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 […]

Austin-based Skills Fund is Acquired by Goal Structured Solutions of San Diego

Austin-based Skills Fund, a financing platform for bootcamps and tech skill training schools, announced Tuesday that it has been acquired by San Diego, Calif.-based Goal Structured Solutions. The acquisition was an all cash deal but the sales price was not disclosed. Skills Fund, founded in 2015, previously raised $11.5 million in seed stage funding. “We […]

FloSports Lands $47 Million in Venture Capital Funding

FloSports, live digital sports media company, this week announced it has closed $47 million in new funding. Current investor Discovery Inc. led the round of funding, which also included participation from existing investors Causeway Media Partners, LP, Fertitta Capital, and DCM Ventures, as well as strategic investors World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. and Bertelsmann Digital Media […]

24 Companies Named to the 2019 Austin A-List of Hottest Companies

For the ninth time, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce celebrated Austin’s hottest startups at its A-List Award ceremony. The chamber gave awards to 24 companies in various stages of development. In addition, the Chamber recognized Joshua Baer with Capital Factory; Dan and Lisa Graham with Notley; Whitney Wolfe with Bumble for their contribution to […]