Austin Celebrates Innovation and Entrepreneurship: 2023 A-LIST Awards Unveil Tech Champions

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Opportunity Austin and SXSW, hosted a spectacular event last week at the Long Center for the Performing Arts to announce the winners of the highly anticipated 2023 A-LIST Awards. Dedicated to recognizing and honoring local tech and innovation companies of all sizes, the A-LIST Awards showcases […]

Unleashing SaaS Power: SaaStock Austin Takes Over the Tech Capital with Global SaaS Giants

Eleven years ago, Alex Theuma was selling software, but he had entrepreneurial aspirations and was fascinated with software companies like Slack and Evernote. Theuma started a Software as a Service (SaaS) blog called SaaScribe. Next, he launched a podcast, The SaaS Revolution Show, in 2015 and created the first SaaStock in Dublin, Ireland, in 2016. […]

Setpoint Bolsters Asset-Backed Lending Platform with Acquisition of Resolute Diligence Solutions

Austin-based Setpoint has acquired Resolute Diligence Solutions, which provides asset-level reviews for real estate loans. Setpoint, founded in 2021, is a fintech and proptech startup that raised a $43 million Series A round in December 2022. Setpoint’s capital and technology platform enables real-estate, auto, consumer, and other asset-backed borrowers to offer credit options to consumers […]

Google Fiber is Looking for 20 Gig Internet Testers in Austin

Google Fiber is looking for testers in the Austin market to see what they can do with 20 Gig Internet. The applications can be drug development, virtual reality, artificial intelligent humanoid robot assistants, flying cars, or something else. According to Google, an organization or company might be an excellent candidate to test a symmetrical 20 […]

Cloud Security Companies Eagle Eye Networks and Brivo Receive $192 Million Investment from SECOM

Eagle Eye Networks, specializing in cloud video surveillance, and Brivo, which provides cloud-based access control and smart space technologies, Wednesday announced it received a $192 million investment from SECOM CO., LTD. SEACOM, a security integration company, is investing  $100 million in Eagle Eye Networks and $92 million in Brivo. Both Austin-based companies are majority owned by […]

Newchip Enters Into Bankruptcy Liquidation

By Laura Lorek, publisher and senior writer of Silicon Hills News Newchip entered into bankruptcy liquidation last week. The Austin-based company rebranded as Astralabs, doing business as Newchip and Newchip Accelerator, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization on March 17th, listing $1.7 million in total assets and $4.8 million in total liabilities, according to its […]

Do You Need Venture Capital to Build a Business?

Special Contribution by Evisio Every startup in the world has one thing in common: a dream. From humble beginnings in a basement or garage, entrepreneurs set out to build the next big thing. It’s a tale as old as time and has always been part of the American dream. For most entrepreneurs, there’s inevitably one […]

Hypergiant Galactic Systems Awarded $61.4 Million U.S. Air Force Contract

Hypergiant Galactic Systems has received a $61.4 million Small Business Innovation Research Phase III contract from the U.S. Air Force. The company, based in Blanco, received the contract to provide user interface and user experience development services for cloud-based command and control. Hypergiant will perform the work in Blanco by May 4th, 2026. Hypergiant Galactic […]

CharterUP Opens its Second Headquarters in Austin and Plans to Hire Over 100 Employees

As a kid, Armir Harris immigrated to the United States from Albania. Harris learned the ins and outs of the transportation business at a young age from his uncle. “I picked up the ground transportation business at the dinner table,” Harris said. “I had no plans on going into the transportation or bus industry at […]

SaaStock USA is Coming to Austin

SaaStock is Europe’s largest conference focused on Software as a Service or SaaS. It takes place in Dublin, Ireland. But this year, SaaStock is launching its first Austin-based SaaS conference for a three-day event running May 31-June 2. The conference, which is called SaaStock USA, features panel discussions and networking. It brings SaaS founders together […]