los Angeles

Valet Is a Personal Car Charger Caddie for an Electric Vehicle

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 9:20 am

Electric Vehicles (EV) are becoming more prevalent around the world. By the first quarter of 2017, there were close to 10,000 electric battery car sales in the U.S., with Tesla leading the charge. With more car manufacturer and tech companies making eco-friendly solutions more…

Tips & How To’s

4 Key Benefits of A Virtual Data Room for Your Startup

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 8:30 am

The world is swimming in data. In 2008, the digital universe alone created 487 exabytes or 487 billion gigabytes worth of data. In this Harvard Business Review article, John Sviokla wrote that the figure would grow five-fold in 2012. That number could have ballooned…

Tips & How To’s

5 Tools Startups Need As They Scale

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 7:15 am

The startup stack is a set of around 200 cloud-based tools that startups use to start and scale. It is the result of a joint survey that Tech City UK and Stripe conducted in 2016. The research also gleaned some insights into how startups…

FinTech

4 Peer-to-Peer Lending Apps You Should Be Using in 2017

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Many people get involved in peer-to-peer lending without having any idea what it is. This new thriving method of debt financing makes no recourse to financial institutions. People simply come together to lend and borrow from each other with minimal intermediary. Many investors now…

Ecosystems

Kansas City

Matthew Marcus of KC Startup Foundation on the Impact of Google Fiber

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Matthew Marcus, Executive Director of Kansas City Startup Foundation a leader in Kansas City is hyper-focused on bringing together the ecosystem and how the startup leveraged Google Fiber to grow their businesses. This time for the #StartupsEverywhere series, he talks with me about the impact of…

Culture

Workplace Likability Comes From Being Genuine, Not Manipulative

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Everyone wants to be liked. Whether you’re out with your friends or in the office with your coworkers, being disliked is worse than being asked to speak in public. But what makes someone likable is not an exact science, leading people in workplaces across…

Opinion/Analysis

The Success of the Chatbot Lawyer Shows What the IoT Gets Wrong

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Ever heard of the Chatbot Lawyer? It’s a web app designed to talk to you in order to pick up the information it needs to generate your own personal parking ticket appeal. And it works, as Tech.Co reported last year: “Stanford University student Joshua Browder…

Gear & Gadgets

Denmark

Q Adapt On-Ear Headphones Offer Sleek Design and Great Sound [Review]

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In a world of Beats, Bose, and a million kinds of earbuds, Libratone is kicking it old school with a new pair of wireless on-ear headphones. The Q Adapt On-Ear Headphones offer a sleek new approach to the style, while leaving room for selective…

Entrepreneur

6 Personality Traits Found in Leaders Around the World [Infographic]

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 11:30 am

Being the CEO doesn’t mean jack if you aren’t an efficient leader. Printing the word “founder” on your business card doesn’t make you a good boss; leading people in a meaningful way does. And while a lot of entrepreneurial skills are easy to figure out, being…