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  • Monday, September 26, 2016

    Tech Votes Austin Aims To Increase Local Tech Participation In Politics

    A new group, Tech Votes Austin--made up of a group of volunteers from local startups--is hoping to spur people in the local technology community to register to vote and be heard....Continue →

     
  • Monday, September 26, 2016

    SoftNAS Secures Storage Patent

    Houston-based SoftNAS, which developer network attached storage (NAS) storage products, has received a patent covering the synchronization and replication technology behind its storage product. The patent, No. 9,378,262 B2, was granted on June 28th to Rick Gene Braddy, and had been originally filed on December 5, 2014. Braddy is the CEO, CTO, and Founder of SoftNAS. SoftNAS utilized Polsinelli PC for the patent filing....Continue →

     
  • Monday, September 26, 2016

    Bypass Links With MLBAM

    Austin-based Bypass, a developer of point-of-sale (POS) terminals, said it has tied with MLBAM as a point-of-sale commerce partner. The company said it has integrated its mobile web commerce solution into the MLB.com Ballpark app, which lets fans place and pay for concessions orders from their phones in MLB ballparks. Bypass is led by Brandon Lloyd.Continue →

     
  • Friday, September 23, 2016

    Kahoot, With Offices in Austin, Raises $10M For Learning Games

    Kahoot! the developer of game-based, learning and education software, has raised $10M in a funding round, the company disclosed this week. The funding came from Creandum, Northzone, and Microsoft Ventures. Kahoot has offices at the Capital Factory in Austin, along with teams in London and Oslo. Kahoot's software lets users create their own, learning games on any topic, which they can share with others. The company is led by Johan Brand.Continue →

     
  • Friday, September 23, 2016

    Aceable Raises $4M For Driver Education App

    Austin-based Aceable, the developer of driver's education apps which meet state approvals for driver education hours, has raised $4M in a Series A funding round. The funding came from Silverton Partners and Floodgate. According to Aceable, the funding goes towards expanding into other industries which require professional certification, and expansion of its app to other states....Continue →

     
  • Friday, September 23, 2016

    Tyler Technologies Wins Sheriff's Department In California

    Plano-based government software developer Tyler Technologies reported a win on Thursday with a customer in Southern California, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. According to Tyler, the department is using its SoftCode civil process software suite. The deal is worth $1.1M, and includes software licenses, related professional services, data conversion and support, according to the company.Continue →

     
  • Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Overhaul Launches High End Freight Marketplace

    Overhaul, a new, Austin-based startup, said Wednesday that it has launched a new, online marketplace to help connect Fortune 50 companies with cargo shippers. The startup, led by Barry Conlon, said it is aiming at shippers with high-value or time sensitive cargo, and uses technology to help manage the risks of moving that cargo....Continue →

     
  • Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Accruent Acquires Verisae

    Austin-based real estate and facilities management software developer Accruent announced this morning that it is has acquired Verisae, a developer of a cloud-based product used for facilities and asset management using the Internet-of-Things (IoT). Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Verisae had been based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The acquisition is the second acquisition by Accruent in as many weeks; the company acquired BIGCenter from Cushman & Wakefield, last week....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Vivint Solar Expands Into Texas, Starting In Austin

    Residential solar power installer Vivint Solar announced this morning that it has opened up operations in Austin, as part of an expansion into Texas. The company said that Texas will be the 14th state for the company, which provides both residential solar power installation and financing to homeowners. Vivint also serves Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and its headquarters state, Utah....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    FloSports Powers Varsity.tv

    Austin-based FloSports, which provides subcription-based sports content and video, said on Tuesday that it will power a new website for cheerleading and dance competition organizer Varsity Spirit, called Varsity.tv. Financial details of the deal were not announced. The two said that the website will offer up live coverage of Varsity Spirit cheer and dance competitions, original documentaries, breaking news and other content....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    SHR Raises $20M For Hotel Reservation, Distribution Software

    Houston-based SHR, which develops a hotel reservation and distribution system called WindsurferCRS, has raised $20M in funding, the company said today. Source of the new capital was not announced. The company said the funding will go towards expansion in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific. SHR is led by Rod Jimenez.Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    Everfest Acquires Fest300

    Austin-based online festival information provider Everfest, which is backed by ATX Seed Ventures and Bob Kagle, the co-founder of Benchmark Capital, has acquired Fest300, the festival-focused digital magazine run by Chip Conley. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. According to Everfest, the buy will add an editorial voice to its community, and also help add new festival partners to its product. Conley will become the part-time Chief Strategy Officer of Everfest....Continue →

     
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