EBW 2020 Launches MintHer Aimed at Helping Female Founders Scale Their Ventures

By Laura Lorek Publisher of Silicon Hills News At South by Southwest 2018, Ingrid Vanderveldt, chairman, and CEO of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 movement, launched MintHer, a financial resources network for female entrepreneurs. Vanderveldt, who previously served as the first entrepreneur in residence at Dell, spoke at SXSW 2018 on “Empowering a Billion […]

Hugh Forrest Provides Seven Early Observations on SXSW 2018

By Laura Lorek Publisher of Silicon Hills News From amazing weather to Elon Musk‘s pop up appearance, blockchain technology, and internationalization, South by Southwest 2018 is over but not forgotten. Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer of SXSW, gave an overview of seven early observations from SXSW 2018, during a Tech Talk event with the Austin […]

Case Foundation’s Sarah Koch on the Importance of Inclusivity and Diversity in the Tech Industry

By Laura Lorek Publisher of Silicon Hills News Sarah Koch, vice president of social innovation at the Case Foundation, has attended South by Southwest a few times and she noticed a big change and focus on inclusivity and diversity this year. “Last year it felt like was that first turning point of seeing a lot […]

Austin-based SpareFoot Acquires SiteLink

SpareFoot, the Austin-based online self-storage marketplace, announced Thursday plans to acquire SiteLink, a software maker for the self-storage industry, founded in 1996 and based in Raleigh, North Carolina. As part of the deal, Cove Hill Partners, a private equity firm in Boston, will acquire a majority stake in the combined company. The financial terms of […]

Austin-based SpyCloud Raises $5 Million

SpyCloud announced this week that it has received $5 million in venture capital funding. Austin-based Silverton Partners and March Capital Partners led the Series A round. SpyCloud plans to use the funding on product development, security research and to expand its database of assets. It also plans to hire more employees. SpyCloud, founded in 2016, […]

MineralSoft’s Gabe Wilcox Talks About Disrupting an Industry on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

By Laura Lorek Publisher of Silicon Hills News and Host of the Ideas to Invoices Podcast A native of Arkansas, Gabe Wilcox and his family know firsthand the problem mineral rights owners have in managing their assets. “It has been a very archaic industry,” said Wilcox, CEO and co-founder of MineralSoft. In the U.S., individuals […]

Oracle’s Founder Larry Ellison Says Austin Campus is Going to Grow to 10,000 Employees

By Laura Lorek Publisher of Silicon Hills News Billionaire Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle, said he expects Austin’s Oracle campus to grow to about 10,000 employees in coming years. “We are going to have a handful of hubs in the United States,” Ellison said. “Austin is one of the key places we want to […]

Go Hunt Life’s Todd Nevins is Onto his Next Big Adventure in Mexico

By Laura Lorek Publisher of Silicon Hills News Todd Nevins is pulling the ripcord on his life this week. The host of the Go Hunt Life podcast in Austin and founder of CLICKplacement, an AdWords business, is moving to Mexico. Todd and his wife, Allison, have sold most of their belongings, everything from their couch […]

Umuse Raises $5 Million for its Smart Digital Assistant to Organize Email, Text and Chat

Umuse has created a digital assistant for the email inbox box that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning and becomes smarter over time. To bring the product to market, the Austin-based startup led by Scott Abel, former Spiceworks Founder and CEO, announced Wednesday that it has raised $5 million in seed funding from Shasta Ventures, […]

National Tech Media’s SXSW Coverage Obscures What a True Ecosystem of Innovation Looks Like

By Dave Manzer Sponsored Post on Silicon Hills News Here’s an opinion that won’t be popular among our friends in the technology news media: It’s coverage of SXSW risks perpetuating a very narrow and biased view of what a true startup ecosystem looks like. Don’t believe me? You need only look at the headlines coming […]