LiveOak VP and Telestax Discuss Early Stage Technology Investing in Austin on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

In 2010, LiveOak Venture Partners saw a vast opportunity in the Austin and Texas market for early stage technology entrepreneurs. “But there was not as much capital available as many of the local entrepreneurs would attest to,” said Krishna Srinivasan, general partner with LiveOak VP. So, in 2013 to 2014, Srinivasan and his partners raised […]

In the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Businesses and Individuals Donate Millions to Help with Relief Efforts

Hurricane Harvey hit South Texas hard and with billions of dollars in losses, it is proving to be one of the costliest natural disasters in our nation’s history. Houston, Beaumont, and the Port Arthur area received more than 50 inches of rain in a short amount of time flooding many houses and businesses and wreaking […]

Michael and Susan Dell Pledge $36 Million to Help Rebuild Texas Following Hurricane Harvey

Michael Dell, chairman, and CEO of Dell Technologies announced in a post on Facebook Friday plans to donate $36 million to a fund to Rebuild Texas. “We must rebuild the Texas communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey together,” Dell wrote. On Friday, Michael and Susan Dell launched the Rebuild Texas Fund with Gov. Greg Abbott and […]

Peachtree Software Founder and Serial Entrepreneur Ben Dyer on Ideas to Invoices

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Embrace the big idea and do a big fat startup, Ben Dyer, successful entrepreneur and mentor, advises new entrepreneurs. In the last six and a half years, Dyer has seen at least 10,000 startup plans since he’s been in Austin. The free beer app is not a […]

Bunker Labs and Irreverent Warriors in Austin and Other Veterans Mobilize to Rescue People Following Hurricane Harvey

On Monday morning following the landfall of Hurricane Harvey, Johnathan Wojtewicz headed to Houston in his truck towing a Jet Ski equipped with a boat deck capable of rescuing nine to ten people and animals. But on the way to Houston, he ended up rescuing about 40 people stranded in their vehicles along the highway […]

Texas Guadaloop and 512 Hyperloop Compete this Weekend at SpaceX Hyperloop Competition II

Earlier this month, in the basement of the Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall at the University of Texas at Austin campus, James McGinness worked with his team to put the final touches on a transportation pod for Texas Guadaloop. McGinness, team lead for Texas Guadaloop, graduated with his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from UT in May, […]

Emma Takes Email Roadshow to Austin

Email is still the backbone of an effective marketing campaign, said Karen Gragg, vice president of marketing at Emma. Marketers report email generates the most return on investment with a 47 percent return, compared to the next highest platform, social media, with a 19 percent return, according to Gragg. Emma held an event Thursday afternoon […]

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook Visits Austin and Announces New Training Program with Austin Community College

At Capital Factory Friday morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced a new partnership with the Austin Community College District to offer its App Development with Swift curriculum to students. The program, which Apple is rolling out at more than 30 community colleges nationwide, allows students to learn app development skills that will prepare them for […]

Capital Factory’s Women in Tech Summit Examined Ways to Improve Austin’s Tech Industry

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News The technology industry has a problem. Its workforce isn’t diverse enough. That means not enough women and not enough people of color, but it also means not enough people of varying ages, faith, sexual orientation, disabled, military veterans and other differentiators. Why is that important? Because studies […]

Women Entrepreneurs are Key to Economic Growth in the U.S.

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News “Entrepreneurship is essential to our standard of living and economic growth,” said Stephanie Breedlove, co-founder of Care.com Homepay. “Entrepreneurs create new wealth and new jobs,” Breedlove told several hundred people attending Capital Factory’s Women in Tech Summit Wednesday afternoon in downtown Austin. Yet entrepreneurship has been shrinking […]