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Introduction

The Austin startup ecosystem encompasses over 4.5K+ companies, with 2.5k+ funded startups of them being funded startups that collectively raised $3.3B in VC investment in 2023.

This guide runs through the need-to-know stats and trends in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in the Austin startup ecosystem.

The global prominence of the Austin Tech Hub is drawing in groundbreaking technologies and investments. Opportunity Austin, together with investors, talent, educational institutions, research centres, and ecosystem builders, relies on trusted high-quality data to make crucial determinations about the health and vibrancy of the innovation ecosystem. Equipped with high-quality intelligence, we can further the potential of our mission to ensure our regional innovation community continues to flourish and prosper.

Roland Peña, Senior VP of Global Tech & Innovation

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Venture Capital

Below we break venture capital into three distinct stages:

  • Startup stage ($0-15M rounds)
  • Breakout stage ($15-100M rounds)
  • Scaleup stage ($100M+ rounds).

This provides more consistent and timeless segmentation of the startup & venture capital landscape (more so than self-reported round labeling, which are applied inconsistently, especially between business cycles).

Early stage VC investment trends

Access early-stage funding rounds into Austin startups here on the platform.

Breakout stage VC investment trends

Access breakout-stage funding rounds into Austin startups here on the platform.

Scaleup stage VC investment trends

Access scaleup-stage funding rounds into Austin startups here on the platform.

By Industry

The top three Austin industries for VC investment raised in 2023 were Transportation, Healthtech, and Enterprise Software which combined accounted for over 40% of total VC investment across 2023.

Leading Segments

The top three Austin segments for VC investment raised in 2023 were Space Tech, Launch Vehicles, and Electric Mobility.

Sources of Capital

The majority of VC investment into Austin startups has come from sources within the US, though Asia and Europe have also funded Austin-based companies.

Explore this sources of investment data here on the Dealroom platform.

Unicorns and promising companies


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Investors

There are currently over 400 investors headquartered in Austin with at least one recorded investment round in the past 10 years.

Explore the data for the most active investors into the Austin startup ecosystem as well as the most active Austin based investors here on the Dealroom platform.

Benchmarking

Within North America, the Austin startup ecosystem ranks as the largest tech ecosystem in Texas and ranks consistently within the top 10 for VC investment into startups in North America as seen in the bar chart below.

Compare startup ecosystem metrics against its US and global counterparts down below or here on the Dealroom platform.

You can also benchmark and explore how the Austin startup ecosystem compares on the global scene in the map below.

Related Content

  • Dealroom data: Explore all funded companies based in the Austin
  • Dealroom data: Explore all funding rounds in Austin startups
  • Taxonomy: Learn how Dealroom defines its entities, taxonomy, filters and more here
  • Reports: Explore all the Dealroom reports about the USA