Austin is hurtling toward achieving the second-highest one-year total of venture capital invested in startups since PwC and CB Insights began tracking those statistics in 1995.

As of Nov. 26, more than $1.5 billion in VC had been invested in Central Texas startups. No matter how the remainder of the year shakes out, it will be the most money raised by local companies since the $2.52 billion raised in 2000, before the dot-com bubble burst. Read more