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Texas Funding Scene Gets Bigger In 2022 - Link


- Crunchbase's Joanna Glasner
 

“What’s driving the gains? Well, first off, North American venture investment overall rose dramatically in 2021. A record $329.5 billion went into startup investments across all stages, up 92 percent from 2020 levels.
 
So, to put things into context: Texas did well last year, but so did almost every tech hub. Overall, funding to Lone Star State companies rose 83 percent from 2020 to 2021, a tad below the North American average.
 
In 2022, meanwhile, Texas appears to be outperforming the average. Much of that is driven by a handful of giant-sized rounds, mostly for Austin-based companies. While it’s too early to predict how the year will pan out, local venture investors say it’s a likely indicator of more to come.”

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  • Austin’s Next Coast Ventures Raises $310M For New Funds - Link
     
  • Pingboard Announces New CEO - Link
     
  • The Future of Connected Work with Razat Gaurav, CEO of Planview - Link
    - Austin Next Podcast
     
  • Keep Austin Wired: Driven by a tech boom, lawyers are flocking to Austin, Texas - Link [We're hiring at Egan Nelson]
    - Laura Lorek
     
  • Everly Health taps Anthem exec to lead clinical strategy as startup builds out home health testing - Link
     
  • BioAustinCTX Announces Board of Director Leadership Changes - Link
     
  • Caryn Werner shares her journey of building a start-up - Link
     
  • Is Austin the next US crypto hub? Officials approve blockchain resolutions - Link
     
  • Assurely Enters the Commercial Real Estate Industry via Partnership With Otso — Assurely - Link
     
  • TiE Women 2022 Global Pitch Competition Application Deadline - May 31st, 2022 - Link
     
  • Don’t expect traffic problems around Circuit of the Americas to be fixed anytime soon - Link
  • St. Edward’s students lead effort to tackle food accessibility in Austin - Link
  • No clear path forward for medical marijuana use by public safety employees - Link
  • Abandoned rental cars and TSA lines out the door. What’s going on at Austin’s airport? - Link
  • Business leaders see continued growth with airport’s expansion plans - Link
    - Austin Monitor
     
  • Meta expands Central Texas presence with a new data center in Temple - Link
  • For Austin renters, it's time to face the music: adapt to record rent prices or leave the Live Music Capital for good - Link
  • These tech companies with Austin ties are sending help to Ukraine - Link
  • Austin named one of the highest paying cities for a crypto career - Link
  • 8K travelers experienced the Monday airport traffic jam, one visitor shared his experience - Link
  • Risk, inclusion and energy use: The hard realities of incorporating crypto in Austin - Link
  • To deal with electric grid reliability worries, Tesla plans a Megapack project - Link
  • Rental cars left abandoned lead to hours-long traffic jam at airport - Link
  • 'Cyber Rodeo': A look at everything we know about the Giga Texas opening party - Link
  • New amusement park to bring rollercoasters to COTA - Link
    - Austonia
     
  • Pickleball Fever is Hitting Courts Across the Capital City - Link
  • An Update on Delta-8 and Cannabis Decriminalization in Austin - Link
  • Waterloo Records Turns 40 - Link
  • Evan Smith Doesn’t Want to be Your Media Savior - Link
    - Austin Monthly Magazine
     
  • Kendra Scott's $13M gift funds future of UT leadership institute - Link
  • 5 University of Texas programs named No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report - Link
  • Tesla revs up opening of massive Austin factory with party for 15,000 - Link
    - Culture Map Austin
     
  • These 5 Austin Tech Companies Raised a Combined $470M in March - Link
  • Slingshot Aerospace Wins $25M Contract From U.S. Space Force - Link
  • Firefly Aerospace Got $75M, Rex Gained $10M, and More Austin Tech News - Link
  • Forged Through the Fire — and a Historic Storm, and a Pandemic — RealWork Labs is Revolutionizing Home Services - Link
  • Supply & Demand Chain Executive Reveals Winners of 2022 Pros to Know Award - Benzinga - Link
  • The Key to Effective Management? Empathy. - Link
  • Home Improvement: How Qualia Sets Engineers Up to Build the Future of Real Estate - Link
  • The Code These Engineers Write Could Save Your Life - Link
  • Why Ontra's New VP of Engineering Is 'Eliminating the Need for Heroes' - Link
    - Built in Austin
     
  • Is ‘shrinkflation’ the answer to the surge of supply chain costs? - Link
    - The American Genius
     
  • UT Austin Ranks Among Top 4 Public Universities in Latest Graduate School Rankings - Link
  • Kendra Scott Expands Entrepreneurship Offerings at UT - Link
  • Kendra Scott’s Philanthropic Investment in UT Austin Expands Support for Future Women Business Leaders - Link
  • Energy Studies is Focus of UT Austin’s New Merger of Centers Connecting Business and Law — The Kay Bailey Hutchison Energy Center for Business, Law and Policy - Link
  • U.S. Can Get Close to Deep Decarbonization by 2050, Study Finds - Link
  • Dell Children’s, UT Health Austin Launch First Pediatric Abdominal Transplant Center in Central Texas - Link
  • Raising Rates is a Tricky Balancing Act But Needed To Happen - Link
    - University of Texas
     
  • Bill Boebel passes torch at Pingboard - Link
  • Applied Materials starts Chapter 313 incentives process as it eyes $2B R&D facility in Hutto - Link
  • VeraBank partners with Beam Network to prioritize diversity in banking - Link
  • Boom & Bucket, like Carvana for bulldozers, arrives on startup scene with millions in seed money - Link
  • Kerbey Lane CEO wants restaurants to go back to 24/7 service — but labor shortage a major issue - Link
  • Austin metro population wave continues to rise - Link
  • Meta unveils plans for massive data center in Temple - Link
  • M&A wrap: ECPR founder sells firm to new CEO; SparkCognition adds 'visual AI tech' - Link
  • Austin Young Chamber boss leaving to lead Capital Idea - Link
  • Journal Profile: Brandon Alexander channels lessons from Texas Panhandle family farm into startup gig - Link
  • Vista Equity Partners hires Nasdaq exec as CFO - Link
  • Apple's market value is nearing $3T after its longest win streak since the iPod - Link
  • Sequoia's Doug Leone says stock market turbulence has shaken VCs - Link
  • Waterloo Sparkling Water may produce half a billion cans this year as it enters new retailers, markets - Link
  • Despite ‘lull’ of corporate relocations to Texas, pipeline ‘as big as it's ever been,' YTexas chief says - Link
  • Next Coast Ventures raises $310M across multiple funds to back startups - Link
  • Buda hopes to use $1.6M in federal funding to create new commercial corridor, add primary jobs - Link
  • Birds Barbershop pulls Chelsea Hadden into C-suite - Link
  • Abby Mellott named president, publisher of Austin Business Journal - Link
  • Journal Profile: Cord Shiflet lets the good times roll - Link
  • Austin moves up a spot to No. 2 on prestigious best performing cities list - Link
  • 4 important provisions you should add to your business contract - Link
    - Austin Business Journal & Austin Inno's Brent Wistrom
     
  • Austin's FloSports streaming service is expanding, plans 100 new hires - Link
  • Tech firm Applied Materials considers Hutto for $2.4 billion facility - Link
  • Retail's future: High-tech and luxury resale lead the way forward - Link
  • Looking to work? Strong job market sees low unemployment, mass hiring - Link
  • Austin's Next Coast Ventures raises $310 million to invest in startups - Link
  • Long lines, abandoned rental cars: What's happening at Austin's airport? - Link
  • Firefly Aerospace gets new owner, plans another launch - Link
  • Tesla's shares surge as Austin-based automaker plans 2nd stock split - Link
  • Growth in manufacturing, service sector strengthen Texas economy - Link
  • When Where What Austin has its eyes on the whole world - Link
    - Austin American-Statesman

SAN ANTONIO
  • EnergyFunders offers direct investing in oil wells, Bitcoin mines - Link
    - Startups San Antonio's Iris Gonzalez
     
  • Biden chooses San Antonio physician for committee to decide who should win the National Medal of Science - Link
  • San Antonio startup wins first BioFest Invest pitch competition - Link
  • Longtime San Antonio aerospace manufacturer expands to India - Link
    - San Antonio Report
     
  • Online broker RedFin names San Antonio the ninth most popular metro area for relocations - Link
  • Spurs raise $200,000 for the San Antonio Food Bank by selling Coach Pop-branded NFTs - Link
    - San Antonio Current
     
  • Former Chargify exec named CEO of Austin software company - Link
  • SA food industry feels the pinch of rising seafood prices, supply issues - Link
  • Table of Experts: Cybersecurity - Link
  • Top 5 legal mistakes: Common pitfalls that can (and do) destroy a business - Link
  • Divorce and business partners: How not to end up in business with your partner’s ex - Link
  • Anonymous LLCs are an old trick to combat new-age concerns - Link
  • 4 ways you can take your LLC with you - Link
  • Trade secrets and patents: A great IP combo - Link
  • Why you should hire an attorney to file your provisional patent - Link
  • San Antonio nonprofit launches second annual BioFest Invest event - Link
  • Geekdom alums pay it forward at women-only Techstars Startup Weekend - Link
  • Despite ‘lull’ of corporate relocations to Texas, pipeline ‘as big as it's ever been,' YTexas chief says - Link
  • The heat is on: Meet the winners of round 2 of Inno Madness - Link
  • Where SA ranks in U.S. among best-performing cities - Link
  • Slideshow: San Antonio Business Journal 40 Under 40 Awards ceremony - Link
  • San Antonio-based XPEL Inc. names new Board of Directors member - Link
  • Seven Trinity University student teams advance to Stumberg Venture Competition finals - Link
  • Schertz positioned to capture larger share of region's economic activity - Link
    - San Antonio Business Journal
  • Waco organization hosting Startup Week for small businesses, entrepreneurs - Link
    - KCEN
     
  • Flytrex drones deliver takeout to Dallas, Texas area - Link
    - Fast Company
     
  • Logos designed by Fort Worth’s PytchBlack to be featured at men’s and women’s Final Fours - Link
  • GameStop is surging again on first stock split in 15 years - Link
  • Texas power grid, energy sectors facing elevated Russian cyber threats during war in Ukraine - Link
  • Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival sets the table for return after pandemic - Link
  • From Hollywood’s illusion factory, some unexpected reality - Link
  • Downtown Fort Worth Inc. to hold 40th annual meeting - Link
    - Fort Worth Business Press
     
  • Frisco’s Complexity Gaming, Backed by Jerry Jones and John Goff, Partners With Lenovo - Link
  • Does Your Company Lead or Lag? - Link
  • Dead Canaries and the Current Office Market - Link
  • Embrace Your Space - Link
  • Who Should Be in D CEO’s Eighth Annual Dallas 500? - Link
  • DFW Healthcare Brief: BioLabs at Pegasus Park Grand Opening and Genesis’ ACO Has a New CEO - Link
  • Price Transparency: How Do Baylor, Methodist, Medical City, and Texas Health Stack Up? - Link
  • Dallas County Lost 25,000 People From 2020 to 2021 - Link
    - D Magazine
     
  • DI People: Appspace, Copart, Island, Clear Street, and More Make Leadership Moves - Link
  • The Retail Connection President: DFW’s Population Boom Boosts Retail Real Estate - Link
  • Fort Worth’s AyuVis Receives Second Patent for Pre-Term Infant Lung Immunotherapy Drug - Link
  • Global Semiconductor Maker Sets Up its First North American R&D Operations in Richardson - Link
  • UT Dallas Researchers Study How Crowdfunding Campaigns Succeed (and Fail) With Social Media - Link
  • Building Success: The Crowther Group’s CEO Finds Inclusion and Diversity Fuel Firm’s Growth - Link
  • A Finnish Business Delegation is Touring Texas to Launch Direct DFW-Helsinki Flights and Deepen Business Ties - Link
  • New York Fintech Expands to North Texas with New Hires - Link
  • Plano’s Food Hall Co. Appoints New CEO and COO as It Pursues U.S. Expansion - Link
  • Dallas Invents: 119 Patents Granted for Week of March 1 - Link
  • Dallas Cybersecurity Company Acquired by Former U.S. Secretary of Treasury-Owned Firm in a $525M Deal - Link
  • Flytrex and Brinker Are About to Drop Wings by Drone Into DFW Back Yards - Link
  • Network Automation Startup Eyes U.S. Growth from New Dallas-Area HQ - Link
  • Are You Prepared For the Changing ESG Landscape? - Link
  • Dallas Regional Chamber Launches Investment Recruitment Tool for Southern Dallas County - Link
  • AT&T Launches The Achievery; Istation Intros Educator Hub; and Toyota Offers STEM Tours of Its Plants - Link
  • Follow the Money: Netflix Acquires Local Video Game Developer, Dallas Startup Becomes Unicorn, Alkami Makes its Largest Acquisition, and More - Link
    - Dallas Innovates
     
  • DMN: Raytheon plans $216 million expansion in McKinney - Link
  • Overlooked Ventures lands Bank of America as first institutional investor - Link
  • Bank of America exec on its five-day return-to-office plan: ‘We’re a work-from-work company’ - Link
  • Form D Friday: Arctos Sports Partners opens second fund after $3B close last year - Link
  • A new era in aviation is taking flight - Link
  • Executive insights: Leaders in Diversity – Accenture’s Jorge Corral - Link
  • Why this Dallas biotech firm is cutting roughly 35% of its headcount - Link
  • Papa Johns refranchises 90 restaurants from Jerry Jones backed firm to Sun Holdings - Link
  • Dallas-based Copart promotes Jeff Liaw to co-CEO - Link
  • Hyperscale hits North Texas: Region ranks 4th nationally for data center demand - Link
  • Meta unveils plans for a massive new data center in Texas - Link
  • Dallas tops country for tech employment job gains - Link
  • Centerbridge and Realogy launch title insurance underwriting joint venture agreement — Title Resources Group - Link
  • North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. taps new C-suite technology leader - Link
  • CitySquare food operations manager: Food insecurity rates won’t be down to pre-pandemic levels for a while - Link
  • Global semiconductor company Nexperia will open new R&D center in Richardson - Link
  • These women are on the cutting edge of technology in North Texas - Link
  • As need for cloud cybersecurity expands, Irving firm keeps growing and looks to new funding round - Link
  • This Dallas-based private equity firm sets sights on $75M inaugural fund following 'consciously inactive' year - Link
  • Reimagining the future of tech protection from Dallas - Link
  • DFW cybersecurity company getting acquired in $525 million deal by ex-Treasury Secretary’s firm - Link
  • These honorees provided great governance despite a complicated 2021 - Link
  • CEO of publicly traded network provider pushes change as he sees path to massive organic growth - Link
  • Plano’s Alkami makes biggest acquisition yet with roughly $135 million deal in fintech - Link
  • CBRE invests in venture capital firm Fifth Wall’s Climate Tech Fund - Link
  • Exclusive: Texas Security Bank promotes Drew Keith to president, taps new CFO and COO - Link
  • Exclusive: Dallas Regional Chamber launches new tool to highlight and promote economic growth in Southern Dallas County - Link
  • NTX Inno Madness Bracket Round 4: There are only 4 tech companies left - Link
    - Dallas Business Journal & NXT Inno
  • Angels in My Corner - Link
    - The Artemis Fund's Stephanie Campbell
     
  • Two Guys in Houston Are Bringing Back 100-Year-Old Mosaic Tile Street Signs - Link
    - Texas Monthly Magazine [Not that you need another reason to admire The ION's Joey Sanchez, but here you go]
     
  • United Airlines Invests $5 Million in Startup to Study Greener Jet Fuel - Link
    - Bloomberg
     
  • BrainCheck Appoints Two New Leaders to Executive Team - Link
     
  • Houston airports launch clever disinfecting robots in their terminals - Link
  • Brainy PBS host and celebrity author visits Houston for mindful event - Link
  • First TMC3 Collaborative Building tops out, plans to open next year - Link
  • New app from Texas-based Match stirs up the dating scene for single parents - Link
  • 5 most popular innovation stories in Houston this week - Link
  • 10+ can't-miss Houston business and innovation events for April - Link
  • Houston Methodist opens new cellular therapeutics center - Link
  • Upskilling entry-level employees should be your priority, says Houston expert - Link
  • Rice University startup pitch competition names 6 finalists - Link
  • California company rolls into Houston with robot food delivery in 15 minutes - Link
  • Houston software startup is tapping into the military sector with VR training tools - Link
  • 3 Houston organizations announce strategic appointments across biotech and VC - Link
  • Houston health tech company raises $18.5M, appoints new leadership - Link
  • University of Houston: Navigating incident reporting in the lab - Link
  • Houston-based construction robotics startup raises $9.4M series A - Link
  • TMC-backed fintech platform announces collaboration to digitize health care expenses - Link
  • 3 Houston innovators to know this week - Link
    - InnovationMap's Natalie Harms / Culture Map Houston
     
  • 10 for 10: OpenStax celebrating a decade of free textbooks  with new set of titles - Link
  • OpenStax opens applications for  2022-2023 Institutional Partner Program - Link
  • US News grad school rankings give high marks to Rice programs - Link
  • Raymond Brochstein ’56, Brochstein Pavilion namesake and trustee emeritus, dies at 89 - Link
  • Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders unveils new elective classification, resource community - Link
  • Adrienne Correa wins CAREER Award - Link
  • Giving teams autonomy optimizes creativity, report says - Link
  • Sayid selected as Frederick Douglass Global Fellow - Link
    - Rice University
     
  • Employees should choose whether to work in person - Link
  • Wolffest makes in-person return after two-year hiatus - Link
  • Academic, merit, other scholarships available for UH students - Link
  • CASSE program aims to uplift Black male students at UH - Link
  • Internship pairs students with local nonprofits - Link
  • ‘UH Engineering STEMinist Podcast’ aims to teach science communication - Link
    - University of Houston
     
  • Bank of America's Merrill wealth management business recruiting more advisers in key Houston market - Link
  • Energy companies would face challenges with SEC emissions rule, lawyers say - Link
  • Nitya Capital launches $500M multifamily investment fund - Link
  • Inside the strategy discussions between Hines' co-CEOs - Link
  • Approach connectivity and security solutions for the big moments in business - Link
  • New DivInc Houston sports tech accelerator aims to connect startups with teams, pilot projects - Link
  • Former HPE, Compaq campus in Houston sold to local beverage distributor - Link
  • CEO: Rhythm Energy eyes expansions outside Texas, electric vehicle opportunities - Link
  • Houston’s largest health care system hires first chief equity, diversity and inclusion officer - Link
  • Microvast grows revenue, but profits hindered by increased costs, supply chain issues - Link
  • Face to Face: CEO puts his money where the heat is at Rodeo - Link
  • Face to Face: Iapetus Holdings CEO branches out into new investments, opportunities - Link
  • 3 reasons why businesses are choosing La Marque - Link
  • Houston co. gets United Airlines investment to develop sustainable aviation fuel sources - Link
  • LyondellBasell sets date for new CEO to start role - Link
  • Houston-area technical schools see jump in enrollment, help bridge employment gap - Link
  • Crown Castle and Waste Management CEOs: How Houston can keep attracting HQs - Link
    - Houston Business Journal
     
  • Can HPE make Houston's tech sector a contender? - Link
  • What is the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in TX, LA? - Link
  • Facebook paid GOP firm to malign TikTok - Link
  • BeReal, the 'casual Instagram' that college kids are logging into - Link
  • Hubble telescope discovers most distant star ever seen - Link
  • NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei returns to Earth in Russian capsule after record-setting space trip - Link
  • President Biden has requested $26B for NASA's 2023 budget - Link
    - Houston Chronicle
     
  • McAllen to be certified as a “Music Friendly Community” on Thursday, April 7 - Link
    - McAllen Chamber of Commerce
  • 3 Things They Don’t Tell Tech Entrepreneurs - T-Minus’ Craig Ceccanti - Link
  • “And that’s why coffee is for grown-ups!” - MediaTech Ventures - Link
  • Garrett Camp on his startup studio, its new $200M fund and what he makes of ‘Super Pumped’ | TechCrunch - Link
  • Despite tooling limitations, DAO optimists see new use cases for a democratic, token-based future - Link
  • Michigan Founders Fund Launches to Support High-Growth Entrepreneurs and Local Communities Throughout the State of Michigan | citybiz - Link
  • Is YC turning into a kind of fight club? | TechCrunch - Link
  • Why SVB Capital invested in Modern Treasury - Tilli Kalisky - Link
  • Sequoia's Doug Leone says stock market turbulence has shaken VCs - Austin Business Journal - Link
  • Check Out the 28 Crypto Startups in Y Combinator's Latest Batch - Link
  • NFT giant OpenSea went from 7000 users to half a million in just a year. It wasn't ready for that chaotic tidal wave - Link
  • Local tech hub operator Bitwise expands to five more states - Link
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