Zoho’s CEO Discusses its Unique Culture and Plans for its Austin Campus on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

In 1996, Sridhar Vembu founded Zoho in Silicon Valley. Today, the bootstrapped startup is still in its teenage years even as it finds its stride with the increasing popularity of its suite of software apps aimed at running everything from a small business to a Fortune 500 company. The privately-held company does not disclose its […]

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 Technology Council’s Amber Gunst is Focused on Growing and Scaling Austin Software Companies

Helping 10 Austin software companies to become billion-dollar companies and another 100 to $100 million in revenue in the next decade is the big hairy audacious goal of the Austin Technology Council. And Amber Gunst, the CEO who took over the job in January after serving as interim CEO since last May, is determined to […]

After Selling to DXC Technology, argodesign Plans to Continue its Innovative Tech Design Work in Austin

Mark Rolston founded argodesign nearly five years ago, and last month the company sold to $22 billion IT company, DXC Technology, for an undisclosed sum. Rolston, who has a more than 25-year career in the design industry, recently sat down with Silicon Hills News’ Ideas to Invoices podcast to talk about the projects his company […]

CognitiveScale CTO Matt Sanchez Talks About AI on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

Five years ago, Matt Sanchez founded CognitiveScale, a fast-growing artificial intelligence startup in Austin. Today, he serves as Chief Technology Officer of CognitiveScale, which has raised $50 million to date and has 150 employees with 90 in Austin. It also has offices in New York, London, and Hyderabad, India. This week, CognitiveScale held its Cognite2018 […]

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 […]