Austin-based 17TeraWatts Launches Bodhi, a Software App to Help Solar Homeowners

Texas ranks number one of all the states in solar energy potential and number seven in installed solar capacity, according to the Texas Solar Energy Society. That makes Austin a great place to launch Bodhi Software, an app that helps homeowners install solar panels, track energy use and develop a relationship with others in the […]

AgencyKPI Launches With $3 Million in Funding to Mine Insurance Industry Data

Austin is becoming a hotbed of innovation in the insurance technology space. And the latest evidence of that is AgencyKPI, which develops a business intelligence platform that mines data for the insurance industry. The Austin-based company launched out of stealth mode this week and announced it has received $3 million in seed and strategic funding […]

Austin’s Spiceworks is Bought by Ziff Davis

Thirteen years ago, four tech workers in Austin founded Spiceworks, a social network for IT professionals. That company grew to employ 450 people and it also raised $11 million in venture capital funding including $57 million from Goldman Sachs in 2014. This week, Jay Hallberg, one of the co-founders and its CEO, announced in a […]

Developers Break Ground on Natiivo Austin, a High-Rise Hotel Built for Homesharing

The transformation of Rainey Street District continues with the groundbreaking Thursday morning on Natiivo Austin. The high-rise building at 48 East Avenue is being built for home-sharing by Austin-based Pearlstone Partners and Newgard Development Group., based in Miami. The condos allow owners to own, stay and share their condos and is powered by Airbnb, a […]

Sputnik ATX Selects Six Startups to Participate in its Summer 2019 Program

Sputnik ATX has announced the latest group of six startup companies accepted into its Summer 2019 cohort. This is the fourth cohort selected for Sputnik ATX, an Austin startup accelerator focused on growth companies since its founding in 2017. More than 300 companies applied for the program, and Sputnik ATX selected 22 finalists. From that […]

Google Webpass now Available in Austin

Google Fiber and Google Webpass have never been offered together in the same market until now. And what that means for Austin residents and businesses is wider availability of Google’s super-fast Internet service. Google’s broadband Internet is 100 times faster than most broadband services. Google announced last week that it is providing Webpass, super-fast wireless […]

Low-Sensory Youth Code Jam Returns to Austin

Youth Code Jam, a nonprofit program to teach middle and high school students coding skills, started in San Antonio and has branched out to Austin. Debi Pfitzenmaier started Youth Code Jam in 2012 at a San Antonio library with 30 people attending. The event has grown every year since then and has reached over 20,000 students and their parents across […]

Austin’s ScaleFactor Raises $60 Million in Additional Funding

Just a few years ago, ScaleFactor graduated from the 2017 Austin TechStars program and raised a few million dollars. On Thursday, the Austin-based company announced it has raised $60 million in a Series C round of funding, just seven months after closing its $30 million Series B round. To date, the company has raised a […]

Austin’s Firefly Aerospace is a New Space Pioneer with Plans to Launch its Rocket in Six Months

Firefly Aerospace has been on one wild ride to get its rockets built in Texas. “We have been building for the last several years and we’re going to fly our first rocket in the next six months,” said Tom Markusic, Firefly’s founder and CEO. But the road to the launch pad and has been a […]

H-E-B to Build a New Tech Center in San Antonio and Hire 500 Employees

At its hometown headquarters in San Antonio, H-E-B is making a big investment to create a state-of-the-art tech center. H-E-B announced Wednesday it plans to add 500 new jobs in San Antonio and build a 150,000 square-foot, five-story building in downtown San Antonio. The building will have the capacity to eventually house 1,000 employees. Construction […]