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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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Austin’s SailPoint files for a $100 million IPO

Will SailPoint Technologies break Austin’s IPO drought? The Austin-based software company has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of stock. Founded in 2005 by three Austin...

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Global IT reseller SHI is betting on Austin with hundreds of new jobs

Since opening an Austin office nine years ago, global IT reseller SHI International has been one of Austin’s fastest growing tech-centered companies. Today, the company has 820 employees at its offices on South MoPac Boulevard, and it has plans to...

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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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Former first lady Michelle Obama is back in Austin to speak at social media conference

Former first lady Michelle Obama will be in Austin today to speak at a social media conference hosted by  Spredfast. Called “Smart Social Summit,” the three-day event runs through tomorrow at the W Hotel in downtown Austin.  Obama is scheduled to...

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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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