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Accelerator

Phoenix

Every Arizona Accelerator, Incubator, and Innovation Space, Listed

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Arizona is known for the Grand Canyon, golf courses and a whole lot of tourism. But if you take a deeper look, the beautiful desert state has a vibrant tech ecosystem, filled with innovative startups from Tucson to Flagstaff and everywhere in between. If…

Startups & Apps

50 Startups Aimed at Changing the World Join Kairos Society

By | May 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Kairos Society has announced this year’s Kairos 50, a collection of the 50 most innovative seed-stage companies in the world. The Kairos Society is dedicated to empowering young entrepreneurs to innovate in areas where others have remained unsuccessful and tackle global issues to make this a…

Funding

The 5 Things to Know About Raising Seed Funding

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm

So you have an idea and now you need some financial support to get the ball rolling. At this point, seed capital can be helpful. Although the seed round is usually smaller and can come from many funding options (friends, family, incubators, angels, VCs),…

Entrepreneur

Austin

Gina Rodriguez, Star of Jane the Virgin, Exemplifies the Celebrity Entrepreneur

By | Mar 12, 2017 at 3:05 pm

Celebrities sometimes make the best entrepreneurs. Not only do they have the influence and the capital to get the startup ball rolling, they’re also willing to take the risks necessary to turn a good idea into a great idea. And no one exemplifies the…

Funding

What to Do When Seed Investors Ask to See More Traction

By | Feb 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm

“I love what you’re building and I want to invest, BUT I just need to see some more meaningful traction.” -Every VC Ever Every entrepreneur has heard this unfortunate phrase at one point or another. I heard it all the time as a former founder myself, and…

Venture Capital

Insider Info on How VCs Approach Series A Investments

By | Jan 18, 2017 at 11:20 am

When it’s time to take that next step towards a Series A, gathering all the nuggets of wisdom before you take that leap can, for the most part, set your expectations and help you understand the process. In a recent panel, we asked venture capital…

Funding

San Francisco

Grabr Raises $3.5M to Connect Every Product to Anyone on Earth

By | Aug 25, 2016 at 10:07 am

Today, San Francisco, CA-based Grabr is announcing the successful close of a $3.5 million seed round. The round is led by Alexey Repik of RBV Capital with participation from Konstantin Nikolaev of N-Trans Group.. The seed round builds on their initial angel round of $1 million in…

Product Launch

NYC

Nanit to Launch Baby Sleep Behavior and Pattern Camera, Raises $6.6M

By | Jun 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Back in 1937 Radio Nurse launched the first ever baby monitor that allowed parents to catch up on sleep and be awoken or alerted to their baby crying. Since that time baby monitors have advanced in small ways, adding features such as cameras and…

Funding

Denver

Notion Raises $3.2M to Bring Smart Sensors Home

By | Jun 2, 2016 at 11:00 am

Today, Denver,CO-based Notion, the Internet of Things home awareness system provider, is announcing the successful close of their $3.2M seed round. The company plans to use the capital injection to further commercialize their offering, which is said to already have 10,000 units in homes….

Funding

NYC

Teckst Raises $2.5M So You Can Text Customers Easier

By | May 17, 2016 at 9:06 am

Today,New York City-based startup Teckst is announced the successful close of a $2.5 million seed round. The team plans to use the new funding injection to advance their growth and expansion into new markets. According to a statement, their seed round investors include Composite…

Funding

NYC

Hive Raises $1.4M to Boost Team Productivity

By | Mar 24, 2016 at 9:37 am

From startups to enterprise companies, they all eventually share a common issue: communication. Mix in an over abundance of work and it becomes difficult to prioritize – and that workload only gets multiplied when team members aren’t communicating properly. For recent AngelPad graduate Hive,…

Funding

Chicago

Cloud-Based KnowledgeHound Raises $1.2M Seed Round

By | Jul 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Chicago, IL-based KnowledgeHound, the Google of market research, today announced the closure of a $1.2M seed round led by two investors. Founded in 2013, KnowledgeHound is an enterprise market research data-retrieval and visualization platform that has worked with organizations such as Pepsi Co, Mars,…

Reports & Rankings

How Much Funding to Raise in Each Round

By | May 15, 2015 at 8:00 am

Unless you come from the world of finance, sitting down with your startup team and figuring out how much funding to raise can be a bit daunting. Hundreds of thousands of dollars? Millions? Our brains can barely make sense of such huge amounts. If…

Reports & Rankings

The 5 Fastest-Growing Seed Startups of 2014

By | May 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm

To succeed today, you have to anticipate the future – and the fastest-growing seed startups of 2014 are nothing if not futuristic. A cup that detects calories, an app for 24-hour friendships, a service to loan Bitcoins – all these ideas would have been…

Funding

San Francisco

Techstars Unveils Third Techstars Ventures Fund

By | Jan 28, 2015 at 10:30 pm

David Cohen, CEO of Techstars, today penned a blog post unveiling the third and newest Techstars Ventures Fund. Techstars Ventures 2014 is a $150 million seed and Series A fund, and their strategy is to invest in companies emerging from the Techstars ecosystem; that…

News

Tech Cocktail Top Stories: Entrepreneurs Share Their Working Hours, Lies VCs Tell You, Tips for Managing a Remote Team

By | Aug 17, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Did you miss out on one (or five) of Tech Cocktail’s posts from this week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; we totally get it. You’re a busy person, with a lot of things on your mind and…