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Job perks: Austin software company uShip is feeding employees with an on-site aeroponic farm

Can a Central Texas software company feed 220 employees salad at lunch with aeroponic pods? Austin-based uShip is about to find out. In May, the company installed 10 eight-foot pods, each with 36 seedlings of leafy greens and herbs in the outdoor...

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Chip designer Ambiq Micro raises $11M of planned $20M offering, according to SEC filings

Austin-based chip designer Ambiq Micro, which has been a pioneer in ultra-low power solutions for wireless electronics, has raised $11.4 million, according to a securities filing. The money is part of a planned $20 million offering, according to a...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Austin’s Asure Software looks to raise $35M in stock offering

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest tech news. Here are this morning’s headlines: Asure expects to raise $35M in public offering of its common stock Austin-based Asure Software today announced the pricing of...

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Austin holding company BuildGroup raises $330 million to invest in software startups

Austin-based holding company BuildGroup said Tuesday it has raised a $330 million fund to make long-term investments in software companies. Founded in 2015 by Rackspace alums Lanham Napier, Jim Curry and Klee Kleber, along with Pete Freeland from...

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Civitas Learning expands EdTech platform with an acquisition

Civitas Learning is expanding its education technology platform by acquiring a student engagement app for higher education. Austin-based Civitas said it has purchased ClearScholar, an Indianapolis startup whose mobile app makes it easier for colleges...

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Austin quantum computing startup Strangeworks scores $4 million to advance its technology

Austin-based quantum computing startup Strangeworks has landed $4 million to build out its platform. The lead investor in the deal was Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from Ecliptic Capital, GreatPoint Ventures, Lux Capital, BoxGroup...

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Austin’s Eventador.io lands $3.8 million for expansion

Real-time data service startup Eventador.io has landed $3.8 million for expansion. The Austin-based company, which launched in 2016, received the seed funding from LiveOak Venture Partners with participation by Deep Space Ventures, RSH Ventures, Capital...

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Austin blockchain startup SeriesX raises $2 million to build out its platform

Austin startup SeriesX, which is developing a platform built on Ethereum blockchain, has closed on two rounds of funding totaling $2 million. The company, founded in 2017, received the funding from investors including Shasta Ventures, Next Coast Ventures...

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Online retailer Spreetail sets up shop in Austin, plans to hire 100-plus

Nebraska-based online retailer Spreetail is opening shop in downtown Austin, with plans to hire dozens of workers in the next year. The company, based in Lincoln, Neb., sells home and garden products online, from vacuum cleaners and blenders to lawnmowers...

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