TechStars Arrives In Austin, Will Launch First Program In August
TechStars, the popular startup accelerator with locations in Boston, Boulder, New York, Seattle, London, and more, has today announced an expansion to Austin, Texas – a city TechStars founder and CEO David Cohen refers to as the “natural next stop for us” in this morning’s announcement about the new location. The program will launch its first program this August, and is accepting applications now. TechStars Austin will operate out of Capital Factory in downtown Austin, and will be managed by Jason Seats, who sold his company Slicehost to Rackspace in 2008, making him VP of Engineering there. Seats has worked with the TechStars organization since 2011, serving as Managing Director of TechStars Cloud. He’ll now be relocating from San Antonio to Austin with his new position. Cohen also notes that Austin has been named the “number one boomtown” and best place for your startup by folks like Forbes and Bloomberg, and recently became the second city chosen to receive Google Fiber. ...
Web-Based Financial Terminal YCharts Raises $3.875M Round Led By Morningstar And Reed Elsevier Ventures
YCharts, a Chicago and New York-based startup that calls itself a financial terminal for the web, today announced that it has raised $3.875 million in its third funding round. The round was led by Morningstar and Reed Elsevier Ventures, with participation from all of the company’s earlier investors, including Hyde Park Angels, I2A and Amicus. This round brings YCharts’ total funding to $8.625 million. Last year, our own Rip Empson called the service “a better Yahoo finance,” but the company’s goal is now quite a bit broader than that. YCharts says it computes more than 2,000 metrics for every listed stock in its database and also tracks over 350,000 economic indicators from around the world. The service gets these data points from public sources, as well as through deals with other firms, including data from its investor Morningstar. YCharts also offers an Excel plugin that allows users to easily pull YCharts data into spreadsheets and financial models. As the company’s CEO ...
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