Texas-Squared Startup Newsletter #317 | by Marc Nathan | Oct, 2021 | Medium - Venture Views

Texas Startup News, Opinion & Events in the Lone StartUP State
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- San Antonio Business News’ — Jeannette E. Garcia

  • San Antonio Tech Company Snatched Up For $1.9 Billion In Blockbuster Deal — Link
    - mySA Business’ Katie Friel

“San Antonio-based email marketing software company Pathwire has entered into a $1.9 billion acquisition agreement with Pegasus Corp. One, the American subsidiary of Swedish company Sinch AB, a global mobile cloud communications company.” — Jeannette E. Garcia

- San Antonio Business News’ — Jeannette E. Garcia

Cat Dizon has a keen eye for being able to identify talent in early-stage startups, a skill she said she developed during her roughly five years scouting potential acquisitions for Rackspace Technology Inc., then known as Rackspace Hosting Co.

“I would go out and look into the startup community to find those that had a solid foundation, great leadership, team and impressive tech that could really enhance the Rackspace portfolio, and just got really good at identifying true talent at an early stage,” she said.

This ability to size up a startup and determine, for example, if it needs more personnel, additional funding or a complete overhaul, has served her well during her career, which, in addition to more than 11 years at Rackspace, includes serving as chief operating officer at Active Capital.” — Jeannette E. Garcia

Austin Startup Week
October 4th — 7th

  • Applications for Techstars Austin close in less than a month on October 6th! — Apply
  • Apply to FoundersBoost 2021 Fall Austin — F6S — Link
  • Business Growth Do’s and Absolute Don’ts: Applied Wisdom from My Work with Dell, Costco, Amazon, and Multiple Start-ups, Carolyn Byron Lowe — Amazon Books — Link
  • Ferry is Launching in Austin to Make Short-Term Electric Vehicle Leasing Easy and Affordable — Link
  • Benish Shah Gives Startup Advice on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast — Link
    - Silicon Hills News’ Laura Lorek
  • When to Fire Someone — Podcast
    - Beta Business Podcast with Grant Gurtin and Nick Spiller
  • Elm Street Technology Acquires Austin-based Digital Marketing Company Outboundengine — Link
  • Horizon Technology Finance Leads $30 Million Venture Loan Facility to Dropoff — Link
  • Austin space company expands tech footprint with satellite launch — Link
  • How To Get Involved With The City’s Business Retention And Expansion Program At Austin Resource Recovery — Link
    - KXAN Austin
  • Waterloo Park gets permission to sell alcohol — Link
  • Parks board again rejects proposal to sell alcohol at Zilker Cafe — Link
  • Project Connect panel looks at planning, equity concerns attached to transit system — Link
  • Arts Commission decides on Covid relief funds, hears concerns on equitable contract funding — Link
    - Austin Monitor
  • Orbital: ‘What remote work is supposed to feel like’ — Link
  • Simple ways to keep your company’s operations lean — Link
  • How to host a truly productive brainstorming session — Link
    - The American Genius
  • Cap Metro charges forward with purchase of 200 battery-powered buses — Link
  • 4 Black-led Austin startups awarded $400,000 in funding from Google — Link
    - Culture Map Austin
  • Old Austin vs. New Austin: Choose your own adventure — Link
  • SpaceX’s Elon Musk needs to go outside, according to YETI’s newest Austin ad — Link
  • Meet the three Austinites looking for love on this season’s ‘The Bachelorette’ — Link
  • Peek inside the new semi-private jets flying out of Austin — Link
  • Move over, Uber: New Austin-based rideshare app promises reduced prices — Link
  • Elon Musk is once again the richest person in the world — Link
  • ‘Reached your Austin City Limit?’ Northwest Arkansas is poaching Austin’s tech talent — Link
  • Joe Rogan eyeing Dirty Sixth for new Austin comedy club after One World Theatre deal falls through — Link
    - Austonia
  • Leading Supercomputing Center Marks Two Decades of Powering Discoveries — Link
  • OnRamps Partnership Brings Together UT Austin and Tarleton State University to Help Students, Teachers — Link
  • Ransomware Attacks Are Another Tool in the Political Warfare Toolbox — Link
  • Racial Violence Historian Awarded ‘Genius Grant’ by MacArthur Foundation — Link
  • Our Lawmakers Must Further Support Pell Grants for the Sake of Higher Education — Link
    - University of Texas
  • Austin’s 5 Largest Tech Funding Rounds Totaled $481M in September — Link
  • AlertMedia Is Opening a 70000-Square-Foot Office to Meet Surging Demand — Link
  • Membersy Raises $66M for Its Subscription Dentistry Platform — Link
  • Now Hiring: 10 Austin Companies Looking For Top Talent — Link
  • From Building a Team to Encouraging Work-Life Balance, How Engagency Develops Company Culture — Link
  • What Are Data Team Leaders Looking for During Hiring Interviews? — Link
  • Osana Raised $11M, Convey Acquired by Project44, and More Austin Tech News — Link
  • Embracing the Cycle of Turning Positive Feedback Into Positive Work — Link
    - Built in Austin
  • Report: AlertMedia leases 70,000 square feet at RiverSouth — Link
  • Addressing Central Texas’s mobility demands — Link
  • Emerging health care strategies for employers — Link
  • Chicago-based Peak6 takes over vacated GoDaddy space, sources say — Link
  • John Mackey to retire as Whole Foods CEO — Link
  • Can Austin become America’s next moviemaking hub? Not unless these things change — Link
  • Why more films, TV shows are shooting in the Austin suburbs — Link
  • Why Serenity Kids tapped influencers as investors during dramatic growth spurt — Link
  • Austin chipmaker Vorago to pay up after settling export investigation — Link
  • Why Dallas topped Austin, Denver, Nashville for real estate firm’s HQ2 — Link
  • Dallas Fed leader Rob Kaplan to step down — Link
  • Membersy CEO talks $66M funding, growth plans — Link
  • Jennifer Harris to receive Best CFO Legacy Award — Link
  • Hiring ramps up at Tesla gigafactory, though experts say it’s just the beginning — Link
  • Behind the deal: Convey’s $255M acquisition was years in the making — Link
  • How Prowess Project helps mothers reenter workforce — Link
  • M&A wrap: Elligo scores $135M for expansion; Mitratech does third deal of ’21 — Link
  • In the money Sept. 27: $196M raised for health tech, data privacy, VR baseball — Link
  • 318 acres of homes, retail space proposed in east Kyle — Link
    - Austin Business Journal & Austin Inno’s Brent Wistrom
  • Whole Foods CEO John Mackey to retire after 4 decades with company — Link
  • Coronavirus still creating worries for Texas economy — Link
  • Austin space tech firm CesiumAstro sends its first satellites into orbit — Link
  • Texas Teacher Retirement System to spend up to $300M on new HQ — Link
  • Austin Proper Hotel sells to Colorado-based firm — Link
  • Another condo project planned in Bouldin Creek neighborhood — Link
  • Austin tech firm agrees to penalty over Russian shipments — Link
    - Austin American-Statesman

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