Dallas software startup plans Austin expansion

Jan 17, 2014
Austin Business Journal

A Dallas software maker is planning this year to open an office in Austin that would employ more workers than at its headquarters


Executives at ScribeSense Inc. expect to select a downtown location later this year and staff it with 10-20 workers. The company, founded in 2012, employs 10 workers, said Ronald Oswalt, the company’s vice president of corporate development


Local workers would include software engineers and marketing specialists, he said


ScribeSense, a brand of Quaest Inc., develops software designed to enable an automated data capture system for handwritten paper documents used in the grading of academic tests


The company was founded by Paul Abumov, who while working toward a Ph.D. in electrical engineering founded the startup when he joined the Dallas-based Tech Wildcatters accelerator’s class of 2013


Oswalt said the software costs $40 per month per teacher but the cost is lowered with larger amounts of users. The company markets its product to both school districts and individual teachers


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