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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Austin’s UpEquity Closes on $50 Million in Funding

SiliconHills

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-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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Ferry is Launching in Austin to Make Short-Term Electric Vehicle Leasing Easy and Affordable

SiliconHills

Ferry, based in Austin, seeks to put more drivers in […]. Austin Austin Energy Electric Vehicles EV Leasing MOVE AmericaElectric mobility should exist for everyone, says Kristian Russell, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Ferry.

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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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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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Tesla is Moving its Headquarters to Austin, but it’s Also Generating Energy in Texas and Launching Vehicle Insurance

SiliconHills

Tesla is moving its headquarters from Palo Alto to Austin. Elon Musk, Tesla Founder and CEO, made the announcement at Tesla’s 2021 shareholders meeting, which was held in Austin at Tesla Gigafactory under construction in Southeastern Travis County and broadcast on YouTube. Austin

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MOVE America Comes to Austin Sept. 28-29th

SiliconHills

MOVE America, a global mobility event, will be held in Austin at the Palm Events Center on September 28th and 29th. AustinSilicon Hills News readers are being offered a free pass. Just use the code SHN100 on checkout.

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 […].

The Austin State of Entrepreneurship

Austin Startup

[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

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.

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

109 Austin Companies Make Inc. 5000 2021 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

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In Austin, 109 companies made the Inc. Overall, the Austin companies on the list had a 183 percent median growth rate, $3.9 Austin5000 2021 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country.

Bright Machines Expands to Austin with new Regional Office and Robotics Lab

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Bright Machines announced plans to open a new regional office and lab in Austin. The company, based in San Francisco, is not moving to Austin. Bright Machines is opening a customer support center and robotics lab in Austin. 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

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!

Austin Startup Week Panel Discusses the Growing FemTech Industry and the Impact of Texas’ Restrictive Abortion Law

SiliconHills

Austin Startup Week hosted a panel discussion Wednesday with innovators from across the country to talk about telehealth services and the FemTech industry. Austin

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Austin’s secret sauce… it’s the WHY

Austin Startup

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.

Texas and Austin See Record Levels of VC Funding in 2021 and it’s not Slowing Down

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AustinVenture Capital is on pace to double from last year’s record levels of $156.2 billion invested in 12,254 deals nationwide, according to Pitchbook-National Venture Capital Association Venture Monitor data.

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.

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

Austin-based Bandit Acquired by GoPuff

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GoPuff, a Philadelphia-based snack, and beverage delivery company, last week bought Austin-based Bandit, the App-only coffee shop founded by early Uber employee Max Crowley. Austin

Sana Partners with Proactive MD to Open a Health Care Clinic in Austin

SiliconHills

Recently, the Austin-based company took another step in that direction by announcing a partnership with Proactive MD to open a primary health care center, Sana MD in Austin. Austin health care ProactiveMD Sana startups

Austin-Based Dosh is Sold to Cardlytics for $275 Million

SiliconHills

Dosh, an Austin-based cashback offers platform, has been acquired by Atlanta-based Cardlytics for $275 million in cash and stock. Austin

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 Engineers Create MoToGo as a Solution to Last-Mile Delivery Problems

SiliconHills

In Austin, a group of engineers has created a solution to the problem of last-mile delivery. MoToGo has a vision of a future where the delivery of goods is affordable, simple, secure, equitable, and sustainable, said David Ruth, CEO and Co-Founder of MoToGo, based in Austin. Austin

Tesla Energy, Brookfield, and Dacra Create the First Tesla Solar Neighborhood in Austin

SiliconHills

billion Gigafactory in Austin to make trucks and other vehicles, but Tesla Energy is also creating a solar-powered local neighborhood. Last week, Tesla Energy announced the first Tesla Solar neighborhood called SunHouse at Easton Park, 12 miles east of downtown Austin.

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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

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.

Procore Technologies Buys Austin-based Esticom

SiliconHills

Procore Technologies increased its footprint in Austin last week with its acquisition of Esticom, an Austin-based estimating software company. Procore, which has more than 500 employees in Austin, makes construction management software. Austin

Greater Austin Chamber Announces 2020 A-List Award Winners

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The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has announced its A-List award winners for 2020. The post Greater Austin Chamber Announces 2020 A-List Award Winners appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Austin-based Bumble Files to Go Public

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Austin-based Bumble, the networking and dating app founded by Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014, has filed to go public. AustinThe company filed its initial public offering documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.

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 […].

50/50 Women on Boards Launches Austin Chapter to Advocate for More Women on Corporate Boards

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AustinTexas has 267 companies on the Russell 3000 Index and only 23 percent of them have women on their boards of directors, according to the 50/50 Women on Boards Gender Diversity Index.

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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

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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

Who says Austin can’t do consumer?

Austin Startup

[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?

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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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