There are almost 100 active startup accelerators in Europe today

By our count, there are approximately 100 startup accelerators operating across Europe today, with presently close to 140 active programs.

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Rackspace Co-Founder Pat Condon on Startup Grind San Antonio

At the age of five, Patrick Condon, co-founder of Rackspace, remembers stocking the shelves at his parents video rental store. It was his first memory of seeing how business works. He also walked dogs, mowed lawns and threw papers. In college, he would buy computer parts cheap and then sell them on America Online and […]

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Dell investors may use courts to boost buyout share price

A group of Dell Inc. shareholders are considering seeking a higher payout in court than what company founder Michael Dell and his partners offered in the deal to take the computer maker private.
Bloomberg reports that the stockholders control a combined 47.5 million shares. The shareholders have filed papers in Delaware – where Dell was incorporated – seeking a valuation ruling through the Delaware Chancery Court.
The biggest shareholder involved is Baltimore-based T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (Nasdaq:…

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Central Texas small business health plan gets a reboot

A health plan program for small businesses in Central Texas has a new lease on life after being rebooted with a fresh round of funding from the state.
The Austin American-Statesman reports that several Austin area nonprofits have already signed up under the TexHealth Central Texas umbrella. TexHealth offers a subsidy of as much as $120 a month for employees at qualifying small businesses to supplement health insurance premium costs.
The subsidy for small business employees is available to nonprofits…

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Techstars Austin’s Jason Seats on Startup Grind San Antonio

Jason Seats loved playing with Lego blocks as a kid and even did college projects with Legos as a young adult. His heroes were Carl Sagan and Richard Feynman growing up and the fictional Indiana Jones. At the age of eight, he thought he wanted to be an archaeologist. But even as a little kid […]

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Texas housing market reacts to massive influx of new residents

Texas housing market prices are reacting to the massive influx of new residents spurred to move to the Lone Star state in search of high-paying energy-related and professional service jobs, as well as low cost of living. As more residents move to Texas from other states that have much higher median home prices, the housing markets in major metro areas including Austin have been bolstered by rising home prices of double-digit year-over-year growth, according to technology-based real estate brokerage…

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Fast-growing Sailpoint Tech adds more capital funding

SailPoint Technologies Inc. reported receiving a $4.8 million of a planned $5 million financing. The Austin-based company collected the capital from seven investors, according to a Friday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. SailPoint, which was founded in 2005, develops identity management software. It employs more than 300 workers and claims customers in 26 countries. The company operates offices in 10 countries, including England, Germany, India, Israel and the Netherlands. The…

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Forestar Group eyes new investments after capital raise

Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE: FOR) has netted $144.8 million from an underwritten public offering, and said it will use some of the proceeds for investments in “strategic growth initiatives.” Austin-based Forestar, which has three separate business units in real estate, oil and gas assets and natural resources, completed its offering of 6 million tangible equity units. Underwriters exercised their option during the offering to purchase additional units, the company said in a statement issued on Nov.…

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