25 Austin-Based Startups to Watch in 2022

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Austin had a record-breaking year with startup activity overall on the rise. In 2021, companies in the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area raised $4.9 Austinbillion in venture capital in 387 deals, more than double the $2.3

TechCrunch Spotlights Austin

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TechCrunch recently did a spotlight on Austin, and as part of that, I wrote a profile of Will Hurley. Austin Austin Tech Startups Ecliptic Capital Strangeworks Whurley Will Hurley

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15 VC-Backed Female Founded Companies to Watch in Austin

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AustinFemale founders have traditionally had a much tougher time raising capital than their male counterparts. And while there have been a lot of pitch competitions, media articles, and focus on the problem, startups led by women still receive a tiny fraction of the overall V.C.

Galvanize is Closing its Austin Coworking Site on August 31st

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Galvanize Austin sent an email to its members Wednesday night to inform them it is closing its coworking operations on August 31st. “I’m Austin

97 Austin Companies Make the Inc 5000 2022 List

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In Austin, 97 companies made the Inc 5000 2022 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. Overall, the Austin companies on the list had a 244 percent median growth rate, $5.3 Austin

How Kip Lewis of Austin, Texas Found Success After Failure

The Startup Magazine

Austin, Texas, USA downtown skyline. Since that time, Kip Lewis has repeated the process with more than 2,000 other RV and mobile home parks in and around Austin, Texas. Kip Lewis was one of the first business owners in the Austin metropolitan area to make this move.

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Austin Technology Visionary Pike Powers Dies

SiliconHills

Austin’s technology industry wouldn’t be what it is today without Pike Powers. Powers put the silicon into the Silicon Hills and the Austin technology industry on the map when he helped to bring the headquarters of Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corp.,

Move America Returns to Austin to Focus on Tech Mobility and Startups

SiliconHills

All of those topics and more will be explored at the second annual Move America conference, which is coming back to Austin at the Palmer Events Center on Sept. Austin

Introducing Breyer Capital Austin

Austin Startup

I am proud to announce that Breyer Capital has opened a new office in Austin, Texas. Breyer Capital’s Silicon Valley presence remains as important as ever, and at the same time, Austin offers a remarkable new frontier of opportunity. texas news startup venture-capital austin

Virgin Atlantic Announces Direct Flights from Austin to London

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Virgin Atlantic announced plans Monday to begin offering direct flights to Austin. Austin #VirginAtlantic #DirectFlightsAustin #Austin #AustinTech

Fresh Consulting Expands to Austin

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Dean Kakridas remembers the old Austin tech scene. For the past 18 years, he’s worked in a variety of roles and has seen Austin’s technology scene mature and expand. AustinAnd by old, he is talking about 2003 when he landed here.

Cart.com Moves Headquarters to Austin

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Cart.com announced Thursday afternoon that it has moved its global headquarters from Houston to Austin. The startup has 150 employees in Austin and plans to double in the next 12 months, according to a news release. Austin

Austin Officials Cancel SXSW

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On Friday, City of Austin officials held a press conference and announced the cancellation of SXSW and SXSW.EDU, set to take place next week. The post Austin Officials Cancel SXSW appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinThe show isn’t going on after all.

Galvanize is Closing its Austin Coworking Site on August 31st

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Galvanize Austin sent an email to its members on August 17th to inform them it is closing its coworking operations on August 31st. “I’m Austin

Realty Austin Expands to San Antonio

SiliconHills

Founded 17 years ago, Realty Austin has seen tremendous growth. AustinThe husband-and-wife team of Jonathan and Yvette Boatwright have developed the company into the number one independent brokerage in Central Texas.

Austin-based LawnStarter Acquires Lawn Love

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Austin-based LawnStarter acquired San Diego-based Lawn Love. AustinAs the grass grows, so does the lawn care industry. And this week, two lawn care startups combined to create an even bigger company to tackle the problem of keeping lawns tidy.

Austin-based Wander Raises $20 million

SiliconHills

Austin-based Wander […]. AustinFor people who want to book a house near Joshua Tree National Park and get away from it all but still have ultra-fast Wi-Fi, Wander has a place.

Seven Key Takeaways from the Austin Chamber’s Tech Industry Report

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High-tech salaries in Austin are up since 2020 by nearly 10 percent to an average of $150,026, compared to the average annual salary in Austin of $78,224 for all jobs. Lots of companies have relocated to Austin from California, Illinois, New York, and other states. Austin

How Austin Made a Name in Tech

Austin Startup

It seems Austin tops a new list every single day: #1 Best Place to Live 2019, according to US News & World Report, #1 Best Job Market in America, according to the Wall Street Journal, and #1 Best Place to Start a Business, according to Inc 5000, just to name a few?—?and But why Austin?

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Austin in San Francisco

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

” I vividly recall the moment when I connected on this level with Austin Gunter — our social media keymaster (are you the gatekeeper?), I was about to give a night-time talk about making websites fast at a local Austin PHP users group; did anyone at the office want to come? But I looked at Austin, and he gave a smirk and nodded. But Austin knew, and had plans to hit a sports bar with friends that evening. So welcome to San Francisco, Austin.

Why Investors are Loving Austin as an Innovation Hub!

Austin Startup

There’s a reason why Austin has been named the top tech city in the US in 2019 and 2020 by CompTIA. With the sheer number of startups, talent and investment funds within Austin or moving to the city, it is no surprise that the number of individuals relocating to the area continues to increase.

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Consensus Conference Illuminates Cryptocurrency, DAOs, NFTs, Metaverses, and More in Austin

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Consensus 2022 kicked off in Austin this week. AustinIt’s a conference put on by media company, CoinDesk, which focuses on Web 3, cryptocurrency, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, known as DAOs, Nonfungible Tokens, or NFTs, Metaverses, and more.

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Amber Gunst to Step Down as CEO of the Austin Technology Council in September

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Amber Gunst is stepping down as the Chief Executive Officer of the Austin Technology Council in September. She took over as interim CEO when Barbary Brunner left the organization to join an Austin-based tech company. Austin

BigIdeasATX Speaker Series Shines a Spotlight on Austin’s Best and Brightest Startups

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AustinPresident Joe Biden declared the Pandemic is officially over in an interview on 60 minutes Sunday and Silicon Hills News agrees. That means Silicon Hills News is hosting in-person events again. Welcome back!

Naturally Austin and SKU Host a Virtual Happy Hour Showcasing Austin Beverages and Snacks

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People who once crowded Austin’s bars for meetups and happy hours, now congregate online to imbibe […]. The post Naturally Austin and SKU Host a Virtual Happy Hour Showcasing Austin Beverages and Snacks appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Samsung Eyeing $160 Billion Additional Investment in Building More Chip Plants in Taylor and Austin

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AustinLast November, Samsung Electronics announced plans to build a new semiconductor manufacturing plant in Taylor and invest $17 billion. But that may be just the beginning.

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The Austin State of Entrepreneurship

Austin Startup

[link] The Austin State of Entrepreneurship Hear some of Austin’s most successful entrepreneurs share their wins and challenges, plus, you’ll meet some of our accelerator programs and their companies. entrepreneur texas austin startup-week startup

Austin Startup Crawl Goes Virtual

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The 10th Annual Austin Startup Week is in full swing with lots of panels and virtual networking at the virtual venue Hopin. And tonight the first Austin Startup Crawl will take place virtually using a platform called Sococo from 4 p.m. The post Austin Startup Crawl Goes Virtual appeared first on SiliconHills. Austinto 6 p.m. Each startup will have their own room where you can chat […].

VC Firm Antler is Accepting Applications for its First Austin Cohort to Kick off in March

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Austin has a new venture capital firm, Antler, that is accepting applications for its first cohort, which is expected to kick off next month. Antler will select about 30 founders to participate in the Austin program which […]. Austin Ideas to Invoices Podcast

Austin’s UpEquity Closes on $50 Million in Funding

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Austin-based UpEquity, a tech-enabled mortgage company, announced it has closed on $50 million in funding. AustinS3 Ventures led the Series B funding which included $20 million in equity and $30 million in debt.

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Breyer Capital Austin?—?End of Year Update

Austin Startup

Breyer Capital Austin?—?End Over this past year as I’ve gotten to know so much about my new home, I’ve been increasingly impressed by the vibrancy and creativity that Austin exemplifies. I am proud though that my move to Austin has already ushered in a new era for Breyer Capital.

Three Austin and Two San Antonio Startups Receive Google Latino Fund Awards

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Among the recipients, Google chose three startups based in Austin including Handsome, Kiss & Tell, and Lena Health. AustinAt the UnidosUS Conference in San Antonio on Monday, Google announced the 50 recipients selected for its first-ever Google for Startups Latino Founders Fund.

Silicon Valley VC Firm Breyer Capital Opens an Austin Office

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Breyer Capital has announced plans to open a new office in Austin. The Silicon Valley-based venture capital and private equity firm, founded in 2006, is already an investor in Austin-based OJO Labs and Swivel. “I Austin

Austin-based evisio Helps Small to Medium-Sized Businesses with SEO

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Michael Ramirez is the founder and CEO of Austin-based evisio, a search engine optimization software company. AustinEvisio helps agencies, marketers, SEO consultants, and businesses of all sizes improve organic search results, no matter their level of SEO knowledge.

The 11th Annual Austin Startup Week Kicks Off

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The 11th-annual Austin Startup Week takes Monday through Thursday this week. AustinThe Monday women in technology event, however, was rescheduled because of outages on the Internet Monday, according to event organizers.

Austin Abdicates Innovation

Austin Startup

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.

Polish Delegation Visits Austin to Promote Organic Food Trade

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In a sign the economy is starting to open again after the COVID-19 Pandemic, a delegation from Poland visited Austin this week. Those in attendance included members of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, the Polish consulate in […]. Austin

Oracle Moves its Headquarters from Silicon Valley to Austin, Texas

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Oracle is moving its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Austin, Texas. “We The post Oracle Moves its Headquarters from Silicon Valley to Austin, Texas appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Touchdown PR Establishes its Global Headquarters in Austin

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As Austin’s technology industry grows, so do the support businesses. This week, Touchdown PR, a global public relations agency focused on the technology industry, announced plans to move its headquarters to Austin. Austin

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Austin’s secret sauce… it’s the WHY

Austin Startup

Rendering of the amphitheater at the new Waterloo Park opening soon in downtown Austin, at the convergence of our technology, medical school and arts districts. What about Austin is drawing people in and keeping them here? Austin is positioned to be the biggest winner of them all.

Austin’s Radical Girl Gang Plans to Shutter Operations

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Radical Girl Gang, an Austin-e-commerce marketplace for women-owned brands, is shutting down after failing to raise funding. The Austin Business Journal first wrote about Radical Girl Gang’s shutdown. “It Austin

Austin’s Legal Industry is Booming Right Along with its Tech Industry

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In 2021, Austin led the country with the most law office openings with 16 new offices, according to Leopard Solutions. Austin ABA Journal Austin Legal Boom Lawyers

Austin Startups Raise $870 Million in 80 Deals in the Second Quarter of 2022

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Austin Startups Raised $870 million in the second quarter of 2022, down 55 percent from $1.9 Austinbillion during the same quarter in 2021, according to the latest Pitchbook-National Venture Capital Association Venture Monitor report.