EyeVi of Estonia Selects Austin for its U.S. Headquarters

EyeVI Technologies, which is in the geospatial AI-powered digital data production industry in Europe, announced it has opened its U.S. headquarters at Capital Factory. The company’s development hub remains in Estonia. Capital Factory hosted an event on Sept. 23rd to welcome the company with Estonian President Alar Karis, Congressman Lloyd Doggett, and several local city […]

Firefly Aerospace Successfully Launches its Rocket

Austin’s Firefly Aerospace had a successful launch of its rocket. The company announced that it’s Alpha FLTA002 mission successfully reached orbit and deployed customer payloads, lifting off on Oct. 1st at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Standard Time from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. It reached orbit on its second attempt. Firefly’s rocket exploded on its […]

BAE Systems Opens $150 Million Facility in Austin with Plans to Double its 700 Employee Workforce

BAE Systems announced Tuesday that it has opened a new $150 million engineering and production facility in Austin. The 390,000-square-foot facility is located in Parmer Austin Business Park. BAE Systems plans to use half of the facility for manufacturing. The company has 700 employees in Austin and plans to double its workforce. “The new campus […]

Austin’s LIFT Aircraft to Begin eVTOL Flights via HEXA by the Year’s End

LIFT Aircraft in Austin has developed HEXA, one of the world’s first production electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft, known as eVTOLs. At the MOVE America conference last week in Austin, Matt Chasen, the Founder of Lift Aircraft spoke with Martin Salinas, the Chief Operating Officer of AFWERX about the development of dual-use aerial mobility […]

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 […]