Capital Factory, Dallas Entrepreneur Center and DivInc Award $100,000 to ShearShare of Dallas

In Dallas, ShearShare, a startup that created an app to allow barbers and hair stylists to rent salon space on the fly, won $100,000 in a diversity investment challenge last week. The diversity challenge, announced last Fall by Captial Factory, focuses on giving a $100,000 investment to one startup from Dallas with a diverse executive […]

Ten Startups Join the Austin Techstars 2018 Class

Techstars Austin announced the ten companies selected for its Techstars Austin 2018 accelerator. The accelerator, which features a diverse set of companies, kicked off on Jan. 22nd at Techstars’ new offices at 220 S. Congress Ave. The program ends on April 20th with a Demo Day. This is Techstars’ sixth program in Austin. This year’s […]

Austin’s Next Coast Ventures Adds Jeff Browning as Venture Partner

Next Coast Ventures announced last week that the firm has added Jeff Browning as its latest venture partner. Browning “will focus on helping their portfolio companies with all aspects of organizational design, talent acquisition and executive development,” according to a news release. Browning most recently worked as a principal at GTRC Private Equity and he […]

Tarmac TX is Open for Applications for its 2018 Program

Earlier this month at the Google Fiber space downtown, Tarmac TX held its Demo Day for the companies in its 2017 cohorot. Now the accelerator, based at Galvanize, is accepting applications for its 2018 program, which starts in mid-April. The free program lasts nine months and includes mentorship and help with issues facing early-stage companies. […]

Two Austin-based Startups are Finalists for the Sixth Women Startup Challenge in New York

Two women-led startups from Austin are among the top ten finalists in the nation for the sixth Women Startup Challenge: Emerging Tech. The startups include Astral AR, a drone piloting system that uses the Internet of the Things and helps law enforcement stop bullets, and detect guns and bombs through walls. Leah La Salla is […]

WeWork, Bunker Labs and Patriot Boot Camp Announce an Austin “Veterans in Residence” Program

Ten Austin entrepreneurs have joined the WeWork, Bunker Labs and Patriot Boot Camp’s new Veterans in Residence program in Austin. The new program provides space, community and services to Veteran-run startups to help them to grow their business for six months. Last week, at a kick-off event at WeWork Domain, the first ten veteran entrepreneurs […]

Wellnicity Lands $3.6 Million in Seed Stage Funding

Wellnicity, which makes home health test kits and supplements, announced it has received $3.6 million in seed-stage funding. Austin-based Capstar Partners led the investment into the company. Wellnicity plans to use the funds to further develop its software platform, sales and marketing and to invest in packaging and fulfillment functions. “We chose to invest in […]

Office Depot Debuts BizBox, a new Store Concept in Downtown Austin

Something new is coming to Austin on Monday. Office Depot is opening BizBox, a brick and mortar component of an online service it launched last November. BizBox will be located at the 14 Office Depot locations around Austin. BizBox offers everything from logo and website design to finance and accounting services. The location will also […]

SpareFoot Moves Into New Headquarters and Celebrates 10 Years in Business

On the year of its 10th anniversary, SpareFoot, a storage marketplace, moved this month to new headquarters at University Park. Sparefoot has raised $49.4 million since its founding in 2008, according to its Crunchbase profile. SpareFoot’s last round of funding came in 2015 led by Revolution Growth, founded by Steve Case, founder of America Online. […]

GoDaddy Buys Main Street Hub for $125 Million

Catering to small business can mean big business. Just ask the folks over at Main Street Hub, which sold Tuesday to GoDaddy for $125 million in cash plus up to $50 million more in future earnouts, according to a news release. The transaction is expected to close by June pending regulatory approval and other requirements. […]