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  • Friday, April 29, 2016

    CS DISCO Names Sales VP

    Houston-based CS Disco, the provider of electronic discovery software for the legal industry, said this week that it has named Bob Clemens as the company's new Vice President of Sales. Clemens was previously Vice President, Field Sales Americas at Recommind, and also has served at such companies as EMC, Datawatch, and ZANTAZ. CS DISCO is venture backed by Bessmer Venture Partners and LiveOak Venture Partners.Continue →

  • Friday, April 29, 2016

    SpaceX Wins $82.7M GPS Satellite Launch Contract From USAF

    There will be more space activity in McGregor, Texas, at the operations of space launch provider SpaceX, after the company was awarded an $82.7M contract from the U.S. Air Force on Thursday. According to the military's latest contract award, SpaceX will support for the launch of its GPS III mission--the next generation of GPS satellites--both in McGregor and SpaceX's California locations. SpaceX has recently been testing its spaceship landers and other components in McGregor....Continue →

  • Friday, April 29, 2016

    Tyler Technologies Launches Data Sharing Platform

    Plano, Texas-based government software developer Tyler Technologies said Thursday that it has launched a new, data sharing platform which it says is aimed at helping its clients share data and information across jurisdictions. The company said the software is aimed at connecting public safety and criminal justice clients, allowing dispatchers, law enforcement, courts and corrections staff to exchange information....Continue →

  • Thursday, April 28, 2016

    BuzzStream Launches Software Out Of Beta

    Austin-based BuzzStream, the developer of social marketing and influencer marketing tools, said Wednesday that it has launched its BuzzStream Discovery software out of beta. The tool has been in beta testing since December. The company said it now has a database of over 1.1 million influencers, which it extracted out of over 200 million blog posts....Continue →

  • Thursday, April 28, 2016

    Kony Snags IBM Vet As CTO

    Austin-based enterprise mobility software developer Kony announced this morning that it has named form IBM Chief Technology Officer of Mobile Computing, Bill Bodin, as its new Chief Technology Officer. Bodin had spent 27 years at IBM, most recently serving as CTO of IBM's Mobile Computing CIO Group, and was a Distinguished Engineer at IBM, having worked on such efforts as IBMs monbile development accelerator product, IBM Catalyst, among many other areas.Continue →

  • Thursday, April 28, 2016

    TPG Growth Buys Frank Recruitment Group

    Fort Worth-based middle market equity investment firm TPG Growth announced this morning that it has acquired staffing and recruiting company Frank Recruitment Group, from its founders and private equity firm Livingbridge. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Frank Recruitment Group specifically focuses on the enterprise software market, and is based in Newcastle, UK....Continue →

  • Thursday, April 28, 2016

    SpaceX Testing Mars Mission Lander In Texas, Targets 2018 For Launch

    Space rocket firm SpaceX said Wednesday that it has been running test in McGregor, Texas, of its propulsive landing systems, in hopes of delivering a payload to Mars as early as 2018. According to SpaceX and founder Elon Musk, it is hoping to land its Red Dragon landers to Mars, using its SuperDraco propulsive landing systems, as a first test of a platform it says it expects to be able to land anywhere in the solar system. SpaceX has testing operations in McGregor....Continue →

  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Alert Media Raising $4M

    Austin-based Alert Media, a developer of mass notification and emergency notification systems, is raising $4M in a Series A-1 funding round, the company disclosed Tuesday. The funding--which is still in progress--is being led by Silverton Partners and ATX Seed Ventures. Alert Media is led by CEO Brian Cruver. The company's tools are used to provide mass notification for companies, schools, government, and others.Continue →

  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Armor Aims At Creative Set With New Company, Armored Info

    Richardson, Texas-based cybersecurity software developer Armor said it is targeting the creative community, with a new company called Armored Info, which will specifically help provide tools to help creative content developers secure their content, particularly as part of the production environment. The new effort is being headed by Michael Fahey. Armor cited the major, 2014 Sony Pictures Entertainment breach in its launch of the new company....Continue →

  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Upland Software Buys Advanced Processing & Imaging

    Austin-based enterprise software developer Upland Software announced this morning that it has acquired Advanced Processing & Imaging, a company providing document management platforms for the government and school market. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Upland Software said the buy will enhance its workflow automation solutions. Advaced Processing & Imaging had been based in Boca Raton, Florida....Continue →

  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Cirrus Logic Tops $1.2 Billion In Yearly Revenues

    Austin-based analog and digital signal processing semiconductor developer Cirrus Logic said late Tuesday that it had $1.2 billion in revenues in its FY16, a record for the company. Cirrus Logic said that the revenues were up 28 percent from the prior year, fueled by growth in portable audio products. The company announced the record revenues as part of its fourth quarter and full fiscal year results. The company had $232M in revenues in Q4.Continue →

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016

    SparkCognition Raises $6M For AI-Driven Cybersecurity Software

    Austin-based SparkCognition, a startup applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to the cybersecurity market, has raised $6M in a Series B funding round. The funding came from CME Ventures, Verizon Ventures, The Entrepreneurs' Fund (TEF), and Alameda Ventures. The startup--led by Amir Husain--said the Series B was oversusbcribed....Continue →

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