What 7 Austin tech companies are thankful for this year

by Kelly O'Halloran
November 22, 2016

Whether it's a growing team of motivated and supportive individuals, a freshly closed funding round, a company milestone or an overflow of forever grateful customers, there's a lot to be thankful for this year in Austin tech. 

See why some of our local companies are appreciative to be part of our ever expanding tech community. 

 

Lizette Fleher, talent acquisition director

"At RetailMeNot, we’re incredibly thankful for the sense of community we feel as part of the Austin tech scene where great live music, breakfast tacos and cool vibes reign supreme. Whether it's hosting events, such as the Women in Tech meetups and SXSW events, to providing advice to up-and-comers, we feel lucky to have a role in the Austin tech scene.

As we’ve grown from a startup to a publicly traded company, we’re excited about the expanding tech scene and are proud to have contributed to its success." 

 

Lily Jones, account manager

"We're thankful to be part of the Austin tech community because instead of competition, thieving of ideas and best practices, and scrounging for resources, we collaborate, share ideas and best practices, and are constantly surrounded by the best tech, talent and tacos. 
 
The people of Austin, the City of Austin, and the tech in Austin, combined with our empowered employees, keep us constantly innovating, expanding and more motivated than ever to build the future of local media."
 
 

Sharon Slonaker, director of people

"We're thankful to be a part of the Austin tech community because of its giving and collaborative nature. It's an opportunity to work every day with people who are the best at what they do and that are happy to share their knowledge to make everyone better." 

 

Russ Somers, vice president of marketing

"TrendKite was an idea hatched in the northeast but quickly found its home among the incredible tech community in Austin, Texas. Supportive local venture capital let us get the idea started and off the ground.

What really provided the fuel we needed to kick this startup into overdrive, though, was the amazing talent in the Austin tech community — fearless, fun-loving, innovative, and hardworking. And as we look around the office, and really understand what Austin has provided TrendKite, we realize how thankful we are to be a part of the Austin tech community."

 

Katie Fishman, content marketing manager

"We're thankful to be part of such an innovative community and to be able to offer people access to a private, secure and open Internet."  
 

 

Mark McClain, CEO

"At, SailPoint, we are very thankful to be part of the Austin community for the following three reasons:

  1. There are so many amazing people in Austin with the talent and experience to help grow a great company (and we have a LOT of them at SailPoint!).
  2. There is an abundance of diverse people, attitudes, activities and opportunities that make Austin one of the most vibrant areas in the country.
  3. We are blessed by (and thankful to contribute to) the incredible 'helpful attitude' that characterizes so many in our community.  The answer to almost any question for assistance in this town is 'Sure, how can I help?'
 
We LOVE Austin!"

 

Kelly Jackson, staff writer

"Super thankful to be a part of the Austin tech community. We live in such a vibrant, fun and creative city, and the culture of our tech sector directly reflects that. It's a privilege to be able to connect with y'all. I love sharing with our readers the gains and pains of all that is startup and tech in Austin. Cheers!" 

 

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