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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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 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

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12th Annual Austin Startup Week Returns to In-Person Events Nov. 14-18th

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In another sign things in the Austin startup world are beginning to return to normal following the COVID-19 Pandemic, Austin Startup Week returns to in-person events next week. The 12th annual Austin Startup Week takes place at Capital Factory downtown Monday through Friday next week.

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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.,

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Austin Startups Attract Less VC Funding in the Third Quarter

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Austin startups raised $701 million in venture capital in the third quarter of 2022, 30 percent less than the same quarter a year ago, according to the latest Pitchbook-National Venture Capital Association Venture Monitor report. Austin

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EyeVi of Estonia Selects Austin for its U.S. Headquarters

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AustinEyeVI Technologies, which is in the geospatial AI-powered digital data production industry in Europe, announced it has opened its U.S. headquarters at Capital Factory. The company’s development hub remains in Estonia. Capital Factory hosted an event on Sept.

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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

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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

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Argo AI Shuts Down Robo Taxis in Austin and Lays Off 78 Employees

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Argo AI, the self-driving startup that launched Robo taxies in Austin, is laying off 78 employees in Austin. 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

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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

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Fresh Consulting Expands to Austin

SiliconHills

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.

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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.

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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.

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2022 National Parenting Product Awards Names Austin-based Happypillar as Best App

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Now an Austin-based startup, Happypillar has come up with a mental health aid for parents. AustinParenting is hard and parents often need help. Happypillar’s founders created a digital therapeutic app that teaches parents how to interact with their young children during playtime.

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Austin Startups See Booming Growth in 2022 with $4.9 Billion in VC Funding, But Momentum Slows in Q4

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The Austin area saw a huge slowdown in venture capital invested in the fourth quarter with $775 million flowing into 78 deals, according to PitchBook-National Venture Capital Association Venture Monitor data. Austin

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Austin’s 2022 A-List Award Winners Announced

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The Austin Chamber of Commerce in partnership with South by Southwest honored its A-List Award winners last Wednesday night at a ceremony at the Long Performing Arts Center. Austin

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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UT Austin Space Environmentalist Moriba Jah Named a 2022 MacArthur Fellow

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Space environmentalist Moriba Jah, an associate professor of Aerospace Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, also referred to as the Genius Grant. Austin

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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.

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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 […].

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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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How Austin Made a Name in Tech

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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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Why Investors are Loving Austin as an Innovation Hub!

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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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The Largest Black Technology Conference: AfroTech Kicks Off Sunday in Austin

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The largest black technology conference, AfroTech Conference, kicks off Sunday at the Austin Convention Center. AustinIt marks a return to in-person events after two years of the AfroTech Conference held virtually due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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The Austin State of Entrepreneurship

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[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

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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

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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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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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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

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Breyer Capital Austin?—?End of Year Update

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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.

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

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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

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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

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Austin’s LIFT Aircraft to Begin eVTOL Flights via HEXA by the Year’s End

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LIFT Aircraft in Austin has developed HEXA, one of the world’s first production electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft, known as eVTOLs. 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.

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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