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Fast-growing health care startup EverlyWell launches new DNA-based at-home lab tests

Austin-based startup EverlyWell is launching three new biomarker and genomics products that expand its suite of at-home testing kits. The new tests use DNA to provide information about food sensitivity, metabolism and breast milk DHA levels. EverlyWell...

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Austin VC funding soared in the 2nd quarter

After a slow start to the year, venture capital activity in Austin bounced back in the second quarter, with internet companies leading the charge. A total of $330 million was raised by 43 companies during the quarter — a 182 percent increase...

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Austin VC funding bounces back, jumps 182 percent in 2nd quarter

After a slow start to the year, venture capital activity in Austin bounced back in the second quarter, with internet companies leading the charge. A total of $330 million was raised by 43 companies during the quarter, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers...

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Austin equity firm launches $408 million fund to pursue ‘alternative’ real estate deals

Virtus Real Estate, an Austin-based private equity firm, has launched a $408.5 million fund to make what it calls “cycle-resilient” real estate investments. Of that total, $308.5 million is committed to Virtus Real Estate Capital II and $100 million...

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Tech Crawl: Intel axes its wearables group to focus on augmented reality and more tech news

Good morning, Austin! We scanned the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: Intel axes its wearables group to focus on augmented reality Intel has eliminated the division that worked on health wearables, including...

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Austin communications firm Telestax brings in $4.7 million for growth

Austin-based communications company Telestax has landed $4.7 million to fund its next stage of growth. LiveOak Venture Partners of Austin was the lead investor in the deal. Founded in 2011, TeleStax previously raised $1.5 million from investors including...

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Tech Crawl: Canada wants your tech skills, Singapore is one of the few that gets cybersecurity and DeepMind heads to Alberta for AI talent

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Today we bring you the Tech Crawl International Edition: Canada wants your technology skills Want to get away from the heat? Canada is making a play for...

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As Austin startups struggle to raise expansion capital, California firm arrives to make deals

At a time when Austin startups are finding it difficult to raise expansion-stage capital, a California venture firm says it wants to do those deals.  And the firm, March Capital Partners, has opened an Austin office to find them. Based in Santa Monica...

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Austin tech accelerator DivInc unveils its latest startups at Demo Day

DivInc, an Austin accelerator focused on diverse entrepreneurs, has unveiled the work of its latest founders, who spent the past 12 weeks at work on their startups. The founders of nine companies took the stage Thursday night at Capital Factory, where...

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