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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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Thursday Tech Crawl: Apple, returning overseas cash, to pay $38 billion tax bill. Plus Austin is on Amazon’s HQ2 list and more tech news.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s going on: Apple, returning overseas cash, to pay $38 billion tax bill Apple says it will bring hundreds of billions of overseas dollars...

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Home Run: Austin-based Petros PACE scores $10M in deal led by Alex Rodriguez

Former baseball star Alex Rodriguez and his investment firm are the lead investors in a $10 million funding round for Austin-based Petros PACE Finance. Petros provides long-term PACE financing to U.S. commercial property owners seeking to increase...

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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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Thursday Tech Crawl: Qualcomm set to win EU backing for $39B NXP deal, plus more tech news

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: Qualcomm set to win EU approval for $39B deal for NXP Qualcomm Inc. is set to clinch European Union antitrust approval for its...

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Austin’s Shelfbucks, which helps retailers make the most of in-store displays, rings up $9M

Shelfbucks, which lets retailers analyze the performance of in-store displays, has rung up $9 million in new funding. Founded in 2012, Austin-based Shelfbucks has developed mobile technology that brands and retailers integrate into product displays...

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As it fine-tunes its business model, Austin-based Snap Kitchen has raised $16M, according to filings

Austin-based Snap Kitchen, which recently left the Chicago market and closed locations in Philadelphia, has raised $16.3 million, according to a new securities filing. The company received the funding in equity and options, warrants or other securities...

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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’s Asure Software starts new year with three acquisitions

Asure Software is starting the year with three more acquisitions. The Austin-based company said Tuesday it has purchased TelePayroll Inc. and Pay Systems of America Inc., which both provide human resources,  payroll and employees benefit services...

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Three Austin companies close year by collecting a combined $17 million

Three Austin companies -- two software makers and an LED lighting manufacturer -- have raised a combined $17 million, according to securities filings. Illumitex, which develops LED lights for various industries, has received $7 million, according...

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