Aceable Raises $4 Million to Fuel its Driving Education App


Like a lot of educational programs, driver’s ed hasn’t changed much in the past 30 years. For the most part, it’s still taught in a classroom with an instructor, worksheets, quizzes, videos and some time spent driving with an instructor. That’s where the founders of Aceable saw an opportunity to disrupt the driver’s education industry. […]

Kahoot Lands $10 Million in Funding

Kahoot, which just released its iOS app on Monday, tops the chart.

Kahoot, a Norwegian-based educational startup with its U.S. headquarters based at Capital Factory in Austin, has closed on $10 million in funding. The company’s founder, Johan Brand, made the announcement in a post on Medium. Fredrik Cassel at Creandum led the funding round with participation from current investor Tellef Thorleifsson at Northzone and Nagraj Kashyap […]

TEN Capital Group to Host Texas Venture Summit 2016

In Austin, the hunt for venture capital is not easy. But one group plans to make it a little easier. The TEN Capital Group is holding the Texas Venture Summit 2016 on Oct. 6th at the Brazos Hall in downtown Austin. The event is invitation only and brings together national and statewide investors and qualified […]

Industrious Launches its Austin Coworking Space Aimed at Mature Companies

Justin Stewart, co-founder of Industrious, at its Austin coworking location during its launch party.

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Justin Stewart, co-founder of New York-based Industrious, visited Austin on Tuesday for the launch party of his company’s latest coworking space. During a brief interview, Stewart recounted how he and his childhood friend, Jamie Hodari, founded Industrious. Stewart was running the U.S. division for a Chinese-based company. […]

Whurley Helps in ITU and UN Women’s Global Mission for Gender Equality

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Chief of Strategic Planning at International Telcommunication Union with William Hurley, known as Whurley, working to achieve gender equality. Courtesy photo.

William Hurley, known as Whurley and co-founder of Honest Dollar and Chaotic Moon in Austin, is on a global mission to help women and girls learn technology skills and find jobs. International Telecommunications Union and United Nations Women announced Tuesday that they have teamed up with Whurley to drive an intensive global engagement and outreach […]

Silicon Hills News Publishes its Third Annual Life Sciences Edition

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By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News NarrativeDx is an Austin startup pioneering a social-based feedback system that gives hospitals and clinics timely information about their patients’ experiences. The Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin selected its inaugural class of 50 students this past summer. They are working to transform […]

The stARTup Studio at UT in Austin Showcases Professor-led Startups

Professor of Innovation at UT Austin Bob Metcalfe with Francisco Gomes, associate dean for graduate programs in UT's school of architecture at the stART Studio.

By Laura Lorek Reporter with Silicon Hills News Nurturing professor led startups to help them take their inventions out of the laboratory and into the marketplace is the focus of the Innovation Center at the University of Texas at Austin. The center, which is part of the Cockrell School of Engineering runs The StARTup Studio, […]

San Antonio Investors Launch an Angel Network

San Antonio doesn’t attract as much venture capital as Austin, Houston and Dallas. But now a group of high net worth individuals are trying to change that. Last week, they launched the San Antonio Angel Network and announced Chris Burney, a former Rackspace executive, as its executive director. While San Antonio has had investment funds, […]

Department of Defense Launches an Innovation Experiment in Austin

Christine Abizaid will head up the DIUx office in Austin at Capital Factory.

The Department of Defense on Wednesday officially launched a Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, known as a DIUx, at Capital Factory in Austin. The defense department already has DIUx offices in Silicon Valley and Boston. The Austin office will focus on national security challenges and cutting edge technologies to help the nation’s warfighters. Secretary of Defense […]

Q&A with Michele Skelding with the Austin Chamber of Commerce

Michele Skelding, photo by John Davidson

Q.  In your role as Senior Vice President Global Technology and Innovation what are the goals you wish to accomplish? MS: I work on behalf of Austin’s Economic Development Corporation and Opportunity Austin with the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. I lead the organization’s vision for Austin to be a top global region for technology […]