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

Introducing Breyer Capital Austin

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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

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Austin Technology Visionary Pike Powers Dies

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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.,

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.

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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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

How Kip Lewis of Austin, Texas Found Success After Failure

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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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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.

Austin-based Wander Raises $20 million

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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.

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

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.

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’s secret sauce… it’s the WHY

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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.

eve is coming to Austin

Austin Startup

eve is Coming to Austin How an event insurtech startup not only survived, but thrived during COVID Building a startup is risky at the best of times. And we don’t have to tell you why but our next stop is Austin. So, cheers from Munich & London and we’ll see you soon, Austin!

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

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 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.

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

Realty Austin Expands to San Antonio

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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.

Hack Coronavirus with Austin Tech

Austin Startup

Austin faces a new challenge with the Coronavirus threat. Hack Coronavirus with Austin Tech was originally published in Austin Startups on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Austin: a magnet for talent and resources

Austin Startup

I led the seed round not long ago for an Austin-based SaaS company that had all of the qualities I look for in a software investment?—?a While they had not previously invested in Austin, this firm was excited about the opportunity and had spent weeks performing diligence on the company.

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

Who says Austin can’t do consumer?

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[link] Who says Austin can’t do consumer? If you live in Austin, you can be one of the first to sign up for a new consumer service right out of Austin started by Andrew Busey and April Downing. Supply Drop Who says Austin can’t do consumer?

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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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 […].

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

“Is Austin Racist?” Let’s Start There.

Austin Startup

“Is Austin Racist?” That’s a Good Question I owe a lot of my professional and personal growth to Austin. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Austin is my first love. So much of my world opened up in this city when I started driving down here on weekends my senior year of high school to see concerts at Austin Music Hall or La Zona Rosa?—?or Is Austin racist?” Is Austin racist?” So is Austin racist? Is Austin Racist?”

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.

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

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.

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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

Learn your Austin ABC’s and become a local super-connector

Austin Startup

The Howdy Austin mural commissioned by Ride|Austin Here is your home page to get started and meet all of the people you need to know to plug into the Austin tech startup scene?—?the He was also born here and went to UT Austin before heading out to Silicon Valley for a stint.

Advice from Austin CBD Startup Tessera Naturals

Austin Startup

Austin is the perfect environment to lead the charge for the burgeoning CBD and hemp industry.”?—?Tessera As the political tides are turning towards decriminalizing cannabis as a whole, Austin is the perfect environment to lead the charge for the burgeoning CBD and hemp industry.

Advice from Austin CBD Startup Tessera Naturals

Austin Startup

Austin is the perfect environment to lead the charge for the burgeoning CBD and hemp industry.”?—?Tessera As the political tides are turning towards decriminalizing cannabis as a whole, Austin is the perfect environment to lead the charge for the burgeoning CBD and hemp industry.

Live, from Austin

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Spin is live in Austin! 🎉 Continue reading on Austin Startups ». news bikes transportation austin cycling

Austin-based Strap Technologies Wins Best in Show at SXSW Innovation Awards

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Austin-based Strap Technologies won Best in Show at the 2022 SXSW Innovation Awards. AustinThe company makes Ara, a wearable device for visually disabled people that detects the environment and the obstacles that surround them.

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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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

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

Jan 7 Austin Forum Talks Tech Trends

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RSVP now to attend the Tues evening, Jan 7 edition of the Austin Forum exploring top tech trends for 2020 The Forrest Four-Cast: January 2, 2020 Will this be the year that VR finally achieves its hype? austin predictions sxsw trends atx

SXSW Pitch Competition to Feature Four Austin-based Companies as Finalists

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SXSW this week announced the 45 finalists in nine categories featuring four Austin-based startups. AustinSouth by Southwest’s Pitch Competition showcases some of the world’s most innovative companies.

The Vision for Austin

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Something magical is happening by way of Austin, Texas and to see it, it seems, requires dreaming; having your head in the clouds so as to… Continue reading on Austin Startups ». tech branding welcome-to-austin startup austin

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Austin-based S3 Ventures Launches $250 Million Fund Focused on Texas Startups

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The Austin-based venture firm, founded in 2005, has $900 million in assets under management. AustinS3 Ventures announced this week that it has established a new $250 million fund targeted at investing in Texas Startups.

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