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7 Free Tools to Increase Productivity

By | Apr 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm

In the world of startups, time off can be quite elusive. Working all the time has become the norm and maximizing each minute has become a necessity. And if you are tired of struggling through a never-ending list of tasks, the use productivity tools could be your saving grace. Whether…

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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…

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After Speek, Waliszewski Launches New Travel App TripScout

By | Aug 11, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Earlier this month we spoke with then Speek COO Konrad Waliszewski about their acquisition, rocky year, and what would become of their service. During our chat, Waliszewski let us in on his next project, an app called TripScout that provides self-guided city tours from…

Acquisition

DC

Following Speek Exit, What Comes Next?

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 7:08 pm

There is no doubt that 2015 has been a bumpy year for Washington DC based Speek, but with an acquisition by Jive Communications there is a silver lining. In a followup to our piece breaking the acquisition news in June, we spoke with Speek…

Acquisition

DC

Jive Communications to Acquire Speek

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Today the WBJ is reporting that Northern Virginia based Speek is set to be acquired by Utah based Jive Communications. Founded in June 2012 by Speek CEO John Bracken, Andy Powers, and former CTO Danny Boice (a Tech.co contributor), the service allowed users to…

Product Launch

DC

Hire an On-Demand Private Investigator with Trustify

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 3:00 pm

My first thought when I learned about Trustify (formerly known as FlimFlam) was “is there really a market for on-demand private investigators?” And then I thought about my personal life, and the couple rare occasions when I probably would have paid a small amount of…

Android

DC

DC’s Speek Launches “Speek for Business”

By | Sep 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

This morning, D.C. startup Speek announced that it has launched a new product called “Speek for Business”. Core features of this new product include the ability to share screens for online meetings and collaboration. With this new offering, the company aims to further compete…

Business

Los Angeles

FreeConferenceCall Aims To Be The Leader of Web-Based Meetings

By | May 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The conference call is something that we’ve seen a lot of people grow frustrated with, and that frustration has produced some great solutions like Speek. FreeConferenceCall.com, in line with similar issues, today announced the launch of their visual web conference capabilities. FreeConferenceCall is currently…

Android

DC

3 DC Startups Team Up to Create a Platform for Virtual Weddings

By | Apr 1, 2014 at 8:00 am

Do you love technology and having a digital presence, but don’t want to fork over $3,000 for a social media wedding concierge? You’re in luck; starting today, a new online platform will allow currently-engaged couples to host their weddings completely online. That’s right: online, virtual…

Breaking News

DC

DC Startup Speek Raises $5.1 Million in Series A Funding

By | Mar 3, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Today, DC-based Speek announced $5.1 million in Series A funding to help the company develop its online conference calling product, as well as boost its marketing and sales efforts. The round included $2.7 million in previously raised convertible notes and additional investments from Middleland…

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Las Vegas

The Hottest Startup in the Nation Is…

By | Oct 25, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Today, at our Tech Cocktail Celebrate national startup competition and conference in downtown Las Vegas, the title of hottest startup in the nation was awarded to Maxwell Health! Maxwell Health provides health care software and a concierge service to businesses to simplify benefits and…

Business

DC

Dell Partners with Early-Stage Startup Speek

By | Oct 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Today Dell announced a new partnership with the conference call startup Speek. The platform will be featured in the new Dell Marketplace, and any person, business, or entrepreneur who registers for Speek through the marketplace will receive 10 percent off Speek Pro. Specifically, Speek…

Entrepreneur

How We Hustled Our Way into a Fortune 50 Partnership

By | Oct 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Today is a very big day for Speek. We are announcing a partnership with Dell, a modest tech company based out of Round Rock, Texas, that you may or may not have heard of. HAHAHAHAHA just kidding: if you are reading this article, then…

Business

DC-Based Speek Announces $1.1 Million in Funding

By | Aug 14, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Today, DC-based conference call startup Speek announced $1.1 million in funding. The investment came from a variety of angels, including Stewart Allen, CTO of AddThis; Michael Chasen, cofounder of Blackboard and founder of SocialRadar; Timothy Chi, cofounder of Blackboard and WeddingWire; and Sonny Ganguly,…

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DC

Speek Launches Android App, Shares 1 Year of Conference Call Data

By | Jun 6, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Speek, the app that makes conference calls fast and easy to join, announced the launch of its Android app today. Speek eschews the traditional dial-in number, pin, and elevator music. Instead, conference callers can join by going to a URL (like speek.com/kiramnewman) or clicking…

Entrepreneur

The Winners of Tech Cocktail’s SXSW Power Hour Pitch Jam Are…

By | Mar 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm

In keeping with the fast pace of SXSW, we put 29 startups on stage at our SXSW Startup Celebration sponsored by CEA and .CO for 60 seconds each. There were talking phones, a bit of screaming, and the promise of a tattoo (more on…

Breaking News

DC

Speek Gets Funded By Valhalla Partners

By | Feb 4, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Valhalla Partners today announced its seed investment in Ashburn, Va-based Speek, a simple visual conference platform that uses a personal link (e.g., speek.com/YourName), rather than a traditional phone number and PIN to connect conference calls. Valhalla joins in the investment with several angel investors. Valhalla Partner Kevin Greene,…