ATX Seed Ventures Plans to Raise its Third Venture Fund

In 2014,  Chris Shonk co-founded ATX Seed Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm, based in Austin. ATX Seed Ventures has three partners: Danielle Allen, Brad Bentz and Shonk.   Shonk said they saw the demise of Austin Ventures, the largest local venture capital firm which sunset that year, as an opportunity. ATX Seed Ventures raised […]

After Selling to DXC Technology, argodesign Plans to Continue its Innovative Tech Design Work in Austin

Mark Rolston founded argodesign nearly five years ago, and last month the company sold to $22 billion IT company, DXC Technology, for an undisclosed sum. Rolston, who has a more than 25-year career in the design industry, recently sat down with Silicon Hills News’ Ideas to Invoices podcast to talk about the projects his company […]

CognitiveScale CTO Matt Sanchez Talks About AI on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

Five years ago, Matt Sanchez founded CognitiveScale, a fast-growing artificial intelligence startup in Austin. Today, he serves as Chief Technology Officer of CognitiveScale, which has raised $50 million to date and has 150 employees with 90 in Austin. It also has offices in New York, London, and Hyderabad, India. This week, CognitiveScale held its Cognite2018 […]

Cristal Glangchai, Author of Venture Girls, Says an Entrepreneurial Mindset is key to Success

Cristal Glangchai, Ph.D., was the founding director of the Blackstone LaunchPad and the director of the Texas Entrepreneurship Exchange at the University of Texas in Austin. She’s also the founder and CEO of VentureLab, a non-profit that runs experiential learning programs in youth tech entrepreneurship. And she is the author of the bestselling book: Venture […]

MONKEYMedia’s Eric Bear Discusses BodyNav Tech to Eliminate VR Motion Sickness on Ideas to Invoices

MONKEYMedia is focused on eliminating motion sickness for people using virtual reality applications. Today, the company released a developer toolkit for its patented BodyNav technology that allows people to try out the BodyNav technology on existing games and applications available for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Eric Bear, founder, and CEO of Austin’s MONKEYMedia, an […]

Doreen Lorenzo on the Importance of Design Thinking for Problem Solving

Design thinking is a methodology designers have always used to solve problems, said Doreen Lorenzo, founder of the Center for Integrated Design. It started in the early 1960s around industrial design and made a comeback in the early 2000s to address a wide range of issues, Lorenzo said, who is also the Assistant Dean of […]

UT Austin’s Blockchain Initiative Director Cesare Fracassi on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

Blockchain technology has the potential to transform businesses and entire industries. And the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin is at the forefront of this emerging technology with its newly launched Blockchain Initiative. UT Austin is participating in a new program focused on blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and digital payments. Ripple, […]

The New $35 Million Trust Ventures Fund is Looking to Invest in Disruptive Startups with Billion Dollar Big Ideas

Trust Ventures, an Austin-based venture capital firm has raised an initial $35 million fund, backed by Koch Disruptive Technologies, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, to invest in and support innovative startups facing public policy barriers. Salen Churi and Brian Tochman lead Trust Ventures. Previously, Churi worked as a law professor and founded the Innovation Clinic […]

Morgan Flager, General Partner with Silverton Partners, on How the Firm Picks Investments

Morgan Flager, a general partner of Silverton Partners, one of Austin’s oldest home-grown VC firms, is an active investor in early-stage technology startups in Austin. Flager currently serves on the boards of Aceable, Alert Media, Convey, Outbound Engine, Trendkite, The Zebra, Turnkey Vacation Rentals, SourceDay, and Rollick. Before joining Silverton, Flager worked with FTV Capital […]

Lorenzo Gomez, Author of the Cilantro Diaries, Talks About Tech in San Antonio on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

The Cilantro Diaries is a delightful book about how Lorenzo Gomez III made his way first through H-E-B Grocery Store No. 5 in San Antonio and then on to Rackspace and Geekdom. It’s a fun read and packed with good advice, particularly for people just starting out in their careers. Gomez, the author of the […]