Nine Tech Startups to Meet at SXSW

Photo: Clarify Team:  Ivo Rothschild, Paul Murphy, Keith Casey Graham Christensen and BalaKrishna Kolluru, Photo by John Davidson

Photo: Clarify Team: Ivo Rothschild, Paul Murphy, Keith Casey
Graham Christensen and BalaKrishna Kolluru, Photo by John Davidson


Looking for a taste of the Texas tech startup scene during South by Southwest Interactive? Check out these nine innovative tech startups that call Austin home.

Able Lending – Launched last year, this startup offers low-cost loans to entrepreneurs. It requires its applicants to raise 25 percent of the loan amount themselves and then it provides the remainder with interest rates ranging from 8 percent to 16 percent.

Aceable – offers driver’s education and defensive driving apps on a mobile phone. Aceable is available on iOS and through the Aceable website to all Texas drivers as an alternative to classroom-based and web-based defensive driving courses.

Clarify.io – this innovative tech startup has created technology that lets people easily search audio and video files by keywords. It’s a graduate of the Techstars London program, Fintech Innovation Lab and the BBC Media Lab.

Honest Dollar – this newly minted startup launches at SXSW. It provides outsourced retirement plan services with low administrative fees so that people can earn more money on their 401K retirement funds.

People Pattern – has created software that analyzes data in social media feeds to help companies learn more about their customers so they can create highly targeted digital marketing campaigns.

Spreadfast – this spunky startup merged with Mass Relevance last year to create a massive social marketing company. It sells a social media platform to its customers that let them manager all of their social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube and other blogging services.

SpareFoot – a Capital Factory accelerator graduate, this startup operates a marketplace that lets customers find and reserve storage units online. It has the largest inventory of storage units in the U.S.

TrendKite – has created a software as a service platform that uses data to create predictive analytics to measure how well an online marketing campaign is doing so that customers can adjust it to get a better return on their investment.

WP Engine – specializes in hosting WordPress websites. It has more than 23,000 customers and it recently expanded to San Antonio and opened an office at Geekdom. It also has an office in San Francisco.

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