Partners of the RealCo Seed Fund Program in San Antonio talk Entrepreneurship on Ideas to Invoices

The RealCo Seed Fund Program, founded in January at Geekdom, is helping business to business startups succeed. “We are vested in their success,” said Teresa Evans, a partner in the RealCo Seed Fund Program. The goal is to help the companies scale and get to a point where they can raise a Series A round […]

Experts Say Mass Adoption of Augmented and Virtual Reality is Many Years Away

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News It’s going to take the mass consumer market years to catch up to all the innovation in the augmented reality and virtual reality marketplace, according to a panel of experts at the University of Texas at Austin on Thursday. One of the challenges for virtual reality and […]

A Skills Gap Exists Between What Colleges are Teaching and What the Technology Industry Needs

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News A huge gap exists between what colleges are teaching students and what a company like Apple needs, an Apple executive said Thursday. “I don’t consider myself an expert on education technique, what makes great curriculum or any of that. I’m sort of like a big user of […]

Austin-based Favor Raises $22 Million in Funding

The Austin-based on-demand delivery service, Favor, announced Thursday that it has reached profitability and raised $22 million in venture funding. S3 Ventures led the Series B financing round, which included existing investors. “Scaling a high-touch, hyper-local logistics business is no easy task, and all the credit goes to our team’s relentless focus executing on our […]

LiveOak VP and Telestax Discuss Early Stage Technology Investing in Austin on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

In 2010, LiveOak Venture Partners saw a vast opportunity in the Austin and Texas market for early stage technology entrepreneurs. “But there was not as much capital available as many of the local entrepreneurs would attest to,” said Krishna Srinivasan, general partner with LiveOak VP. So, in 2013 to 2014, Srinivasan and his partners raised […]

In the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Businesses and Individuals Donate Millions to Help with Relief Efforts

Hurricane Harvey hit South Texas hard and with billions of dollars in losses, it is proving to be one of the costliest natural disasters in our nation’s history. Houston, Beaumont, and the Port Arthur area received more than 50 inches of rain in a short amount of time flooding many houses and businesses and wreaking […]

Chris Burney with the San Antonio Angel Network Discusses Angel Investing on Ideas to Invoices

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News San Antonio has always had angel investors but it hasn’t had a formal network for a while, but a year ago that changed with the formation of the San Antonio Angel Network. “A group of local investors, visionaries, entrepreneurs got together and hatched the idea that San […]

Michael and Susan Dell Pledge $36 Million to Help Rebuild Texas Following Hurricane Harvey

Michael Dell, chairman, and CEO of Dell Technologies announced in a post on Facebook Friday plans to donate $36 million to a fund to Rebuild Texas. “We must rebuild the Texas communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey together,” Dell wrote. On Friday, Michael and Susan Dell launched the Rebuild Texas Fund with Gov. Greg Abbott and […]

Peachtree Software Founder and Serial Entrepreneur Ben Dyer on Ideas to Invoices

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Embrace the big idea and do a big fat startup, Ben Dyer, successful entrepreneur and mentor, advises new entrepreneurs. In the last six and a half years, Dyer has seen at least 10,000 startup plans since he’s been in Austin. The free beer app is not a […]

Bunker Labs and Irreverent Warriors in Austin and Other Veterans Mobilize to Rescue People Following Hurricane Harvey

On Monday morning following the landfall of Hurricane Harvey, Johnathan Wojtewicz headed to Houston in his truck towing a Jet Ski equipped with a boat deck capable of rescuing nine to ten people and animals. But on the way to Houston, he ended up rescuing about 40 people stranded in their vehicles along the highway […]