Summer Tech Watch 2024: 4 Austin Companies to Know

Summer is heating up, and so is Austin’s tech scene. Check out these companies at the heart of innovation.

Written by Mia Goulart
Published on Jun. 17, 2024
Summer Tech Watch 2024: 4 Austin Companies to Know
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Sizzling temperatures, lively music festivals, the unmistakable hum of creativity — there's an electric vibe in the summer air of Austin, Texas. As locals and visitors take to Barton Springs and Zilker Park, the city pulses with life.

To celebrate the dynamic season, Built In Austin has spotlighted four companies poised for a summer of innovation, each with a unique vision for the future and an array of people-first benefits. Dive in to discover why these top tech companies are at the heart of Austin’s thriving tech scene.

 

Featured Companies

 

What Scorability does: Scorability improves college athletics recruiting by making it more efficient, transparent and honest. Coaches can use its software to easily identify, engage and recruit top players, while student athletes benefit from a direct, transparent process, saving time and money.

 

The Perks

  • Company equity
  • Generous PTO
  • Hybrid work model
  • Mean gender pay gap below 10%

 

Operating without ego: ​​At Scorability, the culture is rooted in kindness. Senior Full Stack Engineer Lawrence Coleman told Built In that the company “operates without ego” — hard to come by in the tech world and the reason he was attracted to his role. “Everyone at the company is treated equally and with respect from the moment they walk in the door for an interview and continues from the time they join the team,” he said.

 

 

What ESO does: ESO is a data, technology and research company dedicated to enhancing community health and safety through data-driven solutions. Specializing in software for EMS agencies, fire departments and hospitals, ESO pioneers innovative and user-friendly tools tailored to evolving needs. With offices in the United States and Northern Ireland, ESO serves thousands of customers, guided by a belief in the transformative potential of data to safeguard lives.

 

Tech Stack

  • ASP.NET
  • C#
  • Aha!
  • Trello

 

Paying attention to intention: Director of Sales Jillian Downey told Built In Austin the number one skill new hires need to be successful at ESO is the ability to operate intentionally. “Mindset directly impacts behavior and behavior impacts results,” she said. “Intentional salespeople are more efficient and provide a better experience for customers.”

 

 

What Grocery TV does: Grocery TV operates as an in-store retail media network. Brands utilize its platform to target 1 in 4 Americans. Retailers collaborate with Grocery TV to integrate their in-store retail media strategy, effectively engage with shoppers and drive additional revenue.

 

The Perks

  • 401(k)
  • Return-to-work program post parental leave
  • Home-office stipend for remote employees
  • Transgender healthcare benefits

 

In store for Grocery TV this year? The company has expanded across a growing number of store areas including entrance, pharmacy, deli and more in several shapes and sizes. The company is focused on adding team members in Austin and New York to support its expansion. 

 

 

What Q2 does: With offices in Austin and India, Q2 is a financial experience company dedicated to providing digital banking and lending solutions to banks, credit unions, alternative finance and fintech companies in the United States and internationally.

 

Tech Stack

  • Backbone.js
  • C#
  • Asana
  • Salesforce


Driving development: The company prioritizes employee learning and growth, extending professional development resources available to North American team members to those in Bangalore. This includes live training sessions and a “leadership academy,” with flexibility for employees to travel between offices as needed.

 

 

Responses have been edited for length and clarity. Images provided by Shutterstock and listed companies.

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