Tech Events to Attend in Austin This Week

South by Southwest Interactive is less than a month away so it’s time to prepare. This week, there are several events that will help you do just that. Make plans to attend the PR Over Coffee Event at Galvanize on Wednesday evening featuring Silicon Hills News and other local media outlets discussing how to get […]

Microscope, Medical Device and Cancer Detection Technology Showcased at UT Austin StARTup Studio

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The StARTup Studio at the University of Texas at Austin gives professor led companies a chance to showcase their research and its applications. Last Wednesday night, three groups of professors presented their startups at the monthly invitation-only gathering in a conference room in the Ernest Cockrell Jr. […]

Indeed to Add 500 Jobs in Ireland

Austin-based Indeed plans to hire 500 employees in Ireland during the next two years as part of an expansion plan for its Dublin-based headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Indeed is hiring sales, client services, human resource, business development, marketing, finance, strategy and operations employees, according to a news release from Ireland IDA. […]

uShip Lands $25 Million in Venture Capital Funding

uShip, the online shipping marketplace and freight automation software provider, Wednesday announced it has closed on a $25 million round of funding. DB Schenker, one of the world’s largest logistics companies owned by Deutsche Bahn AG, led the Series D round. To date, Austin-based uShip has raised $50 million with previous rounds led by Benchmark […]

Austin-based My Fit Foods Closes all of its Stores

Austin-based My Fit Foods posted a notice on its website announcing the closure of all of its stores effective immediately. The company, founded in 2006, has stores in Austin and San Antonio. The company expanded to a total of 80 locations in five states nationwide. It specialized in creating healthy prepared meals for customers. “Since […]

Spredfast Lays Off 47 Employees and Closes its Wisconsin Office

In a reorganization and move to cut costs, Spredfast recently notified the state of Wisconsin of its plans to close its Madison office and layoff 47 employees. Austin-based Spredfast, a social media marketing firm, let go 21 employees last week and offered the others the opportunity to stay on until the office shuts down completely […]

Javelin Networks Lands $5 Million in Funding

Austin-based Javelin Networks, a cybersecurity startup, announced it has closed on $5 million in funding. Investors participating in the Series A round included RSL Capital, Hillsven Capital, UpWest Labs, Tomer Weingarten, CEO of SentinelOne and pother private investors. Javelin Networks makes software that provides autonomous breach prevention, containment, threat hunting and incident response capabilities in […]

uShip Names New CEO

Austin-based uShip, an online shipping marketplace and freight automation software provider, on Wednesday announced Mike Williams has joined the company as its new Chief Executive Officer and board member. uShip also announced that Jim Martell, the company’s interim CEO since last December, has been named Executive Chairman of uShip’s board. Williams previously served as general […]

Rackspace Lays Off 6 Percent of its U.S. Workers

Three months after its $4.3 billion acquisition by Apollo Global, Rackspace Tuesday announced it is cutting 6 percent of its U.S. workers. Founded in 1998, Rackspace is one of San Antonio‚Äôs largest technology companies with about 5,000 employees worldwide. It has about 3,700 employees based at its headquarters at the former Windsor Park Mall in […]

SubVRsive Lands $4 Million in Funding and Hires New CEO

SubVRsive, a cinematic virtual reality production house, announced it has received $4 million in funding and hired a new Chief Executive Officer. WPP, a global communications services company, invested in the Series A round. The Austin-based startup, founded in 2015, hired Johannes Larcher as its CEO. He most recently served as executive at Hulu, the […]