There’s been a lot of discussion about the pros and cons of a new hospital in Austin. I won’t dive too much into the civic implications, you can read Brian Kelsey’s comments for that. I want to highlight two things: 1.) recent opinion and data on “eds and meds” 2.) how more healthcare infrastructure might impact startups. And just a small disclaimer. I realize we’re talking about a hospital. But my assumption, right or wrong, is that a large medical center will bring a substantial ecosystem along with it.
Packaging a city’s value is a little different these days. It goes beyond regional battles and attempts to poach HQ’s from other metros. Cities compete globally, so in addition to quality of life, it’s important for local leaders to understand everything from national policy to industry trends and growth opportunities. And while Austin’s entrepreneurial diversity is one of its strengths, it can be tough getting to a sales deck everyone can agree on.
SolarBridge Technologies, an AC module system developer for the solar industry, on Monday announced the close of its $19 million Series C round of funding from existing investors Rho Ventures, Battery Ventures, and the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. This round brings the company’s total raised to $46 million. Originally founded in 2004 as SmartSpark Energy Systems to [...]