LawnStarter, the Easiest Way to Order and Manage Lawn Care, Launches in Austin

LawnStarter, a company that makes ordering lawn care easy, affordable and reliable, today announced the launch of its operations in Austin, TX. With its sophisticated online lawn care booking and management system, LawnStarter is bringing a traditionally offline service online, empowering customers to book and manage all of their lawn care needs at their convenience.

Q&A Wednesday :: Q2 eBanking

Today’s Q&A Wednesday is with Adam Anderson, CTO of Q2 Holdings, Inc. The company had a successful public offering earlier this year, and trades under the symbol QTWO.

Self-Funding with OPM (Other Peoples Money)

Every entrepreneurship insight I get is cited and sourced from a specific legendary business mentor. I pay attention at a depth I consider “motivational listening.” In board meetings, lectures, and tech conferences, I seek to out note-take the rest of the room. This article is a snippet of my recent notes, and revolved around the theme of Other People’s Money (OPM).

Introducing NuHabitat: Comprehensive Online Real Estate Search Where Others Fall Short

Searching for a new home or investment property in Austin and Central Texas just got a whole lot easier, with today’s launch of NuHabitat, a residential real estate application (and Capital Factory Accelerator company) designed with ease of use, speed and 100% data accuracy in mind.

Mobile Commerce in Las Vegas – On the Ground at the Downtown Project

Last year, Zappos’s CEO Tony Hsieh spent much of his keynote speech at SXSW V2V 2013 on the Downtown Project, the name he gave to his personal economic and cultural revitalization effort of several acres of the original, downtown Las Vegas. Tony made a considerable financial commitment to the Downtown Project of $350 million, to [...]

V is for Venture: Day 3 of V2V 2014

The final day of SXSW V2V 2014 was all about the “v” for “venture” in the name.

It Takes Leaving Austin to Know it Better at SXSW V2V

Yesterday was a full day of programming, one-on-one meetings, and the great synchronicity of surprise meetings in the lunch-line hallway or at the Tech Cocktail reception at the Chandelier bar, as Day 2 of SXSW V2V unfolded.

SXSW V2V – Sophomore Year

I’m at SXW V2V for its sophomore year run this week. Monday (yesterday) was the first full day of programming, with Sunday mainly being devoted to the kick-off party and finding one’s hotel room.

Comfy Raises $600K

Comfy, the rental marketplace that lets students discover and secure the right housing, has announced an initial $600,000 round of seed funding led by Mike Lee, partner at Dominion Ventures.

Veros Systems Raises Money from Shell, Austin Ventures, Live Oak

Veros Systems, an industrial asset monitoring company, announced today that Shell Technology Ventures LLC has joined their list of investors alongside Austin Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures and LiveOak Venture Partners.