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Meet TenantCloud, which connects landlords and tenants with a free Cloud-based service

Joe Edgar started his property-management software company because he needed the service. As the owner of rental properties, he was frustrated that he couldn’t find the software tools he wanted to help manage the process. So in 2014, he founded Austin-based TenantCloud...

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Austin logistics startup Convey lands millions to break into new markets

Austin-based Convey, which makes software to help online retailers with shipping logistics, has raised $8.25 million to break into new markets. Convey received the funding from Techstars Venture Capital Fund, RPM Ventures and other investors. The...

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Techie toilets, Nests and eco-paint: Four innovations we learned about at Austin’s TreeHouse store

Jason Ballard, co-founder and CEO of the Austin-based TreeHouse home-improvement stores, has a way of sounding earnest without being strident, of selling you on the idea of a smarter way of living versus hawking a product. If you look at his LinkedIn...

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Austin’s DivInc launches its third entrepreneur session for diverse founders

DivInc, the Austin accelerator for diverse entrepreneurs, is ready to launch another group of startups through its 12-week program. The fall cohort, which starts Sept. 5, is composed of eight women and seven men. Nine of the 15 are from ethnicities...

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Is another Austin tech space trying to steal Capital Factory’s brand? A new lawsuit says yes.

Is another tech entity trying to cash in on the brand of Austin tech accelerator Capital Factory? The startup incubator thinks so, and has sued East Austin co-working space atx Factory and its founder, accusing them of trademark infringement, unfair...

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Fast-growing New York software maker Namely is expanding in Austin

Namely, a fast-growing New York-based software company, is expanding its Austin team, with a move to larger offices and plans to add 30 workers in Central Texas. Founded in 2012, Namely sells human resources software that helps mid-size companies...

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Here’s why Austin tech accelerator Capital Factory is expanding to Dallas

Tech accelerator Capital Factory, which recently expanded in Austin, is breaking into Dallas. The tech incubator, seed-investment fund and co-working space has teamed up with the Dallas Entrepreneur Center to connect members in both groups with mentors...

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Austin startup SwimTopia makes splash with an acquisition

Austin startup SwimTopia, which sells software for swim team management, is making waves with an acquisition. The company said Wednesday it has purchased Atlanta-based Swim-Team.US. Founded in 2008, Swim-Team.US serves more than 500 swim teams across...

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Who's investing in Austin startups? New VC report has the answer

Who’s doing deals in Austin? A new report by two tech industry veterans provides a comprehensive look.  The study was conducted by David Altounian, assistant professor of entrepreneurship at St. Edward’s University and the former founder and CEO of...

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Austin company creating ‘Alamo Reality’ app to reveal layers of history on mission, 1836 battle

Back in the mid 1990s, designer Michael McGar worked on a big CD-ROM project called “Alamo: Victory or Death.”  Especially for its time, it was ambitious — it contained so much material it required two discs, included work from Texas celebrities including...

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