Startups

Tired of going to the gas station? Tech startup Yoshi brings the gas to you

Many car owners dread those routine stops at the gas station to fill up the tank.  But what if you never had to go to a gas station again? For a $20-a-month subscription fee, gas delivery startup Yoshi will come to your work or office and fill up...

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Austin startups could benefit from new $131 million fund from Silicon Valley VC firm Floodgate

Silicon Valley venture firm Floodgate has closed on a new $131 million fund, and that could be good news for Austin startup founders. The fund is the sixth raised by Floodgate, which is based in Palo Alto, Calif., and led by former Austin software...

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Austin tech accelerator DivInc gets new home at Capital Factory, set to assist new crop of startups

DivInc, an accelerator for women and ethnically diverse startup founders, is launching its second cohort and moving to a new home at Capital Factory. The Austin nonprofit held its first 12-week program last fall at co-working space Galvanize, with...

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Two Austin startups, Rap Charge and JumpStart Charging, focus on upping the power-station game

Remember when there were two disaster-themed movies coming to theaters, “Volcano” and “Dante’s Peak?” How about “Armageddon” and “Deep Impact?” Or for a more recent example, that time there was an FX docu-series, “American Crime Story: The People...

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Austin e-commerce startup Dosh raises $2 million to launch service

An Austin startup that says it can get you cash back on debit and credit card purchases has raised $2 million to launch its service. Dosh, founded a year ago, is preparing to release its free app, which it says finds cash and deals for consumers when...

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Five Austin startups that stood out during SXSW

For startups, the South by Southwest conference can be the ideal place to launch, meet investors or gain new customers. And as a bonus for Austin companies, it’s right here in their backyard, so no pricey plane tickets or hotel rooms needed.  After...

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Capital Factory and Moovel team up to launch a transportation-focused tech accelerator 

Austin’s Capital Factory and mobile transit tech company Moovel North America are teaming up to create an accelerator for transportation-related startups. MobilityX will focus on mentoring new mobility-as-a-service companies and bringing innovative...

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Austin startup TurnKey Vacation Rentals lands $21 million for expansion

A year ago, Austin’s TurnKey Vacation Rentals raised $10 million to expand its vacation rental management service. Today, after a year of fast growth, the startup will announce it has raised an additional $21 million. Founded in 2013, TurnKey provides...

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What we learned about Austin’s ride-hailing options by testing six of Austin’s ride-hailing apps

Usually an out-of-town guest wants to know where to go for the best tacos or barbecue in Austin.  But lately the No. 1 question is from tourists is “Which ride-hailing app should I use?” We understand their confusion. After ride-hailing juggernauts...

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Austin’s Next Coast Ventures launches an $85 million fund to invest in startups

Good news for Austin entrepreneurs: Next Coast Ventures has closed on an $85 million fund to invest in startups. The new firm, founded by two technology industry veterans, plans to do 20 to 30 deals, with up to three-quarters of them in Central Texas...

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