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Pitching to Investors: The Difference Between East Coast and West Coast

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 9:20 am

Pitching to investors is scary. Between the nervous sweat, the jumbled notes, and the sinking feeling in your stomach, it’s enough to make lesser entrepreneurs buckle at the knees. Fortunately, doing a little research ahead of time is a great way to quell your…

Coworking spaces

Palo Alto

5 Ways Small Businesses Benefit From Coworking Spaces

By | Aug 25, 2017 at 7:15 am

A coworking space can provide you the inspiration that a home office can’t. When you run a startup, it’s lean times when it comes to the money you have to spend. If you’re like me and have a remote team, you’ve ditched the idea of…

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Funding

San Francisco

Know Your VC Is the Yelp for Venture Capitalists

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 11:30 am

The venture capital and investor community as a whole has been under fire most of the summer as harassment allegations swirled around some of Silicon Valley’s biggest investors. When it’s time to pitch for money, most startup founders and entrepreneurs rely on the word…

Funding

San Francisco

Why Are Fewer Startups Getting Seed Funding Deals From VCs?

By | Aug 19, 2017 at 8:09 am

Seed funding is the lifeblood of the startup ecosystem. It plants the seeds for companies that might turn into tomorrow’s Airbnb or Uber or WeWork. Then why are the number of “seed deals” slowing in Silicon Valley? Every quarter, plenty of hay is made…

Facebook

San Francisco

Facebook Wants to Build Its Own Town

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Tech companies are famous for their office perks. Whether it’s pinball machines, gourmet chefs, or access to a company yacht, innovative minds come up with innovative ways to treat their employees right. But if you think fully stocked fridges, meditation rooms, and nap pods…

Startup

San Francisco

Who Will Be TechCo’s 2017 Startup of the Year?

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Showcasing new innovations and trends is at the core of what we do here at TechCo, many times these come from early-stage startups. Whether we’re producing content that highlights innovative products and apps that make the world a better place or bridging partnerships between…

Ecosystems

DC

Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest Tour Headed Through The Rust Belt with J.D. Vance

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm

On the road again, I can’t wait to get on the road again. That’s the tune that’s running through my head this morning as Steve Case and the Rise of the Rest team announced this morning will be hitting the road again for the 6th…

Ecosystems

San Francisco

What Are The Top Tech Hubs? 25 Cities Ranked

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 12:15 pm

The mission to become the “next Silicon Valley” has become a trite endeavor as every city outside of the San Francisco bay area has attempted to spur the connectivity, capital, talent, and success potential that it has to offer. Let’s not forget, Silicon Valley…

Jobs

Top 20 Cities With Growing Tech Jobs That Aren’t in Silicon Valley

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In our latest report, we discovered that the top 10 tech jobs to have in 2017 include some form of engineer or developer role, and with it comes with higher pay. While you might think that everyone will be running to Silicon Valley for…

Conferences

San Francisco

Innovate! and Celebrate 2017 Is Coming to San Francisco This October

By | Jun 14, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Tech.Co and Consumer Technology Association (CTA) are joining forces again for the 5th annual Innovate! and Celebrate conference to host a unique, dual conference where the biggest names in technology meet the cutting edge of the startup world. This year, we’re excited to announce…

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…

Events

San Francisco

Seriously, It’s Time to Apply for Tech.Co’s Startup of the Year Competition

By | May 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm

OK, you’ve been coy for the last few months. You knew that the Startup of the Year competition deadline was off in the distance and there was no rush to get it in early. But whether you’re waiting to the last minute or have…

Startups & Apps

The Not Hotdog App from HBO’s Silicon Valley Is Real

By | May 15, 2017 at 2:20 pm

HBO’s Silicon Valley has been touted as one of the funniest shows on TV right now. However, Bay Area entrepreneurs and startup founders are quick to point out that the show is remarkably accurate when it comes its portrayal of the tech world. Founder disputes,…

Funding

Austin

Austin’s Opcity Raises $27MM to Match Home Buyers and Sellers With Realtors

By | May 10, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Cofounder of Yodle, Ben Rubenstein, who sold the company to Web.com in 2016 for $342MM, is at it again. He’s scaling his next venture with Opcity, the real estate technology company improving residential real estate’s consumer experience by matching top agents with qualified home…

Education

Phoenix

Arizona State and Draper University Team Up For Entrepreneur Dream Course

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 11:20 am

For college students, going to class and reading about building a business is one thing, but having the opportunity to actually build one of their own is quite another. Sure there are plenty of business courses that students can take to up their game,…

Reports & Rankings

Austin

The Top 5 Cities for Tech in the US

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 11:20 am

For years, Silicon Valley has been the tech haven of the world. With more patents, more unicorn companies, and more overall innovation than anywhere in the world, it was hard to argue with the Bay Area’s status as the best city for tech. However,…

Tech.Co Top Stories

Tech.Co Top Stories: Mentors, Cybersecurity, and SXSW Startup Night

By | Mar 24, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Spring has sprung! The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and entrepreneurs around the world are crawling out of their home offices in search of food that isn’t Doritos. And if you were out in the world enjoying some sunshine, you might have missed some…