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Fast-growing New York software maker Namely is expanding in Austin

Namely, a fast-growing New York-based software company, is expanding its Austin team, with a move to larger offices and plans to add 30 workers in Central Texas. Founded in 2012, Namely sells human resources software that helps mid-size companies...

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Here’s why Austin tech accelerator Capital Factory is expanding to Dallas

Tech accelerator Capital Factory, which recently expanded in Austin, is breaking into Dallas. The tech incubator, seed-investment fund and co-working space has teamed up with the Dallas Entrepreneur Center to connect members in both groups with mentors...

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Austin startup SwimTopia makes splash with an acquisition

Austin startup SwimTopia, which sells software for swim team management, is making waves with an acquisition. The company said Wednesday it has purchased Atlanta-based Swim-Team.US. Founded in 2008, Swim-Team.US serves more than 500 swim teams across...

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Who's investing in Austin startups? New VC report has the answer

Who’s doing deals in Austin? A new report by two tech industry veterans provides a comprehensive look.  The study was conducted by David Altounian, assistant professor of entrepreneurship at St. Edward’s University and the former founder and CEO of...

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Austin company creating ‘Alamo Reality’ app to reveal layers of history on mission, 1836 battle

Back in the mid 1990s, designer Michael McGar worked on a big CD-ROM project called “Alamo: Victory or Death.”  Especially for its time, it was ambitious — it contained so much material it required two discs, included work from Texas celebrities including...

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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 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 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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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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Tech Crawl: Another ransomware attack spreads, Facebook hits 2 billion users, WeWork’s Austin Creator Awards 

Happy Hump Day, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re following right now: Ransomware is back in a big way It’s been a few week since the WannaCry crisis, but now we’ve got another major international ransomware crisis on our hands called “Petya...

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