At least two Austin-area startups received funding during the last week to take their companies to the next level.
Solar cell maker HelioVolt Corp. received a $12.1 million debt financing from four investors.
Social media toolmaker fisoc Inc. received $2.7 million of a planned $4.6 million financing.
Monitoring local startups’ funding milestones can be golden business intelligence for professionals on the hunt for new business. Service providers such as advertising agencies, law firms and real estate brokers — not to mention job seekers — should mine these companies for opportunities.