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 […]

Austin’s PickleSmash Powers Through the Pandemic With Online Sales and Retail Expansion

After running out of salsa, Brian White decided to mash up his own version using pickles as the main ingredient. He added jalapenos, pickles, onions, and spices and came up with what is now known as PickleSmash, which is a salsa made without tomatoes. “I like experimenting with mashups of different foods,” White said. White […]

More Books Recommended by Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs on Silicon Hills News’ Ideas to Invoices Podcast

By LAURA LOREK, Publisher of Silicon Hills News and Host of the Ideas to Invoices Podcast In three seasons of the Ideas to Invoices podcast, Silicon Hills News has interviewed more than 70 highly successful Austin and San Antonio entrepreneurs and many of them recommended books that have helped them with their entrepreneurial journeys. Silicon Hills […]

Hypergiant’s Ben Lamm Talks About the Future of Tech, Space, the Pandemic, the Black Lives Matter Movement and More on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

A well-known serial entrepreneur in Austin’s technology industry, Ben Lamm loves to solve big hard problems. That led him to found Hypergiant Industries in 2018. The Austin-based company focuses on emerging tech with tentacles in a myriad of different industries including space, critical infrastructure and defense. “I felt like the intersection of critical infrastructure, space […]

Austin’s National Instruments Rebrands as NI with a Focus on Engineering Ambitiously

National Instruments, founded in 1976, and one of Austin’s oldest homegrown technology companies, this week announced plans to rebrand to NI. The company unveiled its new logo and launched a brand campaign with the slogan “Engineer Ambitiously.” It also launched Perspectives, an online news site with a message from NI CEO Eric Starkloff.  NI is a […]