Romotive, One Of Tony Hsieh’s Earliest Startups, Leaves Vegas For Valley

There’s been a lot of talk, and a lot of action lately surrounding Tony Hsieh, the founder of Zappos and his joint venture, the Downtown Project. Through Hsieh and the Vegas Tech Fund, startups are being lured to a community revitalization project in downtown Las Vegas. As Hsieh has explained several times, Zappos got the

48 Startup Stories From SXSW 2013 [sxsw]

Before we dive into this list of 48 startup stories from everywhere else at SXSW 2013, in the words of the late great Billy Mays, “But wait there’s more”. We have another weeks worth of stories so if we met you or interviewed you and you don’t see your story yet, or your jonesing for

Vegas Tech Brings The Heat To Austin Texas For SXSW

Tony Hsieh, the founder of Zappos and the Downtown project in Las Vegas has been all over the SXSW Interactive festival talking about startup communities. The Vegas Tech community, which according to Hsieh is a bi-product of not just his but the entire community, had a major presence throughout the festival as well. They hosted

Check Out The Vine’s From The Vegas Tech Party At SXSW 2013 [sxsw]

#vegastech party rockin #sxswi #sxsw #startup — Startup Tech Guy (@startuptechguy) March 12, 2013   #vegastech party rockin some more #sxsw — Startup Tech Guy (@startuptechguy) March 12, 2013   Even @zappos gettin down tonight #vegastech rox #sxsw #sxswi — Startup Tech Guy (@startuptechguy) March 12, 2013   More from

Funding Round Up Everywhere Else: batterii, Bluefields, Nomi, Club W 2/18/13

batterii, Cincinnati OH $2.5 Million batteri is a “co-creation” social network software platform.  They recently raised $2.5 million dollars led by Cincinnati local private/public seed stage investor CincyTech. CincyTech contributed $500,000 to the round which included Los Angeles based investor Ken Salkin, batterii CEO Kevin Cummins and other unlisted individuals. The company reports that they

Las Vegas Startup: Instagripe Makes Customer Feedback Instant INTERVIEW

We’ve talked about some great startups lately that function in the customer feedback space. Entrepreneurs continue to try and streamline the process of getting store owner to know what store customer thinks, quick and efficiently. Long gone are the days that $10 off at Denny’s for calling a survey line, actually gets results. Customer feedback