SaveDay Seeks to Democratize Access to 401K Retirement Plans

SaveDay wants to make sure everyone can easily and affordably save for retirement. That’s the mission for Barry Mione, Co-Founder and President of SaveDay, a startup that provides 401K plans to small businesses. SaveDay, with four employees, is relocating from California to Austin. Mione is currently participating in the Winter 2019 Sputnik ATX program. Sputnik […]

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 […]

Founder Institute’s Adeo Ressi Thinks Startups Succeed When Entrepreneurs Find Their Purpose

By LAURA LOREK, Publisher of Silicon Hills News Wearing a red cowboy hat, jeans, a button-down white shirt, a jade necklace and a necklace of crystals, Adeo Ressi doesn’t look like the typical startup founder. And he’s not. Ressi, who has founded and sold two $1 billion companies, now serves as CEO of Founder Institute, […]

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 […]

ATX Seed Ventures Plans to Raise its Third Venture Fund

In 2014,  Chris Shonk co-founded ATX Seed Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm, based in Austin. ATX Seed Ventures has three partners: Danielle Allen, Brad Bentz and Shonk.   Shonk said they saw the demise of Austin Ventures, the largest local venture capital firm which sunset that year, as an opportunity. ATX Seed Ventures raised […]

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 […]