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Settlement reached in Capital Factory’s suit against Austin co-working space

After being sued by Austin tech accelerator Capital Factory, an East Austin co-working space has changed its name and a settlement has been reached, according to a court filing. In August, Capital Factory sued atx Factory and its founder, accusing...

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ScaleFactor, maker of accounting software for small businesses, raises $2.5 million

ScaleFactor, which sells finance and accounting software for small businesses, has landed $2.5 million to speed up product development. The Austin-based startup provides a platform that provides automation tools for bookkeeping, tax compliance and...

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Austin startup Rollick Outdoor raises $5.6M for platform to sell boats, RVs, motorcycles

Austin startup Rollick Outdoor has raised $5.6 million to build out its online platform for selling boats, RVs and motorcycles. The funding round was led by Silverton Partners with participation from Autotech Ventures, Troy Capital Partners, Capital...

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Why run its San Antonio and other company offices from Austin? TaskUs leader explains

Nine and a half years ago, two buddies who have been business partners since they were 17 years old started a company called TaskUs LLC.  They built it on the idea that, in line with a movement created by “4-Hour Workweek” author Tim Ferriss, everyone...

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Former La Zona Rosa relaunches as a mixed-use office and venue space

The former La Zona Rosa, once a popular downtown live music venue, has reopened as LZR, a sleek mixed-use office and event space. The newly renovated site at 612 W. Fourth St. features more than 10,000 square feet of office and open space, including...

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Meet Skout Deals, which shares location-based deals on its mobile app

Bryan and Alice Payne’s first high school date was at Burger King, and he paid with a two-for-one coupon. It was a match made in heaven, and the now-married pair has been looking for deals ever since. “We try to find deals on everything, whether we’re...

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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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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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