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Former La Zona Rosa relaunches as a mixed-use office and venue space

The former La Zona Rosa, once a popular downtown live music venue, has reopened as LZR, a sleek mixed-use office and event space. The newly renovated site at 612 W. Fourth St. features more than 10,000 square feet of office and open space, including...

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Meet Skout Deals, which shares location-based deals on its mobile app

Bryan and Alice Payne’s first high school date was at Burger King, and he paid with a two-for-one coupon. It was a match made in heaven, and the now-married pair has been looking for deals ever since. “We try to find deals on everything, whether we’re...

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Austin-based AI startup Tethr lands $15 million investment

Austin-based startup Tethr, which uses artificial intelligence to analyze customer calls, has tied up a $15 million investment. The lead investor in the Series A deal was Grotech Ventures, with participation from MissionOG and a number of strategic...

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WeWork adding another downtown Austin co-working space

WeWork, the New York co-working giant, is opening a second downtown Austin location that can accommodate more than 1,000 members. The new space will debut in spring 2018 in the Chase Bank tower at 221 W. Sixth St.  WeWork West Sixth will occupy the...

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Techstars will launch its first ‘impact’ accelerator in Austin

Want to tackle social and environmental issues with a startup? There’s a new accelerator for that. Techstars, a Boulder, Colo.-based accelerator, has chosen Austin for its first program aimed at “impact” startups.  The Techstars Impact Accelerator...

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Now accepting applications: Startup accelerator MassChallenge launches in Austin

Now Accepting Applications: That’s the message from MassChallenge, the Boston-based accelerator that officially launched its Texas program on Monday. At an event at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, MassChallenge celebrated its new presence...

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Austin venture capital investing falls in third quarter, but internet activity stays strong

Venture capital investing in Austin companies fell in the third quarter, but activity in the internet sector remained strong. A total of $151 million was raised by 20 companies during the quarter, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers and...

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Startup Viridis Learning moving headquarters from New York to Austin

Education technology startup Viridis Learning is moving its headquarters from New York to Austin. Founded in 2009, the company uses data analytics to match community college students with employers. Viridis helps connect the colleges with local employers...

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Like ‘a rave in space’: Austin’s TheWaveVR teams with musician to create virtual-reality album-art experience

At 8 p.m. Central time on Sunday, fans of Los Angeles producer TOKiMONSTA will get to participate in a listening-party concert. But fans will be wearing virtual-reality headsets connected to PCs and will be experiencing an interactive version of the “Lune...

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