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, […]

Tequila 512’s Scott Willis Talks About Being a Pioneer in the Austin Spirits Industry

Scott Willis is a pioneer in the Austin tequila industry. He is the president and founder of Tequila 512, Austin’s first tequila brand. And in this podcast, Willis talks about his entrepreneurial journey, which wasn’t an easy one from quitting his day job and going all in on his tequila venture. He created an award-winning […]

Case Foundation’s Sarah Koch on the Importance of Inclusivity and Diversity in the Tech Industry

By Laura Lorek Publisher of Silicon Hills News Sarah Koch, vice president of social innovation at the Case Foundation, has attended South by Southwest a few times and she noticed a big change and focus on inclusivity and diversity this year. “Last year it felt like was that first turning point of seeing a lot […]

MineralSoft’s Gabe Wilcox Talks About Disrupting an Industry on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

By Laura Lorek Publisher of Silicon Hills News and Host of the Ideas to Invoices Podcast A native of Arkansas, Gabe Wilcox and his family know firsthand the problem mineral rights owners have in managing their assets. “It has been a very archaic industry,” said Wilcox, CEO and co-founder of MineralSoft. In the U.S., individuals […]