Austin region’s most innovative companies revealed

Orca makes 2017 Austin A-List 

AUSTIN, Texas, May 25, 2017 The Austin Chamber revealed the 2017 Austin A-List of the Hottest Companies that includes 17 local companies in various stages that demonstrate business innovation. 

About 175 companies were nominated and considered this year by a panel of independent judges. 

“High growth startups play an important role in Austin’s economic success. Through entrepreneurship, Austin has become an established center of innovation, with companies operating in myriad traditional and emerging industries,” said Jonathan Packer Interim Senior Vice President, Global Technology and Innovation. “This year’s A-List Award winners are a great reflection of what is happening in Austin broadly. We are thrilled to recognize an outstanding group of Austin’s most innovative startups.”

Now in its seventh year, the A-List continues to highlight Austin’s most promising and cutting-edge innovators and startups to support the addition of venture capital and talent to our city.

For more information about the Austin A-List, capital trends in Central Texas, and Austin’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, please visit

Below are companies on the 2017 A-List:

 About Orca

Orca is a leading innovator in software configuration management and release automation. Orcaconfig’s solutions dramatically accelerate the rate at which organizations update their applications and infrastructures, improving business agility and delivering stability, reliability, compliance and security.

Based in Austin, Texas, Orca is led by the DevOps and IT automation team who created BuildForge (now IBM) and VaraLogix (now BMC). To request a custom demo, visit

About the Chamber

The mission of the Chamber of Commerce is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for its more than 2,800 members. For more information about the Chamber of Commerce visit