Silicon Hills News’ Top 10 Stories of 2019

OJO Labs Founders John Berkowitz and David Rubin at OJO Labs’ Headquarters, photo by Errich Petersen

Silicon Hills News had a great year in 2019 with hundreds of thousands of visitors to our website and social media feeds, several thousand downloads of our Ideas to Invoices podcastand more than 1,000 people attending our annual events and monthly lunch and learn gatherings.

And 2020 promises to be even brighter.

We’ll be kicking off the New Year with our annual calendar party, this year it’s being held at The Riveter in downtown Austin on Jan. 23rd.

But before we move onto 2020, let’s look back at 2019 and see what stories our readers thought deserved the most attention. This ranking of the top 10 includes one story from late in 2018 on Sana Benefits, a healthcare company that moved from San Francisco to Austin that year and continued to rank in the top 10 for 2019.

Also, our most-viewed story is our roundup of the hottest startups to watch in 2019. We will be releasing our list of hottest startups to watch for 2020 on New Year’s Day. So, make sure to come back and check it out because your startup might even be on the list.

1. 25 Hot Austin Startups to Watch in 2019

2. Spredfast and Lithium Rebrand to Khoros and Select Austin for its New Headquarters

3.  H-E-B to Build a New Tech Center in San Antonio and Hire 500 Employees

4.  ICON Unveils a New Large Scale 3D Printer to Build Affordable Homes

5.  Paradromics Moved from Silicon Valley to Austin and is Creating a Brain Modem

6.  OJO Labs Acquires Austin-based RealSavvy

7.  Zoho Plans to Go Big in Austin but Also Wants to Keep Things Weird

8.  Health Insurance Startup Sana Benefits Moves Headquarters to Austin

9.  Austin’s Spiceworks is Bought by Ziff Davis

10. OJO Labs Raises an Additional $45 Million in Venture Capital