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 […]

Serial Entrepreneur Andrew Eye Discusses ClosedLoop.ai’s $34 Million in Funding and its Technology on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

ClosedLoop.ai, a healthcare technology startup, recently raised $34 million in funding. The Austin-based company plans to use the funding to hire additional staff and to further develop its data science platform for the healthcare industry. Andrew Eye, ClosedLoop.ai’s CEO and Co-Founder, recently sat down for an interview with the Ideas to Invoices podcast to talk […]

Ingrid Vanderveldt is on a Mission to Empower One Billion Women and She’s Also Expanding her Enterprises in Austin

Empowering a billion women is Ingrid Vanderveldt’s mission. She created EBW to reach one billion women across the globe and help them start and scale ventures. EBW does that by developing women entrepreneurs through mentorship, education, and community. “That is the WHY we exist,” Vanderveldt said during a recent interview for the Ideas to Invoices […]

Joe Lonsdale Wants to Build a new Tech City Near Austin and a Tunnel Transportation System to Develop an Even Bigger Tech Hub

An experimental Beta City on the outskirts of Austin with transportation tunnels, autonomous vehicles, robots, flying drones, smart buildings, and all the latest technology applications. That’s the vision of Joe Lonsdale, an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, who recently moved 8VC, an investment firm, and The Cicero Institute, a public policy think tank, to Austin. He […]

Active Capital Raises Second Fund Worth $25 Million

Active Capital recently announced it has closed on its second fund worth $25 million. A year ago, the San Antonio-based venture capital firm raised a $21.5 million fund. Both funds are focused on providing seed-stage capital to business to business software as a service companies, known as B2B SaaS companies located outside of Silicon Valley, […]

The Austin-San Antonio Corridor Could Become one of the World’s Top 10 Tech Regions, says Lanham Napier, CEO of BuildGroup

Lanham Napier led Rackspace as CEO for 13 years. Under his leadership, the company grew from $1.5 million in revenue to more than $1.5 billion in revenue and more than 6,000 employees. When he left Rackspace, he launched his next venture, BuildGroup, a venture capital firm in Austin, which is also his hometown.   Napier, […]

Austin Chamber’s Leigh Christie Discusses Austin A-List Awards and How the Pandemic is Affecting Entrepreneurs

A native of Austin, Leigh Christie has seen the city change from a sleepy college town to a high-tech boomtown. Today, she serves as senior vice president of global technology and innovation at the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. She’s also a lawyer who previously served as executive director of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central […]

Women@Austin Launches Beam Angel Network Aimed at Funding Female-Founded Startups in Texas

There’s a new angel network in Austin, aimed specifically and women-led startups. This week, Women@Austin, a nonprofit organization focused on advancing female entrepreneurs, launched the Beam Angel Network. Notley Venture, a social impact investment firm based in Austin, has pledged $250,000 to kick off the network, which will begin accepting applications on Sept. 1st. Jess […]