Polygraph Media is Disrupting the Advertising Industry through Data and Analytics

Chris Treadaway doesn’t chain smoke or drink cocktails all day at his office at WeWork at the Domain. But he is living a Modern-Day version of Mad Men, the AMC TV series that dramatized the lives of ad men in the 1960s at a fictional New York advertising agency. Today, Treadaway is involved in the […]

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 […]

Vyze Lands $13.1 Million in Venture Capital

Vyze, a cloud-based financial technology company, has raised $13.1 million in venture capital to accelerate its growth and expand into new markets. Austin Ventures with additional investment from Fathom Capital and Starvest Partners led the Series C financing round. The company, founded in 2008, has raised $48.1 million including the latest funding round. As part […]

Austin-based Press Raises $500,000 in Seed Funding to Expand On-demand Laundry and Dry Cleaning Service

Nobody likes to do laundry. But we all need clean clothes and many of us are too busy to fetch our dry cleaning and laundry. That’s where Austin-based Press comes in. The startup, based at Capital Factory, just raised $500,000 in seed stage funding to expand its business. The company, which began as a Longhorn […]

uShip Unveils Bright, Inviting New Corporate Headquarters

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Heather Hoover, executive vice president of operations at uShip, joined the company in 2005, a year after its founding. At the time, uShip, the online shipping marketplace and freight automation software provider, didn’t have a formal office. Nick Parker, chief technology officer at uShip, and the founders […]

Indeed.com Acquires Interviewed

Indeed, a global job site based in Austin announced it has acquired Interviewed, a human resources technology company based in San Francisco. “Indeed’s mission is to help people get jobs, and today we make it easy for millions of job seekers to find and apply to jobs all over the world,” Chris Hyams, president of […]

True Wealth Ventures’ Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp Seek to Change the Landscape of Venture Capital Investing

The general partners of True Wealth Ventures want to see more female led companies get venture capital investment. And they want to see more female venture capitalists making investments in the industry. The $20 million True Wealth Ventures fund invests in women led companies in the sustainable consumer and consumer health industries. Sara Brand and […]

Austin Tech Alliance Hosts its First Tech Town Hall at WeWork Domain with District 7 Council Member Leslie Pool

The biggest challenge for Austin and the Texas Legislature is tackling school finance, according to Austin District 7 Council Member Leslie Pool. “More than half of the property taxes that are paid by Austin homeowners, commercial properties and businesses go back to the state under recapture,” Pool said. That’s more than $400 million this year […]

Five Events to Attend in San Antonio This Week

TUESDAY – The Future of Work Panel discussion at Geekdom put on by Freelance Conference. The panel discussion kicks off at 3 p.m. and runs until 4:30 p.m. at the Geekdom Events Centre at 131 Soledad Street, San Antonio. Register here. WEDNESDAY – Second Annual Coding Challenge Luau starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Geekdom […]

Five Events to Attend in Austin This Week

It may be the heart of the summer and the Texas heat is going strong, but that doesn’t mean technology activity has slowed down in Austin. Silicon Hills News has highlighted five events to attend in Austin this week. TUESDAY– WeWork and the Austin Tech Alliance will host a tech town hall meeting with Councilwoman […]