Hot tech startups in Austin to watch

A nickname that Austin has gotten over the years is Silicon Hills. This is due to the incredible amount of tech companies within the Austin metropolitan area. If Google, IBM, Apple Inc., Amazon and eBay weren’t enough to sell you on the idea, the Austin suburb, Round Rock, is home to Dell’s worldwide headquarters.  

The Tech Tribune compiled a list of this year’s top ten hottest tech startups in Austin, and we thought we’d share the first three with you so that you can get a feel for what up-and-coming tech companies there are in Austin if you are considering making the move.

  1. BigCommerce
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Founded: 2009

“BigCommerce is the world’s leading cloud eCommerce platform for established and rapidly-growing businesses. Combining enterprise functionality, an open architecture and app ecosystem, and market-leading performance, BigCommerce enables businesses to grow online sales with 80% less cost, time and complexity than on-premise software. BigCommerce powers B2B and B2C eCommerce for more than 50,000 SMBs, 2,000+ mid-market businesses, more than 25 Fortune 1000 companies, and industry-leading brands including Assurant, Ben & Jerry’s, Gibson, Paul Mitchell, Martha Stewart, and Toyota.”

  1. WP Engine

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Founded: 2010

“WP Engine is a new breed of technology company at the intersection of tech innovation and service. We provide the leading digital experiences platform on WordPress that drives your business forward faster. 5% of the web visits a site on WP Engine’s platform every day. We support over 60,000 customers in over 140 countries, and over 500,000 web experiences globally. Founded in 2010, WP Engine is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices in San Antonio, Texas; Limerick, Ireland, London, England and San Francisco, California.”

  1. Spreadfast

Founded: 2008

“Spredfast™ is the world’s most powerful, open social software platform that connects every business in the world to the people they care about most. Based in Austin, Texas, and with offices all over the globe, we tirelessly pursue innovation that helps our customers get smarter about social. Over 650 customers, including all five major broadcast networks and great brands like Target, Bank of America, Pepsi and the NBA use Spredfast to manage over one billion social connections across 84 countries, in multiple languages. Our smart social technology processes 650 million pieces of social content per day, giving brands the visibility, context, and tools they need to make every consumer touchpoint better.”

If you are planning on making the move to Austin or the Austin area, please feel free to browse our job listings and contact any of our wonderful recruiters who would be more than eager to assist you!

Hannah Sharp               
Marketing Intern

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