The Fourth Techstars Cloud Cohort Showed off Their Ventures at Demo Day 2016

The 2016 Techstars Cloud Class at Techstars Demo Day at the Aztec Theater in downtown San Antonio.

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News At the Aztec Theater in downtown San Antonio, entrepreneurs with 11 startups took to the stage to present their companies during the fourth Techstars Cloud Demo Day Thursday afternoon. The companies participating in Techstars go on to raise, on average, over $1.5 million during the course of […] Hits a Record 200 Million Unique Visitors in 31 Days

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Lots of people are looking for a new job. And where are they going? From the traffic statistics, it looks like Austin-based Over the past 31 days, Indeed reached a record number of 200 million unique visitors. “These candidates searched for jobs in over 60 markets and in 28 languages—a record number of countries […]

Austin-based Vast Lands $14 Million in Venture Capital


Vast, a data platform to sell cars and houses, announced Monday it has received $14 million from Capital One Growth Ventures. The Austin-based company, founded in 2005 in Silicon Valley, had not raised any money previously. It has created two main brands: CarStory for automotive and HomeStory for real estate. The company plans to use […]

True Made Foods Wins the Food+City Challenge Prize for 2016

True Made Foods co-founders Kevin Powell and Abraham Kamarck , photos by Hojun Choi

By HOJUN CHOI Reporter with Silicon Hills News True Made Foods took first place in the second annual Food+City Challenge Prize competition held at the University of Texas at Austin campus on Saturday. The New York-based startup won the $30,000 grand prize and beat 19 other startups from all over the world. In addition to […]

Bazaarvoice Gets New Headquarters


Bazaarvoice, the world’s largest network of active shoppers, this week unveiled its new company headquarters in the Quarry Oaks business park in North Austin. Its new 137,615 square foot building houses Bazaarvoice’s 600 employees. And it includes a Whole Good Market CafĂ© for company employees. “As Bazaarvoice moves into its 11th year as a company, […]

Austin-based Selected to Participate in Microsoft’s Machine Learning Accelerator


Austin-based, which allows developers to search and understand audio and video using a simple API, was selected to participate in Microsoft Ventures’ Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. And Paul Murphy, the company’s founder and CEO, reported in a blog post that the company is not relocating to Seattle. “We are thrilled to work with […]

Pitch with Purpose Encourages Female Founders to Apply


Pitch with Purpose is encouraging women entrepreneurs leading high-growth, scalable businesses that support the resolution of the world’s most pressing problems to apply for its pitch competition. Circular Board, based in Houston, announced the competition Thursday in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, Dell and Guggenheim Partners. Companies with at least one female founder are […]

Greenbelt Greens Launches in Austin

Greenbelt Greens

The salad days are here to stay in Austin. And thanks to a new Austin-based subscription service, Greenbelt Greens, people can get chef-designed salads and grain bowls sent straight to their doorstep. The startup just launched its service this week. Customers can personalize their deliveries when they set up their Greenbelt Greens profile. They’ll be […]

Techstars Announces its 2016 Austin Cohort


For the first time half of the Techstars Austin cohort hails from Austin. This is the fourth class for the popular Techstar accelerator in Austin and the first one led by its new managing director, Amos Schwartzfarb. “It was not intentional,” Schwartzfarb said. “We were very location agnostic. It wasn’t a field in the spreadsheets […]

Google and HUD to Bring High Speed 1 Gigabit Internet to Public Housing Developments

A West Bluff resident and her son will receive the Google high speed fiber network to their home at no cost. Photo courtesy of Google.

Google and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday plans to bring high speed Gigabit Fiber Internet to housing developments nationwide. The goal is to improve access to the Internet for the nation’s poorest residents and to help children get access to materials online to improve their education and help boost their […]