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Austin Cybersecurity Firm Sailpoint Being Sold to Thoma Bravo in $6.9 Billion Deal

- Austin American-Statesman Lori Hawkins & Kara Carlson
  • SailPoint set to go private in $6.9B private equity deal - Link
    - Austin Business Journal

“Austin-based cybersecurity company SailPoint is being acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo for $6.9 billion, the company announced Monday. 
SailPoint was founded in 2005 by Austin tech industry veteran Mark McClain. The company specializes in identity and access management software, and went public in 2017 with an initial public offering of $240 million. 
Thoma Bravo had been the majority stakeholder in the company when SailPoint went public, but no longer was by the end of 2018.  In this latest deal, the equity firm will acquire SailPoint in an all cash transaction that is expected to close in the second half of 2022.  Thoma Bravo plans to take SailPoint private after the transaction closes.”
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  • TechCrunch Spotlights Austin - Link
  • Pingboard Achieves Profitability and Appoints New CEO - Link
    - Silicon Hills News’ Laura Lorek
  • Tech Transfer with Les Nichols, Director of the Office of Technology Commercialization at The University of Texas at Austin - Link
    - Austin Next Podcast
  • The median sales price of a home in Austin has surpassed $600,000 - Link
  • City opens applications for $20M in anti-displacement projects - Link
  • Council approves social services funding despite anticipating tightest budget in years - Link
  • Introducing the Del Valle Resource Guide - Link
    - Austin Monitor
  • Austin officials visit Las Vegas to meet with Boring Company - Link
  • Austin tops ranking of best places for tech jobs - Link
  • The future of transportation in Austin is not on roads, officials say - Link
  • If Elon Musk's Twitter deal is successful, will the social media giant move to Austin? - Link
  • Here's the typical pay for a Big Tech worker in Austin - Link
  • New Netflix show gives a cut-throat test to Austin couples - Link
  • As Tesla, Apple draw people to Austin, the office market proves to be one of the hottest in the US - Link
  • Big names in Austin entertainment industry to team up on new E. Riverside nightlife venue - Link
  • Grab your putter: Austin studio reimagines classic video game with virtual reality - Link
  • Meta, TikTok and Google offices are just the beginning of tech’s takeover in downtown Austin - Link
    - Austonia
  • Buzzy Austinite joins Texas Business Hall of Fame as youngest inductee - Link
    - Culture Map Austin
  • Sales Is Hard. Make It Easier by Believing in Your Product. - Link
  • 6 Central Austin businesses are celebrating 20 or more years in operation - Link
  • Postclick's New CEO Discusses the Company's Latest Funding - Link
  • How Much Does the New Tesla Model Y SR AWD Cost and Why It's Not Available to Buy Yet - Link
  • Elon Musk Says Tesla Cybertruck, Roadster, Optimus Robot Production Should Start in 2023 - Link
  • SamCart Pulls in $82M Series B With Plans to Its Double Team - Link
  • These Tech Companies Opened Austin Offices in 2022 - Link
    - Built in Austin
  • Tesla, Texas, and now Twitter? Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43B - Link
  • Will this leaked New York Times memo change how journalists use Twitter? - Link
  • Twitter experiments with ‘unmentioning’ feature, allows untagging in tweets - Link
  • Employee-driven talk about retirement is not age discrimination - Link
  • 5 advantages and 5 disadvantages of becoming a freelancer - Link
    - The American Genius
  • Texas Can Get to Net-Zero by 2050 and Simultaneously Bolster the Economy - Link
  • iSchool Inclusion Institute Moves to the Texas iSchool - Link
  • UT Austin Students Win National Urban Design Competition - Link
  • Breaking New Ground in Energy - Link
    - University of Texas
  • After building a big business, this child entrepreneur is ready for college and thirsty for more success - Link
  • Journal Profile: Sylvia Praesel using Capitol connections to pull others up with apprenticeships - Link
  • GAI buys Austin petroleum engineering company - Link
  • Will Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters fly off to Texas with Elon Musk? - Link
  • Rick Timmins tapped as head of Broadway Bank board as it expands in Central Texas - Link
  • 31 tech, startup personnel moves to know in Austin - Link
  • This tech startup has adopted a ‘work from anywhere’ approach. Here’s why it’s still opening an Austin office. - Link
  • M&A wrap: Sonim could get new majority owner; Austin Cocktails bought by Constellation Brands - Link
  • Commercial Real Estate Awards nominees revealed, special achievement winner named - Link
  • Tele-psychiatry startup Iris Telehealth raises $40M - Link
  • Office Envy: Inside John Deere's new Austin tech hub - Link
  • Small plates: Circle C Tacodeli gets opening date; Steakhouse headed to The Grove - Link
  • Kendra Scott branches out into new kind of product - Link
  • Tech exec hired to lead Austin MLS-owned company - Link
  • Austin airport expansion will mean more spaces for local stores, eateries - Link
  • Trace raises $47M to facilitate youth sports highlights - Link
  • Vista Equity Partners pours more than $215M into Texas cybersecurity company - Link
  • Towering buildings, hulking employers to even further shape North Austin - Link
  • Diligent Robotics raises $30M to bring more robotic nurse assistants to hospitals - Link
  • Cost for 2 Project Connect lines now estimated at $10.3B - Link
  • Incentives on line for out-of-state manufacturer to build Marble Falls facility - Link
    - Austin Business Journal & Austin Inno's Brent Wistrom
  • Austin can expect a tech jobs boom over next five years - Link
  • Beverage company moving HQ from California to Austin area - Link
  • Meet Moxi, a health-care robot designed by Austin tech firm Diligent - Link
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk won't join Twitter's board after all - Link
  • Here's why Texas cattle ranchers are reducing herds despite high beef demand - Link
  • Tiff's Treats wrote a book and we got some behind-the-scenes morsels - Link
  • Austin council gives initial OK to project at former Statesman site - Link
  • Elon Musk lays out Tesla's big vision for its Austin operations - Link
  • Look inside Giga Texas, Tesla's new Austin factory - Link
  • Watch replay:Tesla's 'Cyber Rodeo' event - Link
  • Elon's big, weird Austin party: Music, robots — even even a petting zoo - Link
  • Raw video: Elon Musk on Tesla's Cybertruck - Link
  • Austin can expect a tech jobs boom over next five years - Link
    - Austin American-Statesman

  • San Antonio approves $560k, 450 job-DeLorean incentive deal - Link
  • Denver-based Airbnb of vehicle storage STOW IT expands into San Antonio - Link
    - San Antonio Express-News
  • Abbott ends inspections that clogged commercial traffic at border for days - Link
  • To prevent traffic fatalities, we must rethink road design - Link
  • How a UTSA grad went from flunking out to the cutting edge of high-tech prosthetics - Link
  • City Council OKs incentives of $1,250 per job for DeLorean EV startup - Link
  • The two brothers behind Trinity University’s Maverick Lecture Series - Link
  • 1900 Wealth advisors offer financial solutions to manage your wealth and your legacy - Link
  • Federal regulators propose stricter air quality rules for San Antonio - Link
  • Forbes’ billionaires list shows three San Antonians, but not H-E-B chairman - Link
  • A new San Antonio asset: Rich city builders - Link
  • Ready, set, grow: Gardeners compete to get the most out of urban food plots - Link
    - San Antonio Report
  • Trump-era aluminum tariffs still hurting San Antonio brewers, beer consumers - Link
  • San Antonio approves $562,500 in tax breaks for DeLorean car startup despite lack of track record - Link
  • Three San Antonio residents make Forbes' annual billionaires list - Link
  • Former engineer at San Antonio's SwRI hit with federal charges, including supplying data to China - Link
  • DoorDash launches DashPass for Students, a half-price option for those enrolled in college - Link
  • After New Mexico legalizes weed, Texans are crossing the border to buy there - Link
  • New funding for the feds' COVID restaurant relief could help 12,000 Texas businesses — if it passes - Link
    - San Antonio Current
  • San Antonio native Amanda Lee Keammerer named managing director of new cybersecurity accelerator - Link
  • A San Antonio company wants to make it easier to challenge property taxes - Link
  • New study finds Frost Bank top-scoring Texas bank for customer satisfaction - Link
  • From the Editor: Congrats to the RRE Awards honorees - Link
  • UT Health San Antonio partners with Seattle-based addiction recovery app to help Texans - Link
  • San Antonio in talks with Elon Musk’s Boring Co. for local tunnel project - Link
  • Chargify and SaaSOptics announce merger under new brand Maxio - Link
  • Longtime SA business and civic leader has died - Link
  • San Antonio fails to meet ozone standard; EPA proposes ‘moderate nonattainment’ designation - Link
  • Local cloud-based telehealth company announces new CEO - Link
  • Super Bowl champs team with SA firm on new virtual venue - Link
  • VelocityTX names new CEO as parent expands SA campus - Link
  • SA in the hunt for national health research HQ and about 250 jobs - Link
  • San Antonio-based Broadway Bank names new chair of board of directors - Link
  • USFL vs. XFL: Where SA fits in new gridiron battle - Link
  • Google Fiber sees strong growth in San Antonio as it launches new service kiosk - Link
  • Inno Madness: Two finalists are left standing for the title of San Antonio's favorite startup - Link
  • Dutch Bros. continues push for San Antonio marketshare - Link
    - San Antonio Business Journal
  • Knox Financial Launches First-of-its-kind Mortgage Product – Link
  • So you think you’re insured against a cyberattack? Maybe, maybe not - Link
    - Fort Worth Business Press
  • Dallas Startup Founder Sheri Michele Revealed The Fastest Way to Scale and Grow Your Business If You're On a Budget - Link
    - Digital Journal
  • Dallas sports tycoon joins prestigious Texas Business Hall of Fame - Link
    - Culture Map Dallas
  • Dallas Cowboys Strike NFL’s First Cryptocurrency Partnership - Link
  • Pass-Through Palo Pinto: Healthcare CEO Sentenced to Two Years for $54 Million Fraud - Link
  • Venture Capital is Fueling DFW’s Economic Diversity and Growth in Surprising Ways - Link
  • DMN Editorial on Poker Rooms Is Puritanical Nonsense - Link
  • Dallas Will Spend Over $300,000 to Make Sure the Downtown Pegasus Won’t Fall On You - Link
  • Dallas May Be OK With Modest Density Increases, But Would It Help? - Link
  • Conversation With: Adam Chabira, President and CEO of Genovista Health - Link
  • Jerry Rice’s GOAT Fuel, Backed by Anheuser-Busch, Blasts Off - Link
  • Another Highland Park Alumni Won a Major Sports Title. It’s Time to Raise the Bar: UFC Heavyweight Champion - Link
  • Revenue Cycle Giant Zotec Accuses Plano Radiologist of ‘Reckless Misappropriation of Trade Secrets’ - Link
    - D Magazine
  • Impact Ventures Raising $20M Dallas Inclusive Capital Fund to Make the Region a Hub for Diverse Entrepreneurs - Link
  • The ‘Largest Multifamily Solar Installation in the U.S.’ is Going Up Now in North Texas - Link
  • How Composting Saves Landfill Space and Reduces Costs at DFW Airport - Link
  • Smart City Boost: Agency Adds Broadband to its Transportation Solutions Toolkit - Link
  • ‘Doing Good While Doing Well in Business’: Addison Consumer Analytics Platform Raises Funds to Help Nonprofits - Link
  • Dallas-Based Logile Launches Gig-Style Scheduling Solution for Retail Workers - Link
  • AMLI and Stream Realty Will Develop 18-Acre, $472M Transit-Oriented Showplace at Addison Circle - Link
  • Dallas Invents: 91 Patents Granted for Week of March 15 - Link
  • Richardson Seeks ‘Gateway’ Development for its Innovation Quarter - Link
  • Plano Cybersecurity Firm Raises $215M as Threat of Attacks Grows - Link
  • Dallas College Job Training Cuts Turnover, Boosts Engagement - Link
  • 17-Year-Old Dallas Twins Launch ‘Inspirational’ Apparel and Accessories Brand - Link
  • Common Desk CEO Nick Clark Is Riding the Wave of ‘Cataclysmic Change’ in the Future of Office - Link
  • Follow the Money: Applied Blockchain Files for Nasdaq IPO, Havencrest Raises New Fund, Aircraft Maker Lands New Investors, Dave & Buster’s acquires Main Event, and More - Link
  • Dallas Crypto Infrastructure Firm Eyes Uplisting to Nasdaq - Link
  • Richardson-Based Digital Transformation Firm Aims to Hire Thousands Globally - Link
  • These North Texas Innovators Had ‘The Last Word’ - Link
  • EVERY LAST WORD 2020: The Archive - Link
    - Dallas Innovates
  • Report: Apollo considering IPO for Dallas-based ClubCorp - Link
  • Dallas-based Artisan Design Group names Steven Margolius as CEO - Link
  • Omni Hotels & Resorts promotes current CFO Kurt Alexander to president - Link
  • Dallas-based Unleashed Brands acquires college planning service Class 101 - Link
  • Architecture firms HED and VAI merge, expanding presence in DFW - Link
  • Form D Friday: Satori raises capital for environmental strategy - Link
  • Walmart-backed drone company has eyed DFW area for new site amid interest in Texas - Link
  • D.R. Horton has entered a definitive merger agreement with a water resources company - Link
  • Ex-Highland Capital Partner revives alternative credit strategy following decade-long legal battle close - Link
  • Trinity Groves Restaurant Group appoints Julian Rodarte as new CEO, replacing Phil Romano - Link
  • Dallas Cowboys strike sponsorship deal with in crypto push - Link
  • Dallas software company OneDay wins NTX Inno Madness competition - Link
  • Addison firm HundredX gets funding round that pushes total to over $80 million - Link
  • Cybersecurity firm Critical Start gets over $215 million from Austin PE firm - Link
  • Fort Worth’s Source Advisors gets new ownership with BV Investment Partners. - Link
  • Applied Blockchain in Dallas may raise $60M in Nasdaq uplisting, valuation of $1.8B - Link
  • DFW tech company transforms its business: Here’s how they did it - Link
    - Dallas Business Journal & NXT Inno
  • Data Gumbo Wins Houston Inno’s March Madness - Link
  • Meet Savannah Becerril - Link
    - CanvasRebel Magazine
  • Texas university granted $1.7 million to keep coastal waters clean - Link
  • Hot Houston summer lagoon spot makes a splash with NFT membership - Link
  • 4 Houston tycoons join prestigious Texas Business Hall of Fame - Link
  • Texas punches in as one of best states for working from home, says study - Link
  • 5 most popular innovation stories in Houston this week - Link
  • Houston institution receives $1.1M for long-COVID clinic - Link
  • Houston-based synthetic biology investment fund taps 2 prominent advisers for board - Link
  • Houston expert: Know when to trust your intuition — and when to think outside the box - Link
  • Houston innovators find 'perfect storm' for fintech and marketing platform - Link
  • Lone Star Flight Museum blasts off with new interactive space shuttle experience - Link
  • Synthetic biology unicorn announces new Houston HQ - Link
  • Houston innovators find 'perfect storm' for fintech and marketing platform - Link
  • Houston expert: Here's how the pandemic affected the workforce - Link
  • Fast-growing energy fintech startup raises $50M series B - Link
  • Texas ranks as top state for tech workers - Link
  • Rice University competition doles out nearly $2M in cash prizes to student startups - Link
  • 3 Houston innovators to know this week - Link
    - InnovationMap's Natalie Harms / Culture Map Houston
  • China’s energy infrastructure mapped by Baker Institute for 2022 - Link
    Leebron’s final town hall, reception lunch set for April 21 - Link
  • Inspired students make intubation more intuitive - Link
  • Semiconductor technology startup wins 2022 Rice Business Plan Competition - Link
  • Breast cancer and nanoparticle research nets Karen Wang ’23 and Joseph Asfouri ’23 Goldwater Scholarships - Link
    - Rice University
  • Student vies for Pearland ISD board of trustees seat - Link
  • Battle of Classes has first in person competition - Link
  • Houston’s public transit is insufficient and detrimental - Link
  • PC gaming is better than console gaming - Link
    - University of Houston
  • Quantum Energy Partners unveils leadership team expansion, hires Goldman Sachs vet as co-president - Link
  • Letter from HoustonCIO Chair: Technology Leaders are the X-Factor - Link
  • ORBIE Keynote Speaker: Leadership transformation drives digital transformation - Link
  • Leadership ORBIE Award Receipient: Al Lindseth shares his next move - Link
  • California incentives unlock profits in Texas for technology that turns lumber waste into fuels - Link
  • Harvest Green 'agrihood' to release first phase of lots on new acreage - Link
  • Alert Logic acquired by Minneapolis software co. to scale MDR cybersecurity business - Link
  • CEO: Castle Biosciences expanding sales, lab space after M&A streak - Link
  • Rice Business Plan Competition awards $2M+ to startups; more Rice pitch competitions coming - Link
  • Face to Face: Latina artist turns talks of Latino cultural center into reality - Link
  • Texas Economic Development Act: The end of a good thing? - Link
  • Carnelian Energy closes fourth and largest PE fund - Link
  • Expert discusses ESG's impact on everything from Ukraine to global warming - Link
  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center hires chief DEI officer - Link
  • Fast-growing startup ComboCurve raises $50M to scale predictive energy operations tech - Link
  • Port Houston commits to carbon neutrality by 2050 - Link
  • Harris Health System president shares how the pandemic changed public health systems - Link
  • Decisio Health expanding patient monitoring platform, hiring after Series B raise - Link
    - Houston Business Journal
  • A shortage of computer chip supplies is putting Texas at risk - Link
  • Boeing will reattempt its Starliner launch on May 19 - Link
  • Attempt No. 3: NASA tries again for wet dress rehearsal - Link
  • Hubble confirms the largest comet ever observed - Link
  • Space shuttle simulator now in Lone Star Flight Museum - Link
  • Crypto industry helps pass its own agenda in state capitols - Link
  • EXPLAINER: Why US inflation is the highest its been in 41 years - Link
  • Starbucks union campaign pushes on, 16 stores organized - Link
    - Houston Chronicle
  • The City of McAllen and LiftFund offer interest-free loans to support small businesses - Link
  • VIDA “A Golden Affair” 2nd annual Gala - Link
    - McAllen Chamber of Commerce
  • Demystifying Investor Due Diligence - Shockwave Innovations’ Gordon Daugherty - Link
  • Starting With Vision, Mission and Values – Golden Section - Link
  • 9 Tech Startups That Help People Plan for, and Manage, Death – Business Insider - Link
  • This Health Insurance Provider Is Giving Texas’ 3 Million Small Businesses An Innovative Healthcare Option - Benzinga - Link
  • Where the carbon capture industry headed? We asked an energy CEO. - Link
  • Salsify secures $200M as the boom in e-commerce catapults its valuation to $2B - TechCrunch - Link
  • Fintech Brex bets big on software, lands DoorDash as a customer - TechCrunch - Link
  • After Being Banned From Advertising on Google, This Founder Had to Get Creative - - Link
  • This Startup Is Making Pickleball America's New Favorite Pastime – Fast Company - Link
  • How Robots Will Work With Humans iIn $800 Billion Restaurant Business - Link
  • Dallas Cowboys’ partnership with signals more mainstream crypto exposure | TechCrunch - Link
  • MLB forays into the future with new tech for the old ball game - TechCrunch - Link
  • Google to invest $9.5 billion in its US offices, data centers - Link
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April 18-19

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Thursday, April 21, 2022 8:30 am – 10 am
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11501 Rock Rose Ave Ste 118, Austin, TX 78758

Houston Freelance Creatives
April 2022 Meetup
Thursday, April 21, 2022 6:30 PM – 8 PM
A 2nd Cup
1111 E 11th St Houston, TX 77009
DivInc Demo Day
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Thursday, April 21, 2022 5:00 pm

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Wednesday, April 27-29
Tech Port Center & Arena
San Antonio, TX

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May 9-10, 2022
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3000 Pegasus Park Dr Dallas, TX 75247
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