Tech Money

Austin travel startup gets $2 million to expand

An Austin startup that wants to change how companies book business travel has raised $2 million for expansion. Tripchamp, which is launching a corporate travel booking platform, received the funding from the Bird Group, owners of Amadeus India, a...

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Houston company acquires Austin analytics startup Click Security

Alert Logic, a Houston company that provides security solutions for the cloud, has acquired Austin-based security analytics startup Click Security. By partnering with a company that that offers real-time security analytics, Alert Logic will have access...

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High-tech hiring slows, but regional job growth still strong

A rapid expansion of high-tech payrolls fueled the Austin area’s booming labor market in 2015, but tech employers have cooled their heels so far this year, according to workforce data released Friday.   Both the high-tech services and manufacturing...

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The Sooth app and why venture capital investing is declining

Reporter Lilly Rockwell interviews Omar Gallaga about why the Austin-developed Sooth app may have the answers to all your questions. And Lori Hawkins talks about why local venture investments are down. 

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Austin feels bite of national slowdown in venture capital deals

With venture capital investments in startups slowing nationwide, Austin is feeling the chill.   Investments in Austin-area companies fell 49 percent in the first three months of the year, compared with the same period a year ago, according to a new...

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Austin's first-quarter VC deals

Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters

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Gambitious aims to pioneer investment site for indie games 

Mike Wilson and Harry Miller, two of the founders of Gambitious Digital Entertainment have learned to be patient. Very, very patient. The company they founded was an idea pretty far ahead of its time with it launched in Amsterdam and Austin in 2012...

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Tech companies offer lower salaries to women, data shows

A gender wage gap analysis done by jobs site Hired.com shows that technology employers are frequently offering women lower salaries than men for the same jobs at the same company.  Hired.com found that 69 percent of the time men receive higher salary...

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Open Source

Austin VC firm targeting Dallas startups with new partner

Austin's LiveOak Venture Partners is looking for startup deals in Dallas. The venture firm has named Dallas investor and technology entrepreneur Ram Velidi as a venture partner.  LiveOak, founded by three former Austin Ventures investors, closed a...

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With acquisition, Austin's RetailMeNot jumps into secondary gift card market

In a deal that launches it into secondary gift card market, Austin-based e-commerce company RetailMeNot said Thursday that it has acquired an Arizona startup that buys and sells gift cards online. GiftCard Zen, based in Phoenix, operates a website...

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