Startups

UPDATE: Poptheatr failed to reach its Kickstarter goal, but don’t count it out yet...

UPDATE, Feb. 21, 2018:  Alas, it wasn’t meant to be. While Poptheatr managed to wrangle $14,719 in funding from 114 backers, the theater-in-a-bag failed to reach its stated fundraising goal of $40,000. The fundraiser closed on Feb. 17.  There are...

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New co-working space in East Austin targets startups working for social change 

Austin startups tackling big social and environmental issues will soon have a new place to work and collaborate. The Center for Social Innovation is launching a 10,000-square-foot co-working space for founders tackling issues such as education, climate...

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Austin’s Jonathan Coon - founder of 1-800 CONTACTS -- wants you comparison shopping with Wikibuy

In 1992, Jonathan Coon started a company out of his Brigham Young University dorm room. He says he was trying, like all entrepreneurs, to solve a problem. “I was a poor college student and contact lenses were expensive,” he said. “They took a week...

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Austin’s HNI Healthcare lands $32.6 million for growth

A new $32.6 million investment will allow Austin-based HNI Healthcare to speed up its expansion plans.  The physician practice management company received the funding from New York-based Bison Capital and Austin-based Spindletop Capital. Founded in...

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Startup accelerators Techstars and Sputnik ATX introduce new Austin cohorts

One startup -- Rosso & Flynn -- brings together the quality of old school butcher shops with the convenience of online ordering and delivery. Another -- Milkful -- supports breastfeeding moms through community, education and healthy lactation...

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Austin’s Samantha Snabes, founder of re:3D, takes $1 million WeWork Creator prize

An Austin entrepreneur whose company has been focused on industrial 3D printers for emerging countries, won a $1 million award Wednesday night. Samantha Snabes, founder of re:3D, was one of two $1 million winners at the WeWork Creator Awards Global...

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Is Austin finally on radar of East and West Coast VCs? New numbers suggest it is.

Is Austin finally on the radar of East and West Coast venture capitalists? A new survey suggests the answer is yes. At least 24 Austin startups raised rounds of $10 million or more in 2017, according to a MoneyTree report by PricewaterhouseCoopers...

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Austin-based TrendKite lands $11 million for growth

TrendKite, which helps clients gauge the effectiveness of their public relations, has raised an additional $11 million to accelerate its expansion plans. The Austin-based company, which was founded in 2012, makes analytics software that lets agencies...

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Austin e-commerce startup Dosh raises $5M for deal-finding app that gives cash back

Austin startup Dosh has raised an additional $5 million as it prepares to launch its app for finding cash and deals. Founded a year ago, the company offers a free app that gives consumers cash back on debit and credit card purchases when they shop...

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Forbes: CEO of Austin's Bumble is '$1 billion Queen Bee of Dating Apps'

Dating app Bumble is already one of Austin’s brightest break-out stars. Now founder Whitney Wolfe Herd is taking center stage. Herd, 28, will be featured on the cover of Forbes’ 30 under 30 issue in mid-December, the magazine tweeted. The cover story...

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