Inc. Magazine Names Ten Austin Companies to its 2018 Best Places to Work List

Inc. Magazine Wednesday named ten Austin-based companies to its list of best places to work. The companies included Arrive Logistics, Embark, Munck Wilson Mandala, Opcity, Peddle, Praetorian, Salcora, Square Root, Student Loan Hero, and The Zebra. Out of thousands of applicants, Inc. singled out just under 300 winning companies nationally. Inc. recognized Square Root, creators […]

LiveOak Venture Partners Adds Two More Investment Professionals

LiveOak Venture Partners announced this week that it has expanded its staff. LiveOak, based in Austin, added Mike Marcantonio as principal and Mason Rathe as a senior associate. They will focus on new investments and support the firm’s portfolio of companies. Marcantonio previously worked at Blue Heron Capital and focused on venture and growth stage […]

Lawyer Jose Ancer Discusses Legal Issues Tech Entrepreneurs Face on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

Jose Ancer is a tech and venture capital focused corporate partner in the Startup and Emerging Technology Group of Egan Nelson and the firm’s Chief Technology Officer. He received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and his Law Degree from Harvard. He represents early-stage companies across a variety of tech-focused industries and […]

Student Loan Genius Lands $3.5 Million in Funding

Student Loan Genius has raised $3.5 million in venture capital. Vestigo Ventures, based in Cambridge, Mass., led the round which included CMFG Ventures, Prudential Financial and Rubicon Venture Capital also participated in the round. The Austin-based startup, founded in 2013, has raised more than $7 million to date. The company plans to use the funds […]

Silverton Partners Closes on a New $108 Million Fund

Silverton Partners, based in Austin, announced this month that it has closed on Fund V at $108 million. The venture capital firm, founded in 2006, focuses on early-stage companies and since its launch, the firm has made more than 50 investments in the enterprise and consumer technology categories. “Fund V, our largest fund to date, […]

OJO Labs Raises $20.5 Million in VC Funding and Plans to Double in Size

OJO Labs, an Austin artificial intelligence startup, has raised $20.5 million in venture capital. The company, founded in 2015, raised the Series B round from new investors Realogy, the Royal Bank of Canada, Northwest Mutual Fund Ventures and ServiceMaster. It also included existing investors LiveOak Venture Partners and Silverton Partners, both based in Austin. “This […]

Indeed Expands in Austin and Plans to Add 3,000 New Jobs

Indeed, the world’s number one job site, Thursday announced plans for a huge expansion in Austin and plans to add 3,000 new jobs. The Austin-based company is adding 615,000 square feet of office space in two new offices. “We are committed to growing in Austin, a city that is a proven tech hub with excellent […]

Barbary Brunner Leaves ATC to Join Phunware, which is Launching a Cryptocurrency

The CEO of the Austin Technology Council Barbary Brunner announced Thursday that she has left the organization to join Phunware, which also announced it’s launching a cryptocurrency called Phuncoin. Brunner will join Phunware as its Chief Marketing Officer. Brunner, with 25 years of technology leadership experience, previously served as CMO of Experian’s PriceGrabber business, CMO […]

Austin A-List Awards Shines a Spotlight on the City’s Rising Startup Stars

One of the most anticipated and outstanding events in the Austin startup community every year is going to take place on May 24. The Austin Chamber of Commerce along with South by Southwest hosts the annual A-List awards and recognizes some of the city’s rising startup stars. The event kicks off at 4 p.m. at […]

Austin-based RetailMeNot Buys LowestMed

RetailMeNot announced Tuesday the acquisition of LowestMed, a website that compares prescription drug prices and provides mobile or printable coupons. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “RetailMeNot is proud to welcome LowestMed to the company as RetailMeNot Rx Saver,” Cotter Cunningham, CEO and founder of RetailMeNot, said in a news statement. “Many […]