Funding Received
$2.5 Million in 1 Round from 1 Investor
Most Recent Funding
$2.5 Million Seed on May 15, 2013
Las Vegas, NV
Tech Cocktail is a media company focused on startup events, empowering entrepreneurs to get informed, connected and inspired.
Eric Olson, Frank Gruber
Angels, Venture Capital, Finance, Networking, Media, Business Services, Social Media, Employment, Local, Technology, Startups, Entrepreneur, Events, News

Company Details

May 1, 2006
9 in CrunchBase

Tech Cocktail is a media company and events organization for startups, entrepreneurs, and technology enthusiasts. Since 2006, its goal has been to amplify local tech communities and give entrepreneurs a place to get informed, get connected, and get inspired. Tech Cocktail dedicates itself to covering news, how-to’s, up-and-coming startups, and industry trends online, and hosting events in over 20 cities in the US and abroad.

From a simple community-building event, Tech Cocktail has transformed into a full-fledged media company with thousands of fans, followers, and supporters across the globe. Tech Cocktail has hosted local mixers, breakfasts, conferences, festivals, and other events around the country that have attracted thousands of attendees, educating entrepreneurs as they showcase their latest achievements and the local technology communities they live in.

Working with Tech Cocktail has helped startups find employees, co-founders, funding, and even acquirers. Tech Cocktail has hosted events in Chicago, DC, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Boulder, Austin, and more. A better informed, recognized, and connected tech community is possible through Tech Cocktail.

History - The company was co-founded in 2006 by former Tribune and AOL product strategist, long-time tech blogger, and new media pioneer Frank Gruber and early Feedburner employee Eric Olson as a way to better and amplify the local Chicago tech startup scene. In 2010, after over three years as a passion project, Eric moved on to take on new endeavors and Frank teamed up with the leadership of expert technology producer and longtime AOLer Jen Consalvo as the company was reborn into a full-time media company.

Past Team (3)


Funding Rounds (1) - $2.5M


Investors (1)


Offices/Locations (4)

  • Main Office

    1000 N Randolph Street Unit 505

    Arlington, VA 22201


  • Tech Cocktail - HQ

    Las Vegas, NV 89101


  • Tech Cocktail - Chicago

    Chicago, IL 60611


  • Tech Cocktail - DC

    Washington, DC 20001


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