Austin-based Invoiced Finds Success in Processing Billions of Dollars in Invoices for Companies

Invoicing is Jared King’s passion. “It really is, King said. His family recognized his penchant for collections at an early age. In fourth grade, King was a bit of a loan shark. He would loan kids a dollar and he would collect $2 in repayment, he said. King’s entrepreneurial spirit continued when he went to […]

Capital Factory Expands Into Houston by Merging with Station Houston

Capital Factory, an Austin-based accelerator, last week announced it has expanded operations into Houston by merging with Station Houston. It is part of the Texas Startup Manifesto strategy Capital Factory Director Joshua Baer has articulated in the past about the major Texas cities working together to create a vibrant statewide technology industry. “Capital Factory is […]

Stoplight Raises $6 Million in Additional Funding

 Stoplight, which manages application development software for companies, announced this week that it has raised $6 million in additional funding. The Austin-based startup closed its Series A round of funding co-led by Next Coast Ventures and Bill Wood Ventures. To date, Stoplight has raised $10 million. The company plans to use the funding for engineering, […]

MassChallenge Texas Begins Accepting Applications for its Austin and Houston Programs

At the South Congress Hotel last week, MassChallenge Texas officially kicked off its next application cycle for its accelerator programs in Austin and Houston. The MassChallenge Accelerator has completed two cohorts in Austin and one in Houston since launching in 2017. The Houston and Austin application cycles kicked off simultaneously with a giant video screen […]

SXSW Announces its 2020 Innovation Award Nominees Including Seven From Austin

South by Southwest Conference and Festivals announced Thursday nominees for its 23rd annual SXSW Innovation Awards. Sixty-five companies made the list including seven from Austin. Austin had two finalists in the AI and Machine Learning category including Cortex Certifai by CognitiveScale and Yonder Narrative by Yonder. Hypergiant Industries’ Eos Bioreactor is a finalist in the Climate, Culture & […]

Nine Banded Whiskey is Making Austin Known for its Spirit

Nine Banded Whiskey Co-Founder Sean Foley seized an opportunity to create an Austin-based whiskey. After noticing a moderately priced, Austin-made whiskey brand didn’t exist, in 2014, he founded the Nine Banded Whiskey company and launched its first bottles of whiskey a few years later. Today, Nine Banded Whiskey is in 12 states and last year […]

QuestionPro Moves its Headquarters from San Francisco to Austin

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 is like where Seattle used to be in 2005, small, but ready to go,” said Vivek Bhaskaran, CEO […]

Dealing with Space Junk and Managing Space Traffic is the Focus of UT Austin Conference

Space is a finite resource and needs environmental protection, according to Moriba K. Jah, astrodynamicist. “People, in general, take for granted the number of services and capabilities every day that are space-based,” said Jah, director of the Advanced Sciences and Technology Research in Astronautics (ASTRIA) program at The University of Texas at Austin. And Space […]

Galvanize is Bought by K12 for $165 Million

Galvanize has been bought by K12, a publicly traded learning company based in Herndon, Va., for $165 million in cash. The deal, which closed on Monday, includes Galvanize’s campus in downtown Austin in the Northshore building at Second and Nueces and seven other campuses across the country. In the deal, K12 gets Denver-based Galvanize’s management, […]

25 of Austin’s Hottest Startups to Watch in 2020

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 billion, up almost 28 percent from 2018, another record year, according to the latest MoneyTree Report from PwC […]