Five Events to Attend in Austin This Week

We’re still basking in the glow of the Austin Technology Calendar Party last Friday at Galvanize Austin. It was a great event and a good time for all. If you missed it and you want a Austin 2017 Wall Sized Tech Calendar for $30 each, please contact Laura Lorek. Austin always has a lot of […]

Thoma Bravo Acquires Austin-Based Planview

Thoma Bravo, a private equity firm, announced Thursday its plans to acquire Planview, an Austin-based software company. The two companies have entered into a definitive agreement for Thoma Bravo to acquire Planview form Insight Venture Partners. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Thoma Bravo will become the new majority shareholder of Planview […]

Favor Pulls out of Other States to Focus on the Texas Market

In 2013, Zac Maurais and Ben Doherty launched Favor in Austin to deliver food to people’s doorsteps. The startup quickly grew and later that year, Favor attracted $2 million in seed stage funding. The next year, the company landed $13 million with plans to expand nationwide. Those plans came to a halt this week. Favor […]

Grayline is the Brainchild of Joseph Kopser and Bret Boyd

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Austin entrepreneurs Joseph Kopser and Bret Boyd have launched Grayline, a corporate consulting firm. Kopser previously worked as global president of moovel, a subsidiary of Diamler AG. Moovel recently announced plans to consolidate operations to Portland. Kopser cofounded RideScout and sold it in 2014 to Car2Go, an […]

Roomify Relocates to Austin to Scale its Dorm Room Furnishing Business

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Roomify moved from Dallas to Austin last summer to plug into the city’s vibrant tech entrepreneurial scene. “This is where we wanted to scale the company,” said Shanil Wazirali, the startup’s co-founder. Last May, Wazirali, 27, and his cousin and co-founder, Sagar Hemani, 25, raised a seed […]

Shark Tank is Looking for Startups

Want to take a roadtrip to potentially pitch at Shark Tank? Shark Tank, the Emmy winning entrepreneurial pitch show, is holding a casting call at the Small Business Expo in Dallas on Wednesday. The show is searching for the best entrepreneurs with the brightest ideas. “If you’ve got a great business, product or idea and […]

National Instruments Opens the NI Industrial IoT Lab in Austin

National Instruments announced this week it has opened an Industrial IoT Lab in Austin. The new lab will focus on technology that connects things to the internet including microgrid control and communication, advanced control for manufacturing and asset monitoring for heavy equipment. National Instruments will also work with other companies to make sure devices work […]

Main Street Hub Closes on $27 Million in Debt Refinancing and Expansion

Main Street Hub, announced this week, that it has closed on $27 million debt refinancing and expansion with Silicon Valley Bank. The Austin-based startup plans to use the funds to further develop its technology and sales operations. To date, Main Street Hub has raised more than $70 million of equity and debt financing. The company […]

Must-Attend Events in Austin This Week

The Silicon Hills News Tech Calendar Party kicks off on Friday at 6 p.m. at Galvanize. There are still a few regular priced tickets available, but only through Monday. We hope to see you there. Silicon Hills News would like to thank Alamo Beer, our beer sponsor for the event along with Tito’s Vodka, our […]

A Blueprint for B2B Tech Trade Shows

By David Manzer Sponsored Post Many B2B companies here in Austin look to trade shows as a way to grow their business and brand awareness. They are not alone. The average B2B company annually invests more in trade shows — nearly 40% — than any other single marketing initiative. What many B2B companies may not […]