2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

The 10 Best Startups in Austin

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Come see 10 of Austin's startups pitch at the Capital Factory Demo Day. Austin's startup scene is booming, and we meet every one of them.

The best ones join our community and are matched up with successful entrepreneurs as mentors. They have competed in a series of pitch elimination rounds to narrow it down to the 10 you'll see at SXSW.

These startups have traction, most are generating revenue, and a few are already profitable. Most have raised less than $1 million and are focused on acquiring enough customers to become profitable as their next milestone. A few are making bigger bets that will require more capital.

Come see the very best that Austin has to offer and kick off SXSW at the main event of the Startup Village.

Afterwards, we'll have an OPEN BAR and time for the everyone to meet the startups that presented in this event and the Win $200,000 to Move Your Startup to Austin competition just prior.


Cratejoy - www.cratejoy.com

Mahana - www.getmahana.com

Local Plant Source - www.localplantsource.com

NuHabitat - www.nuhabitat.com

Spokefly - www.spokefly.com

Railyard - www.railyard.com

Aceable - www.aceable.com

Loop & Tie - www.loopandtie.com

Famigo - www.famigo.com

Weeva - www.weeva.co


Gordon Daugherty


Capital Factory

After spending the first ten years of his career at brand name companies like IBM and Compaq, Gordon progressively gravitated towards early stage and high growth companies. He spent eight years in the videoconferencing industry, including four years as President of an Israeli-based company that grew from $5M to $36M in a short few years and went public on the Euronext stock market. Gordon has served in an executive capacity over most company functions, but with emphasis on sales, marketing, business development and M&A. He ran corporate development and strategy for Austin-based NetQoS, who grew rapidly to more than $50M before being acquired by CA Technologies for $200M. Through his advisory practice, Shockwave Innovations, and as Director of Capital Factory’s accelerator, Gordon is an active angel investor and startup advisor. He was a founding advisor for digital advertising pioneer MediaMind, who reached a NASDAQ IPO exit in 2010 at a $192M valuation, and sits on the board of Austin startup SwimTopia. Gordon received his Computer Science degree from Baylor University and now having raised three daughters he enjoys competitive swimming and spending time with his wife at their Galveston Island beach house.

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