U.S. Justice Department and 11 States Including Texas Sue Google for Alleged Monopolistic Practices

The Justice Department sued Google last week for alleged monopolistic practices and violating antitrust laws. The Justice Department along with eleven state Attorneys General, including Texas, filed the civil antitrust lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The lawsuit seeks to restrain “Google from unlawfully maintaining monopolies in the markets for general […]

RVshare Lands $100 Million in Funding

Want to take to the open road in an RV, but don’t want to plunk down all the money to buy one? That’s the problem RVshare solves. The Austin-based company hooks RV owners up with people who want to rent them. And while the pandemic has punished a lot of businesses, it has been a […]

Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit Features Austin’s Kerry Rupp with True Wealth Ventures

Kerry Rupp, a general partner of True Wealth Ventures in Austin, is one of the featured speakers at the 2020 Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit, which kicks off on Sunday. The event is being held online from October 18th through October 21st. (Full disclosure – the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce, that puts on the […]

Xebec Launches During the Pandemic and Overcomes Many Obstacles to Sell $2.3 Million in Six Months

In 2017, Alex Levine found himself working on a 12-inch laptop at a client’s office in New Jersey and he wanted a better setup like the big monitors at his home office. “For me, one thing that I found that was a big hole in my travel lifestyle was I couldn’t bring my beautiful home […]

DISCO Raises $60 Million in Funding and Plans Further International Expansion

DISCO, which makes software for the legal industry, announced this week that it has raised $60 million in additional funding. The startup, which moved to Austin in 2018 from Houston, has raised $195 million to date. Georgian Partners led the latest round of funding. Existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, LiveOak Venture Partners, and The Stephens Group all participated, and […]

OJO Labs Acquires Digs and Enters the Real Estate Fintech Market

OJO Labs has acquired Digs, a Chicago-based personal finance app that lets people save for a down payment on a home, manage the equity in their home, and monitor their credit score. It’s OJO’s fourth acquisition since launching in 2015. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. With the acquisition of Digs, OJO […]

Austin’s ‘Taste of Koko’ Influencer Jane Ko Perseveres Through the Pandemic

By OMAR L. GALLAGA, Freelance Contributor to Silicon Hills News Jane Ko, the Austin food and lifestyle blogger, needs a break. Ko built her “A Taste of Koko” brand on her website, Instagram and an Austin guide book to she self-published last year, working for 10 straight years to evolve from one of the city’s […]

Greater Austin Chamber Announces 2020 A-List Award Winners

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has announced its A-List award winners for 2020. The A-List winners were revealed during a three-part online series hosted by the Chamber and SXSW on October 7th and 8th. On Wednesday, the Chamber announced its Spotlight Award winners: Daniel Barnes, founder and CEO of Treaty Oak Distilling, Angell Tsang, […]

Google’s Black Founders Fund Awards Three Austin Startups $200,000 in Cash

Three Austin-based startups received a total of $200,000 in cash awards from Google for Startups’s Black Founders Fund. The Austin startups are Laundris Corp., Tankee and Varuna Tech. Google announced Tuesday that 76 startups led by black founders received a total of $5 million nationwide. In addition to the money, the startup founders also receive […]

Austin Startup Crawl Goes Virtual

The 10th Annual Austin Startup Week is in full swing with lots of panels and virtual networking at the virtual venue Hopin. And tonight the first Austin Startup Crawl will take place virtually using a platform called Sococo from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. “Each startup will have their own room where you can chat […]