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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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. Austin

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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

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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. Austin

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 is Becoming a Real Estate Technology Hub

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The 4-Star boutique hotel, which opened in 2015, is a symbol of the transformation that has taken place in downtown Austin in the last decade. The post Austin is Becoming a Real Estate Technology Hub appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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

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. Austin

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Hack Coronavirus with Austin Tech

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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.

Tesla Seeks Incentives for an Austin-based $1 Billion Gigafactory that Would Create 5,000 Jobs

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A proposed $1 billion Tesla Gigafactory in Austin is coming closer to reality. million as an incentive to have the electric vehicle manufacturing plant locate in Austin. Austin

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Austin’s ScaleFactor Shuts Down After Raising $103 Million

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Last year, ScaleFactor made the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce’s A-List of Hottest Startups in the mid-sized category. The post Austin’s ScaleFactor Shuts Down After Raising $103 Million appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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-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. Austin

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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. Another aspect of Austin’s appeal is the absence of income tax in Texas.

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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 […].

Tesla Officials Provide More Details on $1 Billion Cybertruck Plant Proposed for Austin Area

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Telsa officials gave more details on its proposed $1 billion Cybertruck factory in the Austin area. The post Tesla Officials Provide More Details on $1 Billion Cybertruck Plant Proposed for Austin Area appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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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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.

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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

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

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Corporate Innovation Firm Rainmaking Expands to Austin

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Rainmaking, a corporate innovation and development firm, has opened an office in downtown Austin. The post Corporate Innovation Firm Rainmaking Expands to Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

DivInc Cohort #5 Founders Pitch at Demo Day in Austin

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Austin-based DivInc launched in 2016 and has had […]. The post DivInc Cohort #5 Founders Pitch at Demo Day in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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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

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.

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

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 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

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SXSW is On Track to Happen in Austin

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The post SXSW is On Track to Happen in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinThe show will go on. South by Southwest is not cancelled. There’s no evidence to suggest cancelling SXSW makes the community safer,” Mayor Steve Adler said during a press conference Wednesday morning.

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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

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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

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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?

Get Amped Up, Austin!

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All of Central Texas is coming together on March 1st for Amplify Austin Day. This year, Austin’s non profits and organizers hope to raise $10 million in just 24 hours. I recently heard someone say that Amplify Austin is the Amazon of giving. Get Amped Up, 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

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

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-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 Tech Events to Attend in October

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It’s under 100 degrees in Austin so that can only mean one thing: it is Fall! And while temperatures might be cooling off a bit, the Austin Startup and Technology scene is heating up. The post Austin Tech Events to Attend in October appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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.

Hypergiant Industries Hires Two Key Executives in Austin

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Hypergiant Industries, which is focused on creating new products using artificial intelligence for businesses, announced Friday that it has hired two key senior executives in Austin. The post Hypergiant Industries Hires Two Key Executives in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills.

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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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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

Facebook Opens New Office in Downtown Austin

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The tech giant lit up a giant Facebook thumbs-up Like button with local dignitaries to officially open its new office in downtown Austin Wednesday morning. The post Facebook Opens New Office in Downtown Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin