Texas-Squared Startup Newsletter #077

Austin Area

  • Do female-led businesses have more challenges in raising capital? — Link
    - Crain’s Austin Mary Ann Azevedo
  • After Bai’s Big Exit, CAVU Raises New $209M Fund To Back More Beverage Winners — Link
    - Forbes
  • Austin’s CodeNEXT — Link
  • Disability: An Upside for Everyone in Unifying Smart City Design — Link
  • Smart Cities Built for Everyone — Link
  • Help me help you with recruiting — Link
    - Austin Startups
  • Five Questions For … Manoj Saxena, AI Investor & Ex-IBM Watson Chief — Link
    - Xconomy’s Angela Shah
  • 19 Austin startups that graduated from local accelerator — Link
  • 25+ apps Austin tech leaders can’t live without — Link
  • Jumpstart your job search: 6 Austin tech companies hiring right now — Link
  • Tech Roundup: Best Workplaces in Austin, RxWiki’s rebrand and more — Link
  • Why this startup wants to take its campus safety app to schools across the country — Link
    - BuiltinAustin’s Kelly Jackson
  • Capital Factory gobbles up more space in downtown Austin — Link
  • Cost of living index: Austin is getting more expensive every day but it’s still cheap by some measures — Link
  • Austin’s Yeti Coolers to serve up cold drinks at first retail store with ‘Barrrr’ — Link
  • Keep weird and carry on: Good economic times expected to roll through 2018 — Link
  • Global payments company boosts space for North American HQ in Austin — Link
  • Frozen meal maker with $100M in revenue has new private equity owner — Link
  • Former tech CEO named president of Austin nonprofit saving orphans — Link
  • Austin’s food revolution: How an urban farmer turns office waste into fresh veggies — Link
  • Austin Healthcare Council brings together big names in city’s medical, biotech fields — Link
  • Austin firm developing tech for pharmacists grows, rebrands through acquisition — Link
  • Car2go goes upscale with luxury vehicle rentals; plans to replace majority of fleet — Link
  • In the Office: Austin ad agency lures recruits with HQ inside old movie theater (Video) — Link
  • HR rewards software maker raises $6.5 million to bring more Nerf gun battles to offices — Link
  • Car magnate and wife pledge up to $3 million to create mental health unit at Dell Children’s — Link
  • Software company Abila has a new CEO — Link
    - Austin Business Journal
  • RxWiki Merges with TeleManager Technologies and Launches Digital Pharmacist — Link
  • UT at Austin Professors Present Early-Stage Pharmaceutical Startups — Link
  • Austin-based BuildGroup Invests $30 Million in CSDC Systems in Toronto — Link
  • ATX Seed Ventures Invests in GoCo’s $2.5 Million Round — Link
    - Silicon Hills News’ Laura Lorek
  • Texas opens the floodgates for testing autonomous cars — Link
  • Amy’s Ice Cream founder on Austin’s business risks and rewards #WhyAustin — Link
  • The most comprehensive guide to Austin coding programs and schools ever crafted — Link
    - The American Genius
  • Why Sweden’s Snow Software Put Its U.S. Outpost in Austin — Link
  • Austin Inno Announces the 150 Tech Madness Finalists — Link
    - Austin Inno’s Brent Wistrom & Billy Utt
  • Here’s what Austin tech companies had to say about the Donald Trump temporary travel ban — Link
  • What is 5G, and when will it be tested in Austin? — Link
  • Tech Crawl: Tech giants unite with a letter opposing Trump travel ban. Plus, could Facebook’s “Discover People” be the new Tinder? — Link
  • Austin losing tech leader Laura Kilcrease to Canada — Link
  • Austin’s Embark bites into an adorable marketing opportunity: this year’s Puppy Bowl — Link
  • Austin’s YouEarnedIt earns its own reward: millions in new funding — Link
  • Culturati Summit brings together CEOs and company leaders to tackle company culture. Here’s why organizer Eugene Sepulveda says it matters — Link
  • Austin’s South by Southwest festival organizers ‘alarmed’ by Trump immigration policy — Link
    - Austin American-Statesman

Dallas / Ft. Worth Area

  • 14 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to Be a Startup in Dallas — Link — Tech.co’s Adam Rowe
  • The future of self-driving cars may get tested in Arlington — Link
  • Dallas CEO taps into health trends, liquid assets with juice company Vim Vitae — Link
  • Facebook slapped with $500M judgment in trial over Richardson company’s technology — Link
    - Dallas Morning News
  • Arlington self-driving car demo ‘underwhelming’ in a good way — Link
  • Dallas VC investment totaled $131M in 2016: Here’s how it stacks up — Link
  • Data center giant CyrusOne to relocate its headquarters to Uptown Dallas — Link
  • Dr Pepper Snapple completes $2B buy of health drink brand — Link
    - Dallas Business Journal
  • Reel FX Steps into Action With ‘LEGO Batman’ Commercial — Link
  • Chevrolet Vehicle Owners Upping Data Usage, Carmaker Says — Link
  • Autonomous Transit: Arlington Glimpses the Future, Like ‘Uber with Robots’ — Link
  • Q+A: Cynthia Nevels Offers Tips to Settle Entrepreneurs’ Crowdfunding Qualms — Link
  • Co-op Brings Fresh Food, Business Incubator to Oak Cliff — Link
  • Help Wanted: Project-Ready Software Devs & Project Managers for DFW — Link
  • Starbucks Delving into AI with Voice Ordering Feature — Link
  • Gozova Revs Up DFW’s On-Demand Truck Market — Link
  • TreeHouse Store in Dallas Moving Toward Completion — Link
  • Legal Interoperability; Here’s What You Need to Know — Link
  • Tesla to Seek Change in Texas Franchise Law, Again — Link
  • Capital One Report: What Trends will Shape DFW’s Future? — Link
  • Tostito’s Aims to Take 25,000 Cars Off the Road on Super Bowl Sunday — Link
  • Abodo Study Ranks DFW’s Place Among Tech Cities — Link
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Real Estate Goes High Tech — Link
    - Dallas Innovates
  • Dallas Based CalcuQuote Launches BidCQ — Link
  • Gables Residential and Modern Message partner to create CAPTIVATE! — Link
    - LaunchDFW

Houston / South Texas Area

  • BeeHex Aims to Bring 3D Printing to Food, One Pizza at a Time — Link
    - Xconomy’s Angela Shah
  • How Circular Board Helps Female Entrepreneurs Rev Up Funding — Link
  • Op-ed: Volunteers are the real winners of Houston’s Super Bowl legacy — Link
  • Yeti and local cooler competitor Rtic settle lawsuit — Link
  • Fake merchandise operation grabs millions of dollars worth of counterfeit goods — Link
  • Vice President Mike Pence to visit Houston for Super Bowl — Link
  • What the military taught UT Chancellor William McRaven about business leadership — Link
  • Houston Super Bowl Host Committee, NFL raise millions for local charities — Link
  • Leveraging Super Bowl 51 can lead to a big win in the workplace — Link
  • Houston Business Journal’s 2017 Super Bowl coverage — Link
  • Super Bowl vendors prepared to set records in Houston — Link
  • Here’s the most expensive hotel in Houston for the Super Bowl — Link
  • Check out Houston’s most expensive Airbnb rentals left for Super Bowl 51 — Link
  • Super Bowl’s return to Houston shows how media coverage has changed in 13 years — Link
  • NASA visit, billionaire meeting on NFL players’ tour of Houston — Link
  • ATM giant enters Africa with acquisition — Link
  • Major company cancels contracts with Mattress Firm — Link
  • Average Super Bowl LI ticket prices drop — Link
  • Houston pharmaceutical company hires new CEO as it prepares for commercialization — Link
  • Johnson & Johnson names new head for Texas Medical Center program — Link
  • Op-Ed: Is Houston’s Super Bowl a good investment? — Link
    - Houston Business Journal
  • Rivals Yeti, Rtic put chilly legal situation behind them — Link
  • Rice professors: Super Bowl commercials could attract investors — Link
    - Houston Chronicle

San Antonio / West Texas Area

  • Rackspace CEO: Fostering Tech Ecosystem Will Keep City on ‘Winning Side’ — Link
  • Patriot Boot Camp to Help Local Military Members Excel in Tech — Link
  • San Antonio to Host Global Aviation Industry Conference — Link
  • Local Startup Adds Sophistication to Wearable Devices — Link
    - The Rivard Report
  • San Antonio solar company sued by Mexican buyer after deal went sour — Link
  • Local hybrid “venture-equity” firm’s fund hits $60M — Link
  • Xpel Technologies extends time frame to seek $3M in equity through private placement — Link
  • Casa San Antonio returning to SXSW — Link
  • Texas Biomed hires new CEO with ties to Gates Foundation — Link
  • UT Health San Antonio gets $25 million gift; medical school to get new name — Link
    - San Antonio Business Journal’s Kristen Mosbrucker

Not Exactly Texas, But Still Worth a Look

  • Local v. Out-of-State VCs José Ancer Silicon Hills Lawyer — Link
  • I Work From Home — Link Colin Nissan
  • The Startup Idea Matrix — Link Eric Stromberg
  • Is Your Ecosystem Healthy? — Link Nicolas Colin
  • Three signs of a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem — Link Paul Singh
  • Why I’ll Never Buy Designer Jeans Again: The Founder’s Story… — Link Redenim’s Kelly Ernst
  • Survey Reveals Seattle Startup Gender Gap as Techstars Struggles — Link Benjamin Romano
  • Kickstarter — Pitch Deck — Link
  • We need to talk about startup lust — Link Nicole Kersh

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