Last year was a great year for Austin startups. According to the 2014 Annual Report released last week by Built In Austin, investment in local startups increased 123% over 2013.

Austin’s Tech Ecosystem

James Messer, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Gotransverse, is excited to be a part of the startup ecosystem in Austin. “Being headquartered in Austin has opened many opportunities for our company,” says Messer. “Building networks with other technology leaders and fostering mutually beneficial partnerships is a critical advantage in the competitive tech market, both domestically and around the world."

Gaining National Recognition

Austin’s technology startups are gaining national recognition as legitimate investment opportunities for entrepreneurs and tech investors.

Simply being a part of this local startup community that has a reputation for fostering big, disruptive ideas helps boost Gotransverse’s brand recognition on a national and international level.

Attracting New Partners

One of the best parts of being in Austin is the direct access to a local community of like-minded tech workers allowing for the recruitment and hiring of some of the best talent in the business.

David Warner, Vice President of Channels adds, “Whether it’s bringing on a best-of-breed product integration partner or building a relationship with an implementation expert, Gotransverse has a definitive advantage by having so many quality tech companies locally with which to partner. We are thrilled to create synergistic partnerships that directly benefit our clients."

Austin and Beyond

Austin is a cool city to be in right now and that translates internationally; whether it’s the attention generated by SXSW, Austin City Limits, or Formula 1®, Keeping Austin Weird is alive and well.