LiveOak Venture Partners, one of Austin’s most active venture capital firms, is planning to raise a new $110M investment fund, according to a new federal filing. A representative with LiveOak declined to comment on the filing. The move comes three years after LiveOak Venture Partners closed on a $109 million investment fund, which it has been deploying across a dozen-plus deals, often benefiting an Austin-based startup.
Boston and Austin have the mix of high-tech jobs most similar to those in Silicon Valley, making the two tech hubs the Valley’s “closest cousins,” according to a new report by Austin-based jobs site Indeed. While San Francisco, just down the road from San Jose, is the most similar and, along with the Valley, has been the core of venture capital investing for decades, Austin has the third highest percentage of local tech job posting in fast-growing professions in 2017, Indeed reported.
This story has a lot of Austin startup DNA in it. Helix, an online marketplace where consumers can browse and buy products that show ancestry, food sensitivities and more, opened the doors of its virtual stores on Monday. And, inside, you’ll find at least two Austin-based startups among the 20-plus partners in the marketplace that are using DNA in novel ways.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".