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Jessica DiRubio: Chief Revenue Officer at AppBrilliance Says Future of Payments will be Open, Innovative, Secure

We recently caught up with Jessica DiRubio, the Chief Revenue Officer and Head of Partnerships at AppBrilliance, an Austin-based payments technology firm. AppBrilliance aims to power and support true, real-time non-custodial Open Payments and Banking services in the United States. The company enables businesses to… Read More

Austin Fintech AppBrilliance Introduces Push To Business or P2B Payments Model for Enhancing Digital Commerce

Austin-based AppBrilliance, a payments tech firm, recently announced its strategic vision with its latest Money API-enabled, Push-To-Business (P2B) payments model, which aims to replace the traditional model and will try to shift power back to the merchant (when it comes to extra transaction fees). AppBrilliance… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Firm Blockcap Inc Reports that it Mined 544 BTC During Q1 2021

Blockcap Inc., an established Bitcoin mining and blockchain tech firm based in the US, revealed on Friday (April 16, 2021) that it has mined a total of 544 BTC during Q1 2021. As mentioned in a release: “Coming on the heels of several large-scale acquisitions… Read More

P2P Lender Bondora Says Fintech Sector in European Countries like Portugal, UK, Germany Is Growing Rapidly

The team at Bondora, a European peer to peer lending platform, states that the first month of 2021 is “setting the tone” for the year to come. Bondora notes that the Fintech sector is still growing steadily. including Portugal’s financial technology industry as the country… Read More

Texas-based Fintech AppBrilliance, which Offers Payments and Money Movement Software, Secures $3 Million in Seed Funding

    Texas-based Fintech firm AppBrilliance, which offers an open payment platform, has acquired more than $3 million through a seed funding round that was joined by Studio VC. Headquartered in Austin, AppBrilliance aims to disrupt the $4 trillion payment processing sector by offering non-custodial… Read More

Corporate Entity Management Platform, ZenBusiness, Completes Acquisition of Fintech Platform, Joust

ZenBusiness, a corporate entity creation and management firm that makes it easy to start, run, and grow their businesses, has reportedly finalized its first acquisition of Austin-based Fintech platform, Joust. The amount that will be paid for the acquisition hasn’t been shared publicly. Ross Buhrdorf,… Read More

Wilmington Fintech Apiture to Work on Digital Transformation Strategy after Acquiring $20 Million in Capital

Wilmington-based Fintech company Apiture is reportedly planning to scale its business operations after acquiring $20 million in capital through an investment round. Established in 2017, Apiture also has business offices in Austin, Texas. The company says it is working on its digital transformation strategy as… Read More

Payroll and Bookkeeping Software Firm ScaleFactor Shuts Down due to Declining Revenue Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Business software provider ScaleFactor is reportedly shutting down, after securing $100 million in capital during the past year from major investors including Bessemer Venture Partners and Coatue Management. In March 2020, the financial services company began experiencing challenges due to the global COVID-19 outbreak, which… Read More

SXSW Announces Winners of the 10th Annual Accelerator Pitch Event

South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals announced over the weekend the winners of the 10th annual Accelerator Pitch Event, which took place March 10th-11th during the Startup & Tech Sectors Track at the Downtown Hilton Austin. The event’s organizers also reported in addition to the 10 winners… Read More

Wanchain Teams Up With Various Austin Companies to Form Regional Blockchain Innovation Hub

Wanchain, a distributed financial infrastructure powered by cross-blockchain smart contracts with privacy protection, announced last week it has teamed with various Austin companies to form the Austin Blockchain Collective (ABC), which has a mission to advance blockchain-based education to the local community and grow the ecosystem and… Read More

Hippo Opens New Office in Texas Just Weeks After Announcing $25 Million Series B Investment

Less than a month after Hippo announced it secured $25 million through its Series B round, the California-based insurtech company announced the opening of its second office in downtown Austin. While sharing details about the new Texas location, Assaf Wand, Hippo Co-Founder and CEO, stated: “Hippo is… Read More

SXSW Announces 2018 Accelerator Pitch Event Finalists

  South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals announced on Tuesday the finalists for the 10th annual SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event, to take place March 10th-11th during the Startup & Tech Sectors Track at the Downtown Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas. According to the organization, 50 startup finalists… Read More

SXSW Announces Winners for 2017 Accelerator Pitch Event

South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals announced on Monday the winners for the ninth annual SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event, which took place March 11th-12th during the SXSW Startup Village Track at the Hilton Downtown Austin. The event’s judges include Phil Libin of General Catalyst, Sherwin Pishevar… Read More

Lights, Camera, SXSW!: Here’s the List of Indiegogo-Funded Films Premiering at the Annual Event

On Monday, Indiegogo announced seven films that were funded through its crowdfunding platform will be premiere at the 2017 SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. The event kicked off last weekend. “Every year, thousands of people flock to Austin to network, enjoy the BBQ and watch some of… Read More

Eleven Kickstarter-Funded Films to be Presented at SXSW 2017

On Thursday, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced eleven films that were funded through its funding portal will be presented at this year’s SXSW, which is currently being held in Austin, Texas. The Kickstarter team shared: “Starting this weekend, eleven Kickstarter-funded films are set to play SXSW 2017…. Read More

Indiegogo is Heading to SXSW 2017: Announces Hosted Crowdfunding Events

Global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced on Thursday it is making its way to the 2017 SXSW festival, which kicked off on Friday and will run until March 19th in Austin, Texas. “Every year, some of the coolest people doing the coolest things descend on Austin… Read More

Men’s Clothing Brand Criquet Shirts Secures $1.4M During Series A Funding Round Led By CircleUp

Criquet Shirts, a clothing brand, announced on Thursday it raised $1.4 million during its Series A funding round, which was led by CircleUp through its Consumer Growth Fund and Market Index Fund II.  The Austin, Texas-based fashion brand offers apparel for both men and boys. Its Players Shirt… Read More

Texas Startup Gest Hits Kickstarter to Secure Funds For Computer-Controlling Wearable Device

  Gest, an Austin-based tech startup, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for its self-titled wearable device that controls computers. The company shared: “Gest is a new way of working with your computer. It understands your hand and finger positions with… Read More

Cinedigm Releases the Kickstarter Success & Award-Winning Film “A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VELASQUEZ STORY” Nationwide

Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) will release Kickstarter alum and award-winning film A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VELASQUEZ STORY on Friday, September 25th in the following cities: New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Washington D.C., Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Scottsdale/Phoenix, San Antonio, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Chicago, as well as on Digital… Read More

Rooster Teeth’s Indiegogo Success “Lazer Team” Set to Premiere at the 2015 Fantastic Fest in Texas

On Wednesday, the team at Rooster Teeth announced that Indiegogo success Lazer Team will officially be premiering at the 2015 Fantastic Festival in Austin, Texas. Lazer Team hit Indiegogo July 2014 to raise $650,000 and within three days raised well over $1M. By the end of its crowdfunding run,… Read More

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