Cristal Glangchai, Author of Venture Girls, Says an Entrepreneurial Mindset is key to Success

Cristal Glangchai, Ph.D., was the founding director of the Blackstone LaunchPad and the director of the Texas Entrepreneurship Exchange at the University of Texas in Austin. She’s also the founder and CEO of VentureLab, a non-profit that runs experiential learning programs in youth tech entrepreneurship. And she is the author of the bestselling book: Venture […]

MONKEYMedia’s Eric Bear Discusses BodyNav Tech to Eliminate VR Motion Sickness on Ideas to Invoices

MONKEYMedia is focused on eliminating motion sickness for people using virtual reality applications. Today, the company released a developer toolkit for its patented BodyNav technology that allows people to try out the BodyNav technology on existing games and applications available for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Eric Bear, founder, and CEO of Austin’s MONKEYMedia, an […]

Doreen Lorenzo on the Importance of Design Thinking for Problem Solving

Design thinking is a methodology designers have always used to solve problems, said Doreen Lorenzo, founder of the Center for Integrated Design. It started in the early 1960s around industrial design and made a comeback in the early 2000s to address a wide range of issues, Lorenzo said, who is also the Assistant Dean of […]

UT Austin’s Blockchain Initiative Director Cesare Fracassi on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

Blockchain technology has the potential to transform businesses and entire industries. And the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin is at the forefront of this emerging technology with its newly launched Blockchain Initiative. UT Austin is participating in a new program focused on blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and digital payments. Ripple, […]

The New $35 Million Trust Ventures Fund is Looking to Invest in Disruptive Startups with Billion Dollar Big Ideas

Trust Ventures, an Austin-based venture capital firm has raised an initial $35 million fund, backed by Koch Disruptive Technologies, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, to invest in and support innovative startups facing public policy barriers. Salen Churi and Brian Tochman lead Trust Ventures. Previously, Churi worked as a law professor and founded the Innovation Clinic […]

Morgan Flager, General Partner with Silverton Partners, on How the Firm Picks Investments

Morgan Flager, a general partner of Silverton Partners, one of Austin’s oldest home-grown VC firms, is an active investor in early-stage technology startups in Austin. Flager currently serves on the boards of Aceable, Alert Media, Convey, Outbound Engine, Trendkite, The Zebra, Turnkey Vacation Rentals, SourceDay, and Rollick. Before joining Silverton, Flager worked with FTV Capital […]

Lorenzo Gomez, Author of the Cilantro Diaries, Talks About Tech in San Antonio on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

The Cilantro Diaries is a delightful book about how Lorenzo Gomez III made his way first through H-E-B Grocery Store No. 5 in San Antonio and then on to Rackspace and Geekdom. It’s a fun read and packed with good advice, particularly for people just starting out in their careers. Gomez, the author of the […]

Jean Belanger with Cerebri Ai Talks About Artificial Intelligence, Data and Machine Learning on Ideas to Invoices

Jean Belanger is co-founder and CEO of Cerebri Ai which helps Fortune 500 companies find their customers’ voice. A serial entrepreneur, Belanger has helped launch three software companies starting with Metrowerks, which went public on NASDAQ and later sold to Motorola. Next, Belanger started Reddwerks, a pioneer in the Internet of Things industry providing solutions […]

Lawyer Jose Ancer Discusses Legal Issues Tech Entrepreneurs Face on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

Jose Ancer is a tech and venture capital focused corporate partner in the Startup and Emerging Technology Group of Egan Nelson and the firm’s Chief Technology Officer. He received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and his Law Degree from Harvard. He represents early-stage companies across a variety of tech-focused industries and […]

Serial Entrepreneur Bob Fabbio Plans to Build eRelevance Into a $1 Billion Company

In 1989, Bob Fabbio quit his job at IBM and launched Tivoli Systems, which created one of the largest software categories in the world – enterprise systems management. In 1995, Tivoli Systems went public and a year later IBM acquired the company for $743 million. Fabbio went on to found electronic document delivery startup Dazel, […]