Austin-based Bandit Acquired by GoPuff

GoPuff, a Philadelphia-based snack, and beverage delivery company, has acquired Austin-based Bandit, the App-only coffee shop founded by early Uber employee Max Crowley. Bandit, founded in 2019, relocated its headquarters from New York to Austin in September of 2020 because it offered the startup an opportunity to experiment with curbside and drive-through technology in a […]

LitLingo Raises $7.5 Million for its AI-Powered Business Communications Platform

LitLingo, which makes specialized software that allows businesses to monitor and correct real-time communications, announced that it has raised $7.5 million. Breyer Capital led the Series A round of funding with participation from former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano and existing investors LiveOak Venture Partners, Clarke Nobiletti and James Marsico. To date, LitLingo has raised $9.5 […]

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 […]

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.

Iris Plans Lands $5.1 Million to Take the Pain out of Managing Long-Term Illness

By LAURA LOREK Publisher with Silicon Hills News For Dr. Stephen Bekanich, treating long-term illnesses early on with advance care planning is a personal mission. Dr. Bekanich’s grandmother had metastatic breast cancer and his grandfather had dementia. “Even as a physician I felt ill prepared to be able to take them through this,” Dr. Bekanich […]

11 Startups Join DivInc’s Latest Accelerator Program

In 2016, Preston James, Ashley Jennings, and Dana Callender founded DivInc to bring greater entrepreneurial diversity to Austin’s technology industry. The 12-week accelerator program, based at Capital Factory, has graduated two cohorts so far and made a big impact on providing women and minorities with greater access to mentors, funding, partnerships and the overall inner […]

WeWork is Already Full and Looks to Expand in Austin and Texas

By HOJUN CHOI Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News WeWork, a startup that offers short-term leases to businesses in need of office space, has expanded to Austin and, despite only having launched in February, is already operating at full capacity with over 500 members. The New York-based company currently operates in cities across the globe, […]

Silicon Hills News’ Latest Magazine on Tech Startups Taking Off

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Rockets launching are a symbol of Texas’ rich history in the space industry. Although innovation has become a buzzword in many circles it still rings true in Texas and the neighboring states of Louisiana and Mississippi, which all have NASA facilities. Space exploration is at that heart […]

Massage.com Wants to Take the Stress Out of Getting a Massage

BY TIM GREEN Reporter with Silicon Hills News Dan Graham wants Massage.com to work like a good massage, relieving stress for massage therapists and their customers. Instead of kneading muscles, however, the online massage booking service does it by helping therapists find work and customers get a massage where it’s most convenient for them. “Essentially, […]