UT Austin Uses Hologram Technology in the Classroom Thanks to an Austin Startup

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The post UT Austin Uses Hologram Technology in the Classroom Thanks to an Austin Startup appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinThe old saying is out of hardship and adversity comes innovation.

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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

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Shell Launches Innovation Studio in Austin

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To spur innovations in geographic exploration for oil, Shell has launched a new innovation studio in Austin. The post Shell Launches Innovation Studio in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinIt’s called Studio X and it launched this month with three initial products focused on the future of exploration and discovery. This is Shell’s first innovation studio in the United States. The company, founded in 1907 as Royal […].

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. “We are devastated to share this news with you. The show must go on” is in our DNA, and this is the first time […].

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. With that said, Austin today resembles a globally fascinating and fast-advancing geographic hub. Austin has attracted, and will continue to attract, an impressive pool of creative and dedicated women and men.

February Tech Events to Attend in Austin

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4th Health Tech: How Tech, & Austin, Will Help You Live Longer Lives When: 6 p.m. Where: Austin Public Library, 701 W Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX Why: Austin Forum: Join us as two leaders in Austin’s health tech ecosystem—Dr. Austin

Austin Coworking Lives on Amid Masks, ‘Ghost Town’ Offices and Social Distancing

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GALLAGA, Freelance Contributor to Silicon Hills News A few weeks ago, Michelle McGown celebrated her return to a workspace at Central Austin’s Vessel Coworking with a cheerful Instagram story post. AustinBy OMAR L.

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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 The post Silicon Valley VC Firm Breyer Capital Opens an Austin Office appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

QuestionPro Moves its Headquarters from San Francisco to Austin

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QuestionPro has moved its headquarters from San Francisco to Austin. The company, which has 200 employees including 15 in Austin, creates online survey and insights solutions software. The company’s Austin headquarters is in the Arboretum area. 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 […].

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. AustinCapsenta created patented data translation and integration software allowing its customers to combine and analyze relational databases faster and more efficiently.

GoDaddy Closes Austin Offices and Lays Off 331 Local Employees

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In 2018, GoDaddy bought Main Street Hub in Austin for $125 million plus $50 million more in future earnouts. On Wednesday, GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani announced plans to shut down its Austin operations and layoff 331 employees. The Social team in Austin has turned over every stone in the last three months to address the […]. The post GoDaddy Closes Austin Offices and Lays Off 331 Local Employees 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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Austin Chamber’s Leigh Christie Discusses Austin A-List Awards and How the Pandemic is Affecting Entrepreneurs

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A native of Austin, Leigh Christie has seen the city change from a sleepy college town to a high-tech boomtown. Today, she serves as senior vice president of global technology and innovation at the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. Austin Ideas to Invoices Podcast

25 of Austin’s Hottest Startups to Watch in 2020

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Austin had another outstanding year with startup activity overall on the rise. And VC funding in Austin reached levels the city hasn’t seen since the Dot Com boom of 2000. In 2019, Austin-based private companies raised $1.7 The post 25 of Austin’s Hottest Startups to Watch in 2020 appeared first on SiliconHills. Austinbillion, up almost 28 percent from 2018, another record year, according to the latest MoneyTree Report from PwC […].

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December Austin Tech Events to Attend

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The lights are twinkling bright in Austin and there’s still a lot to do in December as the technology community celebrates another stellar year. 10th – Austin’s Trail of Lights kicks off at Zilker […]. Austin

Austin-based Fintech Startup Episode Six Lands $7 Million in Funding and Expands Globally

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The post Austin-based Fintech Startup Episode Six Lands $7 Million in Funding and Expands Globally appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Austin’s SigmaSense Gets $22 Million in Funding

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Austin Startup, SigmaSense just closed on $22 million in funding to make touch screen devices perform better. The post Austin’s SigmaSense Gets $22 Million in Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinThe company, founded in 2015, received the Series A funding led by Foxconn Technology Group, which is the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronics with customers like Apple, Dell, and Sony. Other investors participating included Corning, E Ink, […].

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.

Keep Austin Together is Helping to Solve the Food Insecurity Problem in Austin

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The founder of the Cook’s Nook culinary incubator knows Austin and Travis County’s food landscape—and its gaps. The post Keep Austin Together is Helping to Solve the Food Insecurity Problem in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinBy SUSAN LAHEY, Contributor to Silicon Hills News For a lot of people, COVID-19 was like a tsunami they never saw coming; not Joi Chevalier.

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. Martin Martinez, managing director, joined with fellow directors Elisa Sepulveda and Paul O’Brien to launch Founder Institute Austin. They thought Austin needed more founders and […]. The post Founder Institute Austin Graduates Six Startups appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Austin’s PickleSmash Powers Through the Pandemic With Online Sales and Retail Expansion

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The post Austin’s PickleSmash Powers Through the Pandemic With Online Sales and Retail Expansion appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinAfter running out of salsa, Brian White decided to mash up his own version using pickles as the main ingredient.

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SXSW Pitch Finalists Include Five Austin-based Startups

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SXSW recently announced the finalists for its 12th annual SXSW Pitch event including five from Austin. The variety of the finalists shows the breadth and depth of Austin’s booming startup community. The Austin finalist in the Consumer […]. Austin

Australian Graphic Design Platform Canva to Open an Austin Office

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Canva, an Australian online graphic design platform, announced Tuesday that it is opening an office in Austin and investing in its U.S. The post Australian Graphic Design Platform Canva to Open an Austin Office appeared first on SiliconHills. Austinoperations. The office will provide support for Canva’s enterprise clients and nonprofit organizations.

Nine Banded Whiskey is Making Austin Known for its Spirit

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Nine Banded Whiskey Co-Founder Sean Foley seized an opportunity to create an Austin-based whiskey. The post Nine Banded Whiskey is Making Austin Known for its Spirit appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Austin Chamber Recognizes Outstanding Local Businesses

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Every year, the Austin Chamber of Commerce recognizes outstanding local businesses at its Greater Austin Business Awards. The post Austin Chamber Recognizes Outstanding Local Businesses appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinThis year, Underminer Studios, headed up by the husband and wife team of Tim and Alex Porter, received the HID Global Innovation Award. Other recipients included Reality Based Group and Texas Athletics.

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Techstars Austin Welcomes 10 Startups Into its 2020 Program

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Techstars Austin announced its 2020 class this week, including five Austin-based startups among the ten participating in the program. Also, this is the 10th Techstars program in Austin since it kicked off in 2014 and the fifth being run […]. Austin

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OJO Labs Acquires Austin-based RealSavvy

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OJO Labs has acquired Austin-based RealSavvy to create an even bigger platform for real estate brokers, agents, and teams and the customers they serve. The post OJO Labs Acquires Austin-based RealSavvy appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinThe companies did not disclose the financial details of the deal. RealSavvy, founded in 2014, has become a popular real estate software platform, dubbed the Pinterest for Real Estate, aimed at […].

Austin’s data.world closes on $26 Million in funding as demand for its data platform soars

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The post Austin’s data.world closes on $26 Million in funding as demand for its data platform soars appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of companies are taking stock of the data they have on hand and sorting it out to their economic advantage.

Austin’s Accelerators and Incubators Adapt and Adjust Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

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By SUSAN LAHEYSpecial Contributor to Silicon Hills News Austin’s accelerators and incubators are starting to have events in person again, after months of moving everything online. Austin

MassChallenge Texas Begins Accepting Applications for its Austin and Houston Programs

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At the South Congress Hotel last week, MassChallenge Texas officially kicked off its next application cycle for its accelerator programs in Austin and Houston. The MassChallenge Accelerator has completed two cohorts in Austin and one in Houston since launching in 2017. Austin

Austin-based Affinegy is Acquired by NISC

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And Austin-based Affinegy, a 13-year-old company that creates software to manage Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things, has been at the forefront of the industry. The post Austin-based Affinegy is Acquired by NISC appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinBy LAURA LOREK, publisher of Silicon Hills News Homes are increasingly becoming smarter with devices like Nest thermostats, Ring doorbells, voice-activated assistants and more connecting them to the Internet.

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Austin-based WikiBuy is Booming Since its Acquisition by Capital One

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Austin has become an eCommerce hub. Other major Austin players in the eCommerce industry include RetailMeNot, Bazaarvoice, BigCommerce, Dosh, Convey, H-E-B Digital, Black Locus/Home Depot, and Favor. And Austin is also […]. Austin

Austin Texas – A Booming Hub For Creatives And Entrepreneurs

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One of the most popular and desirable places to live in America is Austin, Texas. Austin’s population is on the rise for other reasons, but in the end, it’s one of the fastest growing destinations for young people. What follows are some other reasons why Austin is the place to be for young entrepreneurs. Austin has had a tech presence since the heydays of AMD, Dell, and IBM during the 1980’s. There have been a number of notable startups in Austin during recent years.

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Austin-based Cerebri AI Raises $7 Million

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The Austin-based startup raised the funds from new investor Arcris Capital Partners and existing investors. The post Austin-based Cerebri AI Raises $7 Million appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Hack Coronavirus with Austin Tech

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Austin faces a new challenge with the Coronavirus threat. We’ll join together in a “town hall” with members of the innovation community from healthcare, technology, public policy, and other disciplines to identify best practices and proactive measures we can take to prepare Austin for the threat of the Coronavirus during SXSW and beyond. coronavirus sxsw austin hackathons town-hallHow will we respond? Will we lead or will we run? Will we shut down or will we step up?

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Advice from Austin CBD Startup Tessera Naturals

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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

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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.

Austin’s OJO Labs Raises $62.5 Million and Buys Movoto

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Austin-based OJO Labs, founded in 2015, has been working for the past five years to create a deeply […]. The post Austin’s OJO Labs Raises $62.5 AustinOJO Labs on Wednesday announced a $62.5 million round of funding and the acquisition of Movoto, a residential real estate search site. “It It brings together two superpowers overnight,” said John Berkowitz, CEO, and Co-Founder of OJO Labs.

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. AustinThe show isn’t going on after all. “We are devastated to share this news with you. The show must go on” is in our DNA, and this is the first time [.].

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 Where: Houndstooth Coffee, 401 Congress Ave, (Frost Bank Tower) Why: Hosted by Open Austin Coffee, created by Damon Clinkscales and sponsored by Egan Nelson, is an informal gathering of Austin’s tech community to network over coffee. 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 […]. The post Austin Tech Events to Attend in May appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Sense Corp. Moves Headquarters to Austin From St. Louis

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Louis to Austin. The company, founded in 1996, already had an office in Austin. Moves Headquarters to Austin From St. AustinA consulting company focused on data and artificial intelligence, Sense Corp., is moving its corporate headquarters from St.