The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), a not-for-profit unit of The University of Texas at Austin, has selected Amatra, a global provider of multi-channel smart communication solutions for public and campus safety, and business and government commerce and outreach, for its Landing Pad Program.
ATI’s Landing Pad Program supports early stage technology companies by leveraging ATI’s network and community insight to accelerate a company’s acculturation into Austin’s ecosystem. Amatra, who opened their first office in Anderson, Indiana just a few years ago, set up an office at ATI headquarters at the start of this year. Austin’s leading tech environment and rich entrepreneurial community first led Amatra to the flourishing Central Texas area.
Amatra CEO Kishan Siram said, “ATI’s strong track record of helping take start-ups to the next level and connecting them with potential funding sources through its business expertise, industry knowledge, networking opportunities and ties to UT led Amatra to form a valuable relationship with ATI. We are honored to be a part of ATI’s Landing Pad Program.”
Amatra SmartSource™ is a smart communications platform built on open architecture for planning, sending, tracking and analyzing communications to tens of thousands of users using multiple channels, such as voice notification, text SMS messaging, email and social media. The communications are accessible anytime; anywhere, and notifications and responses are tracked and reported in real-time and stored on an integrated dashboard for in-depth analysis. GIS/map-based notifications can also be sent to people in a specific geographical region.
Amatra is a successfully bootstrapped company that is looking to expand its operations to meet the demands of its growing customer base. In the next few months, Amatra plans to build onto their team, form a board of advisors, establish additional strategic partnerships, and move from a consulting and software sales-based company to a more product-based company.
ATI IT/Wireless Director Bart Bohn said, “ATI is excited to welcome Amatra to the Austin entrepreneurship family. Kishan and his team have done an excellent job building a compelling IT company and ATI is looking forward to supporting Amatra’s growth here in Austin.”