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Digital Currency

Why Apps Can Pave the Way for Mainstream Adoption of Blockchain

By | Sep 21, 2017 at 7:15 am

Mobile utility and gaming applications may be the most likely driver of mainstream adoption of the blockchain and cryptocurrency. Recent developments in blockchain and cryptocurrency usage by conventional big business suggests that the mainstream adoption of such technology is imminent. Shipping and logistics giant…

Startups & Apps

3 Design Principles to Diversify Your Startup’s Revenue Model

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Few entrepreneurs launch a startup without hoping to earn a little revenue — or a lot, let’s be honest — from the venture. But there are dozens of ways to earn money, and the best method is different for every business. Startups in particular have…

Digital Currency

San Diego

How This Company’s ICO Quietly Netted $600K

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 8:30 am

Initial Coin Offerings for new cryptocurrencies are designed to maximize buzz and satisfy the urge to get in on the “next big thing.” And the media headlines are also fueling the recent ICO craze:“$150 Million raised in 52 seconds,” “Sold out in 7.5 Seconds,” and “Thousands…

FinTech

Washington D.C.

7 Ways Blockchain Could Transform Government

By | Aug 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

Blockchain has the potential to be as pervasive and as impactful as the internet. With a technology projected to be as meaningful as this, the government needs to implement the applications of the technology. Here are seven use cases for government. Titles and Property…

Startup Spotlight

San Francisco

Startup Spotlight: Get Money Back, One Stop Tech Shop, and Horses

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Each week, TechCo features five tech startups that can help streamline your daily life. This week in Startup Spotlight, we found an app that unlocks hidden credit card benefits, a one-stop-shop of technology solutions, an AI public speaking coach, and more. Sift (San Francisco, CA)…

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Reports & Rankings

20 Most Lucrative Industries for Small Businesses, Ranked

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm

As Vince Lombardi would say, making money isn’t the most important thing when it comes to running a small business; it’s the only thing. Sure, making the world a better place and developing revolutionary technology are up there. But if you can’t keep the…

Pitch

Do’s and Don’ts for Creating an Effective Pitch Deck

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm

As a startup, you’ve probably envisioned yourself in front of a potential venture capital or angel investor, pitching your wonderful idea for a business—and getting an excited YES from them. If you’ve done a pitch deck before, you probably know it’s not all roses…

Tips & How To’s

Boulder

8 Things Founders Need to Know About Equity Crowdfunding

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

Since President Obama passed the JOBS act in 2012, we’ve been witnessing the beginning of a new movement in the U.S. – one that empowers entrepreneurs to raise money from almost anyone, anywhere. It’s a movement that removes the barriers to fundraising so that…

Funding

NYC

2017 Venture Activity Passed $21.78 Billion in Second Quarter

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Investors sunk $21.78 billion into a total of 1,958 venture-backed companies during the second quarter of this year, according to Pitchbook data. The dollar amounts are up from the previous quarter, while the number of investments held steady. VCs are making bigger bets, but they’re not…

Business

DC

Why Don’t Investors Fund More Emerging Market Startups?

By | Jun 21, 2017 at 8:30 am

When you consider that half of global venture capital goes to three U.S. metro areas (New York, Silicon Valley and Boston), and that only 10 percent of private capital investment goes to emerging market startups, it makes you wonder. Are there simply not enough…

Advertising

5 Ways to Maximize Your Startup’s Advertising Revenues

By | Jun 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm

When it comes to spending — and wasting — money, most startups lose the most to advertising and marketing. There is an old saying when it comes to advertising: Half of a company’s budget is put to good use, while half of it is…

Interviews

John Daniel of InnovatorJohn on How to Spend Money as an Entrepreneur

By | Jun 10, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Being an entrepreneur creates a complicated relationship with money. While you’re raising capital and receiving checks the size of which you’ve never seen before, spending it is rarely an option. And without a committed strategy for managing your finances, you could end up in…

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…

Business

Survey: This Tech Job Makes $27K More Than Americans Think

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 9:20 am

Public perception doesn’t always match up with the benefits a job actually provides. But you’d never know that without access to the data. Which is why we’re happy that career data site Paysa has crunched the numbers. Finally, among other revelations, we can learn which…

Funding

Tokyo

What You Need To Know About Softbank’s $100 Billion Vision Fund

By | May 25, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Earlier this week, the funding world changed forever as the world’s largest private equity fund, SoftBank’s Vision Fund, announced it has raised over $93 billion to invest in technology sectors such as artificial intelligence and robotics. The fund is backed by SoftBank and Saudi…

Jobs

8 Tech Companies Helping You Make Money Online

By | May 23, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Maybe you need extra cash, maybe you want more, or maybe you’re just looking for a better way to spend your spare time. Whatever your needs, these eight tech companies are here to help you make money online, some even provide new career opportunities! Shoppable…

Interviews

Codie Sanchez Baker of First Trust on Getting Rejected and Getting Paid

By | May 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The life of an entrepreneur is built on a foundation of rejection. If you want to succeed, you’re going to have to fail quite a bit before you get it right. Fortunately, most entrepreneurs know that learning from those mistakes is more valuable than…