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Fast-growing health care startup EverlyWell launches new DNA-based at-home lab tests

Austin-based startup EverlyWell is launching three new biomarker and genomics products that expand its suite of at-home testing kits. The new tests use DNA to provide information about food sensitivity, metabolism and breast milk DHA levels. EverlyWell...

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Austin VC funding bounces back, jumps 182 percent in 2nd quarter

After a slow start to the year, venture capital activity in Austin bounced back in the second quarter, with internet companies leading the charge. A total of $330 million was raised by 43 companies during the quarter, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers...

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Austin communications firm Telestax brings in $4.7 million for growth

Austin-based communications company Telestax has landed $4.7 million to fund its next stage of growth. LiveOak Venture Partners of Austin was the lead investor in the deal. Founded in 2011, TeleStax previously raised $1.5 million from investors including...

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Austin tech accelerator DivInc unveils its latest startups at Demo Day

DivInc, an Austin accelerator focused on diverse entrepreneurs, has unveiled the work of its latest founders, who spent the past 12 weeks at work on their startups. The founders of nine companies took the stage Thursday night at Capital Factory, where...

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Tech Crawl: Another ransomware attack spreads, Facebook hits 2 billion users, WeWork’s Austin Creator Awards 

Happy Hump Day, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re following right now: Ransomware is back in a big way It’s been a few week since the WannaCry crisis, but now we’ve got another major international ransomware crisis on our hands called “Petya...

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Austin startup Alegion brings in $3.6 million to ramp up AI initiatives

Alegion, an Austin startup that operates a crowd-sourcing automation platform used by Condé Nast, Charles Schwab and the state of Texas, has raised $3.6 million for expansion. The company received the Series A funding from RHS Investments. Launched...

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In Austin’s biggest VC deal of 2017, AI startup SparkCognition raises $32M 

In the biggest venture investment in an Austin company so far this year, artificial intelligence startup SparkCognition has raised $32.5 million. Verizon Ventures was the lead investor in the deal, with participation from The Boeing Company, through...

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This Chicago venture capital firm has its eye on Austin, and it's looking for deals.

Chicago Ventures has its eye on Austin. Since its launch in 2012, the Chicago-based venture capital firm has backed five Central Texas startups, and it’s looking for more deals. The firm is currently investing a $66 million fund, and partner Stuart...

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Austin man wins a $100,000 Thiel Fellowship

A twenty-year-old Austin resident named Micah Green, who has started a housecleaning robotics company called Maidbot, has won a coveted $100,000 Thiel Fellowship. The popular fellowship helps young entrepreneurs pursue their passion instead of going...

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Video surveillance firm Eagle Eye Networks breaks into Europe with an acquisition

Since launching its cloud-based video surveillance service five years ago, Eagle Eye Networks has signed thousands of customers, including big names like Facebook, McDonald’s, Holiday Inn Express and Pinkberry. Now the Austin-based company is breaking...

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