Bigcommerce Raises $40 Million from Revolution Growth

Bigcommerce, a site that lets anyone create an online store, raised $40 million from Revolution Growth. Steve Case, co-founder of the Revolution Growth fund and founder of America Online, will also join Bigcommerce’s board. The Austin-based company, founded by Eddie Machaalani and Mitchell Harper in 2009, has raised $75 million to date. Bigcommerce’s software has […]

Austin Ranks #5 on Richard Florida’s List of Top High Tech U.S. Cities

In 2006, Richard Florida visited San Antonio and spoke at the Texas Lyceum Conference. I covered the conference for the local newspaper. Florida made quite an impression on me. I thought he understood the high-tech workforce better than anyone. And at a time when everyone focused on globalization and a mobile workforce, Florida’s message was […]

Austin-based clean tech startup seeks to make lighting more efficient

Rekha Bangalore, founder and chief technology officer of NanoThermo, developed a heat dissipation technology for Light Emitting Diodes, known as LEDs. The company’s composite nanomaterial fits into existing and new light fixtures and improves efficiency by 20 percent. That makes the LEDs last longer. ┬áThe company will also work with light fixture manufactures to create […]

Austin companies seek tech talent in Silicon Valley

By L.A. Lorek Got tech talent? Then Austin companies want to recruit you. A group of Austin CEOs plan to travel to San Francisco and Sunnyvale on Sept. 13th and 14th to hire engineers, software developers and others with technology skills. Many Silicon Valley area companies already have a presence in Austin, but this will […]