Five Events to Attend in San Antonio This Week

TUESDAY – The Future of Work Panel discussion at Geekdom put on by Freelance Conference. The panel discussion kicks off at 3 p.m. and runs until 4:30 p.m. at the Geekdom Events Centre at 131 Soledad Street, San Antonio. Register here. WEDNESDAY – Second Annual Coding Challenge Luau starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Geekdom […]

Investor and Entrepreneur Michael Girdley Featured on Ideas to Invoices Podcast

Michael Girdley, an entrepreneur, and investor, is one of the people actively working to establish San Antonio as a technology hub. Girdley, who earned a computer science degree with honors from Lafayette College, worked as a programmer in Silicon Valley. He is also the author of several books on Java programming with a focus on […]

Geekdom Fund Raises $20 Million for Seed Stage Tech Investments

The Geekdom Fund, based in San Antonio, announced this week it has closed on a $20 million fund, its largest fund to date. Previously, the Geekdom Fund raised nearly $3 million to invest in early stage tech startups. Since then, the fund has invested in Chowbotics, a Redwood City, Calif.-based startup creating robots for commercial […]

Hulu to Open a $13 Million Center in San Antonio with 500 Jobs

Hulu, the online video streaming platform, announced Thursday plans to open a new customer support center in San Antonio and invest $13 million in the project. The Santa Monica, Calif.-based company plans to bring more than 300 jobs to San Antonio this year and plans to expand to more than 500 jobs in 2018, according […]

TaskUs Expands to San Antonio and Plans to Hire 500 Employees

TaskUs, based in Santa Monica, Calif., announced plans to expand its San Antonio office to accommodate up to 500 employees. The company, which provides outsourced customer service jobs for companies, has leased two floors or 32,000 square feet in the Finesilver Building, an old uniform factory. The company has 60 employees in San Antonio right […]

San Antonio-based Harland Clarke Acquires RetailMeNot for $630 million

San Antonio-based Harland Clarke announced Monday it has acquired RetailMeNot for $11.60 per share or approximately $630 million. Harland Clarke, a payment solutions and marketing services company, is a wholly owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Inc., which is owned by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ronald O. Perelman, a billionaire. In 2013, Harland Clarke […]

San Antonio is Promoting SATX at SXSW for 2017

San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the country and is home to giant companies like Rackspace, USAA, HEB, Valero and the Argo Group. But three years ago, San Antonio didn’t even have a booth at the trade show at South by Southwest Interactive, the largest technology show in Texas. A lot has changed […]

True Wealth Ventures’ $20 Million Fund Invests in Women-run Startups

By LAURA LOREK Publisher and Senior Reporter with Silicon Hills News Women run startups outperform all male teams yet they still struggle to get venture capital. That’s a problem Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp, with True Wealth Ventures, are seeking to solve. They are raising a $20 million venture capital fund focused on investing in […]

FileStack Releases Redesigned File Picker Product and Finds Success in San Antonio

In 2015, Filestack moved to San Antonio from San Francisco. The startup, founded in 2012 by four MIT students and a graduate of the Y Combinator program, raised $1.8 million in seed stage capital from Andreessen Horowitz, Highland Capital and SV Angel. It also received additional funding from Xenon Ventures. The company grew quickly and […]

Second Annual San Antonio Startup Week Kicks Off

The second annual San Antonio Startup Week is taking place this week at various venues downtown. Events run Monday through Friday at the annual event which features sessions geared to entrepreneurs and early-stage companies. This year, Geekdom, USAA and Trinity University are sponsoring San Antonio Startup Week. A full schedule of events can be found […]