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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

haulme Expands Network, Features

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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). In addition, haulme said it has partnered with Dallas-based CoreFund Capital to quickly pay truck drivers or fleets within 3 business days or less, w‎hile providing invoicing up to 30 days to shippers.

 
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Pivot3 Rolls Out New Software Platform

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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. Pivot3 explained that, due to unpredictable performance on systems, most organizations have only been deploying hyperconverged infrastructure on single, standalone use cases like virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

 
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Tyler Technologies Wins $36M Deal

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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 The company said its solutions replace multiple, outdated applications being used by the court, including a 40-year old mainframe system.

 
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Monday, April 24, 2017

Capital Factory Seeks To Raise New, $1M Fund

Monday, April 24, 2017

Austin-based Capital Factory, the startup incubator, co-working, and investment fund--and informal center of Austin's startup ecosystem--has just booted up efforts to raise a $1,000,000 investment fund, according to a regulatory filing by the incubator. In a regulatory filing, Capital Factory says the Capital Factory Partners 2017, L.P. fund does not yet have any capital commitments, and the first fundraising has yet to occur. The General Partner on the fund is Capital Factory's Joshua Baer.

 
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Microvast Raises $400M

Monday, April 24, 2017

Microvast Power Systems, a subsidiary of Microvast, a company jointly headquartered in Stafford, Texas, and Huzhou, China, has raised $400M in a funding round for its development of Lithium-ion battery systems. The company said the funding round was led by CITIC Securities, and also included CDH Investment, National Venture Capital, and others. The company says it is a vertically integrated developer and manufacturer of advanced Electric Vehicle Power System solutions, which it says powers more than 15,000 electric and hybrid-electric vehicles in over 140 cities. The company's Lithium battery systems are used in electric bus systems across China.

 
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SailPoint Provides New Self Service Module

Monday, April 24, 2017

Austin-based enterprise identity management software developer SailPoint said very late Sunday evening that it has launched a new, "self-service"module as part of its IdentityNow product line. The company said the Access Request service lets IT teams delegate the responsibility of managing access to their businesses, reducing the administration and help desk burden of adding users.

 
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Medici Launches Messaging App For Doctors, Patients

Monday, April 24, 2017

Austin-based Medici, a new startup that is developing securing messaging apps that specifically meet HIPAA requirements for patient privacy, said it has launched its services across all 50 U.S. states. According to Medici, its service lets users invite family physicians, pediatricians, dermatologists, dentists, veterinarians, mental health providers, nutritionists and other medical providers to communicate with them via its app. The company says it lets medical providers set a "price per interaction" via its app. The company's founder and CEO is Clinton Phillips.

 
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Tango Networks Gets 50th Patent

Friday, April 21, 2017

Frisco, Texas-based communications hardware developer Tango Networks says it has just hit the milestone of its fiftieth U.S. patent, adding to the company's intellectual property portfolio. The company said the latest patent, No. 9,622,078, covers the basis of its Software-Defined Kinetic Communications Platform. The latest patent, entitled "Mobile application gateway for connecting devices on a cellular network with individual enterprise and data networks" was issued on April 11th, and names Andrew Silver, Lathan Lewis, Patricia Landgren, and Glen Schmid as inventors; the company had applied for the patent way back in October of 2014. Silver is the company's co-founder and CTO.

 
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Q2 Holdings Adds Spredfast's Lynn Atchison To Board

Friday, April 21, 2017

Austin-based digital banking software developer Q2 Holdings said on Thursday that it has named Lynn Atchison, the CFO of Spredfast, to its board of directors. Atchison has been chief financial officer at Spredfast since February of 2017, and also was previously CFO of HomeAway, where she had been from 2006 until shortly after HomeAway was acquired by Expedia in March of 2016. Atchison is also on the board of directors of the Austin Technology Council (ATC) and a founding member of [email protected]

 
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Dell EMC Spins Out Spanning In Deal With Insight Venture Partners

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Austin-based Spanning Cloud Apps is an independent company, once again, only two years after its acquisition by EMC. Spanning, which is a provider of backup for cloud-based applications, was acquired by EMC in October of 2014. Spanning has been acquired by Insight Venture Partners, and will become a new, independent company. Financial terms of the spinout were not announced. Spanning will be run by former CEO Jeff Erramouspe, who was most recently VP and General Manager at Spanning. The reason for the spin of Spanning back out as an independent company was not announced by the company.

 
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Experiment Engine Acquired By Optimizely

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Austin-based Experiment Engine, a developer of A/B testing tools which helps develops test different versions of their websites, has been acquired by Optimizely, the companies said on Wednesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Experiment Engine says it has been working with Optimizely as a technology partner since its beginning. Experiment Engine was founded in 2014 by Claire Vo and EJ Lawless, and was backed by Corsa Ventures, Mercury Fund, and local Austin angels.

 
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SoftNAS Wins Brainshark

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Houston-based cloud-based, network attached storage (NAS) software provider SoftNAS reported a win this week with Brainshark, a provider of sales enablement and readiness software. SoftNAS said Brainshark will use SoftNAS Cloud for its disaster recovery using the Azure cloud. Financial impact of the win was not announced. SoftNAS said that Brainshark is tapping the firm for 100TB of cloud NAS storage.

 
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Dallas Gets New Car Vending Machine From Carvana

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Dallas is the latest city in Texas to get a "car vending machine" from online used car upstart Carvana. Carvana said its new car vending machine in Dallas is its fourth in the state, and will let users pick up their new vehicle purchases from an eight story building holding up to 30 cars. Carvana, which sells its used vehicles online, also has locations in San Antonio, Austin, and Houston. The company has been in massive expansion mode in Texas, and is in the midst of an IPO, with its IPO pricing expected next week. Carvana also says it is now delivering within 100 miles of the Dallas metropolitan area if buyers don't want to use the vending machine.

 
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Factom Raises $8M For Blockchain Document Technology

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Austin-based Factom, which is developing blockchain technology that helps enterprises manage and track documents and contracts, has raised $8M in a Series A funding round, according to the company. The funding came from Draper Associates, Stewart Title, Overstock, Fenbushi Capital, Plug & Play, Peeli Ventures, Harvest Equity, and local Austin investors. The startup, led by CEO Peter Kirby, recently launched Factom Harmony, a blockchain-based document tracking system specifically for mortgage document management and compliance efforts.

 
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CyrusOne Taps Guggenheim Partners Exec As Strategy Head

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

In a move which may signal a possible increase in mergers and acquisition activity, Dallas-based data center operator CyrusOne says this morning that it has named Jonathan Schildkraut, most recently at investment advisory firm Guggenheim Partners, as the company's new Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President. CyrusOne said that Schildkraut will help refine its digital infrastructure strategy, overseeing new investments, mergers and acquisitions, as well as joint venture arrangements. Schildkraut joins the company from Guggenheim Partners, where he was Senior Managing Director in Equity Research. Schildkraut has also served at Evercore IS and Jeffries, along with Winstar Communications and Salomon Smith Barney.

 
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RagingWire Opens New Dallas Data Center

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

RagingWire Data Centers, a data center operator, along with parent company NTT Communications, says it has opened up a new, 230,000 square foot data center in Dallas. RagingWire said its Dallas TX1 Data Center is aimed for used by large enterprises and "hyperscale cloud" companies. RagingWire says it now has total data center capacity of 1.5 million square feet and 113MW of power. RagingWire did not say how much total power it has at the new data center, but says it offers up private-suite configurations from 1 to 5 MW as well as multi-rack cages at its new Dallas location.

 
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Innovapptive Raises $1.5M

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Houston-based software startup Innovapptive, a developer of mobile workforce management software, said this morning that it has raised $1.5M in a funding round. The funding came from the Hyderabad Angels (HA), an angel investment group from Hyderabad, India, which recently launched a US chapter. Kishore Ganji from Hyderabad Angels will join Innovapptive's board of directors. The investment appears to be among the first, direct investment in a U.S. company by the angel group, which is one of the most active angel investment groups in India. Innovapptive says it has over 150 employees split between the US, Germany, and India.

 
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CodeLathe Launches FileCloud For File Sharing, Sync, and Backup

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Austin-based CodeLathe said today that it has launched a new, file sharing, sync, and backup service called FileCloud Online, which it says is aimed directly at challenging Dropbox and Box. According to the company, it offers up its online storage service at $96 per user/year, compared to the pricing of $180-240 per user/year of its competitors. CodeLathe is specifically targeting the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market with its new service.

 
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Monday, April 17, 2017

Vista Equity Buys Market Track

Monday, April 17, 2017

Austin-based private equity investor Vista Equity has acquired market data provider Market Track, Market Track announced on Monday. Financial details of the private equity acquisition were not announced. Market Track had been owned by another, private equity company, Aurora Capital. Market Track is based in Chicago, Illinois.

 
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CM First Scores $1.2M In Funding

Monday, April 17, 2017

Austin-based CM First Group, a provider of software and software migration services for helping IT departments maintain and migrate their legacy applications, has raised $1.2M in a funding round, the company announced this morning. The funding was led by the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) and also included Lone Rock Technology Group and Capital Factory. CTAN's Clint Whitaker and Lone Rock's Joel Trammel have both joined the company's board with the funding. CM First Group said it will use the funding to accelerate growth of its software tools and services, which are aimed at helping enterprise clients modernize their software code.

 
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Newgistics Names Chief Marketing Officer

Monday, April 17, 2017

Austin-based Newgistics, which provides e-commerce services to retailers and brands, said last week that it has named Stuart Spiegel as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Spiegel was most recently running the digital and business consultancy Spiegel Partners LLC, and also was the Chief Digital and Marketing Officer at ghd; he also has served at Converse and QVC.

 
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LeanDNA Gets $4.5M For Analytics Software

Monday, April 17, 2017

Austin-based LeanDNA, a developer of analytics software aimed at the manufacturing industry, has raised $4.5M in a Series A funding. The funding was led by Austin's Next Coast Ventures. LeanDNA said it will use the new funds for sales and marketing, product development, and its customer experience efforts. The company had previously raised seed funding from Indeed co-founder Rony Kahan. LeanDNA's software is used for monitoring inventory levels, and integrates with existing ERP tools. The funding looks to be the first official announcement of a round led by Next Coast Ventures, the new Austin venture fund led by Mike Smerklo and Tom Ball, although the firm is an investor in PHLUR, Dropoff, Onramp, Umuse, Cloverpop, and Clarity Money.

 
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Conifer Health Names Compliance Head

Monday, April 17, 2017

Frisco, Texas-based Conifer Health Solutions said last week that it has named Daniel Feldman as the company's Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. Feldman was most recently Vice President, Chief Litigation Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer at Dean Foods Co. in Dallas. Conifer Health provides revenue management, consumer experience, and other services to hospitals and health systems, physician groups, and others in the healthcare industry.

 
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Friday, April 14, 2017

Hulu To Hire 500 In San Antonio

Friday, April 14, 2017

Online television- and video-streaming service Hulu announced on Thursday that it will be opening up a new "viewer experience headquarters" in San Antonio, and hope to hire 500 people at the location. Hulu said it will create around 300 jobs by the end of the year, with another 200 expected in 2018. Hulu said it expects to spend around $13 million in building the new San Antonio campus, which will provide customer support.

 
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TaskUs Opens New Offices In San Antonio, Plans To Hire 500

Friday, April 14, 2017

TaskUs, a large business process outsourcing firm, said it has leased 32,000 square feet in San Antonio, and opened up new sales offices in Dallas and Austin, as part of a big expansion for the company. The company, which provides outsourcing of back office tasks to big Internet services companies, said it plans to hire more than 500 employees in San Antonio. In addition, the company said its two founders, CEO Bryce Maddock and President Jaspar Weir, are both moving to Texas as part of the new expansion. TaskUs said its new headquarters will include such office perks as a complimentary coffee and snack station, a napping/resting area, on-site massage therapist visits and a space for employees to cut loose, play foosball and watch TV.

 
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SailPoint Names General Counsel

Friday, April 14, 2017

Austin-based identity management software developer SailPoint said on Thursday that it has named Christopher Schmitt as its new General Counsel. Schmitt was most recently at Vinson & Elkins, LLP, serving as a Partner in that firm's the Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions group. SailPoint said Schmitt will oversee legal matters, including corporate transactions, intellectual property, corporate governance, litigation, legal compliance, and M&A activity for the company.

 
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

ClearDATA Finds $12M More

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Austin-based ClearDATA, a provider of HIPAA-compliant, cloud services for the healthcare market, announced this morning that it has raised $12M in a funding round. The funding came from Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Norwest Venture Partners, Excel Venture Management, Heritage Group, HLM Venture Partners, and Flare Capital Partners. According to the company, the funding will go towards a "significant expansion" of its managed cloud services. Darin Brannan is CEO of ClearDATA. ClearDATA says its cloud services are used by such customers as Intermountain Healthcare, Cardinal Health, Memorial Hermann, LifePoint Health, Health Care Service Corporation, UnityPoint Health, Trinity Health (Livonia, MI), Tenet Health, Community Health Systems and others.

 
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SOCi, With Offices In Austin, Raises $8.5M

Thursday, April 13, 2017

SOCi, a developer of social media management software which recently opened up offices in Austin, says it has raised $8.5M in a Series A financing. The company said the funding goes to grow its sales and marketing efforts. The funding was led by Vertical Venture Partners and Grayhawk Capital, and also included Stanford University DAPER Fund, Peninsula Ventures, Tallwave Capital, and Lakewood & Company. SOCi's headquarters are in San Diego, California.

 
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MXForce Acquired By j2 Global

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Dallas-based MXforce, a provider of email security and spam filtering tools, has been acquired by j2 Global. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. j2Global announced the acquisition along with the buy of four other companies, SendInc (email), Longscope (email), MailerMailer (email marketing), ans Scrypt (fax). j2 Global run such services as eFax, eVoice, Onebox, FuseMail, and many others, and also publishes such online publications as PCMag, IGN, AskMen, Everyday Health, and many others, and is based in Los Angeles, California.

 
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iconic industry symbols of Texas Technology and Innovation in Austin,
North Texas and state wide. The yearly publications are promoted through
Print Distribution, Industry Trade Events, Digital Displays, Press
Releases, Interactive Web and through Industry Trade Organizations.

Put Your Company On The Map! Spotlight your company and Create brand
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Dosh Adds Forever21

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Austin-based Dosh, which develop an app which rewards users using credit and debit cards for their spending at retailers, says that it has partnered with fashion retailer Forever21. The retailer joins such other bands as Applebees, IHOP, and others using its platform, according to the ompany. Dosh says it provides cash to consumers when they use their credit and debit cards while shopping, dining out, and traveling. The firm said its platform allows retailers to "micro-target" potential customers, offering up cash back deals for their purchases. The company said that, with Forever 21, it is offering up 10% cash back for purchases over $100 this month. The company is still in private beta. Dosh raised $2M in a seed funding round at the end of March.

 
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NI Donates $1M To NYU For 5G Research

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Austin-based test equipment maker NI says it is donating nearly $1M in a combination of hardware and software to NYU, to help bolster 5G wireless research at the school. According to NI, it will equipment NYU's wireless labs with hardware and software from its flexible software defined radio (SDR) line. NI said the research team at NYU will use that equipment to further mmWave communications, channel measurement and channel emulation research for 5G communications and beyond.

 
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Omnitracs: Truck Automation Will Bolster Safety, Efficiency

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Dallas-based fleet management software developer Omnitracs says that its investment in commercial truck automation technology developer Peloton promises to help improve both safety and efficiency in the trucking industry. Peloton Technology officially announced a $60M, Series B funding round today, led by Omnitracs, which will go to bringing automated vehicle technologies to market. Peloton's first product links together commercial trucks in a "platoon", and enables dramatic fuel savings due to the ability to reduce drag on a vehicle through drafting. Omnitracs and Peloton said the two will also develop joint solutions that combine each company's safety, efficiency and fleet management capabilities. The funding had been disclosed last week.

 
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

RetailMeNot Acquired By Harland Clarke For $630M

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Austin-based RetailMeNot, the online coupon and deals site run by Cotter Cunningham, has been acquired by marketing service provider Harland Clarke, in a deal worth $630M. According to the two, Harland Clarke will pay $11.60 per share in cash for RetailMeNot, which the two said is a premium of approximately 50% over the closing share price of RetailMeNot's common stock as of April 7. RetailMeNot will be combined with Valassis, Harland Clarke's coupon printing and marketing arm. Harland Clarke said it will make RetailMeNot the "consumer savings destination of choice" by leveraging the offers from Valassis. Valassis is best known as one of the largest printers of the coupons you find in your Sunday paper.

 
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Takl Launches Home Services App In Houston

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Takl, which develops an on-demand app and marketplace for connecting users with local home services providers, said it has expanded its service into Houston. Takl, which is based in Nashville, said its app helps users find people to perform small jobs and chores, offering up pre-set prices on such things as lawn care, house or office cleaning, junk removal, and small repairs. The company harnesses a network of self-employed provider who it says have passed background checks.

 
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Monday, April 10, 2017

Nitero Acquired By AMD

Monday, April 10, 2017

Austin-based Nitero, a developer of wireless virtual and augmented reality technology, has been acquired by AMD, AMD announced on Monday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. AMD said it acquired the intellectual property (IP) and key engineering talent from Nitero. Nitero co-founder and CEO Pat Kelly has become Corporate Vice President, Wireless IP at AMD.

 
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