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SalesCart: Social and Mobile E-commerce Tools for Small Businesses

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Building a website for your business can be complicated and time consuming, especially if you are a small e-commerce company. Dealing with payment fees can be an expensive hassle. That’s why Round Rock-based startup SalesCart believes that companies should be able to set up e-commerce online stores on-the go. SalesCart allows merchants to reach their market by… Read more »




Clarify Closes $1M Round for Media Analytics API Platform

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Clarify Inc is a self-service API that allows you to make your audio and video files actionable via search and extracted keywords and topics. The team, founded by Paul Murphy and Ivo Rothschild, chose this name for their startup because Clarify is “what we do. We make opaque data searchable. We give you insights into it.” Clarify believes that the huge volume… Read more »


Calling All Austin, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis Entrepreneurs – Get Quoted in Tech Cocktail

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We’ve heard a lot about what accelerators can do for an individual startup. A product that’s doomed to failure suddenly becomes something with great potential. A pitch wows investors at demo day and attracts promises of big checks right on the spot. A startup is convinced to bring on a cofounder and turns into a multi-billion-dollar company…. Read more »


Cognitive Scale Launches After 18 Months in Stealth

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For the past 18 months, the Cognitive Scale team has focused entirely on product and technology development for their platform, and today they officially launched from stealth. The company is headed up by a team of serial entrepreneurs and technologists with a deep level of enterprise software experience in cognitive computing, big data, analytics, and… Read more »


Is Your Airbnb Rent Too Damn High?

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It’s all about supply and demand: when there is an event in a city, prices for hotel accommodations increase drastically. And if it’s up to San Francisco-based startup Beyond Pricing, that should also be true for Airbnb hosts. Beyond Price helps Airbnb hosts & owners maximize the performance of their rental properties by using a pricing model similar… Read more »



DreamIt Austin Accelerator is Taking Applications

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DreamIt Ventures aims to help accomplished entrepreneurs build great companies. While the Philly program is in full swing, the accelerator program in Austin is taking applications for the 2015 cycle. This is the third year of DreamIt Austin; in the past, Austin classes have included participants from Brazil, Spain, Sweden, South Korea, and Israel. “The… Read more »


Who is Austin’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

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Hey Austin, it’s time to vote for your favorite startup! Tech Cocktail’s Austin Mixer and Startup Showcase will take place Sept. 17th, and Austin’s top startups will have the opportunity to pitch to a room full of leaders in the industry. The winners are chosen by popular vote, so get to voting for your favorite startups now!… Read more »





A Prediction on the Future of the Connected Car

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The connected car trend has been dominating the tech spheres lately, and this year’s SXSW was no exception. And while it had its anticipated place among most of the SXSW fanfare, Dr. Chandra Bhat, Director of Transportation Research at UT Austin, brought the connected car to light in a very different way. During his sessions… Read more »