Kizen Lands $12 Million in Funding

Kaizen is the Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement as practiced by the Toyota manufacturing system. John Winner first learned about kaizen in 2009 while a student at the University of Texas at Austin. The idea resonated with him and in 2018, Winner named his company Kizen, a domain name one “a” short of kaizen. […]

Colossal Biosciences Spins Out Software Company with $30 Million in Funding

Colossal Biosciences, the company bringing the wooly mammoth and thylacine back to life, Tuesday announced it is spinning out a new venture: Form Bio. The new company will develop and sell a computational life sciences software platform. Form Bio has raised $30 million in Series A funding led by JAZZ Venture Partners with participation from […]

Apptronik is Working With NASA to Create Humanoid Robots

A humanoid robot named Apollo is being created by Apptronik in partnership with NASA. Austin-based Apptronik announced Tuesday that it is working with NASA to accelerate the commercialization of Apollo. Apptronik’s has completed a prototype of Apollo and plans to begin delivering the robot next year. Apollo is a general-purpose robot that is cable of […]

15 VC-Backed Female Founded Companies to Watch in Austin

Female founders have traditionally had a much tougher time raising capital than their male counterparts. And while there have been a lot of pitch competitions, media articles, and focus on the problem, startups led by women still receive a tiny fraction of the overall V.C. dollars invested every year. In fact, last year, startups led […]

BigIdeasATX Speaker Series Shines a Spotlight on Austin’s Best and Brightest Startups

President Joe Biden declared the Pandemic is officially over in an interview on 60 minutes Sunday and Silicon Hills News agrees. That means Silicon Hills News is hosting in-person events again. Welcome back! Before the pandemic, Silicon Hills News hosted monthly lunch and learns at Galvanize, special events like ContentATX, Space ATX, BlogItSA, and our […]

Move America Returns to Austin to Focus on Tech Mobility and Startups

Electric bikes, buses, trucks, trains, cars, drones, electric charging stations, smart cities, and a focus on sustainability and lessening the environmental impact of transportation. All of those topics and more will be explored at the second annual Move America conference, which is coming back to Austin at the Palmer Events Center on Sept. 27 and […]

Austin-based evisio Helps Small to Medium-Sized Businesses with SEO

Michael Ramirez is the founder and CEO of Austin-based evisio, a search engine optimization software company. Evisio helps agencies, marketers, SEO consultants, and businesses of all sizes improve organic search results, no matter their level of SEO knowledge. It takes the guesswork out of SEO by giving users strategic insights and actionable tasks that can […]

 25 Austin-Based Startups to Watch in 2022

Austin had a record-breaking year with startup activity overall on the rise. In 2021, companies in the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area raised $4.9 billion in venture capital in 387 deals, more than double the $2.3 billion raised in 2020, according to Pitchbook-National Venture Capital Association Venture Monitor data. A few trends Silicon Hills News has […]

97 Austin Companies Make the Inc 5000 2022 List

In Austin, 97 companies made the Inc 5000 2022 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. Overall, the Austin companies on the list had a 244 percent median growth rate, $5.3 billion in total revenue, and added 16,792 jobs. The list includes 28 newly founded companies and 69 repeat honorees. AdOutreach, which helps companies with […]

Galvanize is Closing its Austin Coworking Site on August 31st

Galvanize Austin sent an email to its members on August 17th to inform them it is closing its coworking operations on August 31st. “I’m reaching out to inform you that Galvanize has made an immensely tough decision to sunset our coworking operations in Austin,” Lindsey Rohde, senior director of campus operations, wrote in an email […]