Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (TVL) and the McCombs Business School is helping startups like Blended Sense carve out enviable space in Silicon Hills (Austin, TX). As Crunchbase reports, Austin is one of the most funded venture markets in the U.S.
If you aren’t familiar with the hype, Austin-based RigUp, an Austin-based marketplace for on-demand services and skilled labor in the energy industry, raised a $300 million Series D round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) with a company valuation of the round values the $1.9 billion making them the latest unicorn.
And recently, insurtech startup The Zebra joined an Austin-based group of privately held companies valued at more than $1 billion after securing $125 million in Series D funding. Arrive Logistics also recently secured $300 million in a fundraising round.
With Blended Sense’s well-placed location in a market of creatives eager to work, and small businesses desperate for consistent digital content, we’re well placed to take a chunk of that investment capital in future rounds of our own.
42% of companies receive funding after being included in TVL. With Blended Sense’s planned growth in multiple locations, we’re looking forward to supporting UT graduates as well as solving the challenges that small businesses and creative professionals face in today’s marketplace. We create a much-needed bridge between the two groups, both a backbone of the U.S. labor market, and absolutely key for local economies.
The Jon Brumley TVL Accelerator provides an opportunity for startups to take their ventures to the next level with the unique benefit of leveraging UT Austin resources and talent. The Accelerator collaborates with businesses like Blended Sense and other early start-ups in varying disciplines including tech, law, engineering, life science, and more, offering more than 200 hours of coaching with pre-defined projects for UT students so they can refine their skills.
Blended Sense is joined by these additional #startups in the 2021 program:
Algo Dulce is a Mexican-American owned and operated business.
Applied Bioplastics decarbonizes durable plastics by using plant fibers to reduce petrochemicals used in multiple classes of polymer and composite materials
At Ease makes it easy for federal and military personnel to choose the right short-term rental
Concerto Commerce makes running an e-commerce store effortless with our unique cloud automation platform
DanceFight is the first head to head video competition platform for mobile, starting with dance and then expanding to all kinds of content.
Duality Health is a CHIME award-winning startup using AI-powered facial recognition and blockchain technology to accurately identify patients and link their electronic health records.
Flourish helps women get healthy for good.
Grid Pathway is devoted to bringing new edge control automation technology to infrastructure, industrial, manufacturing and transportation sectors.
Him For Her transforms lives by unlocking the economic and social benefits of diverse boardrooms.
OnlineMedEd is one of the most widely used medical education platforms in the world, playing a key role in creating the next generation of healthcare professionals.
SkyStations is creating a new category of mobility hubs to help professionals save time by catching an electric air taxi across town so they can make more moments.
Stealth Power designs and builds idle mitigation and mobile cleantech systems that power fleets into the future.
UnaliWear incorporates a combination of smart technologies in their Kanega watch, including patented artificial intelligence that learns the wearer’s lifestyle and a patented quick-swap battery system in the band so it never needs to be taken off to charge.
Welcome our fellow startups in TVL!