Austin’s VC Investment up 16 Percent in the First Quarter to $704 Million

By LAURA LOREK, publisher of Silicon Hills News Austin’s venture capital investments rose to $704 million in the first quarter of 2019, up 16 percent from the same quarter a year ago, according to the PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree report. However, the number of deals in Austin dropped almost 8 percent to 37 in the first […]

Zoho Announces Plans to Relocate its Headquarters to 375-Acre Austin Campus with New Zoho University

Zoho Tuesday announced plans to relocate its headquarters to Austin from California and to create a new 375-acre campus including a 100,000 square foot building in South-east Austin. The company, which is hosting its annual national users’ conference, Zoholics, at the Palmer Events Center, will release more details later this morning during a presentation along […]

LiveOak Venture Partners Closes a $105 Million Fund to Invest in Early-Stage Texas Startups

LiveOak Venture Partners announced Tuesday that it has closed a $105 million fund, its second fund. The fund was oversubscribed, according to a news release. Krishna Srinivasan, Venu Shamapant and Ben Scott founded Austin-based LiveOak in 2013 and raised a $100 million fund to invest in early-stage Texas startups. The three founders met while working […]

Strangeworks Aims to Bring Quantum Computing to the Masses

Quantum computing is still in its infancy. But in Austin, Strangeworks, founded by William Hurley, aka, Whurley, is spearheading a venture focused on making quantum computing applications accessible to everyone. It is one of a handful of startups around the world focused on tackling the really big problem of creating quantum computing applications. On Wednesday, […]

Austin Tech Events to Attend in April

It is tough to recover from March madness and South by Southwest. But Austin’s tech community is not disappointing in the month of April. There are so many interesting talks, pitch events, panel discussions and hackathons to attend. And Zoho is having its annual user conference: Zoholics in Austin for three days at the Palmer […]

ALTR’s CEO Dave Sikora Says Data is as Valuable as Money and ALTR Uses Blockchain Tech to Secure Data

By LAURA LOREK, Publisher of Silicon Hills News Most companies wouldn’t let everyone have access to a vault of money, but many companies don’t think about limiting access to data within their organizations That’s where ALTR comes in. It breaks up data and stores it using blockchain technology, making it inaccessible to an intruder or […]

Austin-based argodesign Expands to Europe with a Studio in Amsterdam

Austin-based argodesign announced this week it has expanded to Europe with the opening of a new studio in Amsterdam. The team heading up the new Amsterdam studio is known to Rolston. He worked with them previously at frog design. Tjeerd Hoek and Joe Fletcher, who are leading the argo studio in Amsterdam, previously held leadership […]

Amazon Expands its Austin Tech Hub with 800 New Jobs and New Office Building

Amazon announced Thursday that it plans to add 800 jobs to its Austin Tech Hub. The jobs will be in the fields of software and hardware engineering, research science and cloud computing. Amazon, based in Seattle and Northern Virginia, already has more than 1,000 employees in Austin at two buildings in the Domain area. And […]

Cloudsnap Raises $1.75 Million

Colin Loretz founded Cloudsnap, an integration startup that connects web apps in 2011, and participated in the TechStars Cloud’s inaugural class in San Antonio. That company, which moved to Reno, Nevada, eventually failed. But now an Austin-based startup has taken on the name, Cloudsnap and it is doing something similar to the original Cloudsnap. It […]

OJO Labs Raises an Additional $45 Million in Venture Capital

OJO Labs, an artificial intelligence startup, has raised $45 million in additional funding. The Austin-based company plans to use the funds to accelerate its development and market expansion. It plans to hire more employees in the areas of engineering, data science, product and design. The Series C funding round is being led by LiveOak Venture […]