Low-Sensory Youth Code Jam Returns to Austin

Youth Code Jam, a nonprofit program to teach middle and high school students coding skills, started in San Antonio and has branched out to Austin. Debi Pfitzenmaier started Youth Code Jam in 2012 at a San Antonio library with 30 people attending. The event has grown every year since then and has reached over 20,000 students and their parents across […]

Austin’s ScaleFactor Raises $60 Million in Additional Funding

Just a few years ago, ScaleFactor graduated from the 2017 Austin TechStars program and raised a few million dollars. On Thursday, the Austin-based company announced it has raised $60 million in a Series C round of funding, just seven months after closing its $30 million Series B round. To date, the company has raised a […]

Austin’s Firefly Aerospace is a New Space Pioneer with Plans to Launch its Rocket in Six Months

Firefly Aerospace has been on one wild ride to get its rockets built in Texas. “We have been building for the last several years and we’re going to fly our first rocket in the next six months,” said Tom Markusic, Firefly’s founder and CEO. But the road to the launch pad and has been a […]

Hypergiant Strikes Big Partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton and Opens an Office in Washington, D.C.

Hypergiant Industries, the artificial intelligence startup in Austin, announced a big partnership Tuesday with Booz Allen Hamilton, a huge government contractor. The deal involves Hypergiant and Booz Allen Hamilton working together to create artificial intelligence solutions and products for companies and government agencies. They plan to announce those products shortly, according to a news release. […]

Tech Events to Attend in Austin in August

Even though we’re in the dog days of summer, there’s plenty to do in Austin this month. And if you’re planning ahead, make sure to snag a ticket to our ContentATX3 event next month at Galvanize. It’s a great event for entrepreneurs in the tech industry to learn about ways to communicate better with investors, […]

Next Coast Ventures Hires a New Chief Operating Officer

Next Coast Ventures, an Austin-based venture capital firm, announced this week that it has hired Jonathan Kaplan as its chief operating officer. “I’ve known Jonathan for nearly a decade here in Austin and have seen how his diligence and focus on operations have been game changing for entrepreneurs and companies,” Thomas Ball, co-founder and managing […]

Hypergiant Industries Hires Two Key Executives in Austin

Hypergiant Industries, which is focused on creating new products using artificial intelligence for businesses, announced Friday that it has hired two key senior executives in Austin. Mark Arnold, who previously worked as vice president of corporate development for Forcepoint, has joined Hypergiant as its vice president of corporate development. And Marc Katz, who previously served […]

OJO Labs Hires Two Top Real Estate Leaders

OJO Labs, which uses artificial intelligence to help people buy homes, announced recently it has hired two top real estate executives. Austin-based OJO Labs has hired Chris Heller, former CEO of Keller Williams, the largest residential real estate brokerage in the world, and most recently CEO of mellohome, as its Chief Real Estate Officer. In […]

TalentGuard Lands $4 Million in VC Funding

TalentGuard, a career and talent management software startup, announced this week it has raised $4 million. The Austin-based startup plans to use the funding for global sales and marketing expansion and product development. LiveOak Venture Partners of Austin led the Series B funding round. Previously, the company raised $3.5 million from angels and other investors, […]

Austin-based New Knowledge Receives $3 Million in Additional Funding

New Knowledge, a Cybersecurity firm, announced on Tuesday that it has received $3 million in additional funding. BuildGroup and Lux Capital provided the funding. Last August, New Knowledge announced it had raised $11 million in funding, led by GGV Capital. To date, the company has raised $18 million and it has 50 employees. New Knowledge […]