Funding

Portland, Maine

Redd Raises Nearly $1M in New Investment Round

By | May 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Brunswick-based Redd, the energy bar company, has raised the majority of a $1.5 million investment round. The company filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday revealing that it had raised $867,861 out of a $1.5 million offering. It claimed 13…

Interviews

Chicago

Jeff Carter of Hyde Park Angels on the Importance of Being Coachable in Entrepreneurship

By | May 6, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Jeff Carter is a co-founder of Hyde Park Angels, one of the most active angel groups in the United States, and he is currently raising a VC fund, named West Loop Ventures. Before becoming an angel he was a trader for over 25 years and…

Business

Turning the Negatives Into Positives During a Business Pitch

By | May 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

There comes a time in the life of every company when something bad happens. Whether something is deficient or someone else tried to take a piece of the action, every business has gone through a time it would prefer to forget. So when you’re…

Social Media

How to Take Advantage of Facebook Live as a Startup

By | May 5, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Since its inception, Facebook Live has allowed anyone and everyone to broadcast videos of what they are doing in real time. From Michael Phelps showcasing his experience in Rio to Kobe Bryant playing in his final NBA game to the Emmys taking us behind…

Security

5 Ways Startups Can Secure Their Business Conversations

By | May 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Online security is becoming a serious issue in the business world, especially for startups. Many security measures that businesses put up to try and fend off cyber attacks often fail, leaving them open to variety of problems. These measures fail for a number of reasons,…

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Tech.Co Top Stories

Tech.Co Top Stories: Cannabis Startups, Star Wars Day, and Mount Everest in VR

By | May 5, 2017 at 5:50 pm

It looks like the warm weather is here to stay, and that means outdoor activities will hopefully become part of your daily routine. Hiking, jogging, and maybe even some surfing could be in your future, which might make it hard to read all your…

Opinion/Analysis

Why the “Netflix of Podcasts” Is the Biggest Media Battleground of 2017

By | May 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm

When it comes to creating Netflix-style models for media, no one touches the namesake video streaming service Netflix itself. But everyone wants to. The most notable failure, a “Netflix of books” model, proved that the audience needs to be invested in consuming a set…

Ecosystems

Mexico

5 Entrepreneurs Fueling the Mexican Startup Ecosystem

By | May 5, 2017 at 3:30 pm

While tech hubs like San Francisco and New York boast some of the most innovative minds in the world, counting out other tech ecosystems is doing a disservice to yourself and the entrepreneurial community. Cities and countries around the world are innovating everything from…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Smart Pillows, Culinary Experiences & Posture Wearables

By | May 5, 2017 at 2:20 pm

As we gear into the summer months, there are so many innovative startups that are giving us a whole new experience. Planning on having a fun dinner date in the summer weather? Maybe you want to improve your posture? Whatever the case may be, there are entrepreneurs…

Entrepreneur

Study: Senior Entrepreneurs See Better Quality of Life

By | May 5, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Transitioning from full-time employment to entrepreneurship can be a taunting task. While entrepreneurs enjoy a great deal of undeniable excitement in their respective lines of work, the lack of security doesn’t do wonders for your stress levels, your personal life, or your bank account….

Virtual Reality

6 Virtual Reality Startups You Should Watch Out For in 2017 [Infographic]

By | May 5, 2017 at 11:20 am

Unless you live under a rock, you should know that the age of mainstream virtual reality is fast approaching. According to Statista, the total number of active VR users is predicted to reach 171 million in 2018. And apart from gaming, brands are also starting…

Tips & How To’s

5 Tools to Help You Find a Cool Office Space

By | May 5, 2017 at 10:30 am

Today, plenty of startups operate in a remote office to reduce their overhead expenses and lessen the time it takes to get things going. Most, if not all, of them use online collaboration platforms to overcome the distance barrier – allowing employees to work…

Social Media

Planning a Switch to Instagram Business? Maybe Don’t.

By | May 5, 2017 at 9:15 am

Nearly a year ago, Instagram announced a business profile option. It gives your customers an easy way to contact you, offers you analytic insights on how your business is interacting with its customers and gives you the ability to promote posts like an advertisement, making your sponsored…

Accounting

5 Simple Tricks to Keep Your Accounting in Line

By | May 4, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Accounting is not everyone’s strong point, but as a founder, you’re going to need to learn the necessary skills to keep your business running smoothly. We asked five entrepreneurs how they keep their finances organized for their company and personal life. Using Online Services I have…

Robotics

Boulder

How Star Wars’ BB-8 Put This Robotics Company on the Map

By | May 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm

In 2014 Sphero, a robotics company based in Boulder, Colorado, didn’t realize that their efforts would be majorly boosted by a fictional robot from a galaxy far, far away. But one of their mentors was Disney CEO Bob Iger, which meant that their company came…

Trends

10 Funny Star Wars Day Tweets from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

By | May 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy that looks a lot like this one, someone realized that “May the Fourth” sounds like “May the force (be with you)” and alas, Star Wars Day was born. This yearly celebration of a sci-fi film franchise turned…

Space

DC

Meet NASA’s iTech Top 25 Startup Semifinalists

By | May 4, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The NASA iTech competition pits tech innovators from all around the country against each other in order to determine which 25 finalists have the ideas that hold “the most potential impact on future space exploration and support development of the most promising solutions.” The Innovation…