The Zebra Moves Into Chic New Eastside Headquarters

The first time Silicon Hills News met The Zebra, the two founders showed up at Longhorn Startup Demo Day in 2013 to meet Billionaire Mark Cuban. They had sent a cold email to Cuban who invested in The Zebra despite never having met the founders. That night at the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium at the […]

MassChallenge Texas Awards $500,000 to Five Startups

TRAXyL, a startup that installs high-speed Internet on roadways, received the top prize of $150,000 in cash from MassChallenge Texas in Austin on Thursday night. The company,  based in Warrenton, Virginia installs high-speed fiber optic cable on roads, and parking lots. It coats the fiber optic cables in heavy-duty paint that can be glued on […]

Tenfold Raises $7.5 Million in Additional Funding

Tenfold, one of Silicon Hills News’ 25 hottest Austin startups to watch in 2019, recently announced it has raised $7.5 million in additional funding. The Austin-based company, which integrates customer relationship management programs with voice platforms, announced it has raised a Series C funding round lead by Austin-based Next Coast Ventures. To date, Tenfold has […]

Reset is Helping Austin Restaurants Monetize Their Space During the Day for Events and Coworking

When Christine Ziegler needed a place for 35 employees to meet off the BigCommerce campus, she turned to Reset. Reset offered up a few venues and Ziegler picked the Tillery Kitchen and Bar at 3201 E. Cesar Chavez. The restaurant features spacious and comfortable indoor seating with big windows and lots of natural light and […]

Austin-based Eterneva Lands an Investment from Billionaire Mark Cuban on Shark Tank

Diamonds are made from carbon and people are made up of carbon, so why not make diamonds out of people? That’s the bright idea behind Eterneva. And it landed the Austin-based startup a $600,000 investment from Billionaire Mark Cuban on Shark Tank, which aired last Sunday. Adelle Archer and Garrett Ozar, co-founders of Eterneva, had […]

San Antonio-based Dura Software Raises $10 Million in Funding

San Antonio-based Dura Software announced Friday that it has raised $10 million in funding. The company reported it was the largest round raised in San Antonio this year. In addition, Dura Software bought 6Connex, based in Pleasanton, Calif. The company makes virtual event software. Dura Software, founded in 2018, acquires and operates business to business […]

Exploring Space, Travel, and Colonization at SpaceATX

Space is big business in Texas and it’s getting bigger. To explore the industry and its impact in Austin and San Antonio, Silicon Hills News is putting on its first space industry conference: SpaceATX: Space the Next Frontier: Exploring Space, Travel and Colonization. SpaceATX is focused on Texas’ booming space industry and geared to those […]

Trust Ventures of Austin Raises $70 Million in a Second VC Fund to Invest in Startups Disrupting the Status Quo

In June of 2018, Silicon Hills News wrote about Trust Ventures raising a $35 million fund to invest in innovative startups facing public policy barriers. On Friday, Austin-based Trust Ventures announced the close of its second fund, with more than $70 million in committed funds with a goal of reaching $100 million. The venture capital […]

Austin-based RigUp Lands $300 Million in Funding led by Andreessen Horowitz to Expand its Labor Marketplace for the Energy Industry

In one of the largest funding deals for an Austin-based startup ever, RigUp announced on Thursday that it has raised $300 million led by Andreessen Horowitz, a16z. That brings the total raised by RigUp, founded in 2014, to $423.8 million. The Austin-based company is an online marketplace for services and labor for the energy industry. […]

UT Austin Engineering Professor John B. Goodenough Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The University of Texas at Austin has a new Nobel Prize winner in chemistry: John B. Goodenough, a professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering. The Royal Academy of Sciences Wednesday awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Goodenough along with Stanley Whittingham of the State University of New York at Binghamton and Akira […]