Apollo Endosurgery Inc. Lands $47.6 million in Financing

Who’s got $47.6 million in new financing? That would be Apollo Endosurgery Inc. The Austin-based medical device maker announced that it has landed a big round of funding to develop its line of minimally invasive, scarless surgical procedures. Apollo Endosurgery’s investors include Novo A/S, Remeditex Ventures, CPMG, Inc., PTV Sciences and H.I.G. BioVentures. The company […]

Austin Entrepreneur Andrew Busey joins Austin Ventures

Austin Ventures announced that Andrew Busey, a well-known Austin entrepreneur, has joined its firm as a venture partner. Busey formerly served as vice present and general manager at Zynga, makers of Farmville. “In his new role, Andrew will help the venture team identify and attract very early-stage companies,” John Thornton, general partner of Austin Ventures, […]

Create a Video at the Austin Video Marketing Marathon

Tech startups looking to get a high-quality video to publicize their business might be interested in the Austin Video Marketing Marathon. LocalizeAustin and UPG Video Marketing are hosting a video shoot for Austin small business on Thursday, Feb. 16th at Center61, a co-working community for social entrepreneurs and nonprofits. Up to 15 businesses can register […]

TaskRabbit to launch in Austin and San Antonio in March

Got some IKEA furniture that needs assembling? No worries. In March, TaskRabbit launches in the Austin and San Antonio markets and people will be able to post all kinds of tasks on the site for others to perform for a fee. The most popular task in San Francisco is assembling IKEA furniture, said Johnny Brackett, […]

WeAreAustinTech plans to launch in March

Joshua Baer, founder of the OtherInbox and founder of a gazillion startups, has a new venture he’s heading up. He has joined with a handful of people in the Austin technology community to create WeAreAustinTech. Each week the site will highlight an “icon” in the Austin technology community in a video interview posted to its […]

Six Austin Startups to Compete at SXSW Accelerator

South by Southwest Interactive announced today the 48 companies that will participate in its SXSW Accelerator program this year. SXSW received applications from more than 670 companies and selected 48 companies to present in the fourth-annual SXSW Accelerator, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark. The SXSW Accelerator competition takes place on Monday, March 12 and Tuesday, March […]

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Got a startup? Get the ChooseWhat.com startup guide

ChooseWhat guides entrepreneurs through the process of starting up a business. And now the Austin Technology Incubator has announced a formal partnership with ChooseWhat.com. The Austin-based company, founded in 2007 by Gaines Kilpatrick and Leo Welder, seeks to solve problems for small business owners such as how to get the best deal on a fax […]

ATI inspires tech entrepreneurs to succeed

This year’s graduating class at the Austin Technology Incubator really encompasses a couple of years of companies, said Isaac Barchas, its director. He skipped a graduation year last year, he said. But the group of 21 companies have “tremendous diversity of focus from social media management to drug delivery to robotics controls.” “What most of […]

ATI graduates 21 companies tonight

The Austin Technology Incubator, a non-profit organization affiliated with the IC2 Institute of the University of Texas, will host a graduation ceremony tonight for 21 of its member companies. The event also celebrates the 23 years ATI has helped incubate central Texas companies. Founded by Dr. George Kozmetsky and first directed by Laura Kilcrease, ATI […]