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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…

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…

Funding

The GroupRaise CEO on Fundraising Outside the Silicon Valley Bubble

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 3:50 pm

With its latest, undisclosed funding round, GroupRaise has officially raised follow on funds from three separate firms: Magma Partners, Techstars, and Start-Up Chile. Their platform is designed to connect universities and nonprofits to nearby restaurants in order to host fundraisers. Thanks to GroupRaise, any community can pick…

Mobile

3 Things to Consider Before Launching Your Mobile App

By | May 22, 2017 at 9:15 am

The most successful pricing strategy for certain brands could seem counter-intuitive. When we switched business models at Montessorium for our geography app, everything changed. By offering in-app purchases, we were navigating entirely new terrain in the hopes of reaching a wider audience. Because this premium…

Tech.Co Top Stories

Tech.Co Top Stories: Net Neutrality, Cybersecurity, and Hot Dogs

By | May 19, 2017 at 5:50 pm

What a week for the tech world! From a worldwide ransomware attack to a mobile app that can tell you whether or not you’re about to eat a hot dog, there has been a wide range of emotions flood through the innovative landscape. Fortunately,…

Startups & Apps

NYC

Now NYC Ex-Pats Can Finally Relax to the Sounds of Their Neighborhood

By | May 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Everyone loves the environment they grew up in or spent their formative years in. For me, that’s my hometown of Seattle. We haven’t had a week without rain since September, and I love it. But the U.S. city with the biggest, most outsized rep…

Mobile

Jacksonville

Tech From Vets Launches Mobile App to Save Veteran’s Lives

By | May 17, 2017 at 9:15 am

The United States has roughly 21.8 million vets largely due to the lingering wars in the Middle East and far-reaching commitments around the globe. It is said that the difficulty that vets have transitioning is one of the toughest costs of war a nation…

Startups & Apps

4 Lottery Apps to Check if You’re a Big Winner

By | May 10, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Lotteries provide a fun entertainment for millions and a new lifestyle for a (very) tiny handful. And now that there’s an app for everything, you can even download the experience. But does the official app do the trick? LotteryHUB calls itself “an Official App of…

Virtual Reality

How to Summit Mount Everest From Your Couch

By | May 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm

While I fully appreciate the challenges and threats of avalanches, blizzards, and a lack of oxygen, I’ve only seen them from behind a computer screen. I’m not about to summit Mount Everest myself, but a new format has emerged that will let me see…

Interviews

GAIN’s CEO on How the App Bootstrapped Its Way to a Winning Business

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 4:30 pm

As the internet’s “wild west” era comes to an end, the open internet’s promise of freedom has given way to siloed social networks as the gatekeepers that connect audiences with content. For marketers, that means one thing: It’s time to power up their social…

Business

How the World’s Largest Voiceover Marketplace Found Success

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Voices.com is the world’s largest voiceover marketplace: an online portal to help people locate 200,000 professionals who can help record audio for everything from commercials to textbooks. It’s a unique marketplace, which makes the decade-long path that this startup took to success an interesting primer for…

Startup

Phoenix

Second Time’s The Charm: Storage Together Wins Canyon Challenge

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Coming back for the second year, Storage Together won the 6th annual Canyon Challenge at Grand Canyon University on Thursday. Storage Together makes storage more personable and lucrative for the everyday person. The mobile app aims to revolutionize the storage experience for everyone, starting with…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Smart Buttons, Cosmos, and Teddy Bears

By | Apr 7, 2017 at 2:20 pm

With spring in the air, it’s nice to get outside and enjoy some fresh air away from the hustle and bustle of daily stressors, particularly when navigating that hectic startup life. For those that need to carry their phones during their R&R time, there…

Startups & Apps

NYC

Expanding Life Insurance Startup Fabric Offers Easy, Affordable Coverage

By | Mar 21, 2017 at 11:20 am

Life insurance startup Fabric, a service designed to aid the 37 million American families without life insurance, just expanded coverage across 32 states. Plans start at six dollars a month for $100,000 in coverage. How does a life insurance company qualify as a startup? Because Fabric…

Entrepreneur

Interview: Rob Horning on How to Make the Leap From VC to CEO

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Rob Horning, a former venture capitalist and now co-founder & CEO of the Denver-based messaging startup Kwippit, didn’t want to become an entrepreneur. He kept turning it down until it was impossible to ignore. (“That’s the way to become an entrepreneur,” Rob explains, “To keep…

Trends

13 Apps to Help You Become a Cord Cutter

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 12:50 pm

In a cable dominated world, more and more consumers have begun cutting the cord to reduce their bills and virtual waste. Accordingly to a slightly out-of-date Nielson report, back in 2013, American TV watchers had an average of 189.1 channels at their disposal, yet…

Real Estate

Zenplace Is Reinventing the $55 Billion Property Management Industry

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The real estate industry is going through a transformation. In the last decade, rental properties have grown to constitute about 40% of the overall industry, which has made property management among the fastest growing sectors. However, even though the real estate industry is getting…