Austin continues to be a magnet for tech companies, attracting businesses from across the globe that want to tap into the city’s storied pool of local talent.
Last year, at least eight tech companies opened new offices in Austin, and another 13 companies moved their headquarters here. This year is already on track to beat last year’s count, with at least six new offices announced as of April 8.
The list, which includes homegrown startups as well as newcomers, will be updated throughout the year as more companies open up shop in Silicon Hills.
Matt Wursta launched his technology consulting agency in Atlanta in 2014 and relocated to Austin in 2020. The company, which specialized in cloud transformation, first moved to the Springdale General complex, but after growing 53 percent to nearly 50 employees last year, it upgraded in June of 2021 to its spot on 1021 E. 7th St. The company expanded again in March, taking over the whole 11,000-square-foot building.
Atmosphere, which provides a streaming video platform for bars and other public businesses, announced in February that it would be moving to a new office building along Bouldin Creek, near the intersection of Lamar Boulevard and Oltorf Street. Atmosphere will occupy 110,000 square feet on the first, third and fourth floors of the building. The building is situated on a six-acre sanctuary with the creek running through its backyard.
John Deere announced in February that it would open a new office in the South Congress district. The company said the Austin office will serve as a collaboration hub for data scientists, data engineers, embedded software engineers, systems engineers and computer vision and machine learning operations engineers.
Torc Robotics, a Daimler Truck-owned company that develops self-driving truck technology, opened an engineering office in Austin in January. The 21,000-square-foot office will be Torc Robotics’ third location, alongside its headquarters in Blacksburg, Virginia, and its testing center in Albuquerque. The Austin office is near the Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail, where Loop 360 meets the MoPac Expressway. The company plans to double in size this year.
Moov, a Tempe, Arizona-based marketplace for used semiconductor manufacturing equipment, announced in January that it would establish a second headquarters in Austin. The company will occupy 3,527 square feet at 701 Brazos St., which is the site of the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown and Capital Factory, a startup accelerator and co-working space.
INK Games moved on January 13 to a 9,000-square-foot studio at The Domain on the north side of Austin. INK has 40 employees and expects to at least double its employee headcount within the year. INK’s space at The Domain has space for 80 employees, so the company expects to find a second Austin-area office in the near future.