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Startup Spotlight

NYC

Startup Spotlight: Sell Edu Courses, Craft Beer Rewards and Rent Cool Furniture

By | Aug 25, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Each week, TechCo features emerging tech startups that can help streamline your business tasks or simplify your life. This week in Startup Spotlight, we found an easy way to create and sell online courses, for millennials to rent cool furniture, get rewards for drinking…

Accelerator

Y Combinator Plans to Raise a $1 Billion Fund

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 11:30 am

Startup accelerators are so much more than the capital they provide. Between the mentorship, the network, and the general support, a good startup accelerator will lift a new startup on its shoulders and present it to the world with the pride and admiration of…

Enqos – Tower V2

Incubators

San Francisco

How to Accelerate Your Startup Through Y Combinator

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm

The key benefit of accelerators like Y Combinator (YC) is that they function almost like warp zones for companies. You enter an accelerator at a given stage of your company and will emerge three stages further along, irrespective of where your company started from. Companies in my…

Drones

Portland, Maine

Raptor Maps Drones Are Helping Farmers Keep Their Crops Healthy

By | Jul 2, 2017 at 12:45 pm

In early 2015, Nikhil Vadhaykar and some fellow students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has an idea for a company that would use drones to help farmers collect real-time, actionable data about their crops. Vadhavkar, who’s now 28, was pursuing a PhD in…

Accelerator

30 Best Startup Accelerators in the US Ranked

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 3:50 pm

There’s no shame in getting a little bit of help, particularly when it comes to running a business. Sure, you can bootstrap a one-man company with no advice from seasoned entrepreneurs and a notable lack of experience yourself, but you know what’s going to happen?…

Business

800 Startups, Entrepreneurs, and Innovators to FCC: Protect Net Neutrality

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Net neutrality has been a hotly debated topic in the tech sector for a few years. While former president Obama did a great job of putting laws in place to protect it, innovators around the world are now worried about the future of net neutrality….

Funding

3 Startup Accelerators Net Almost 10 Percent of All U.S. Series A Rounds

By | Jan 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm

As Mattermark has found, the top three accelerators in the startup business — Y Combinator, Techstars, and 500 Startups — have been responsible for about ten percent of all series A deals in the U.S. for a couple years straight. The real news here? Most…

Partnership

Top-Ranked Fullstack Academy Launches First Alumni Investment Fund

By | Jun 15, 2016 at 10:00 am

The key to success lies in a pathway to greatness. Without proper education, you can’t succeed in a way consistent with your business. Furthermore, a lack of funding guarantees that your startup will be dead in the water before you even launch.  That’s probably…

News

Y Combinator to Initiate Pilot Study of Basic Income Project

By | Jun 1, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Y Combinator‘s ambitious exploration of basic income just took a leap forward. The startup incubator’s research lab is initiating its pilot study in a five-year exploration of the viability of a basic income. Elizabeth Rhodes will join YC as the project’s Research Director, YC president Sam Altman…

News

LessAnalytics Wins One Month Startup Competition

By | Feb 26, 2016 at 10:00 am

There were 110 startups competing for the grand prize, but there could only be one winner. One Month, the first ever online school for entrepreneurs, just closed up its first ever startup competition where LessAnalytics came out on top. The One Month startup course…

Startups & Apps

Office Management Startup Eden Is Growing at Warp Speed

By | Dec 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm

On-demand office management startup Eden was only an idea in March of 2015 – that’s right, 9 months ago; Eden is a 9-month-old startup out of San Francisco, CA that has had a killer first year. Within a month they had raised over $1…

Funding

Tech.Co Deals Roundup: LogMeIn Buys Out LastPass

By | Oct 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm

In today’s Tech.Co deals roundup the biggest piece of news might be LogMeIn acquiring LastPass. It’s interesting because LastPass had a major security vulnerability exploited not long ago, and there’s no evidence that they’ve actually raised any outside capital to date. Outside of that,…

Funding

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…

Productivity

Sam Altman of Y Combinator: 5 Signs You’re Doing Fake Work

By | Aug 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm

According to president Sam Altman of Y Combinator, most of the accelerator’s most promising startup graduates turn out “decent or bad” – because instead of doing real work, they start doing fake work. This is “The post-YC slump.” Altman defines real work as work that’s…

Harsh Reality

If Your Startup is Struggling, That Might Be a Good Sign

By | Aug 18, 2015 at 12:30 pm

No successful startup was easy to build, writes entrepreneur Mathilde Collin – so if your startup is struggling, it might mean you’re onto something. As cofounder and CEO of Front, Collin has gone through many of these struggles and heard tales of others. Like…

Mobile

San Francisco

The Future of Texting is in Media and Content Integration

By | Aug 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm

It’s only been about a month since Fleksy last appeared in the news, proclaiming that they’re keyboard would be free for all users on both iOS and Android. We find them this week making headlines with their app, yet again, but you might wondering what they’ve…

Programs & Resources

Startups Gain Access to Amazon’s Retail Expertise and Infrastructure

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 8:06 pm

It was only a matter of time before Amazon decided to jump full force into the startup world. They have an astounding amount of resources to offer young innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups, and today they officially made their pantheon available to all. Amazon announced…