Austin-based SpareFoot Acquires SiteLink

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SpareFoot, the Austin-based online self-storage marketplace, announced Thursday plans to acquire SiteLink, a software maker for the self-storage industry, founded in 1996 and based in Raliegh, North Carolina. The post Austin-based SpareFoot Acquires SiteLink appeared first on SiliconHills.

10 Startups Pitch at Techstars Austin Demo Day 2018

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By Laura Lorek Publisher of Silicon Hills News From dog walking services to robot teaching assistants, 10 startup founders pitched their ventures at the sixth annual Techstars Austin Demo Day. The post 10 Startups Pitch at Techstars Austin Demo Day 2018 appeared first on SiliconHills.

Austin-based SpyCloud Raises $5 Million

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Austin-based Silverton Partners and March Capital Partners led the Series A round. The post Austin-based SpyCloud Raises $5 Million appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinSpyCloud announced this week that it has received $5 million in venture capital funding.

Austin-based RetailMeNot Buys LowestMed

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The post Austin-based RetailMeNot Buys LowestMed appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinRetailMeNot announced Tuesday the acquisition of LowestMed, a website that compares prescription drug prices and provides mobile or printable coupons.

Pot Pioneers Gather in Austin to Explore Texas Market Opportunities

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That’s the big takeaway from the first ever Austin Cannabis Entrepreneurs conference held last Thursday and Friday at […]. The post Pot Pioneers Gather in Austin to Explore Texas Market Opportunities appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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What Austin Wants to Be When it Grows Up

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By Susan Lahey Reporter with Silicon Hills News It started out as one of those tired debates about whether Austin—being a city where people want to live and not work 22 hours a day—could ever be another Silicon Valley. Austin

Austin Technology Council Names Amber Gunst as Interim CEO

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The Austin Technology Council on Thursday announced the appointment of Amber Gunst as interim Chief Executive Officer. Brunner announced last week that she had left to join Phunware, an Austin-based software company, as its Chief Marketing […]. Austin

25 Companies Named Winners of the 2018 Austin A-List of the Hottest Startups

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By Laura Lorek Publisher of Silicon Hills News For the eighth time, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce celebrated Austin’s hottest startups at its A-List Award ceremony. Austin

Fostering Austin’s Global Connections During Austin Startup Week

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By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Austin made a major push to cultivate relationships with other countries during the first International sessions at Austin Startup Week. The post Fostering Austin’s Global Connections During Austin Startup Week appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Oracle Launches Startup Cloud Accelerator Program in Austin

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Watch out Austin there’s a new accelerator in town. on Tuesday, announced it’s launching a residential Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator program in Austin. The Austin program is Oracle’s first residential accelerator program in North America. Austin

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H-E-B Buys Austin-based Favor

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Favor, the startup delivery service based in Austin, just got bought by one of the largest grocery companies in Texas, San Antonio-based H-E-B. The post H-E-B Buys Austin-based Favor appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin San AntonioUnder the deal, Favor will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of H-E-B and it will continue to operate as a separate brand led by Chief Executive Officer and President Jag Bath and all […].

Encouraging Austin Entrepreneurs to Think Big

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By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Do Austin entrepreneurs think big enough? The conclusion is often that Austin needs bigger thinkers. Jimmy Treybig and Brett Hurt,” panel […] The post Encouraging Austin Entrepreneurs to Think Big appeared first on SiliconHills.

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Vista Equity Partners Backs Austin-based YouEarnedIt

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YouEarnedIt, a startup focused on rewarding employees at companies, has landed an investment from Vista Equity Partners, based in Austin. The Austin based startup also received investment from its previous investors, Ridge Ventures and Silverton Partners. Austin

Austin-based Mythic Gets $40 Million in Funding

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Mythic, an Austin-based microchip maker, announced Tuesday that it has received $40 million in venture funding. The post Austin-based Mythic Gets $40 Million in Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

HanAra Software Chooses Austin for its North American Headquarters

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HanAra Software, a subsidiary of South Korean-based BNF Technology, has selected Austin as its North American headquarters and plans to triple in size. The post HanAra Software Chooses Austin for its North American Headquarters appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinThe company, which provides data management and predictive analytics solutions for plant management, has six employees in 1,000 square feet at 3410 Far West Blvd. They are hiring and plan to add […].

Amazon Opens Game Development Office in Austin

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Amazon is opening a game development office in Austin focused on Lumberyard, a free game engine deeply integrated with Amazon Web Services and Twitch. Amazon opened a corporate office in Austin in the Domain at 11501 Alterra Parkway about a year ago, according to a report from KXAN.

Google Fiber Commissions Austin Artists to Paint Murals

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In Austin, Google Fiber unveiled three murals throughout the city that the company commissioned from local artists. In Austin, three […]. The post Google Fiber Commissions Austin Artists to Paint Murals appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Austin Abdicates Innovation

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This week KXAN ran a story titled “ Key players warn Austin is being left behind in 5G future.” The City of Austin lags behind every single major metro in the state when it comes to granting applications for small cell site permits. Austin has two. The ramifications that this has for Austin’s future is terrifying. The City of Austin blames the lack of small cell permits issued on others, making this a state versus local fight. Sadly Austin isn’t even close.

Google Demonstrates its new Hardware Products at its Austin Office

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On Friday at its downtown Austin office, Google showed off its new Pixel 2 phone, Google Home Mini, Google Clips hands-free camera, Google Pixel Buds, and an updated Daydream View headset. Austin

Condé Nast Plans to Go Big in Austin

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By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Condé Nast is going to “go big” in Austin, said Robert Sauerberg, the company’s CEO. We’re going to be a dominate player in Austin and that’s our goal. Austin

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MassChallenge Texas Kicks off in Austin

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By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News MassChallenge Texas kicked off Monday evening with a big crowd at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin. “I The post MassChallenge Texas Kicks off in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinI want Texas to be the place where startups come to innovate,” said Mike Millard, managing director for MassChallenge Texas. The global accelerator is now accepting applications […].

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Inc. Magazine Names Ten Austin Companies to its 2018 Best Places to Work List

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Magazine Wednesday named ten Austin-based companies to its list of best places to work. Magazine Names Ten Austin Companies to its 2018 Best Places to Work List appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Tech Events to Attend in Austin This Week

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Social Media Week Austin kicks off today and runs through Wednesday at various locations throughout Austin. The post Tech Events to Attend in Austin This Week appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Optimizely Buys Austin-based Experiment Engine

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Optimizely, based in San Francisco, announced Wednesday it has purchased Austin-based Experiment Engine. Experiment Engine, a graduate of the Austin Techstars program, creates tools and services that help companies test products online. Claire Vo, Experiment Engine’s CEO and Founder, will join Optimizely and continue to manage […] The post Optimizely Buys Austin-based Experiment Engine appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Austin’s TurnKey Vacation Rentals Lands $31 Million in Funding

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The Austin-based startup received the funding from Adam Street Partners which led the Series D round along with participation from existing investors including Altos Ventures and two new institutional investors. The post Austin’s TurnKey Vacation Rentals Lands $31 Million in Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinTurnKey Vacation Rentals, one of the nation’s largest vacation rental management companies, recently announced it has received $31 million in funding.

Austin Startup Week Kicks Off #ASW2017

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It’s the Seventh Annual Austin Startup Week. Silicon Hills News started in September of 2011, the same month the first Austin Startup Week took place. Back then, the event was much smaller and the tech community in Austin was a whole lot smaller too. Austin Startup Week is still led by the two founders, Jacqueline […]. The post Austin Startup Week Kicks Off #ASW2017 appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook Visits Austin and Announces New Training Program with Austin Community College

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At Capital Factory Friday morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced a new partnership with the Austin Community College District to offer its App Development with Swift curriculum to students. The post Apple’s CEO Tim Cook Visits Austin and Announces New Training Program with Austin Community College appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin ACC app development Apple Austin Community College Skills technology Tim Cook workforce

Austin-based GenXComm Lands $7 Million in Venture Capital

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By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News GenXComm, a telecommunications startup spun out of the University of Texas at Austin, announced Tuesday it has raised $7 million in funding, led by Intel Capital. The post Austin-based GenXComm Lands $7 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

GE Aviation Launches a Digital Collaboration Center in Austin

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GE Aviation is in Austin. The business, a division of General Electric based in Cincinnati, Ohio, officially opened up its Austin digital collaboration center last week. Austin

KUKA Opens Robotics Center in Austin

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KUKA ATX is a new robotics research and development center in Austin focused on industrial robots for factory production. The Austin […] The post KUKA Opens Robotics Center in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

New Coworking Space: work well win to Open in East Austin

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A new coworking space with a wellness approach: work well win plans to open a 100,000 square foot site in East Austin at a former Motorola campus. The post New Coworking Space: work well win to Open in East Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Austin-based EverlyWell Lands a Deal on Shark Tank

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EverlyWell, the Austin-based startup that makes at-home healthcare tests, asked for a $1 million investment for a 5 percent equity stake in its company, on Shark Tank Sunday night. The post Austin-based EverlyWell Lands a Deal on Shark Tank appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinJulia Cheek, the founder, and CEO, ended up with a $1 million line of credit at an eight percent interest rate for a five percent equity […].

Podcaster and Author Tim Ferriss Moves to Austin

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Tim Ferriss, angel investor and bestselling author and podcaster, recently moved to Austin. But now he’s a resident of Austin. The post Podcaster and Author Tim Ferriss Moves to Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinFor 17 years, Ferriss lived in Silicon Valley. Ferris is the author of “The 4-Hour Workweek,” “The 4-Hour Body,” “The 4-Hour Chef,” “Tools of Titans,” and his latest book: “Tribe of Mentors.” “In In the end, […].

Oracle’s Founder Larry Ellison Says Austin Campus is Going to Grow to 10,000 Employees

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By Laura Lorek Publisher of Silicon Hills News Billionaire Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle, said he expects Austin’s Oracle campus to grow to about 10,000 employees in coming years. “We Austin is one of the key places we want to […]. The post Oracle’s Founder Larry Ellison Says Austin Campus is Going to Grow to 10,000 Employees appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

AT&T Opens 5G Telecommunications Lab in Austin

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And AT&T has been testing 5G transmission in Austin for a couple of years in specialized trials. The post AT&T Opens 5G Telecommunications Lab in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinThe next big thing in telecommunications is 5G. 5G stands for the fifth-generation of wireless broadband technology. It provides faster speeds and better coverage than the current 4G standard. The service is expected to offer speeds up to […].

Google Unveils its new Office in Downtown Austin

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2nd street might look like any new skyscraper in downtown Austin. The post Google Unveils its new Office in Downtown Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinBY LAURA LOREK Publisher with Silicon Hills News From the outside, 500 W. But inside, it’s got that Google flair with scooters in the lobby, a swing, balance boards, a ceiling made of recycled canoes, an Airstream trailer food truck, outdoor movie theater, dog […].

Google Buys Austin-based Owlchemy Labs

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Google announced Wednesday in a blog post that it has acquired Austin-based Owlchemy Labs, a virtual reality game developer. The financial terms […] The post Google Buys Austin-based Owlchemy Labs appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Austin’s Outdoor Voices Raises $34 Million in Funding

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The Austin-based startup received the funding from Google Ventures, according to an article by CNBC. The post Austin’s Outdoor Voices Raises $34 Million in Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinOutdoor Voices, a high-tech fashionable line of athletic apparel, has raised $34 million in additional financing, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Austrian Entrepreneurs Visit Austin

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By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News A group of technology entrepreneurs from Austria visited Austin this week as part of a U.S. Ambassador […] The post Austrian Entrepreneurs Visit Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinState Department International Visitors Leadership program. They had meetings with entrepreneurs, government officials and others at Capital Factory, City Hall, TechRanch and other locations around town. Alexa Wesner, the U.S.

Austin’s MasSpec Pen Wins Innovation Award at SXSW

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The only Austin-based startup to win an award in the 2018 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards was MasSpec Pen by the Eberlin Lab at the University of Texas at Austin. The post Austin’s MasSpec Pen Wins Innovation Award at SXSW appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinThe MasSpec Pen provides a better way for surgeons to rapidly perform and diagnose cancer biopsies. It allows surgeons to extra molecules from tissue and test […].

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