H-E-B Opens its Eastside Tech Hub in Austin

H-E-B opened its Eastside Tech Hub in Austin on Monday. The 81,000 square foot office serves as the new headquarters for Favor, the Austin-based on-demand delivery service H-E-B bought last year. It also houses H-E-B Digital Partners, which complements H-E-B’s existing digital team at its San Antonio-based headquarters. “Having a shared space like this is […]

Startups Showcase their Ventures at MassChallenge Texas’ Austin 2019 Event

Austin-based Moolah U, which runs camps to teach students financial responsibility, chose to participate in the MassChallenge Texas accelerator to gain access to mentors and investors to scale its business. “We’ve been running these programs for 15 years and we’ve found that the best way to teach kids is through real experience,” said Ben Aubin, […]

Samsung and AT&T Open 5G Innovation Zone in Austin

By LAURA LOREK, publisher of Silicon Hills News To see the impact of 5G communications, look no further than the new 5G Innovation Zone which officially opened at Samsung’s Austin campus Friday. The Innovation Zone showcases different applications of 5G technology including health and environmental sensors, automated material handling, industrial Internet of Things, robotics, and […]

data.world Acquires Austin-based Capsenta

Two Austin companies focused on data have joined forces. data.world announced this week it has acquired Capsenta, founded at the University of Texas at Austin in 2015. Capsenta created patented data translation and integration software allowing its customers to combine and analyze relational databases faster and more efficiently. Data.world, which launched in July of 2016, has […]

SiFive Opens Austin Office

SiFive, based in San Mateo, Calif., has expanded to Silicon Hills with an Austin office. Founded in 2015, SiFive is a fabless semiconductor company that produces computer chips based on the RISC-V instruction set architecture. Its customers include Qualcomm, Imagination Technologies, Avatar Integrated Systems, Quicklogic Corp.. The company also recently closed on $65 million in […]

Enboarder Establishes U.S. Headquarters in Austin and Lands $8 Million in Funding

By LAURA LOREK, Publisher of Silicon Hills News Ask anyone who has worked at multiple companies and they probably have a story about a bad experience joining a new organization. Companies spend, on average, $2,500 to hire a new white-collar employee, but once they hire them, they should spend a little more money bringing them […]

Opcity Plans to Open a New Engineering Hub in Downtown Austin with 200 Employees

Opcity announced Thursday plans to open a second office in downtown Austin with up to 200 employees to serve as its product and engineering hub. The Austin-based startup plans to move into its new office at 901 E. 6th Street in the fall. It plans to occupy 29,000 square feet of a 129, 444 square […]

Alamo Angels Names Kim Biffle as its new Executive Director

Alamo Angels announced Tuesday that Kim Biffle is its new executive director and CEO. The San Antonio-based group of angel investors, which launched in December of 2016, is now comprised of more than 100 members who have invested in 18 businesses. Biffle is Alamo Angels third executive director. She replaced Cat Dizon who left to […]

Austin Tech Events to Attend in June

June 6th Austin Tech Open Coffee Downtown When: 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Where: Houndstooth Coffee, 401 Congress Ave, (Frost Bank Tower) Why: Hosted by Open Austin Coffee, created by Damon Clinkscales and sponsored by Egan Nelson, is an informal gathering of Austin’s tech community to network over coffee. For more info. June 6th Capital Factory 10th Anniversary Party When: […]

Austin-based SmartDog Services Acquired by Apps Associates of Boston

Apps Associates, based in Boston, announced Tuesday that it has acquired Austin-based SmartDog Services. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. SmartDog Services, founded in 1990, is a service provider to customers that use Oracle products. And Apps Associates is one of the largest Oracle-focused cloud migration and managed services companies in the […]