Bizologie Provides Research Services to VCs and Startups

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News In May of 2014, Laura Young found out Austin Ventures wouldn’t be raising another venture capital fund. That meant her job as a staff researcher and librarian would be phased out. So in June she decided to launch Bizologie, a business research firm, with her colleagues and […]

Compare Metrics Snags $3.8 Million in Follow-On Venture Capital

Austin-based Compare Metrics, which makes analytics software aimed at retailers, announced that is has received $3.8 million in follow-on venture capital. Austin Ventures led the investment with additional funding by existing investors Julie Allegro of Allegro Venture Partners, Bob Greene of Contour Ventures, Capital Factory, Mike Maples Jr. of Floodgate, Brett Hurt of Hurt Family […]

Guides to SXSW 2014 in Austin

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News It’s that crazy time of year in Austin when locals leave for Spring Break and rent out their houses and apartments for gobs of money to the estimated 30,000 people expected to attend this year’s South by Southwest Interactive. That’s right, it’s the biggest, wildest and wackiest […]

Pitching to VCs and The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News If you, as an entrepreneur, email a VC firm, it’s a crapshoot whether they’ll even open it, much less read it. If you’ve got some heavy hitter, celebrity entrepreneur or investor making the introduction for you, your chances improve astronomically. So start making friends with the right […]

Persistence and Confidence Key to RetailMeNot’s Cotter Cunningham’s Success

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News It’s not a good idea to quit a good job and launch a divorce startup while happily married, said Cotter Cunningham. “The day you quit your job to go home and tell your wife you’re starting a divorce site is not the best day of your life,” […]

VCs and Founders Give Advice on Funding a Startup

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Funded companies, which are performing well, get nice offices and free lunches for their employees, said Mike Dodd, partner with Austin Ventures. Mass Relevance is one of its portfolio companies performing quite well. And on Wednesday, the company hosted a panel discussion about successfully raising capital for […]

Adometry Expands into New Headquarters

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Adometry, the Austin Ventures startup that aggregates and analyzes data from multiple advertising streams, is growing like gangbusters and Thursday had an open house to celebrate its new space in the Lakewood Center Building II on Capital of Texas Highway. “We have 110 people,” said Casey Carey, […]

ESO Solutions Lands $4 Million in Funding from Austin Ventures

ESO Solutions lands $4 million in funding from Austin Ventures in a Series B round. The Austin-based company plans to use the money on sales and marketing efforts and for expansion and acquisitions. ESO Solutions makes electronic medical record software that lets healthcare providers access patient records. The software is aimed at better informing hospitals […]

Umbel raises $3.7 million

Umbel, which measures digital audiences, Tuesday announced that it has raised $3.7 million. Austin Ventures led the Series A round. Other investors included Herbert Simon, Chairman and Director of the Simon Property group and owner of the Indiana Pacers, and Gordon Paddison, CEO Stradella Road, and former EVP New Media Marketing at Newline Cinema. The […]

Austin Startup Bloomfire gets $10 million in financing

A Web app firm, Bloomfire Inc. has landed $10 million in financing from Austin Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. The Austin-based startup has created a productivity web app targeted at companies and their employees. The product sounds like a corporate Pinterest-like application with an interactive component that allows employees to share documents, videos, pictures and charts […]