Startups & Apps

San Francisco

Searching for Stephs: Identifying the Greats in Early-Stage Startups

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 10:50 am

At my investment firm, we look for “Stephs” — as in NBA player Steph Curry for the Golden State Warriors. Why? He’s the underdog that no one expected to be great. As the skinny, baby-faced son of Dell Curry, every major Division 1 school…

Opinion/Analysis

Why Marketers Will Never Love Tumblr

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 9:20 am

When it comes to social media networks, Tumblr is a surprisingly powerful force. The dress, a viral star of 2015, first showed up on Tumblr. One Tumblr meme about a photo of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o went so viral it’s turning into a movie….

Venture Capital

3 Ways Early-Stage Startups Can Capitalize on the Micro-VC Boom

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 8:30 am

For years, the term “venture capitalist” referred exclusively to investors interested in driving growth at already successful companies. Traditional VCs still focus solely on this area, but micro-VCs have gained prominence in recent years as well. Unlike traditional VCs, micro-VCs make smaller investments in…

Diversity

DC

New Tech Solutions Emerge as Trump Gets Tough on Immigration

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 7:15 am

Despite much opposition, President Donald Trump since he signed the executive order last January to curb immigration and continues to move forward with the travel ban. These orders and initiatives have certainly added challenges to the current immigration system and complicated employment matters even…

Business

NYC

How to Use Gamification the Right Way

By | Jun 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Five years ago, gamification was the new marketing buzzword. However, as it caught on, its meaning fell off. Companies “gamified” everything for sales. Albertsons and Safeway created a lottery game called MONOPOLY, for which shoppers’ chance of winning the grand prize of a million…

Entrepreneur

Slow to Hire, Quick to Fire: An Entrepreneur Adage

By | Jun 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Take advice from many different sources of inspiration: business mentors, customers, colleagues, and even books and songs. But if you ask any entrepreneur, they’ll tell you that a great team can do wonders in a business. But you need to build your team the…

Gear & Gadgets

4 Last Minute Gift Ideas That Will Help You Have a Great Father’s Day

By | Jun 18, 2017 at 10:30 am

Father’s Day is the one time of year we celebrate the fathers in our life. Dads, grandpas, and even neighbors are revered on this day as men who refuse to ask for directions and do more yard work than could ever be considered necessary….

Marketing & Social Media

4 Game-Changing Influencer Marketing Trends

By | Jun 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Influencer marketing has evolved significantly over the last year, as marketers in wide-ranging industries have embraced the strategy. Not only have micro-influencers become an important part of the landscape, but influencers are starting to emerge in the B2B space as well. In the meantime,…

Security

4 Free Cybersecurity Tools for Startups

By | Jun 17, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Investing in online security remains a key challenge for startup owners. After all, 71 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses, and those affected go out of business within six months of the attack. Unfortunately, the majority of available solutions cost a lot. On…

Entrepreneur

5 Apps to Help Entrepreneurs Make the Most of Their Time

By | Jun 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

Entrepreneurs are constantly falling short on time. With busy schedules and far too many meetings, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to manage all the tasks on your to-do list. Fortunately, we’ve got your back. For smart-working, go-getting, young entrepreneurs like you,…

Interviews

New York

Peter Roper of Google on Meeting Customers in the Moment

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm

As more customers begin to rely their phone for news, daily tasks, shopping, communication and more, brands are going to have to adjust their mobile strategy to get noticed and build customer loyalty. Peter Roper, Head of Mobile Brand Strategy at Google, helps brands tell…

Tech.Co Top Stories

Tech.Co Top Stories: Father’s Day, Prince’s Accelerator, and Innovate! and Celebrate 2017

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Between innovative startups, exciting tech news, and entrepreneurs running amuck, it can be hard to keep up with all of it, even if you stare at your computer all day. Fortunately, Tech.Co understands this plight and seeks to remedy it by providing you with…

Jobs

Here Are the Job Functions the Gaming Industry Is Hiring For

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017 is over, and we’ve all walked away with plenty of new information about games: Sony is remaking Shadow of the Colossus for PS4; Nintendo is turning out two Metroid games; and the new Xbox is called the “Xbox One X,”…

Social Media

San Francisco

Social Media News: Facebook Gets GIFs, Twitter Goes Round

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In the ever changing world of social media, few updates drastically change how we interact with them. This week however marks a new notch on the timeline for two massive updates for both Facebook and Twitter, both of which you have undoubtedly already seen….

Amazon

Seattle

Amazon’s Prime Pantry Just Got a Whole (Foods) Lot Healthier

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 12:20 pm

With Amazon’s latest purchase, the battle for your organic toilet paper is on. By that I mean the delivery grocery wars between tech giants Instacart, Google Express, and Amazon Prime Pantry, along with retail stores like Walmart, Kroger and Target’s Restock box o’ stuff…

Startup Spotlight

Phoenix

Startup Spotlight: World Travel, Compact Car Seats and Portable Vaults

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Summer is almost here and we’re dreaming of sunshine and palm trees. We might not be there yet, but here at Tech.Co, we’re adding some of this tech-savvy gear to our packing list! Each week, we scour the web for five of the latest…

Trends

Opting Out of Technology Will Be Very Difficult in the Future

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 11:30 am

While technology has become an integral part of everyday life, still some people refuse to engage. I know, it sounds crazy. But everyone single one of us knows at least one person that doesn’t have a Facebook, avoids SnapChat, and has been using a…