Kathryn Hough
Kathryn Writer
Kathryn is a writer for Techli covering ecommerce, social, and the startup hubs of Portland, St. Louis, and Chicago. She is the CMO and co-founder of Huedio, a startup that is currently in stealth mode. Kathryn was an early employee at DailyBurn, a TechStars class of 2008, which was acquired by IAC in 2010. Prior to her foray into startups, Kathryn co-founded the New School Free Press at New School University.


Chicago-Based Winestyr Cuts The Middlemen Out Of The Wine Industry

Winestyr, an ecommerce startup based in Chicago that sells wine directly from small wineries to consumers, launched its marketplace this week. Rather than featuring old standards like Mondavi and Stag's Leap, Winestyr is going after the smaller wineries that produce craft wines in smaller batches.  [Read More]

LockerDome Levels Up By Celebrating 3 Million Monthly Uniques Milestone

St. Louis-based LockerDome is celebrating a major traffic milestone today. 3 million monthly unique visitors are now flocking to the sports social media platform. This milestone now officially places the company among the fastest growing online sports-specific websites in the world.   [Read More]

How To Warm Up Your Cold Email

As the hustler half of the classic hustler / hacker startup team, I've employed all of these email tactics to line up an incredible number of high caliber meetings over the past month. The key is to warm up your cold emails. Here's how.   [Read More]

Jenny Dibble: Connecting The Women Entrepreneurs of St. Louis

Jenny Dibble knows more than a little bit about entrepreneurship. Dibble started her first web development business in the eighth grade by teaching herself to code and began designing websites for local businesses in her hometown. Now that Dibble has founded and sold her biggest venture to date, she is reaching out to other women in the St. Louis entrepreneurial community to create a network of experienced, professional entrepreneurs who want to help each other take their careers to the next level.   [Read More]

Aetna Taps FoodEssentials To Unlock Food Label Data For Developers

St. Louis-based FoodEssentials is the latest in the series of Health 2.0 companies to partner with Aetna's CarePass Developer Portal. FoodEssentials' Label API joins the Rewards API by EarnedIt and Medical Search by Healthline among other health and wellness APIs to form a platform that apps like iTriage, MapMyFitness, Thryve, FatSecret, Gympact, Strava, and RunKeeper have all integrated with.   [Read More]

Vizify And BrandYourself Partner To Clean Up Your Google Search Results

Portland-based Vizify, a graphical bio tool for showing the best of you online, is partnering with BrandYourself, an online reputation management service, to make sure that your beautiful Vizify bio ranks higher than the embarrassing Florida mugshot of someone you unfortunately share the same name with.   [Read More]

St. Louis Startup Map Launches To Become The Digital Hub Of The City’...

St. Louis is blowing up as a startup hub in the Midwest, and soon could rival its neighbor to the north, Chicago. Previously, there was no way to see the actual size of the startup community in St. Louis. Thanks to a new initiative called the St. Louis Startup Map, the size of the St. Louis startup community is finally getting catalogued.   [Read More]

Advantage Capital Partner Mark Lewis Joins LockerDome As New CFO

St. Louis-based sports social media platform LockerDome is bringing on Advantage Capital Partner Mark Lewis as the company's new Chief Financial Officer. Lewis is a 19-year veteran of the venture capital industry.  [Read More]

Skip The Gift Cards: Boomerang Makes Holiday Gifting Fast And Thoughtful

There's nothing that says, "I don't know you at all" like a Target gift card given over the holidays. Enter Boomerang, a Chicago-based startup that makes holiday gifting fast AND thoughtful by allowing you to send digital gifts to your Facebook friends.   [Read More]

Dime Magazine Partners With IDC Projects For First Ever Game On LockerDome ...

St. Louis-based LockerDome is announcing the launch of its first ever game developed on the company's platform in partnership with IDC Projects and Dime Magazine. The game is a branded version of IDC Projects' Memory Matches game.   [Read More]