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Austin online festival hub Everfest brings in $3.6M investment

Online festival hub Everfest has raised $3.6 million to expand its team and invest in product development and marketing. Launched in 2014, Everfest runs an online community that connects festival goers. Its platform is aimed at festival organizers...

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Tech Crawl: Expect Apple’s smart speaker to take on Amazon and Google this year. Plus more tech news.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s going on: Expect Apple’s first smart speaker to take on Amazon and Google this year Apple has started manufacturing a long-in-the-works...

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Austin cybersecurity startup SpyCloud comes out of stealth mode with new product, $2.5 million investment

An Austin startup founded by two cybersecurity veterans is coming out of stealth mode with a new product and a $2.5 million investment. SpyCloud, founded last August, is unveiling its platform, which detects data breaches for companies and individuals...

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Austin’s High Brew Coffee lands $17 million for expansion of its cold-brew beverages

After Sweet Leaf Tea was acquired by Nestle in 2011, Sweet Leaf co-founder David Smith and his family went on a seven-month Caribbean sailing adventure on their catamaran.  He, his wife, Elizabeth Smith, and two children visited the U.S. Virgin Islands...

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Austin tech entrepreneur is selling Austin lake house

Austin tech entrepreneur Philip Berber and his wife Donna Berber have put their 30-acre waterfront home on the market for $14.95 million.  Known as Commanders Point Estate, the 9,642-square-feet mansion overlooks Lake Travis and was designed to look...

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Austin’s A-List: Chamber singles out 17 stellar startups you should be watching

The Greater  Austin Chamber of Commerce has unveiled its annual A-List, which spotlights 17 local startup companies that the chamber says have breakout potential. This year, 176 companies were nominated, and the winners were announced Thursday night...

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After considering San Francisco, here’s why USAA chose Austin for its new design studio

Two years ago, financial services giant USAA decided to rethink every digital tool it uses to interact with customers.  The company's first instinct was to open a design studio in San Francisco. But then the San Antonio-based company realized there...

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Mark Cuban leads a $1.5 million investment in Austin startup Meta SaaS

Austin startup Meta SaaS has come out of stealth mode with a $1.5 million investment led by billionaire Dallas businessman Mark Cuban. The five-person company, which was founded last year, helps companies better manage their software as a service...

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