Startups

Cashback app Dosh lands in $44 million from investors including PayPal

Austin startup Dosh has raised an additional $44 million to expand its app for finding cash and deals. Founded in 2016, the company offers a free app that gives consumers cash back on debit and credit card purchases when they shop, eat and travel...

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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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Redlight Greenlight wants you to go ahead, use your phone while driving, it’s cool

We reported here earlier about a Kickstarter for a movie theater that is essentially a bag that you put over your head.   Now, we’ve found an even crazier fundraising project. An IndieGoGo page for a product called Redlight Greenlight has a little...

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Austin-based Mythic lands $40 million to launch its artificial intelligence platform

Austin-based Mythic has landed $40 million in funding to launch its artificial intelligence platform aimed at devices ranging from smart watches to robots to drones. SoftBank Ventures, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp., was...

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Austin startup’s founder gets a surprise chance to pitch Reddit CEO Steve Huffman at SXSW

Timing can be everything at South by Southwest. On Monday, Daniel Senyard was working at his desk at Capital Factory, where his Austin-based tech travel startup Shep is based.  At the same time on another Capital Factory floor, Capital Factory executive...

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Two Austin startups win big at SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event

For startups, South by Southwest  is both an opportunity to break out, and a challenge to get above the noise. Two Austin startups -- GrubTubs and ICON 3D -- did that over the weekend by winning their categories in the 10th annual SXSW Accelerator...

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Smarter Sorting, which turns consumer chemical waste into products, lands $5 million in seed funding

An Austin startup that turns consumer chemical waste into products has raised $5 million for expansion. Smarter Sorting said it will use the seed funding to invest in machine learning technology that has allowed it to create a smart chemical database...

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