BigCommerce scores $64M to take on larger rivals in e-commerce space

In a move that will help it challenge much larger rivals, e-commerce software maker BigCommerce has raised $64 million for a new wave of expansion. The lead investor in the deal was Goldman Sachs, with participation from existing investors General...

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PIMCO picks Austin for third U.S. office, plans to grow to 200 workers by 2019

PIMCO, one of the world’s biggest asset managers, said Tuesday it has chosen Austin for its third U.S. office and plans to hire dozens of employees. The Austin office “will have a significant technology presence” and is expected to open in the summer...

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Austin-based software company Mitratech makes another acquisition

Austin-based legal software maker Mitratech, which has grown through acquisitions, has done another deal. The company said it has purchased San Francisco-based ThinkSmart, which sells workflow automation software for handling legal work. ThinkSmart’s...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Jeff Bezos reveals Amazon has 100M Prime members, Facebook posts a job listing for chip designers, and some wonder if iPhone demand has peaked.

Good Thursday morning to you, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here are today’s headlines: Jeff Bezos reveals Amazon has 100 million Prime members Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has released his latest annual...

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This Austin startup used its own virtual reality technology to pitch VCs -- and raised millions

When it came time for TheWaveVR to raise a new round of venture capital, the Austin-based startup used its own virtual reality technology to make the pitch. The company, which has created a social platform for VR music and visual experiences, used...

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Indiana-based mobile fundraiser OneCause acquires Austin’s Great Feats

Indiana-based mobile fundraising company OneCause has acquired Austin-based Great Feats, which provides a social engagement and fundraising platform. Financial terms were not disclosed. OneCause, based in Indianapolis, said Great Feats will allow...

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Thanks to $250 million mega-deal, venture capital activity in Austin soared in 1st quarter

Thanks to a $250 million mega-investment in Austin-based WP Engine, venture capital activity in Austin soared in the first quarter. A total of $510 million was raised by 27 companies during the quarter, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing. Plus, Apple’s stumbling HomePod isn’t the hot seller it wanted.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest technology headlines. Here’s what’s happening: Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing The Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, was given a rougher ride...

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Documents: Oracle plans to nearly double size of Austin campus

Oracle’s massive Austin waterfront campus is about to get even bigger. In March, Oracle moved into its new, five-story building in Southeast Austin that spans more than half a million square feet and overlooks Lady Bird Lake. Now, new plans filed...

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Oracle plans to nearly double size of Austin campus, city documents show

Oracle’s massive Austin waterfront campus is about to get even bigger. In March, Oracle moved into its new, five-story building in Southeast Austin that spans more than half a million square feet and overlooks Lady Bird Lake. Now, new plans filed...

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