Capital Factory: Evolving at Hyperspeed

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News In early 2012, the Capital Factory office on the 16th floor of the Omni was a cavernous space housing only a few oversized bean bag chairs and a really cool conference room woven of branches. (That turned out to be infested with bugs and had to be […]

Quantcast Opens Austin Office and is Hiring

Quantcast, a digital advertising and audience measurement firm, is opening an Austin office and is holding a recruiting event at Capital Factory on Wednesday. The San Francisco-based company’s new office will be located at Capital Factory in downtown Austin. It is hiring sales, client services and media professionals. “Austin has one of the highest start-ups […]

SchooLinks Serves as Matchmaker for Students and Colleges

Deciding on a college can be one of the most perplexing decisions a high school student and their family face. Some students don’t know about all the opportunities available to them, said Katie Fang, founder of SchooLinks. “It’s very hard for a student to navigate the admissions process,” Fang said. To help match students with […]

Asana Launches a Big Marketing Campaign in Austin

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News “Work about work” is killing productivity in the workplace, said Kenny Van Zant, an executive with Asana. Too many managers find themselves bogged down with email and meetings about meetings and very little work is actually getting done, he said. Asana, a web and mobile software application […]

How Texas Startups Are Spurring Innovation in the Most Entrenched Industries

By KEITH H. COLE Founder and CEO of Water Lens in Austin Special Editorial Contribution to Silicon Hills News Being a startup isn’t easy to begin with, but working in a highly-regulated industry like oil and gas can be even harder, especially when it’s also slow to adopt new technologies. We all know the challenges—navigating […]

Weeva is Building a Business Out of Memories

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Eric Gould Bear didn’t think Weeva would work for him. He loved the idea—a company that lets people upload stories and photos about a person or an event onto a website, push a button, and out comes a beautiful coffee table book. Cool. Great for regular people, […]

Capital Factory Celebrates its Sixth Anniversary Kung Fu Geek Style

Capital Factory celebrated its 6th anniversary Friday night with a party at Kung Fu Saloon in downtown Austin. More than 800 people RSVP’d to attend the event and Capital Factory gave away 400 T-shirts. Key employees and founders of Capital Factory received giant wooden Jenga blocks with their names engraved on them to commemorate the […]

Four Austin Startups Shine at the 2014 ATC Startup Showdown

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The Austin Technology Council’s Startup Showdown builds a bridge between the startup community and those who have more seasoned experiences and companies, said Josh Alexander, founder of Toopher. Toopher, a security platform that helps businesses authentic and verify their customers online, won the ATC Startup Showdown in […]

YouEarnedIt Gets $1.5 Million in Seed Stage Funding

YouEarnedIt, a startup focused on helping companies reward employees, has received $1.5 million in seed stage funding, according to the Wall Street Journal. The company received the funding from Capital Factory, an Austin-based incubator and accelerator of tech companies led by Joshua Baer and advertising giant WPP PLC, according to the article. The Greater Austin […]

Coworking Options for Yogis, Dog-Lovers and Everybody Else

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Picking a co-working space is like a cross between choosing a place to work and finding your favorite hangout. What’s important to you? Ergonomic chairs? Community? The vibe? The snacks? Or, as one Yelper explained, the fact that they “play the same tunes I have on my […]