Mary Ann Azevedo is an Austin-based business writer who has written for Venture Capital Journal, San Francisco Business Times, Crain's and Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Unchained Capital Raises $3M To Lend Fiat To HODLers

Austin-based crypto-finance startup Unchained Capital has raised nearly $3 million in seed funding. Unchained’s first product is a crypto asset-backed loan, which is like borrowing against one’s home—except the company lends against digital assets such as bitcoin and ethereum.

June 06, 2018

By Acquiring Construction Startups, Big Tech Aims To Help Build More Than Software

The construction industry is known to suffer from great inefficiencies and low productivity gains. Why that’s the case isn’t hard to determine. Construction projects involve so many players from general contractors to subcontractors, as well as a slew of paper documents including time cards and site plans. In an attempt to modernize the industry, more and more startups are being created to tackle its problems. And because these startups seem to be developing cool technologies faster than a lot of the big players, the space has seen some impressive exits over the years.

May 29, 2018