LawnStarter Named One of 50 Startups to Watch in Austin for 2016

We’re being watched, and we don’t mind it one bit.

Built in Austin, an online hub for Austin startups and tech companies, has put LawnStarter on its list of the 50 Austin startups to watch in 2016. Other companies on the list include Dropoff, Favor, Loop & Tie, Ridescout, Silvercar and YouEarnedIt.

Founded in 2013, LawnStarter helps consumers find, schedule and manage lawn care services. We employ around 30 people at our headquarters in downtown Austin.

“2016 promises to be a big year for LawnStarter,” says Ryan Farley, co-founder and chief operating officer of LawnStarter. “This year, we are growing our team as we expand into new markets around the country. Our goal is to make ordering lawn care services as simple and painless as possible. In doing that, we’re striving to become a household name in the lawn care industry.”

‘Revolutionary’ Startup

LawnStarter recently added three Texas markets — Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio — along with Charlotte, N.C., and Jacksonville, Fla. We already operated in Austin, Orlando, Fla., and Washington, D.C.

Since 2013, LawnStarter has picked up more than $7 million in funding from investors such as San Francisco-based Binary Capital and New York City-based Vayner/RSE. LawnStarter graduated from the Techstars Austin business accelerator program in 2014.

“The recognition from ‘Built in Austin’ is an acknowledgment that LawnStarter is a revolutionary upstart in the $76 billion lawn care industry in the U.S.,” Farley says.

Want to work at a fast-growing startup that’s revolutionizing an industry? Check out LawnStarter’s job openings at


John Egan

John Egan is the former editor in chief of Now, he is a freelance writer extraordinaire. He lives in Austin, Texas.