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Ask Me Anything: Matt Howitt, VP of Product

"We're no longer in the Wild West of shipping decisions."

In honor of our new features as well as the one-year Convey anniversary of our VP of Product, Matt Howitt, we collected questions from Convey users and employees. Check out what Matt said about his career, Convey's new features, and what the future of delivery could look like.

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The Biggest Funding Rounds and Acquisitions for Austin Tech Startups in August

Austin tech startups have had a strong 2017, so far, according to new data compiled by Pitchbook and the National Venture Capital Association. Area startups raised more than $486M in Q2 this year — that’s 73% more than Q2 2016. And, looking at the first six months combined, the ABJ reports that Austin startups drew $675M through the end of June — up from $551M in the first half of 2016. Austin Inno writes about tech and startup funding deals in the Beat newsletter, where we also report all of the day’s top Austin tech and startup news and share links to other interesting stories. Now, here’s a look at the top deals Austin Inno's seen through SEC filings and company announcements in August.

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Amazon Effect Sparks Deals for Software-Tracking Firms

A growing number of companies are paying to track in real time everything from truckloads of pork chops to shipping containers full of exercise equipment. Logistics providers, retailers, and suppliers are inking deals with software firms that use location data and weather and traffic information to monitor shipments and alert customers to events that could hold up delivery, such as a loaded truck sitting in a yard for more than an hour.

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Austin’s Convey raises $8M, inks deal with global company

Convey Inc., an Austin logistics startup, announced the closing of an $8.25 million series B round of funding. The investment will enable the company to expand beyond its core market of retail businesses. And the money will pay for growth in its product-development, engineering and customer success divisions.

Convey also announced an agreement with California-based Ingram Micro Inc., a wholesaler of information-technology products and services from manufacturers such as Apple Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc.

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Convey Wins Innovation Award, Snags $8M for Growth

For Convey, a startup with technology aimed at improving the process of shipping and delivery, winning an award from the Austin Chamber of Commerce last night was the cap to a busy week. The chamber gave Convey its Innovation Award during its annual business award ceremony Wednesday. One day earlier, Convey announced it had received an $8.25 million Series B round of fundingfrom Techstars Venture Capital Fund, RPM Ventures, and other investors.

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Supply Chain Visibility Firm Convey to Enter New Verticals

A supply chain visibility and communication company has secured $8.25 million in Series B funding from Techstars Venture Capital Fund, RPM Ventures, and other investors in a round of funding just announced. The new investments bring the total funding to $15.75 million for Convey, which describes itself as a “customer-centric delivery platform.”

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Greater Austin Business Awards Finalists Revealed

The Austin Chamber of Commerce announced winners of its 17th Annual Greater Austin Business Awards. The awards were presented during ceremonies held on Wednesday evening at the Hilton Austin in front of about 1,000 attendees. Close to 500 companies were nominated for the Chamber’s Business Awards. The winners were selected by an independent panel of judges except for the Most Uniquely Austin Award, which was selected by open public voting.

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