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Companies at Geekdom Got 17% of San Antonio’s Venture Money in 2018

San Antonio—Companies housed at co-working space Geekdom raised $18.7 million in investment funding during 2018, an increase of more than 81 percent from the previous year, according to Geekdom. That accounts for almost 17 percent of the total venture funding raised by businesses in San Antonio last year, according to regional data compiled by PitchBook […]

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Free Coffee, Workshops, and … Money? Geekdom Begins Offering Grants

San Antonio—Geekdom, the six-year-old co-working space in downtown San Antonio, has added a new perk to the free coffee, workshops, and mentorship opportunities it offers its more than 1,700 members: a chance at winning a $10,000 grant each month. The grant money will come directly from Geekdom, which is calling the program The Community Fund. […]

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Coffee Meets Bagel Starts Premium Model to Push In-App Currency

Dating app Coffee Meets Bagel is launching a premium service that gives subscribers information about their potential suitors’ activities and makes it easier for them to access and spend the in-app currency that makes the company money. The premium subscription costs $34.99. Coffee Meets Bagel doesn’t charge for its basic services, but it does let […]

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This Old Coffee Factory in San Antonio Might Upend Manufacturing

San Antonio—There’s an industrial factory about two miles southeast of downtown San Antonio that was built for a coffee company but, sometime after the 1970s, it became home to an HVAC business. That was lucky, the factory’s current owner says, because there’s at least one room in the 26,000-square-foot complex with air conditioning. That’s the […]

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Craft Beer and Coffee: The Rise of Dublin’s Innovation Culture

Seamus O’Hara made the career leap from life sciences venture capitalist to full-time craft beer brewer. A more lucrative industry? Perhaps. O’Hara’s brewery is in County Carlow, about an hour south of Dublin. He started the Carlow Brewing Company with his brother in 1998, while working in the biotech sector. Back then, Ireland’s only other […]

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Coffee Goes from Folger’s, to Starbucks, to Tech-Driven ‘Third Wave’

There’s change brewing in the world of coffee. Over the last 10 years or so, an assortment of independent “third wave” coffee roasters has appeared in cities like Seattle, San Francisco, New York, Boston, Austin, and Boulder—in other words, the same high-tech hubs we cover here at Xconomy. Each Xconomy editor has his or her […]

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Hamburgers, Coffee, Guitars, and Cars: A Report from Lemnos Labs

Maybe your fallback plan in case your Silicon Valley startup goes bust was flipping burgers at McDonald’s? Well, you might want to rethink that. Even this classic refuge for low-skilled workers is about to be taken over by robots, if Momentum Machines has its way. Momentum is one of four startups emerging this summer from […]

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Cape Cod Startup PartingGift Looks to Gamify Market Research

What do running a farm, being a mobster, and taking orders at the drive-through at Dunkin’ Donuts all have in common? They’re all experiences simulated on Facebook, thanks to game developers Zynga (maker of Mafia Wars and Farmville) and a much newer startup, PartingGift, which operates in a Massachusetts area not exactly known as a […]

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KangoGift Platform Sends Gift Vouchers Via Text, Brings Virtual Goods Convenience to Real-World Use

Virtual gifts are a nice way to send someone good thoughts online. But if you’re going to spend real money to get someone a virtual gift like a digital cupcake or bouquet of flowers, why not spend a bit more to get them something concrete? Now Cambridge, MA-based KangoGift makes online gift-giving just as convenient […]

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Amazon Acquires Woot, Symform Raises $4M, Starbucks Offers Wi-Fi for All, & More Seattle-Area Deals News

It’s been a slow deal week for Northwest tech companies, most likely because of the holiday weekend. But that’s not to say nothing of note happened. In the past week we’ve seen two cloud storage and health IT startups rake in some dough, the free Wi-Fi trend expand to one of the biggest retail brands […]

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