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Tyler Technologies Win $20M Deal With New York State

Plano-based Tyler Technologies reported a win this week with the State of New York, worth $20M. According to Tyler Technologies, the agreement, with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the Office of Information Technology Services covers its iasWorld software, which is used for mass property appraisals.Continue →


Simpli.fi Reports Q1 Growth

Fort Worth-based Simpli.fi, which develops a programmatic advertising platform for the local advertising market, says it has seen 51 percent growth in revenues in the first quarter of 2017, over results a year ago. The privately held company did not release any financial details behind its claim. The company said its growth came from adoption of its mobile and video advertising solutions. Simpli.fi is led by CEO Frost Prioleau. The company is backed by Frontier Capital....Continue →


Carvana Prices IPO

Carvana, the online used car retailer whose biggest market is Texas--and which has its "car vending machines" spread across the state, has priced its IPO and will debut today on the New York Stock Exchange. Carvana priced its IPO at $15.00 per share, at the midpoint of its $14.00 to $16.00 estimated IPO range, and will start trading this morning as CVNA on the New York Stock Exchange....Continue →


Greenroad Launches Driver Safety App

Austin-based Greenroad, a developer of fleet management and safety applications, has launched a new driver safety app called Drive, which it says helps drivers reduce their risk of accidents by as much as 70 percent. According to Greenroad, it uses a "Siri-like" app which makes drivers more conscious of driver errors, to help reduce accidents, for example, flagging hot spots for accidents and suggests driving styles to help lower the possibility of an accident....Continue →


Accruent Wins Tillys

Austin-based asset management software developer Accruent said today that it has been selected by specialty retailer Tillys, for lease administration. Financial impact of the win was not announced. Accruent said Tillys will use its software to manage leases for its 222 stores.Continue →


TPG Growth's The Rise Fund Backs EverFi In $190M Funding

EverFi, a provider of financial literacy and other digital learning products for the K-12 schools, universities, corporations, sports teams, and NGO markets, has scored a $190M round of funding led by The Rise Fund, managed by Fort Worth-based TPG Growth. According to Washington, DC-based EverFi, its new funding included $120M from The Rise Fund, and $30M from TPG Growth....Continue →


Lightbeam Health Solutions Wins Deal In Tennessee

Irving, Texas-based Lightbeam Health Solutions, which develops healthcare population health management software and technology, has scored a win in Tennessee, with Maury Regional Health. According to Lightbeam, more than 200 physicians serving 200,000 patients will use the company's software to improve patient care....Continue →


Virtus Partners Buys Alphakinetic

Houston-based Virtus Partners, a developer of software for alternative asset managers, said this morning that it has acquired London-based Alphakinetic, a financial technology firm. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Alphakinetic develops fund management software, called Glide, used for trade order management, credit analysis and risk management at investment management companies....Continue →


Mood Media Gets Setback In Court Over Royalty Underpayments

Austin-based Mood Media, which provides music and other technology and systems to retailers, reported a setback in a lawsuit against the company by SoundExchange against its subsidiary, Muzak. According to Mood Media, an appeals court in the District of Columbia Circuit has reversed a ruling which had dismissed SoundExchange's allegations that Muzak had been underpaying certain royalties for its consumer residential music channels for satellite and cable television subscribers....Continue →


haulme Expands Network, Features

Dallas-based haulme, a startup developing an online marketplace to connect shippers with truck drivers, says it has now expanded its network to over 60 shippers, and is increasing its number of truckloads available to its drivers, as well as has linked up to payment via automated clearing house (ACH)....Continue →


Pivot3 Rolls Out New Software Platform

Austin-based converged infrastructure products developer Pivot3 has rolled out a new software product, Acuity, which it says helps manage multiple application workloads in enterprise datacenters. Pricing on the new product was not announced. The company said its new platform will make it possible to deploy hyperconverged infrastructure across multiple applications by helping to automate balancing of workloads....Continue →


Tyler Technologies Wins $36M Deal

Plano-based government software developer Tyler Technologies has signed a $36M agreement with Cook County, Illinois, for one of its software products, the company announced this morning. The company said that the County will use its Odyssey Case Manager and Brazos products, used for electronic filing and electronic citations as well as court case management. The company said its solutions replace multiple, outdated applications being used by the court, including a 40-year old mainframe system....Continue →



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