AUSTIN, TX (May 21, 2015) Volusion has been named to the 2015 Austin A-List by the Austin Chamber of Commerce through its Innovate Austin initiative and South by Southwest Interactive.
The companies, selected by a panel of independent judges from more than 275 nominations, were officially revealed and named to the annual Austin A-List of Hottest Startups in ceremonies at ACL Live at the Moody Theater. The 12 honorees for 2015 were named in three investment stage categories: emerging, growth and scale, and represent key sectors of innovation including big data, biotechnology, hardware, software, consumer packaged goods, music technology, agriculture, medical devices, e-commerce and mobile app development.
“Being named to the Austin A-List of Hottest Startups is an honorable milestone as we further pursue our mission of connecting people and commerce,” said Clay Olivier, Volusion CEO. “As we continue to grow the Volusion and Mozu brands, maintaining a startup culture of innovation is of paramount importance, and this award reinforces that we’re on the right track.”
“Austin is rich with innovative startups that are primed for rapid growth. The A-List platform shines a spotlight and amplifies our diverse and rich talent, helping to maintain our lead as the most innovative, entrepreneurial region,” said Michele Skelding, SVP of Global Technology and Innovation at the Austin Chamber of Commerce. “That’s what drives economic growth and job creation, and what continues to drive our global competitiveness.”
Recognition as an A-List Company is intended to increase the visibility of Austin's most fundable, scalable and innovative regional startups, and drive increased venture capital funding to Central Texas. Since the inception of the annual A-List awards, there has been a combined $358,670,000 in investment for all A-List honorees. Recent venture capital activity for Central Texas companies continues to show momentum: first quarter 2015 funding is 31% ahead of the same period last year, and at $265.33 million, is the highest quarterly total since the first quarter of 2012.
Skelding, who co-hosted the awards ceremony added: “Austin’s innovation ecosystem has never been stronger, and the A-List winners and participants are poised to make their mark, elevating our region’s ability to continue to attract and retain top innovative companies, talent and capital.”
About Volusion, LLC
Volusion, LLC provides commerce solutions for all business types, ranging from startups to large enterprises. The organization’s product portfolio includes: the Volusion platform, designed for entrepreneurs and small-and-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and the Mozu platform, which is built for the large enterprise market. Volusion, LLC is dedicated to providing the solutions, services and support needed to connect people to technology that empowers the success of their business.
About the Austin Chamber
The mission of the Austin Chamber of Commerce is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for its more than 3,000 members. For more information about the Austin Chamber of Commerce visit http://www.AustinChamber.com.
About SXSW Interactive
An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the SXSW features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable line-up of special programs showcasing the best new apps, hardware, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to big picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to experience a preview of what is unfolding in the world of technology.