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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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Done Deal: RetailMeNot completes sale to San Antonio firm, becomes privately held

It’s a done deal: Online coupon company RetailMeNot is part of San Antonio-based Harland Clarke Holdings of San Antonio. Last month, RetailMeNot, one of Austin’s most high-profile publicly traded software companies, agreed to be acquired by Harland...

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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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In Austin’s ride-hailing wars, could a driver’s lounge give Fasten an edge?

Boston-based ride-hailing company Fasten is planning to open a new office in East Austin. The facility is intended to be a lounge area for its drivers, complete with restrooms, coffee, snacks and even a drive-through window for dropping off lost items...

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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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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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Austin-based Umbel spinoff Pilosa is pushing its big-data indexing at this week’s OSCON

The law of “Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” states that the bigger things get, the slower they typically are. Bloated summer movie sequels. Dinosaurs. A two-hour sermon.  The same is true of so-called “Big Data,” enormous sets of information increasingly...

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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’s Bitfusion raises $5M, unveils its deep learning and AI platform

Austin-based tech company Bitfusion has raised $5 million for expansion and is unveiling its new deep learning and artificial intelligence platform. Bitfusion is developing technology that promises to boost application performance by orders of magnitude...

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Five Austin-based apps that can make your life easier

Austin might not be the headquarters of app juggernauts like Uber or Instacart, but there are plenty of hometown-developed apps targeted toward consumers.  These apps aiming to solve problems like finding the right babysitter or getting a meal delivered...

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