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Texas Startup Manifesto 2.0

Austin Startup

Texas is the most promising technology market in the United States. Now the 9th largest economy in the world, it‘s clear that the rest of the world is waking up to the potential in Texas. Startups and investors should treat Texas like one big city. Texas is red and it is blue.

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Silverton Partners Raises $248 Million Fund to Invest Primarily in Texas-based Startups

SiliconHills

Silverton Partners announced this week it has closed on Fund VII at $248 million, its largest fund ever. The Austin-based venture capital firm, founded in 2006, closed on Fund VI in 2000 worth $144 million, and Fund V at $108 million in 2018.

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Texas A&M Looks to Partner with Tech Entrepreneurs

SiliconHills

BY LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Roy Truitt, founder of Austin-based startup, ScanSee, wants to tap into Texas A&M’s rich engineering resources. It has created an app, HubCiti, which can […] The post Texas A&M Looks to Partner with Tech Entrepreneurs appeared first on SiliconHills. Truitt, serial entrepreneur who founded Truco Enterprises, which makes the On the Border brand of chips and salsas, created ScanSee four years ago.

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Now Any Accredited Investor Can Invest in Texas Startups with Capital Factory and AngelList

Austin Startup

Capital Factory has been the most active early stage investor in Texas since 2010, investing in hundreds of startups and collecting more than $100 million in pre-emptive investment rights to invest in hundreds more. If you believe in Texas, you can invest alongside us.

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Texas, this is not the Innovation you’re looking for…

Austin Startup

Texas is known for technology and business innovation, but right now our state government is being innovative in all of the wrong ways by finding legal loopholes to skirt around national laws and suppress voters they don’t agree with. As Texas CEOs, we are big fans of innovation.

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Texas Gets A New Tech Equity Program

Austin Startup

We’ve recently partnered with one of our favorite Austin-based startups, Favor Delivery , to make sure that Texans have opportunities and pathways to thrive in a technology-fueled economy. tech texas equity diversity-and-inclusion

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The Texas Startup Manifesto

Austin Startup

Texas has 4 of the 11 largest cities in the United States and they are all within driving distance of each other. Texas is the most promising technology investment opportunity in the United States and Capital Factory is going to turbocharge it. By connecting Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and the rest of the state into a Texas S tartup Megatropolis we can unlock billions of dollars in capital and unleash thousands of diverse entrepreneurs. Texas cities are diverse.

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LiveOak Venture Partners Closes a $105 Million Fund to Invest in Early-Stage Texas Startups

SiliconHills

LiveOak Venture Partners announced Tuesday that it has closed a $105 million fund, its second fund. Krishna Srinivasan, Venu Shamapant and Ben Scott founded Austin-based LiveOak in 2013 and raised a $100 million fund to invest in early-stage Texas startups. The post LiveOak Venture Partners Closes a $105 Million Fund to Invest in Early-Stage Texas Startups appeared first on SiliconHills.

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LiveOak Venture Partners Raises $210 Million Oversubscribed Fund III

SiliconHills

A decade ago, Austin-based LiveOak Venture Partners took a few years to put together its first $100 million investment fund. Today, LiveOak Venture Partners announced Fund III, a $210 million oversubscribed fund that took just three months to close.

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6 Texas-Style Business Lessons That Every Entrepreneur Can Take To The Bank

YoungUpstarts

As author John Steinbeck said “Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.” And when it comes to business in Texas, you don’t mess about. Here are 6 unmistakably Texas-style business lessons – unwritten codes of behavior that everyone notices and no one forgets – to stand the test of time: 1. This small-town maxim is true on a Texas-size scale. You think no one is watching your play in Texas?

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Silverton Partners Raises $144 Million Fund Focused on Investing in Early-Stage Startups Primarily in Austin and Texas

SiliconHills

Silverton Partners, based in Austin, announced this week that it has closed on Fund VI at $144 million, its largest fund to date. The post Silverton Partners Raises $144 Million Fund Focused on Investing in Early-Stage Startups Primarily in Austin and Texas appeared first on SiliconHills.

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Load Balancing Between VC Partners

Feld Thoughts

I woke up this morning in Fort Worth, Texas. Fortunately, I’ve got amazing partners. As a result, we’ve always been active at moving primary responsibility for a company (which we define as a board seat) between partners. In addition, we do this exercise as each partner returns from their one month annual sabbatical, as the other three partners have already been handling that partner’s primary responsibilities.

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Texas Startups Roadshow Wrap-up

Austin Startup

Two robot buses full of dozens of venture capitalists and family office investors from around the world traveled for three days around the great state of Texas from Dallas to Houston to Austin. Last week I took to the Texas highways with dozens of other investors from around the country and around the world on an epic three day adventure from Dallas to Frisco to Houston to Austin. The Texas Startup Manifesto The roadshow was a successful trip that we will definitely repeat in 2020.

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LiveOak Venture Partners Sees Lots of Quality Startup Deals in Austin and Texas

SiliconHills

In 2000, during the Dot Com boom, an enormous amount of money flowed into companies even though they did not have viable ideas and were also not disciplined with spending money, said […] The post LiveOak Venture Partners Sees Lots of Quality Startup Deals in Austin and Texas appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Ben Scott Krishna Srinivasan LiveOak Venture Partners venture capital Venu Shamapant

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MassChallenge Texas Entry Deadline Dec 5

Austin Startup

The Forrest Four-Cast: November 25, 2017 Earlier this fall , MassChallenge announced their expansion into Texas, which is this incubator’s first US location outside of the home base in Boston. Founders located in the Lone Start State should leverage their presence by applying to MassChallenge Texas before the noon central time deadline on Tuesday, December 5. news startup entrepreneurship texas founders

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Friday Fun #4: Ordinals, Texas Style

VC Adventure

Two of my partners are from Texas ( Brad , which surprises many; and Lindel , which surprises no one). This article on the various ways of describing direction in Texas was hallarious. Who knew, “down”, “out”, “over” and “up” were directions… General Business

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3 Texas Cities Recognized in Inc.’s List of Best Places to Start a Business

Austin Startup

However, there are many incubators, accelerators, and VC’s around town that we have been proud to work alongside— Techstars, Austin Technology Incubator, Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN), Silverton Partners, and LiveOak Venture Partners to name a few.

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Evocalize Opens New Office In Austin, Texas To Support Growing Demand for Its Collaborative…

Austin Startup

Evocalize clients have used the CMP to activate over 750,000 digital marketing programs with partners.

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Texas Startups Roadshow East Coast Tour

Austin Startup

Capital Factory is launching our 2019 TEXAS@USA East Coast Roadshow as part of our Texas Startup Manifesto. We’re bringing a select group of Texas startups to the East Coast for curated, 1-on-1 investor meetings in Atlanta, Boston and New York. All startups based in Texas who apply will be considered for participation regardless of industry, sector or city. A committee of representatives from Capital Factory and our partners will select the participants.

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Building Bridges for the Texas Innovation Ecosystem: Two programs, One State, One Summer

Austin Startup

MassChallenge Texas’ first two years were big. During that time, we successfully ran three accelerators in two cities and convened more than five hundred resources, experts, partners, business leaders, and investors to support 181 startups from all corners of the world.

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A Bright Future for Bioscience in Temple, Texas

Austin Startup

THBD partners with Temple Independent School District (TISD) to encourage future generations of students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. By sharing local resources with students, THBD propels the growth of Central Texas’ thriving biotech corridor.

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Texas Bitcoin Conference Runs Oct 28–29

Austin Startup

But if you want slightly more than two minutes of content on this topic, then attend the Texas Bitcoin Conference on Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29 at the Canyon View Event Center (4800 Spicewood Springs Road). Tickets for the Texas Bitcoin Conference are still available $400 per person. Texas Bitcoin Conference Runs Oct 28–29 was originally published in Austin Startups on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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Investors! Join Me On An Epic 3 Day Roadshow Across the Great State of Texas

Austin Startup

Join Me On an Epic 3 Day Roadshow Across the Great State of Texas Get your ticket on this exclusive journey across the 10th largest economy in the world and 4 of the 10 largest and fastest growing cities in the U.S. For many years, Texas has been the fastest growing state with many of the fastest growing cities. Investors who want to invest where the puck is going are investing in Texas. Capital Factory is the most active early stage investor in Texas since 2013.

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MASSCHALLENGE TEXAS IN AUSTIN 2019 NAMES TOP 14 FINALIST STARTUPS

Austin Startup

MASSCHALLENGE TEXAS NAMES TOP 14 FINALIST STARTUPS FROM AUSTIN-BASED ACCELERATOR International accelerator to award up to $500,000 in equity-free cash prizes to select top startups from the region’s third startup accelerator program at Oct. 17 awards ceremony (AUSTIN, Texas?—?Sept. MassChallenge , a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, today announced the top 14 finalist startups from its third MassChallenge Texas accelerator and second Austin-based program.

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HEB Partners with Instacart to Deliver Groceries in Austin

SiliconHills

H-E-B, the largest grocery retailer in Texas, is partnering with Instacart to deliver milk, bread, eggs and other groceries to people in Austin and Houston in an hour. We’ll bring H-E-B to you with Instacart,” Jeff Thomas, vice president and general manager of VP Central Texas […] The post HEB Partners with Instacart to Deliver Groceries in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills.

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Get 10 years of experience in 3 years running the most active venture fund in Texas

Austin Startup

You will coordinate and administer the most active venture capital fund in Texas and see an insane amount of dealflow. You’ll interact with every VC in Texas and those from Silicon Valley who are investing in Texas and every startup CEO who gets funded. Capital Factory has been the most active early stage tech investor in Texas since 2013. We invest in startups that get funded by all of the top venture capitalists in Texas and Silicon Valley.

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STAR Park at Texas State University Focuses on Innovation

SiliconHills

Texas has 63 incubators and half of those are in the Central Texas region, said Pike Powers, partner at Fulbright & Jaworski and an advocate for technology economic development. They’ve got to be a combination of people, places, things and great ideas, he said. […] The post STAR Park at Texas State University Focuses on Innovation appeared first on SiliconHills.

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Come Make a Dent in Diversity & Inclusion in Tech Across Texas at Capital Factory

Austin Startup

Catalyze the tech community and produce a series of inclusive events designed to change the face of tech in Texas. We work with great partners like Google for Entrepreneurs, Code2040, DivInc, Latinitas, Bunker Labs, Perot Jain, Women Who Code, and others. As part of the Texas Startup Manifesto , you will promote diversity & inclusion all over the state of Texas, with an emphasis on Austin and Dallas.

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Texas Investment Landscape: Dark Ages or a New Beginning

Austin Startup

Written by Venu Shamapant (General Partner, LiveOak Venture Partners) Continue reading on Medium

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I am a proud Mexican-American “Tejano” who grew up in South Texas.

Austin Startup

I love you New England, but Texas is calling me home Why we Moved Back To Texas I love you New England, but Texas is calling me home I am a proud Mexican-American “Tejano” who grew up in South Texas. As a teenager I moved away from Texas to Chicago to put myself through school and find opportunity outside of South Texas. We are very thankful and humbled at the trust our customers, partners and employees put into the Good Dog Labs and Lighthouse brands.

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Two Clean Energy Incubators Launched in Texas

Austin Startup

The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) and the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) are announcing a program to launch two new clean energy incubators at Texas universities. The goal is to aid the commercialization of clean energy technologies and foster the growth of companies in the clean energy sector in Texas. In addition, ATI-CEI organized or co-organized over 20 clean energy focused events to help build the Central Texas clean energy community.

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The University of Texas System Invests $10 Million in MyEdu

Austin Startup

MyEdu, the nation’s leading student academic platform for completing college, announced today that it has partnered with the University of Texas System (UT System) to provide an enhanced student academic platform, helping students across UT System institutions to significantly increase their return on education by raising graduation rates, decreasing time to graduation and supporting career readiness goals.

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Former Spam King Sells Unique Influence to MDC Media Partners

SiliconHills

In 2006, I met Ryan Pitylak, a 24 year old student from the University of Texas, at a coffeeshop in downtown Austin for an interview. At the time I was a […] The post Former Spam King Sells Unique Influence to MDC Media Partners appeared first on SiliconHills. He was charming and he was also one of the world’s worst spammers. At one point, Pitylak sent 25 million spam emails a day.

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Andrew Busey Joins AV as Venture Partner

Austin Startup

Austin Ventures (”AV”), the most active and established early-stage venture capital firm in Texas, today announced that Andrew Busey, former VP/GM at Zynga (ZNGA), has joined the firm as venture partner. In his new role, Andrew will help the venture team identify and attract very early-stage companies,” said John Thornton, General Partner, Austin [.].

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Export Online Without Frontiers: A Global Map of B2B Marketplaces

The Startup Magazine

It is actually half Chinese: while based in Dallas, Texas, it has main offices also in Wuhan and Shanghai. You will not find a massive volume of users, but maybe you will find better partners. Online B2B marketplaces are websites where buyers and sellers meet to trade.

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Finding an Affordable Commercial Space, a Business Partner & Community in Austin, TX

Austin Startup

One of the first set of questions I asked was to my friend and now business partner, Steph Douglass. He opened his truck this past year, and through the ups and downs of owning your own business and trying to care for a new baby, him and his partner, Collete, are making it happen. Eric , owner of LeverCraft coffee , (and my partner) is a real go-getter. He built-out his entire 43ft shop on his own in the past three months in the Texas heat.

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Six Reasons You Need to be at Fed Supernova This September

Austin Startup

Answer questions, gain valuable feedback, draw partners, and attract investor interest. Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas, the number one state for startups in the U.S. texas department-of-defense defense government-innovation army-futures-command

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VCs and Founders Give Advice on Funding a Startup

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Funded companies, which are performing well, get nice offices and free lunches for their employees, said Mike Dodd, partner with Austin Ventures. Austin ASW13 Austin Startup Week Austin Ventures Claire England Eric Falcao Josh Kerr Krishna Srinivansan Live Oak Partners Mass Relevance Mike Dodd RISE technology Texas venture capital Written

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Do You Consider Yourself a Texan?

Feld Thoughts

Did you know that 28.5714% of the partners at Foundry Group are Texans? I answered that I grew up in Texas, live in Colorado, was born in Arkansas, and went to school in Massachusetts. So, maybe I’m a Texas for a few more years, although Amy says definitively, “You are not.” Places arkansas Colorado massachusetts texasRecently, I was asked if I consider myself a Texan.

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

Austin Startup

Colonel) is the Director of the Texas Military Department Joint Innovation Unit, a DARPA and NSIN Fellow, and now leads the Defense Innovation Unit across Texas. venture-capital entrepreneurship texas startup austin

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Marketing Cloud Summit – Austin, Texas – October 25, 2012

entrepreMusings

Get a jump on your 2013 marketing planning in this “meeting of the minds” afternoon in Austin, Texas. Join us for an educational summit in Austin, Texas, hosted by the Marketing Cloud™ and featuring Jay Gaines of SiriusDecisions, who will present “2013 Planning Methodology to Maximize Revenue,” SiriusDecisions’ ground-breaking marketing planning methodology. Austin, Texas 78701.

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Capital Factory Doubles Down on Houston

Austin Startup

In 2017, we released the Texas Startup Manifesto , outlining a vision of a united Texas startup ecosytsem where startup entrepreneurs treat the four major metropolitan areas as one big city when they are recruiting talent, fundraising, and acquiring customers.

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How Austin Made a Name in Tech

Austin Startup

Even our very own ISG Partners opened an HQ2 in the heart of Austin in 2020. Officials in the Texas capital implemented a strategy similar to Tulsa’s in the form of the Austin Area Economic Development Foundation, founded in 1957 with a plan to make Austin a hub for industry giants.

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