DivInc Honors its 2022 Champions of Change Award Winners

Generational wealth is created by people who found companies, said Chris Hyams, CEO of Indeed. That’s why DivInc, a nonprofit accelerator focused on assisting women and people of color is so important in Austin, said Hyams who serves on the DivInc Board of Directors and as 2022 Honorary Chair for the DivInc Champions of Change […]

DivInc Awards Colette Pierce Burnette its First Legacy Award

Colette Pierce Burnette, President and Chief Executive Officer of Huston-Tillotson University received the first-ever legacy award at DivInc’s fourth annual Champions of Change Awards presented by Notley. Burnette came to Austin in 2015 as Huston-Tillotson’s first black female president. During her time in Austin, Burnette has blazed a trail for diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout […]

Austin-based Xebec Selected as a SXSW 2022 Innovation Award Finalist

Xebec, a company that launched during the pandemic, has made the list of Innovation finalists at South by Southwest. The Austin-based company’s product, Xebec Tri-Screen 2, is a finalist in the Speculative Design category. Other finalists include Biometric Ignited mobile self-defense, Flash Freeze Premium Ice Cream on Demand, Katalyst Training System and The First Ever […]

HearstLab Texas to Hold Pitch Competition for Female-Founded Tech Startups based in the South

HearstLab is holding its first-ever pitch competition for female-led founders in San Antonio. It is looking to fund high-growth, women-led startups in the South, said Lisa Gillespie, vice president of marketing and new business development at the San Antonio Express-News and HearstLab Scout. “We’re not just a newspaper,” Gillespie said. “We’re interested in investing way […]

An Artificial Intelligence Agent with Development Ties to UT Austin Defeats Human Drivers in Sony’s Gran Turismo Video Game

An artificial intelligence program has beat a human at chess, checkers, the game of Go, and Jeopardy. Now GT Sophy, an AI agent has defeated some of the world’s best drivers of the PlayStation racing simulation game, Gran Turismo Sport. Sony AI with Polyphony Digital and Sony Interactive Entertainment announced the breakthrough in artificial intelligence […]

SourceDay Raises $31.5 Million in Venture Funding

SourceDay, which makes supply chain management software, announced on Tuesday that it has raised $31.5 million in venture capital funding. Austin-based SourceDay, founded in 2013, has raised $55 million to date. Norwest Venture Partners led the Series C round of funding with participation from existing investors ATX Ventures, Baird Capital, Draper Associates, Ring Ventures, and […]

VC Firm Antler is Accepting Applications for its First Austin Cohort to Kick off in March

Austin has a new venture capital firm, Antler, that is accepting applications for its first cohort, which is expected to kick off next month. Tyler Norwood is a managing partner for Antler in the U.S. where he oversees the firm’s U.S. operations. “Our plan was always to start in New York and then to launch […]

Amber Gunst to Step Down as CEO of the Austin Technology Council in September

Amber Gunst is stepping down as the Chief Executive Officer of the Austin Technology Council in September. Gunst has served in that role since May of 2018. She took over as interim CEO when Barbary Brunner left the organization to join an Austin-based tech company. Gunst had previously served as head of sales and membership […]

Austin-based Wander Raises $20 million

For people who want to book a house near Joshua Tree National Park and get away from it all but still have ultra-fast Wi-Fi, Wander has a place. Wander allows people to get lost in the desert but still have all of the amenities of a smart home for the perfect work-from-home vacation. Austin-based Wander […]

Enboarder Raises $32 Million in Funding

Enboarder on Wednesday announced it has raised $32 million in additional funding. NewSpring led the Series B round with participation from previous investors Greycroft and Next Coast Ventures and new investors Golub Capital, Escalate Capital Partner, Alumni Ventures, and Gaingels. In June of 2019, Enboarder raised $8 million and made Austin its U.S. headquarters. The […]