Tesla Energy, Brookfield, and Dacra Create the First Tesla Solar Neighborhood in Austin

Not only is Tesla building a $1.1 billion Gigafactory in Austin to make trucks and other vehicles, but Tesla Energy is also creating a solar-powered local neighborhood. Last week, Tesla Energy announced the first Tesla Solar neighborhood called SunHouse at Easton Park, 12 miles east of downtown Austin. Tesla is working with Brookfield Asset Management […]

Legal Tech Startup CS Disco Files to go Public

CS Disco, a legal tech startup, filed papers with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of stock. The Austin-based company did not set a date to go public or a price for its shares, which will be traded under the stock ticker “LAW.” CS Disco plans to use the proceeds […]

Sana Partners with Proactive MD to Open a Health Care Clinic in Austin

Skyrocketing health care costs is a problem Sana, a health care startup, has set out to solve since its founding in 2017. Recently, the Austin-based company took another step in that direction by announcing a partnership with Proactive MD to open a primary health care center, Sana MD in Austin. With the center, Sana and […]

Homeward Raises $371 Million and Plans to Expand Into New Markets and More than Triple Employees to 1,000 by Next Year

Austin-based Homeward Raises $371 Million in Funding and Plans Major Expansion and Hiring Spree

Outdoorsy Raises $120 Million in Financing and Launches Roamly, its Insurance Division

Outdoorsy, an RV rental marketplace, raises $120 million and launches Roamly, an insurance technology product with plans to expand into Europe.

Bringing the Commercial Real Estate Industry into the 21st Century

By Kenny Tomlin, Founder and Executive Chairman of AnthemIQ It’s difficult to believe that the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) industry has continued to operate in essentially the same manner the past 15 years, considering how much technology has advanced and significantly improved most industries. Yet, even the most technically savvy brokers still run their business […]

SKU and Naturally Austin Select 10 Startups led by Diverse Founders for new SKU M/O Track

SKU, the consumer packaged goods accelerator, along with Naturally Austin, have selected ten companies to participate in its SKU M/O track that focuses on diversity and inclusion. SKO M/O kicks off on June 3rd. The accelerator provides education and mentorship to diverse founders. It’s a combination of Naturally Austin’s Fellowship program and SKU’s accelerator curriculum. […]

Cognite Closes on $150 Million in Funding

Cognite, an industrial software as a service company that has its U.S. headquarters in Austin, announced this week that it has closed on a $150 million investment round. That funding round values the company at $1.6 billion, earning the company’s unicorn status. TCV, a private equity firm, led the round in Cognite, founded in 2017, […]

Hearth Closes on $23 Million in Funding

Austin-based Hearth, a financial platform for home improvement contractors, announced this week it has raised $23 million. Human Capital, a San Francisco-based venture firm, led the Series B funding round. Other investors include 8VC, Suro Capital, Jay Levine, Barry Sternlicht, and The Chainsmokers. To date, Hearth, founded in 2018, has raised $51 million. Previous investors […]

Telemedicine Startup Wheel Lands $50 Million in Funding

Telemedicine startup, Wheel, announced this week that has closed on $50 million in funding. The Austin-based startup, founded in 2018, created a platform focused on providing services to clinicians to provide better telehealth care to patients. Michelle Davey and Griffin Mulcahey founded Wheel, previously called Enzyme Health to provide high-quality virtual care at scale. They […]