has reported receiving nearly $500,000 of a planned $700,000 financing. The Austin-based company collected the capital from 19 investors, according to a Friday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission . President Jason Ballard couldnt immediately be reached for comment. TreeHouse, founded in 2011, operates an environmentally friendly home improvement store. In October 2011, the company opened its first location at the Westgate Shopping Center in South Austin.