'You want to be part of something, part of a movement, part of a growth story.'Published: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 By: Dale Denwalt Source: NewsOK
Oklahoma isn't Silicon Valley, and it sure isn't Austin. But a number of business owners are recognizing the state's growing reputation as a legit hub for tech entrepreneurs.
Three tech startups recently made big moves in Oklahoma, including one who literally moved here before scoring a multi-million dollar funding round.
The companies are vastly different, and each in a different stage of development. But the founders' experiences – and thoughts about the future of Oklahoma's startup ecosystem – demonstrate the state's opportunity to grow its tech industry.
The founders of SpringboardVR sold their company and launched a new mixed-reality startup called ArborXR. Podchaser's CEO and founder moved here and wants to be a part of the city's growth. And two young engineering grads are pushing their "hyperlogistics" innovation toward the market with Pipedream.
They aren't the only ones drawing attention, and just as importantly, investments. Millions of dollars are being secured by companies like these three, and outside parties are taking notice, proving you don't have to live in Texas or the Golden State to make a name for yourself in the tech world.