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Capital Gains: 4 startups feel the love from CNBC; UT fraternity under fire gets help from Austin PR firm

Every week, we round up some of the quirkier news, talk and speculation running through .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 12th, 2018

Capital Gains: Buzz grows around pair of Austin alcohol startups; Hemp advocates want to loosen state law

In this week's Capital Gains: Austin alcohol disruptors receive national shoutout; state commission appears receptive to growing hemp; Amazon's Prime Day hiccup......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 20th, 2018

Capital Gains: Entrepreneurs make donuts for athletes, tech for brain surgeons; Brands that resonate on Cinco de Mayo

Check out the Austin startups in the running for Creator Awards from WeWork, and see which tequila brand owned by an Austin billionaire is on the minds of Cinco de Mayo revelers......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 26th, 2018

Cummins and Western Digital Have Dividend Appeal

If you feel that most of the capital-gains potential has been squeezed out of the stock market, you may be interested right now in stocks with dividend appealRelated Stocks: CMI, WDC, TSN, M, AGX, PIR, GME, QCOM, FL, STC,.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytOct 9th, 2018

Alexis Ohanian"s VC firm raises new $225M fund

Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian's venture capital firm has raised an additional $225 million to invest in early-stage startups......»»

Category: topSource: moneyOct 2nd, 2018

Capita3 Raises $1.2M for women-focused startup fund

Capita3, a Minneapolis-based venture capital firm led by serial investors and entrepreneurs Sara Russick and Pam York, has closed on $1.2 million for its first fund, which will back women-led health startups. Capita3 will provide seed-stage fundin.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 1st, 2018

Michael Arrington"s VC Firm to Leave US Following Subpoena

Arrington XRP Capital may stop funding U.S.-based blockchain startups after being subpoenaed repeatedly by the SEC......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskSep 29th, 2018

Bumble CEO sees an IPO in its future; still no love lost with Match Group

Add another name to Austin's initial public offering watch list: Bumble, the dating app where women make the first move. "Bumble is actively pursuing the path of an IPO," founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd said Monday on CNBC. "This is what we fee.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 25th, 2018

Capital Gains: Messing with Texas, disrupting Lamar Blvd. and other business news of the weird

Each week on page 3 of our weekly edition we round up some of the quirkier news, talk and speculation running through the Austin business scene i.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 6th, 2018

Louisville company in merger deal just a few months after being bought

ISA Fire and Security of Louisville is merging with Cleveland-based ABCO Fire Protection. ISA Fire and Security distributes and monitors fire-alarm systems. It was purchased in late December by Align Capital Partners, a private-equity firm with of.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 24th, 2018

Capital Gains: CEO hits Netflix; oui, oui, T3; aloha, Alcoa

Each week on page 3 of our weekly edition we round up some of the quirkier news, talk and speculation running through the Austin business scene. This week, we peep a local CEO on Netflix, some online "funance" and 32,000 acres begging to be bought......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 24th, 2018

Capital Gains: Tiny horses take flight; Torchy"s Tacos, the ultimate closer

In this week's Capital Gains: A Central Austin home for sale comes with free Torchy's Tacos; Southwest Airlines welcomes mini-horses on board; Chuy's Tex-Mex hires outside marketing firms; United Heritage Credit Union surpasses $1 billion in assets......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 16th, 2018

Former Alert Logic CEO joins Austin-based venture capital group

Gray Hall, former CEO of Houston-based cybersecurity company Alert Logic Inc., has joined Austin-based venture capital firm BuildGroup's new Executive Program, according to a July 31 statement from the company.  Hall, who led Alert Logic from 2009 .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 10th, 2018

Capital Gains: Austin"s Chive surpasses Snap; are nuggets the new healthy eating trend?

In this week's Capital Gains: Chive Media Group says it reaches more people than Snap; Wundernuggets scores a grocery deal; suggestions roll in for what to do about CodeNext; and more on Scribe Media's completely open office......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 9th, 2018

Capital Gains: HEB likes Lick, Snow Monkey

In this week's Capital Gains: HEB, Austin's dominant grocer, adds Lick Honest Ice Creams and Snow Monkey to shelves; UT research advises against having a "household CFO.".....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 2nd, 2018

Lady Gaga wins backing for cosmetics company

Gaga, oh, la la! A top Silicon Valley venture capital firm known for successful consumer startups is backing Lady Gaga’s soon-to-be-launched cosmetic company, sources say.  Recode reports that Lightspeed Venture Partners, the investment firm t.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 13th, 2018

Capital Gains: Peek at Vista Equity"s PE playbook; Ken Paxton sides with Planning Commission critics

This week's Capital Gains: The Wall Street Journal digs deep into the investment strategy of Vista Equity Partners. And an Austin lawsuit aligns Texas' Republican attorney general with anti-CodeNext groups......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 12th, 2018

Success with Snap helps venture firm Lightspeed raise $1.8 billion for new funds

Venture capital firm Lightspeed Venture Partners has raised $1.8 billion to invest in startups from cryptocurrency to beauty supplies, hoping to build on its streak of lucrative bets in companies such as Snap Inc , the firm's partners told Reuters......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 10th, 2018

Andreessen Horowitz adds a $300M crypto fund co-led by new female general partner

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has launched a $300 million fund dedicated to invest in blockchain-focused startups and hired a woman as a general partner who helped prosecute crypto crime in the past. Blockchain enthusiast Chris Dixon is .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 25th, 2018

Capital Gains: Austin"s most-popular CEOs & latest east-side mural

In this week's Capital Gains: An East Austin mural highlights famous vegetarians (and connects somehow to blockchain), employees heap praise on CEOs in annual Glassdoor ranking, and a pair of restaurants head toward closure......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 22nd, 2018

AOL cofounder Steve Case is betting $150 million that the future of startups isn"t in Silicon Valley or New York, but the money isn"t what"s making his prediction come true

Revolution AOL's billionaire cofounder Steve Case runs the DC-based venture capital firm Revolution. Case is convinced that the future of American startups lies out.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 18th, 2018