RealWork Labs Lands $2.5 Million for its Software that Helps Home Service Providers Attract New Customers

While building a tiny home in Austin last March, Rusty Fincke turned to his neighbors and friends to find an electrician. “I was using Nextdoor and asking friends for referrals,” he said. That sparked the idea for RealWork Labs, which creates lead generation marketing software for the home services industry. Fincke joined with Pierce Birkhold, […]

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 […]

From a Cold Email to an IPO: DISCO, a Story of Domain Strength, Grit, Collaboration, and Serendipity

By Krishna Srinivasan, Chairman of the Board, DISCO and co-Founding Partner, LiveOak Venture Partners In October 2013, we received a cold email – it had all the elements on first glance that begged to be ignored.  The email came from a person named “CeCe” who talked about a founder called “Kiwi” and a company called “DISCO” […]

Rocket Maker Firefly Aerospace Lands $75 Million in Funding and Becomes Austin’s Latest Unicorn

Rocket maker Firefly Aerospace has landed $75 million in venture capital funding, giving it a $1 billion valuation, making it Austin’s latest Unicorn. The company’s Series A funding round was led by DADA Holdings, with participation by Astera Institute, Canon Ball LLC, Reuben Brothers Limited, SMS Capital Investment LLC, Raven One Ventures, The XBTO Ventures, […]

Geek athletes compete at Austin’s Startup Olympics

Put Geek athletes into the Google search engine and what do you come up with? A correction suggestion for Greek Athletes. So the conclusion must be that Geek athletes are an evolution of the ancient Greek athletes that invented the Olympic Games in 776 BC in Olympia in Greece. And as part of that evolutionary […]

20 Silicon Hills Technology Startups to Watch in 2012

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