AlertMedia Raises $25 Million

AlertMedia, an emergency alert notification system, Thursday announced it closed on a $25 million investment from JMI Equity. The Austin-based startup, founded in 2014, has raised more than $42 million to date from investors including Austin-based Next Coast Ventures and Silverton Partners and angel investors. Brian Cruver, chief executive officer of AlertMedia, announced the funding in […]

Life by Spot Launches with $5.85 Million in Funding

From climbing Mount Everest to diving the Great Barrier Reef, adventurous people can now get a short-term life insurance policy from Austin-based Life by Spot. “For the first time in the US, customers can quickly and easily obtain a short term life insurance policy to give them peace of mind as they live out a […]

25 Hot Austin Startups to Watch in 2019

This year, three of the startups featured in our 2018 Austin Tech Calendar were acquired by larger companies. H-E-B bought Favor for an undisclosed price. Go Daddy bought Mainstreet Hub for an undisclosed price. And News Corp. bought Opcity for $210 million. Now, Silicon Hills News has highlighted 25 startups we think will make some […]

Hypergiant Space Age Solutions Acquires Black Pixel

Hypergiant Space Age Solutions announced Tuesday that it has acquired Seattle-based Black Pixel. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Black Pixel, founded in 2007, has a roster of Fortune 500 clients which it provides digital product strategy, design, and development services and builds sports, news, and media applications. Its customers include ESPN, […]

Hitch Aims to Make Hitchhiking a Ride in Texas Safe and Seamless

Hitch can hook riders up with a ride from Austin to Houston without ever putting a thumb in the air and no need to stand beside the road. The Austin-based startup wants to make hitching a ride from Austin to Houston easy and seamless and next year, it plans to expand to other cities. The […]

Ten Books for Entrepreneurs Recommended by Austin Entrepreneurs

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News In two seasons of the Ideas to Invoices podcast, Silicon Hills News has interviewed dozens of highly successful Austin entrepreneurs and many of them recommended books on their podcasts. The following list contains some of their book recommendations to aspiring entrepreneurs. So, if you’re looking for a […]

How to Improve Your Website in 2019

Sponsored Post By Swyft In an age of disruption, entrepreneurs have to constantly be on the lookout for technological change that will upend their business model. While the disruptions that garner the most attention tend to be sudden and radically transformative, just as important are the gradual changes that take place over an extended period […]

Apple to Expand in North Austin with a $1 Billion Campus with 5,000 More Jobs

Apple Thursday announced a new $1 billion campus in North Austin with 5,000 additional jobs. Apple also reports the 133-acre campus, which is less than a mile from its existing facilities, could grow to 15,000 employees and is expected to make Apple the largest private employer in Austin. “Apple is proud to bring new investment, […]

Why Companies of Every Size are Turning to a Fully-Integrated Software System

Sponsored post by Zoho Integrated software can make or break your business, but it might not feel like that now. As your business grows, you’ll develop more business processes and eventually, you’ll need software to help automate and streamline those processes. But efficient processes are seamless, and integration isn’t always that easy. Too often we […]

SourceDay Gets $6.5 Million in Funding and Plans to Double in Size in Austin

Manufacturing companies rely on suppliers to get parts on time to fill production orders and deliver goods on time. Problems can arise when a parts supplier is late or doesn’t deliver the right item or doesn’t have enough inventory on hand to fulfill the order. That’s the problem SourceDay solves. The Austin-based company has created […]