Zoho’s CEO Discusses its Unique Culture and Plans for its Austin Campus on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

In 1996, Sridhar Vembu founded Zoho in Silicon Valley. Today, the bootstrapped startup is still in its teenage years even as it finds its stride with the increasing popularity of its suite of software apps aimed at running everything from a small business to a Fortune 500 company. The privately-held company does not disclose its […]

Zoho Plans to Go Big in Austin but Also Wants to Keep Things Weird

By LAURA LOREK, Publisher of Silicon Hills News Zoho wants to keep things weird in Austin. The software company officially announced this week at its annual Zoholics conference that it is moving its headquarters from Pleasanton, Calif. to a 369-acre campus near the Austin airport. “I like Austin,” said Sridhar Vembu, Zoho’s founder and CEO, […]

NASA Selects UTSA to be Part of an Institute to Create Smart Habitats for the Moon and Mars

University of Texas at San Antonio Associate Professor Arturo Montoya is a civil engineer and an expert on how earthquakes and hurricanes impact bridges and buildings. It’s that expertise that attracted Purdue University principal investigator Shirley Dyke to ask him to collaborate on the Resilient Extra-Terrestrial Habitats Institute for NASA to explore building homes and […]

Austin’s VC Investment up 16 Percent in the First Quarter to $704 Million

By LAURA LOREK, publisher of Silicon Hills News Austin’s venture capital investments rose to $704 million in the first quarter of 2019, up 16 percent from the same quarter a year ago, according to the PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree report. However, the number of deals in Austin dropped almost 8 percent to 37 in the first […]

Zoho Announces Plans to Relocate its Headquarters to 375-Acre Austin Campus with New Zoho University

Zoho Tuesday announced plans to relocate its headquarters to Austin from California and to create a new 375-acre campus including a 100,000 square foot building in South-east Austin. The company, which is hosting its annual national users’ conference, Zoholics, at the Palmer Events Center, will release more details later this morning during a presentation along […]

LiveOak Venture Partners Closes a $105 Million Fund to Invest in Early-Stage Texas Startups

LiveOak Venture Partners announced Tuesday that it has closed a $105 million fund, its second fund. The fund was oversubscribed, according to a news release. Krishna Srinivasan, Venu Shamapant and Ben Scott founded Austin-based LiveOak in 2013 and raised a $100 million fund to invest in early-stage Texas startups. The three founders met while working […]

Strangeworks Aims to Bring Quantum Computing to the Masses

Quantum computing is still in its infancy. But in Austin, Strangeworks, founded by William Hurley, aka, Whurley, is spearheading a venture focused on making quantum computing applications accessible to everyone. It is one of a handful of startups around the world focused on tackling the really big problem of creating quantum computing applications. On Wednesday, […]

San Antonio-based NewTek Acquired by Norwegian-based Vizrt

Vizrt, a broadcast company based in Norway, announced it has acquired San Antonio-based NewTek. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Michael Hallen, president and CEO of Vizrt, will lead the company. Vizrt said the acquisition creates the largest company in the broadcast space that is dedicated to enabling IT-based video production. “Combining […]

VIA’s Steve Young Named San Antonio CIO of the Year

Sponsored post by InnoTech San Antonio With thousands of IT professionals now working and living in San Antonio, those  making an impact deserve public recognition and InnoTech, the region’s largest IT & innovation technology conference, will recognize and award the best and the brightest in the field of Information Technology on Thursday, April 4, 2019. […]

Austin Tech Events to Attend in April

It is tough to recover from March madness and South by Southwest. But Austin’s tech community is not disappointing in the month of April. There are so many interesting talks, pitch events, panel discussions and hackathons to attend. And Zoho is having its annual user conference: Zoholics in Austin for three days at the Palmer […]