When it comes to entrepreneurship and innovation, what’s so special about Austin?
Austin has developed an ecosystem for entrepreneurship and innovation over the past few years – one that has steadily gained the interest of the venture capital community. In 2014 alone, over $1 billion in investment was raised by Austin-based businesses, and the city hasn’t slowed down since.
Yet numbers alone don’t capture the excitement of living and working in this developing innovation hub. What’s so special about Austin? A lot – and then some. Here are just five reasons why our southwestern city has it right when it comes to encouraging innovation and venture capital investment:
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Conor Moore serves as the partner in charge of KPMG’s Northern California Technology and Venture Capital practices in addition to being the national co-leader of the Venture Capital Practice. In his leadership role, Conor is responsible for the firm’s relationships with many of the premier venture capital firms in the Bay Area. He has more than 24 years of experience providing auditing and accounting services, including extensive experience with venture-backed technology companies. He has also served many public companies and has taken numerous emerging technology companies through IPOs.
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