Frank Gruber

Co-Founder and Co-CEO at Established

Frank Gruber is a CEO, entrepreneur, new media journalist, speaker, startup advisor, and investor. He’s the author of Startup Mixology: Tech Cocktail’s Guide To Building, Growing and Celebrating Startup Success published by Wiley. 


In 2006 he co-founded Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail) which was acquired by MVF Global in January 2018. Before his Tech.Co success, he launched products for the masses while at AOL and Tribune. In 2018, he co-founded Established, to assist organizations with strategy and innovation programs working with clients like NASA, USAF, Capital One, and more. Established also manages the Startup of the Year community and program which provides a unique opportunity for startups to build relationships, connect with mentors, and gain exposure. Gruber invests in startups from the program through Established Ventures. He’s also a Venture Partner at NextGen Venture Partners investing in early-stage, Series A, and Series B. 


An early blogger and one of the first contributors to TechCrunch, Frank has interviewed some of the most noteworthy through-leaders from some of the most successful businesses in history. He currently hosts two podcasts, Somewhat Frank and Startup of the Year Podcast. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram @FrankGruber.