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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

Dropoff Raises $7M During Series A Funding Round For Rapid Market Expansion of Same-Day Delivery For Businesses

Dropoff, Inc., the company dedicated to reinventing on-demand, same-day delivery logistics for businesses, today announced that it has closed $7.0 Million in Series A funding. The investment was led by Greycroft Partners, with participation from new and existing investors, including Correlation Ventures, Texas Atlantic Capital, and Wild Basin Investments…. Read More

Texas-Based Gridmates Launches Crowdfunding Platform For Electric Companies & Low-Income Non-Profits

Gridmates announced a new donation-based, energy crowdfunding site that will allow donors to browse through a directory of distressed electricity customer profiles and then donate energy assistance. The site seeks to help low-income customers such as single moms with young children, elderly couples, disabled veterans, storm/hurricane survivors and… Read More

Austin’s 121Giving Launches Product Charity Marketplace & Crowdfunding Platform at SXSW 2015

For donors and consumer givers who want to know that the money they donate to charity is making a tangible impact and serving real needs, Austin-based startup 121Giving today launched a new product marketplace and crowdfunding platform that enables donors to know where their giving… Read More

Vitaminwater Launches Crowdfunding-Inspired Program Project Hustle

Project Hustle, the crowdfunding-inspired program by Vitaminwater, is calling all aspiring entrepreneurs, artists-in-training, dreamers and future film directors to prepare their elevator pitch for the opportunity to see that their dreams can become reality and the chance to win up to a total of $500,000 (across… Read More

Brief: The Hollywood Reporter Announces 1 in 3 Films at SXSW Were Funded By Kickstarter

With SXSW fest 2015 in full swing, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that 1 in 3 films at the big event were funded by crowdfunding giant, Kickstarter. According to the media outlet, 28 films that are playing at SXSW were funded by successful Kickstarter campaigns. Each film… Read More

ReQuip Gears Up: P2P Sports Equipment Buyer and Seller Crowdfunds on OneVest

ReQuip, aiming to create a trusted, P2P mobile and web marketplace for buying and selling new and used sports gear, is focused on cycling, triathlon and outdoor adventure sports gear based in Austin, TX. Urged to think of reQwip as a “P2P marketplace for pre-owned REI… Read More

University of Texas Rolls Out New Campus-Wide Crowdfunding Platform HornRaiser

Seeking to help its students, faculty and staff members raise funds for their projects, the University of Texas in Austin announced the launch of its very own crowfunding platform called HornRaiser. According to the university, students taking full advantage of HornRaiser, which will help garner… Read More

Scam Alert: Louisiana Woman Reportedly Rips Off Donors Seeking to Help Single Father Through GoFundMe Campaign

Earlier this week, an Abbeville, Louisiana woman was arrested for “defrauding donors” through a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe. According to an Austin, Texas news station, Taylor, Texas law enforcement officials stated that Fallon Mouton raised $4,600 through the campaign for a Texas man, Moses Perez,… Read More

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