Over the course of seven days, Austin tech collectively raised more than $58 million. The Zebra’s led the week with a $40 million round, the largest raised by an Austin tech company this year, with four other tech companies raising capital as well. See all the fundings here. Elon Musk’s vision for high-speed transportation inched closer to reality this week with Hyperloop One’s selection of 10 finalist locations around the world to host its first system. The Texas Triangle route was one of them.
Austin startups have collectively raised close to $60 million in just seven days thanks to five tech companies. Here are the latest funding rounds. Bio: Launched in 2015, Liveoak Technologies supports the financial services industry through its digital customer onboarding tools that include live conferencing, remote onboarding, secured signing and I.D. verification checks.
Out of the top 100 ranked venture capital firms in the world in 2016, 7 percent of the partners were women. Turn the microscope to Austin firms, and that number doesn’t look much better. Just as the tech industry as a whole has work to do on (gender) diversity, so do those funding the innovation. But that’s not to say the women angel investors and VC partners from Austin tech aren’t kicking ass.
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".