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 […]

San Antonio-based Xenex Raises $38 Million More

Xenex Disinfection Services, which makes a germ zapping robot for hospitals, just announced it has raised an additional $38 million. The San Antonio-based company, founded in 2009, has raised $94 million to date. Originally founded in Austin by Brain Cruver, Julie Stachowiak and Mark Stibich, the company moved its headquarters and manufacturing operations to San […]

Mailgun Raises $50 Million and Spins Out From Rackspace

Mailgun, an email startup, spins out of San Antonio-based Rackspace and announces it has raised $50 million. Mailgun, based in San Antonio has offices in Austin and San Francisco. Turn/River Capital led the investment round with participation from Scaleworks and Rackspace. The company plans to use the money to accelerate product development and expand customer […]

Tech Events to Attend in San Antonio This Week

It’s a busy week for tech events in San Antonio with Startup Weekend kicking off Friday and running through the weekend. And the following week is the second annual San Antonio Startup Week. MONDAY – Feb. 20 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Southwest Research Institute – Southwest Research Institute Annual Meeting featuring presentations […]

Rackspace Lays Off 6 Percent of its U.S. Workers

Three months after its $4.3 billion acquisition by Apollo Global, Rackspace Tuesday announced it is cutting 6 percent of its U.S. workers. Founded in 1998, Rackspace is one of San Antonio’s largest technology companies with about 5,000 employees worldwide. It has about 3,700 employees based at its headquarters at the former Windsor Park Mall in […]

ConfirmX Launches Urgent Care Check-In Service

Austin-based ConfirmX has launched its Urgent Care Check-In Service in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and Phoenix, Arizona. The company, founded by Dr. Sherard Houston, an emergency room physician, makes online search and check-in for emergency rooms and urgent care facilities easier for patients. And the company drives more business to the healthcare facilities. Dr. […]

Texas Program to Test Driverless Vehicles in Austin, San Antonio and Other Cities

Institutions in Austin and San Antonio are collaborating on a ground breaking new pilot program in Texas to test driverless vehicles. The alliance of organizations helped land a U.S. Department of Transportation designation for Texas as a national proving ground for testing connected and automated vehicle technologies. The Texas Automated Vehicle Proving Ground includes Southwest […]

RealCo, a Startup Accelerator, Plans to Launch at Geekdom in San Antonio

RealCo, a startup accelerator, plans to launch in San Antonio at Geekdom next month. The new program is aimed at business to business startups. The 15-month long program focuses on providing networking, capital, mentors and other resources to early stage startups. The program expects to have up to ten startups with rolling admissions on a […]