Where will Austin’s software sector find its next breakout company?

When Austin-based online coupon company RetailMeNot agreed last month to be acquired by a San Antonio holding company for $630 million, it was hailed as a great deal for shareholders. But was the deal a good thing for Austin’s economy, which...

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After buyouts, Austin’s software sector looks for its next breakout companies

Confetti dropped, champagne flowed and live music rocked the house when Austin’s RetailMeNot employees celebrated a successful initial public offering four years ago at ACL Live. When the online coupon company reached another milestone last month...

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Why a new Austin recruiting firm is focusing solely on Python developers

A new Austin IT recruiting firm is focusing solely on matching developers with Python programming skills and companies that need them. PythonTek, founded by recruiting veteran David Hitt, will use a technical screening process by Python leaders in...

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Tech Crawl: Apple wants to monitor your sleep, manufacturers are loading up on robots and now your Snaps can last to infinity.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: Apple makes an acquisition to monitor your sleep Apple already tracks your steps and fitness levels, and now it wants to analyze...

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Austin startup Opcity - the self-described eHarmony of real estate - raises a whopping $27 million

An Austin startup that describes itself as the eHarmony of real estate has raised a whopping $27 million in its first round of venture financing. Opcity, which launched last year, has built a platform that connects real estate agents with pre-screened...

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Dell Technologies unveils its venture capital arm with plans to put $100 million in startups

After making investments in stealth mode in recent years, Dell Technologies has unveiled its new venture capital arm and announced plans to invest $100 million a year in startups. Dell Technologies Capital is the result of combining the venture capital...

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Capital Factory - Austin’s ‘Center of Gravity’ for startups - debuts new event, VR space

When Joshua Baer launched Capital Factory in 2008, his goal was to make it the “center of gravity” for Austin startups. That’s pretty much what has happened: The downtown Austin-based tech accelerator and co-working space last year hosted 837 events...

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Austin courier Dropoff raises millions to break into dozens of new markets

Austin courier service Dropoff has collected $8.5 million to speed its entrance into new cities and ramp up hiring, the company said Monday. Dropoff, which launched in 2014, offers same-day delivery services for businesses using online tools for ordering...

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Austin marketing automation startup eRelevance brings in $5.1 million to expand

There are literally thousands of high-tech marketing tools to help small businesses try to drum up new customers. But Austin-based eRelevance says it’s more valuable for business owners to focus on the customers they have by targeting them with special...

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