data.world Acquires Austin-based Capsenta

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Two Austin companies focused on data have joined forces. data.world announced this week it has acquired Capsenta, founded at the University of Texas at Austin in 2015. The post data.world Acquires Austin-based Capsenta appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

SiFive Opens Austin Office

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has expanded to Silicon Hills with an Austin office. The post SiFive Opens Austin Office appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinSiFive, based in San Mateo, Calif., Founded in 2015, SiFive is a fabless semiconductor company that produces computer chips based on the RISC-V instruction set architecture. Its customers include Qualcomm, Imagination Technologies, Avatar Integrated Systems, Quicklogic Corp. The company also recently closed on $65 million in […].

Founder Institute Austin Graduates Six Startups

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By LAURA LOREKPublisher of Silicon Hills News The Founder Institute opened in Austin a little over a year ago and has already graduated three classes and helped dozens of entrepreneurs. They thought Austin needed more founders and […]. Austin

Austin Tech Events to Attend in June

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June 6th Austin Tech Open Coffee Downtown When: 8:30 a.m.-10:30 The post Austin Tech Events to Attend in June appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin10:30 a.m.

Austin Tech Events to Attend in May

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May 1-2 FUND Conference When: May 1st and May 2nd Where: Fairmount Hotel in Downtown Austin Why: FUND Conference hosts an event in Austin annually to promote connections among entrepreneurs, VCs, angel investors, and industry experts. May 2nd Austin Tech […]. Austin

The Austin Technology Incubator Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

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When the Austin Technology Incubator launched in 1989, Austin was a much different city. Austin had one of the highest commercial vacancy rates in the country. Thanks to ATI, the longest running incubator in the country, Austin […]. Austin

Austin-based Remedy Lands $10 Million in Funding from Austin-based Sante Ventures

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The Austin-based company plans to use the funding to expand its technology platform and to recruit new employees. The post Austin-based Remedy Lands $10 Million in Funding from Austin-based Sante Ventures appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

H-E-B Opens its Eastside Tech Hub in Austin

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H-E-B opened its Eastside Tech Hub in Austin on Monday. The 81,000 square foot office serves as the new headquarters for Favor, the Austin-based on-demand delivery service H-E-B bought last year. The post H-E-B Opens its Eastside Tech Hub in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills.

MassChallenge Texas Selects 74 Startups for its Austin Accelerator

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MassChallenge Texas announced it has accepted 74 startups into its latest program in Austin which kicks off in June. The post MassChallenge Texas Selects 74 Startups for its Austin Accelerator appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Startups Showcase their Ventures at MassChallenge Texas’ Austin 2019 Event

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Austin-based Moolah U, which runs camps to teach students financial responsibility, chose to participate in the MassChallenge Texas accelerator to gain access to mentors and investors to scale its business. “We’ve The post Startups Showcase their Ventures at MassChallenge Texas’ Austin 2019 Event appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Austin Tech Events to Attend in April

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But Austin’s tech community is not disappointing in the month of April. And Zoho is having its annual user conference: Zoholics in Austin for three days at the Palmer […]. The post Austin Tech Events to Attend in April appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Samsung and AT&T Open 5G Innovation Zone in Austin

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By LAURA LOREK, publisher of Silicon Hills News To see the impact of 5G communications, look no further than the new 5G Innovation Zone which officially opened at Samsung’s Austin campus Friday. The post Samsung and AT&T Open 5G Innovation Zone in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

RapidDeploy Opens US Headquarters in Austin

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By Laura Lorek, Publisher of Silicon Hills News RapidDeploy, a South African company that has created an emergency platform based on cloud technology, is branching out to Austin. The post RapidDeploy Opens US Headquarters in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Opcity Plans to Open a New Engineering Hub in Downtown Austin with 200 Employees

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Opcity announced Thursday plans to open a second office in downtown Austin with up to 200 employees to serve as its product and engineering hub. The Austin-based startup plans to move into its new office at 901 E. Austin

Mastercard Buys Austin-based Vyze

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Mastercard announced Tuesday that it has acquired Austin-based Vyze, a cloud-based financial technology company. The post Mastercard Buys Austin-based Vyze appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Austin’s Rocket Dollar is Shaking up the way Individuals Invest Their Retirement Dollars

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By LAURA LOREK, Publisher of Silicon Hills News In a historic office building close to Capital Factory in downtown Austin, Rocket Dollar is disrupting the way people invest retirement dollars. The post Austin’s Rocket Dollar is Shaking up the way Individuals Invest Their Retirement Dollars appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

The Biggest, Baddest Austin Startup Week Ever

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It’s hard to believe it’s the eighth annual Austin Startup Week. Austin Startup Week was one of the first events Silicon Hills News covered when the site launched in September of 2011. Austin was a […]. Austin

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VC Firm Firebrand Ventures Opens Austin Office

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And now he’s becoming a venture capitalist and joining Firebrand Ventures as a partner and opening its second office in Austin. Firebrand’s focus is investing in seed stage companies in Austin and the Midwest. Austin

Zoho Plans to Go Big in Austin but Also Wants to Keep Things Weird

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By LAURA LOREK, Publisher of Silicon Hills News Zoho wants to keep things weird in Austin. to a 368-acre campus near the Austin airport. “I I like Austin,” said Sridhar Vembu, Zoho’s founder and CEO, […]. Austin

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TechStars Austin – The Newest TechStars Location

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I’m excited to join David Cohen and his team in announcing TechStars in Austin. From the TechStars blog: “The Managing Director of TechStars Austin is Jason Seats. Jason is moving down the road from San Antonio to Austin and we’re confident that he will be a big part of growing both TechStars and the startup community in his new home. TechStars will operate out of Capital Factory in downtown Austin. TechStars austin

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Austin-based KERV Interactive Raises $11 Million in Funding

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KERV Interactive, an Austin-based video ad startup, has raised $11 million in funding. The post Austin-based KERV Interactive Raises $11 Million in Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinVestech Partners, a private equity group, led the investment.

Zoho Announces 375-Acre Austin Campus for Zoho University and Plans to Hire Hundreds of New Employees in Austin

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Zoho Tuesday announced plans for a new 375-acre campus with a 100,000 square foot building in South-east Austin. The post Zoho Announces 375-Acre Austin Campus for Zoho University and Plans to Hire Hundreds of New Employees in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Austin’s PHLUR Gets $7 Million in Funding and Buys Austin-based Texas Beauty Labs

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Austin-based PHLUR, a fragrance company, announced Tuesday that it has received $7 million in funding. In addition, PFLUR acquired Austin-based Texas Beauty Labs, a clean beauty products maker, founded in 2008. The post Austin’s PHLUR Gets $7 Million in Funding and Buys Austin-based Texas Beauty Labs appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinThe financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

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Austin’s Capital Factory and Plexal, a London Accelerator, Join Forces to Foster International Ties for Tech Startups

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The London and Austin technology ecosystems have developed a strong relationship during the last decade. And on Wednesday, Capital Factory, a technology accelerator in downtown Austin, officially announced it has joined forces with Plexal, an innovation center that sits within London’s Here East technology campus. The post Austin’s Capital Factory and Plexal, a London Accelerator, Join Forces to Foster International Ties for Tech Startups appeared first on SiliconHills.

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Austin-based DISCO Raises $83 Million

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The startup, which moved to Austin in August of last year from Houston, has raised $135 million to date. The post Austin-based DISCO Raises $83 Million appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Austin’s VC Investments Drop 52 Percent in the Second Quarter Following a Record First Quarter

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Austin-based Everlywell, a healthcare testing platform, received $50 million early-stage investment in April, making it Austin’s top venture deal for the second quarter. The post Austin’s VC Investments Drop 52 Percent in the Second Quarter Following a Record First Quarter appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Techstars Announces its Austin 2019 Cohort

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Techstars is one of Austin’s oldest and most recognized accelerator programs. The companies come from Los Angeles, Chattanooga, TN, Toronto, Canada, Houston, TX, and Austin. The post Techstars Announces its Austin 2019 Cohort appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Thank you to the Austin Technology Incubator at UT Austin for creating the Austin startup scene as…

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Thank you to the Austin Technology Incubator at UT Austin for creating the Austin startup scene as we know it! When I came to Austin in 1999, ATI was one of the only organizations supporting entrepreneurs in Texas. Austin is a place where it is safe to try new things.

24 Companies Named to the 2019 Austin A-List of Hottest Companies

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For the ninth time, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce celebrated Austin’s hottest startups at its A-List Award ceremony. The post 24 Companies Named to the 2019 Austin A-List of Hottest Companies appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Paradromics Moved from Silicon Valley to Austin and is Creating a Brain Modem

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It’s not science fiction but a real device that is being developed in Austin. The post Paradromics Moved from Silicon Valley to Austin and is Creating a Brain Modem appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Austin-based eRelevance Suddenly Shuts Down

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The Austin-based startup posted a notice on its Facebook page on Monday “Due to an unexpected situation, as of April 15, 2019, eRelevance Corporation has ceased its operations.” The post Austin-based eRelevance Suddenly Shuts Down appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Ten Books for Entrepreneurs Recommended by Austin Entrepreneurs

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By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News In two seasons of the Ideas to Invoices podcast, Silicon Hills News has interviewed dozens of highly successful Austin entrepreneurs and many of them recommended books on their podcasts. Austin

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Austin Startups Pitch at Oracle’s Cloud Accelerator Demo Day

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Global Startup Ecosystem Showcase at its Austin Waterfront Campus on Tuesday. The event featured pitches from startups selected to participate in Oracle’s Startup Cloud Accelerator program in Austin. The six-month accelerator took place at Capital Factory in downtown Austin. The post Austin Startups Pitch at Oracle’s Cloud Accelerator Demo Day appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Enboarder Establishes U.S. Headquarters in Austin and Lands $8 Million in Funding

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Headquarters in Austin and Lands $8 Million in Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinBy LAURA LOREK, Publisher of Silicon Hills News Ask anyone who has worked at multiple companies and they probably have a story about a bad experience joining a new organization.

25 Hot Austin Startups to Watch in 2019

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This year, three of the startups featured in our 2018 Austin Tech Calendar were acquired by larger companies. The post 25 Hot Austin Startups to Watch in 2019 appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinH-E-B bought Favor for an undisclosed price. Go Daddy bought Mainstreet Hub for an undisclosed price. And News Corp. bought Opcity for $210 million. Now, Silicon Hills News has highlighted 25 startups we think will make some […].

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Nine Austin Startups Make the SXSW Pitch List

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Five finalists and four alternates from Austin made the list for the 11th annual SXSW Pitch event to be held at SXSW in March. The post Nine Austin Startups Make the SXSW Pitch List appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

OJO Labs Gets a Swanky New Office at CityView in Austin

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Soon, OJO Labs, an artificial intelligence startup, will have one of the best views in Austin. OJO’s outdoor terrace offers a stunning view of the Texas State Capitol and downtown Austin along Congress Ave. Austin

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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.

Austin-based argodesign Expands to Europe with an Office in Amsterdam

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Austin-based argodesign announced this week it has expanded to Europe with the opening of a new office in Amsterdam. The post Austin-based argodesign Expands to Europe with an Office in Amsterdam appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Austin Technology Council’s Amber Gunst is Focused on Growing and Scaling Austin Software Companies

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Helping 10 Austin software companies to become billion-dollar companies and another 100 to $100 million in revenue in the next decade is the big hairy audacious goal of the Austin Technology Council. Austin Ideas to Invoices Podcast