Four AustinStartup Articles
- First, Austin-based startups at the SXSW Accelerator 2012. I’m familiar with Forecast and SceneTap but hadn’t heard of the others before this list – Tugg, Toopher, Hoot.me, and Umbel. Nice representation from Austin in the SXSW program!
- Second, Capital Factory is realigning its schedule for incubating startups to line up better with SXSW-interactive. They’ll start in the late fall and line up to finish in time for an event within SXSW-interactive. Seems like a great move to leverage Austin’s unique platform of the year.
- Third, AustinStartup argues that ATI’s has a pulse on what’s hot in startups. It shows big increases in software and biotech funding, but also shows a wider range of industries than I would have expected.
- Finally, AustinStartup reports that Austin’s own Bazaarvoice has filed for its IPO. Looks like a raise of $80M, with an implied value somewhere around $500million, according to AustinStartup. TechCrunch has coverage as well. Expecting more coverage from the Statesman and the ABJ in the coming days and weeks. Austin has had a nice run of local startups getting to scale and going public recently, which should be good for the startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem for years to come.