VC Firm Antler is Accepting Applications for its First Austin Cohort to Kick off in March

Austin has a new venture capital firm, Antler, that is accepting applications for its first cohort, which is expected to kick off next month. Tyler Norwood is a managing partner for Antler in the U.S. where he oversees the firm’s U.S. operations. “Our plan was always to start in New York and then to launch […]

The Metaverse Offers Opportunities for Immersive Storytelling

The Metaverse is already here, says Erin Reilly, founding director of the Texas Immersive Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. It was first mentioned in the 1992 book Snow Crash, a science fiction novel by Neal Stephenson. Today, the Metaverse is the latest iteration of Cyberspace, a blend of virtual and real-life applications, […]

Joel Trammell and Alicia Thrasher Created The Manager’s Playbook and Training Program to Help Businesses Thrive

Managing employees is one of the hardest tasks within a business. Joel Trammell and Alicia Thrasher know how to do it well. Trammell, a successful tech entrepreneur, CEO, and investor, and Thrasher, a successful executive who has led programs for eBay/PayPal, Google, and Anheuser-Busch, teamed up to create a management system. Together, they co-founded Austin-based […]

Austin-based ROI Swift Helps Consumer Brands Scale

In 2015, Carolyn Lowe founded Austin-based ROI Swift, which helps market emerging consumer brands. So far, ROI Swift has helped nearly 200 companies including  Tiff’s Treats, Tecovas, Austin Eastciders, and Esker Beauty.  Her team grew an apparel and footwear company from $0 to  $12 million in sales in 18 months. Her goal is to help […]

Uplevyl, a Women’s Empowerment and Networking Platform, Launches in Austin

Uplevyl, an Austin-based tech company that makes an app and digital platform geared to professional women, launched last Tuesday. Shubhi Bhonsle-Rao, Uplevyl’s founder and CEO, is a former senior executive with Alphabet, Tesco, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Ford Motor Company, among others. She also sits on the board of directors of Open Lending, Center for Global Development, […]

REE Automotive Sees Austin as a Tech Hub for Electric Vehicles

REE Automotive recently announced plans to open a North American headquarters and assembly site in Austin with 150 new jobs. “Austin came out winning this with flying colors,” said Daniel Barel, the company’s CEO and Co-Founder. It chose Austin because of the city’s booming technology industry, its culture of innovation and openness, and the weather […]

Matt Wursta Talks About his Company’s Challenges and Growth on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

Wursta landed in the top 500 of the Inc5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the country for two years in a row. This year, Austin-based Wursta was listed as No. 440 on the Inc5000. Matt Wursta, CEO, founded his eponymous company in 2014 in the basement of his parent’s house in Allentown, Pennsylvania after […]

Austin’s Rocket Dollar Invests Retirement Dollars in Alternative Assets like Cryptocurrency, NFTs, Real Estate, and More

After selling Honest Dollar, the company he co-founded, to Goldman Sachs, Henry Yoshida recognized another super trend. He had spent his career in the financial services industry with a particular focus on retirement accounts. Before Honest Dollar, Yoshida, a certified financial planner, had also founded MY Group LLC, a $2.6 billion assets under management retirement […]

Austin’s Banyan Water Sees Water Conservation as the Most Critical Resource Issue Facing the U.S.

Banyan Water, a water management system, seeks to save companies money and conserve water. Gillan Taddune, Banyan Water’s Chief Executive Officer, recently spoke with Silicon Hills News on its Ideas to Invoices podcast about how companies and institutions should be monitoring their water usage to detect leaks and other problems before they get out of […]

Benish Shah Gives Startup Advice on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

Benish Shah, a go-to-market strategist, specializes in growing companies via brand, revenue, and product. She’s worked across tech, media, and consumer packaged goods. A licensed lawyer, she’s been published in Forbes, Refinery29, and more. She is also the author of two children’s books. Shah co-founded and served as CEO of a fashion tech startup. She […]