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  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    EyeQ Raises $3.5 Million For In Store Displays

    Austin-based eyeQ, a startup developing in-store displays which interact with shoppers, has raised $3.5M in a Series A funding. The finding came from Align Capital, along with others. As part of the funding, Lisa Harris of Align Capital has joined the company's board of directors. eyeQ is led by Michael Garel. The company develops personalized, interactive displays, giving shoppers access to ratings and reviews, recommendations, product information, and more while in a store....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    Accelerate Learning Gets $10M For STEM Education

    Houston-based Accelerate Learning, a developer of digital resources for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, has raised $10M in a Series A funding round, the company said this morning. The funding came from Owl Resources. Accelerate Learning is a spinout of Rice University, and previously has raised funding from Rice Management Company, the steward of the Rice University endowment....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    SailPoint Receives Software Patent

    Austin-based SailPoint announced today that it has received a patent, which it says covers its Identity-as-a-Service technology. The patent, number 9,319,395, was actually granted on April 19th, and names Craig Robert William Forster, Daniel Thomas Greff, Crandall B.T. Chow, and Phillip Goldenburg as inventors. The patent as filed on June 27, 2014, with SailPoint being represented by Sprinke IP Law Group....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    CyrusOne Signs Houston Area School District

    Dallas-based colocation provider CyrusOne reported a win with the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, the third largest school district in Texas. Financial impact of the win was not announced. According to CyrusOne the school district has deployed colocation services within its Houston West data center. The school district has a student body of more than 114,000 students....Continue →

     
  • Monday, May 23, 2016

    Luminex Ups Acquisition of Nanosphere To $77M

    Austin-based scientific equipment maker Luminex Corporation said today that it has raised its agreement to buy molecular diagnostics equipment maker Nanosphere, to $1.70 per share in cash, or approximately $77M, above an earlier $1.35 per share offer. The two said the increased offer for the company comes due to an unsolicited, third party offer for Nanosphere, which was for $1.50 per share. Luminex had originally announced the deal to buy Nanosphere on May 16th....Continue →

     
  • Monday, May 23, 2016

    Wingz Launches Into Austin, Aims At Void Left By Uber, Lyft

    A new, peer-to-peer ride service--Wingz--is rushing into the void left by Uber and Lyft, and says it has just launched a new, pre-booked private ride service in Austin. The San Francisco startup, which is backed by Expedia, Altimeter Capital, and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, says it uses both commercial and non-commercial drivers....Continue →

     
  • Monday, May 23, 2016

    MD Anderson Ties With Pharmaceuticals Developer Ionis

    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is in a research collaboration with biopharmaceuticals firm Ionis Pharmaceuticals, the two said this morning. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The two said the strategic alliance focuses on the discovery and development of novel cancer therapeutics, and will combine antisense technology from Ionis with expertise at MD Anderson, to treat a variety of cancer in patients....Continue →

     
  • Friday, May 20, 2016

    BP3 Global Expands In Denmark

    Austin-based business process management and decision management software developer BP3 Global announced Thursday that it has opened up a new office, and incorporated in Denmark as BP3 Nordic APS. According to BP3, the move goes to help it service the Nordic region. The new office will be located in Copenhagen. BP3 Global now has a farflung set of offices, including offices in London, Cologne, Sydney, and Amsterdam.Continue →

     
  • Friday, May 20, 2016

    Tyler Technologies Lands $10M Contract In Canada

    Plano, Texas-based Tyler Technologies reported that it has scored a $10M win, with BC Assessment, based in Victoria, British Columbia. BC Assessment provides property assessment and provides property information for the Province of British Columbia. According to Tyler Technologies, the win included software licenses, implementation, maintenance and support.Continue →

     
  • Friday, May 20, 2016

    Mozido Names Asia Pacific Head

    Austin-based digital payment technology provider Mozido has named Scott Moore as the company's General Manager of Asia-Pacific, the company said Thurday. Mozido said Moore will manage all of its Asia-Pacific operations, excluding China, from the company's offices in Singapore. Moore previously was Asia-Pacific CEO of MPayMe Limited, a mobile commerce provider, and also served at POWA, Oracle, Eontec, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.Continue →

     
  • Thursday, May 19, 2016

    Bloomfire Bags $12.8M Funding Round

    Austin-based Bloomfire, which develops content sharing software for marketing and sales, has raised $12.8M in a Series B funding, the company said Thursday. The funding came from Austin Ventures. Bloomfire said it will use the new funding to scale its sales and marketing team, and further develop its platform. Bloomfire's products help sales and marketing teams share their content.Continue →

     
  • Thursday, May 19, 2016

    Bone Solutions Gets $1.7M

    Dallas--based Bone Solutions, a developer of a magnesium-based, bone void filler product, said it has raised $1.7M in a funding round, the company said today. Source of the private placement was not announced. Bone Soultinos said it also is expecting an additional, $1.65M in funding from investor Next Health LLC. Bone Solutions, which is led by Dre Diaz, develops "OsteoCrete", a magnesium-based bone void filler, whicch the company says has already been cleared by the FDA....Continue →

     
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