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Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Virtual Reality and Self-Driving Cars

By | Sep 21, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Happy Monday everybody! In today’s Tech.Co deals roundup we’ve got some some big funding news from Rubicon Global, a company valued at over $500 million. We’ve also got some really interesting funding rounds for Jaunt, a virtual reality startup, and Cruise, a company that’s…

Breaking News

Las Vegas

Zirtual Abruptly Pauses Service

By | Aug 10, 2015 at 4:33 pm

This morning, Zirtual sent out two emails stating that they will immediately pause service. Without warning, this leaves their clients with many questions and very few answers, and employees wondering if they will still have a job. At this time their site is redirecting…

Enqos – Tower V2

Ecosystems

Las Vegas

How Much Revenue Has Downtown Project Brought To Las Vegas?

By | Mar 31, 2015 at 6:02 pm

It was today reported that the efforts behind the Downtown Project’s vision to create a place of creativity in Downtown Las Vegas, where both work and play could coincide, has created an estimated $118.9 million in recurring economic output since 2012. Completed construction work…

Ecosystems

Las Vegas

Downtown Project Forms DTP Ventures Names CEO

By | Feb 11, 2015 at 2:55 am

The Downtown Project, the $350 million revitalization of downtown Las Vegas, has announced the creation of a new entity called DTP Ventures to help provide support for the businesses they’ve created over the last few years. As part of this move they have appointed downtown mentor and entrepreneur…

Funding

San Francisco

After Graduating Bitcoin Accelerator, HashRabbit Raises $500K

By | Feb 6, 2015 at 7:00 am

CoinDesk reported this week that the Downtown Las Vegas based company HashRabbit successfully raised $500,000 for their Bitcoin Software as a Service (SaaS). The funding came in from Draper Associates with the added support of Vegas’ very own VegasTechFund. It wasn’t long ago that…

Funding

Las Vegas

Social Polling Startup Wedgies Announces $700k in Additional Seed Funding

By | Dec 19, 2014 at 11:32 am

“There’s really no lightweight tool to use to collect opinions on the internet. You have to go to a survey landing page, you have to take the survey; someone has to spend a lot of time creating it,” Wedgies Co-founder and CEO Porter Haney…

Funding

Las Vegas

OrderWithMe Announces $28M in Additional Financing

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 7:00 am

OrderWithMe, a retail innovation and inventory solutions company, today has announced $28 million in additional financing, led by existing investors which include Vegas Tech Fund, SOSVentures, BaseVC and Tony Hsieh with additional participation from Silicon Valley Bank, Pentland Group, Advantage Capital and several others….

.CO

Las Vegas

Andrew Crump Moves Mitoo to Silicon Valley, but Remains Behind in Las Vegas

By | Nov 6, 2014 at 11:00 am

Once upon a time in London, Andrew Crump was seeking to raise funds for a company that he envisioned would help recreational sports teams organize themselves. This fundraising process for Bluefields, his fledgling startup, took a long time, Crump says, and he wishes he would…

Business

Las Vegas

The VegasTechFund is Revamping Their Investment Strategy

By | Oct 30, 2014 at 8:00 am

Following his keynote at this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference, Tony Hsieh sat down with Frank Gruber for an extended Q&A session. In attendance were 25 members of the foreign press from all over the globe, working out of Las Vegas with the help…

Business

Paul Singh: Millennials Will Eliminate Funding Barriers to Local Startups [Video]

By | Oct 29, 2014 at 6:30 pm

How to attract capital for larger-stage startups to a growing tech community is a difficult but important step to any growing ecosystem. This is the only way to keep it sustainable. During Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference, a panel of experts shared how their cities…

Downtown Project

Las Vegas

VegasTechFund Changes Focus: Partner Andy White Exits

By | Oct 27, 2014 at 4:01 pm

This morning Tech Cocktail covered the launch of the VegasTechFund Syndicate which is funding Buffer, and putting a stake in the ground as the fund changes its focus. As Tony Hsieh announced at the Celebrate Conference, the fund has now invested the first $30…

Entrepreneur

Las Vegas

VegasTechFund Launches AngelList Syndicate with Buffer Funding

By | Oct 27, 2014 at 11:01 am

The VegasTechFund, the $50 million startup fund that’s part of the Downtown Project, has launched an AngelList Syndicate today to raise $400k for San Francisco-based Buffer. The fund was previously focused on funding early-stage startups, and up to this point has invested around $30 million…

Announcements

Las Vegas

Rolltech Bowling Adds PBA Partnership, Reflects on Las Vegas Tech Scene

By | Oct 25, 2014 at 6:00 pm

This weekend, Las Vegas plays host to the 2014 GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling at the SouthPoint Hotel & Casino. And for one Las Vegas startup, this event is marked with a wildly celebratory announcement as well. Rolltech Bowling was created when Rich Belsky…

Conferences

Las Vegas

Tech Cocktail Celebrate: We Came, We Collided, We Collaborated

By | Oct 9, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Disclaimer: The writer is not only the Editor of Tech Cocktail, but also worked to produce the Celebrate Conference and is pretty damn proud of the entire event. Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference went down in Downtown Las Vegas earlier this week, and the beautiful,…

Business

NYC

A Positive Company Culture is Crucial for Success

By | Oct 1, 2014 at 10:30 am

According to the 2013 State of the Workplace Gallup poll, more than 70 percent of American employees are disengaged at work. Further, the poll highlights how a disengaged workforce negatively impacts a company’s financial results. If there’s one major takeaway from this poll it’s…

Acquisition

Las Vegas

Retail Giant e-Bay Acquires Las Vegas Startup Rumgr

By | Oct 1, 2014 at 1:11 am

Las Vegas and #VegasTech is abuzz with the news that Dylan Bathurst and Alex Coleman have sold the software behind their VegasTechFund startup, Rumgr, to auction and retail giant e-Bay. Together with e-Bay, they will launch a new product called Close5, which is currently available…

Las Vegas

Let’s Celebrate How Far Downtown Vegas Has Come in a Year

By | Sep 9, 2014 at 7:39 pm

It’s a time tested and proven adage: a lot can happen over the course of one year. It’s also a cheesy adage at that, but we sometimes get so caught up in thinking about the future that we fail to remember all the nuanced…