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Edtech Company EVERFI Raised $190 Million Led by Bono’s The Rise Fund and TPG Growth

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Edtech company EVERFI, the leading provider of subscription-based digital learning to K-12 schools, universities, corporations, sports leagues, and non-profits, announced they have raised $190 million to advance their vision for education innovation. The Rise Fund and TPG Growth invested $150 million, with Main Street Advisors and…

Ecosystems

DC

DC’s Mayor Bowser Kicks of Second Annual InnoMAYtion

By | May 10, 2016 at 9:08 am

Washington, DC is a city where innovation is a major focus. It is the seat of the federal government after all, so if DC isn’t moving forward in innovative ways, it can hardly set an example for the rest of the country. It’s also…

Enqos – Tower V1

Opinion/Analysis

DC

A Response to Jonathan Aberman DC Tech Identity Question

By | Apr 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm

I recently read Jonathan Aberman’s piece in The Washington Post, “Our identity question – What exactly is ‘D.C. Tech?’”. There was no real opinion to extract from the piece, and – worse – the entire thing felt like mere clickbait. The points I agreed…

Announcements

DC

52 Women Programmers, Designers Recognized at DCFemTech Awards

By | Apr 14, 2016 at 7:15 pm

On Wednesday night I had the opportunity to  attend the second annual DCFemTech Awards. There were several hundred people in attendance, all there to celebrate women who work in the trenches of DC Tech. The DCFemTech Awards are unlike most awards in technology – even…

Ecosystems

Arlington

The Best Places for Networking in the DC Area

By | Apr 11, 2016 at 4:42 pm

Tech.Co has partnered with Arlington Economic Development to bring you this story. For more in this sponsored series: AED ecosystem. Networking is probably the most important thing you can do when you’re looking to find investors, grow interest in your company, or simply further your career….

Announcements

DC

Bunker Labs DC Announces First Ten Companies for Bunker Battle

By | Mar 30, 2016 at 9:25 am

There are a lot of pitch competitions these days. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was one a week in the DC metro area alone. But there aren’t many that are specifically for startups founded by veterans. Bunker Labs DC, a non-equity veteran business accelerator that…

Announcements

DC

Mach37 Cybersecurity Accelerator Announces Spring 2016 Cohort

By | Mar 28, 2016 at 11:15 am

The cybersecurity industry is predicted to double by 2020 and the DC metro area is the center of cybersecurity innovation in the US. Therefore it should be no surprise that the premiere accelerator for information security startups and entrepreneurs calls this area home. The accelerator…

Funding

DC

DC’s Surprise Ride Accepts Deal from Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary

By | Mar 24, 2016 at 10:12 am

For one DC startup, the past year has been quite an adventure. Surprise Ride, a fast-growing e-commerce site for kids, was recently featured in an episode of  Shark Tank spinoff Beyond the Tank. They ended up walking out of the experience with a $50,000 investment from Shark Kevin…

SXSW

Austin

DC Tech Invades SXSW with Help from WDCEP and Event Farm

By | Mar 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm

One of my favorite parts of attending SXSW this year was seeing a little bit of home – home being Washington, DC – in Austin. This was the fourth year that the Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) had a presence at the festival, and it…

Announcements

DC

Luma Lab Incubator to Launch at Howard University

By | Feb 18, 2016 at 10:06 am

When people think of innovation happening in the DC area they probably think of Georgetown, George Washington, 1776 and Crystal City. Despite its rich history and groundbreaking legacy, Howard University is probably not one of the first institutions that springs to mind. Now things…

Lifestyle

DC

Social Tables Opens New 30,000 Square Foot Office in DC

By | Feb 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Social Tables, one of the fastest growing startups in the hospitality world, has opened up a new Washington, DC-based office. From a new serpent table to an incredibly pink entrance area, this 30,000 square foot office is designed with growth in mind. The company…

Product Launch

Chicago

MakeOffices Launches Expansion; Glenzer Appointed CMO

By | Jan 26, 2016 at 9:40 am

MakeOffices, formally UberOffices, announced today the expansion into two new states and the appointment of a new chief marketing officer (CMO). Their expansion will include Chicago and Philadelphia, with openings set for early February. As part of the effort to expand to new locations,…

Startups & Apps

Arlington

How Edbacker Is Closing the Education Funding Gap

By | Dec 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Knowing many people who work in public education in the D.C. area, it’s very clear that there is a huge gap between the “haves” and the “have nots.” Despite public schools receiving public funding, a school’s ability to provide the highest quality education still lies predominantly in…

Startups & Apps

DC

7 Hottest Startups Coming Out of DC Area Universities

By | Dec 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm

It should be no surprise that universities are often epicenters of innovation. The colleges and universities in the DC area are no exception. The DC metro area is home to some pretty exceptional educational institutions such as George Washington University, Georgetown University, American University,…

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MyDealerOnline Helps Dealers Sell Cars Before They’re Bought [VIDEO]

By | Dec 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

MyDealerOnline demoed in Washington, D.C. during Tech.co’s Startup of the Year competition back in the fall. They didn’t win, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a solid business model. What this company does is help car dealers sell used cars before they even arrive on…

Ecosystems

DC

Blackboard Continues Revitilization with New Office Space

By | Dec 21, 2015 at 8:19 am

Blackboard has had a pretty eventful year. As one of the companies that put DC edtech, or edtech in general, on the map, they’ve gone through several transformations over the last year. However, this latest change has them coming full circle. The company recently moved…

Tech.Co Top Stories

DC

2015 in Review: 7 of the Biggest DC Tech Stories

By | Dec 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Over the past year we’ve seen record-breaking funding announcements, rocky exists, and the local competition heating up. In DC we’re seeing more hyperlocal businesses going toe-to-toe with nationally recognized organizations such as Uber and WeWork, while others are outgrowing the area and moving to…