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Monday, June 26, 2017

Trend Micro Launches $100M Venture Capital Investment Fund

Dallas-based cybersecurity software developer Trend Micro announced this morning that it has launched its very own, $100M venture capital investment fund. Trend Micro said the new fund will focus on investing in startups in emerging technol...

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Geekdom Fund Raises $20M In New Fund, Geekdom Fund II

San Antonio-based Geekdom Fund, the venture capital investment firm run by Don Douglas, Michael Girdley, Mike Troy, and Cole Wollak, has raised a new venture capital fund, Geekdom Fund II, worth $20M. According to a regulatory filing, 79 in...

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Next Coast Ventures Raises $85M Fund

Austin-based Next Coast Ventures, the new venture capital firm led by Mike Smerklo and Tom Ball, officially announced its debut fund, worth $85M, this morning. Next Coast Ventures said the fund's limited partners include institutional inves...

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Silverton Partners Aims At New, $100M Fund

Austin-based venture investor Silverton Partners is aiming to raise $100M in a new, venture capital fund, Silverton Partners V, L.P., according to a regulatory filing by the firm. The filing indicates that the first investment in the fund h...

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Texas Venture Investments Jump In Q1 To $591.97M

Investments in Texas startups jumped in Q1, according to the latest MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, based on data from Thomson Reuters. According to the MoneyTree report, there was $5...

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Texas Sees Surge In Q3 Investments in 2015, $492.8M Invested Statewide

Texas has seen a surge in venture capital investments in the state, with $492.8M invested in Q3 of 2015, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association's MoneyTree report, based on data from Thomson Reuters. Th...

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Favor Finds $13M In Funding

Austin-based Favor, the delivery startup founded by Ben Doherty and Zac Maurais, said today that it has raised $13M in a Series A funding. According to Favor, the funding was led by S3 Ventures, and also included Silverton Partners, Tim Dra...

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Texas VC Investments Rise: Texas Companies Get $497.5M In Q4

Texas saw a surge in venture capital investments in Q4 of 2014, according to the latest MoneyTree Report issued by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association this morning, based on data from Thomson Reuters. Accordi...

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

LiveOak Venture Partners Raises $109M Venture Fund

In what looks to be one of the largest funds to be raised by a local venture capital firm in recent years, Austin-based LiveOak Venture Partners announced this morning that it has held a final close for its inagural fund, at $109M. The vent...

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Opvizor Gets Funding

Houston-based Opvizor, a developer of predictive analysis software aimed at maintaining virtualized data centers and VMware systems, said today that it has raised a new round of funding. Size of the funding round was not announced. Accordin...

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Makexyz Gets Investment From Intel Capital For 3D Printer Marketplace

Austin-based Makexyz, which operates an online marketplace for 3D printer access, has scored an investment round from Intel Capital, according to Intel. Financial details of the investment were not announced. Makexyz--headed by Nathan Tone-...

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

OneSpot Raises $5.3M

Austin-based OneSpot has raised $5.3M in a Series A funding round, for its content advertising and content marketing software. OneSpot said the funding was led by Mohr Davidow Ventures, and also included Mack Capital, RSL Ventures, Capital...

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Silverton Partners Raises $75M For New, Early Stage Technology Fund

In a big boost to the local high tech industry, Austin-based early stage venture investor Silverton Partners announced this morning that it has formed a $75M, early stage follow on fund, Silverton Partners IV--which will specifically go to ...

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Former Bazaarvoice Exec Brett Hurt: VC Just Isn't For Me

Brett Hurt, the former founder of Bazaarvoice, has abandoned plans to be involved in a new, early stage venture capital fund he was organizing, Hurt+Harbach, he disclosed in a blog post Thursday. According to Hurt, he was losing sleep over ...

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Kior Gets $50M From Khosla Ventures

Pasadena, Texas-based biofuels maker KioR announced this week that it is in the midst of doubling production at its Columbus, Mississippi plant, with the help of $50M in new funding from Vinod Khosla and Khosla Ventures. KioR said it expect...

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

drillMap Finds $6.5M For Energy Visualization

Houston-based drillMap, the developer of data visualization software for energy and drilling data, has raised $6.5M in a Series A funding. According to the company, the funding came from RockPort Capital, and also included Ridgewood Capital...

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Texas Venture Investments Total $183.7M In Q2

The latest numbers from the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association finds that Texas had $183.7M invested in the state in Q2, a slight rise from dollars invested in Q2 of last year. Accord...

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Rallyhood Adds $1.7M To Series A Funding

Austin-based Rallyhood, the developer of web and mobile apps to help group communicate with their members, said this morning that it has added $1.7M more in its Series A funding, bringing the company's total raised to $3.2M. According to Ra...

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Dell To Lose Accel's Breyer

Jim Breyer, a partner at venture capital firm Accel Partners, is stepping down from the board of Round Rock's Dell, the company announced Monday afternoon. According to Dell, he will not stand for re-election to the board at its next annual...

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

NetSocket Plugs Into $9.2M

Plano-based NetSocket, the developer of unified communications (UC) products, said today that it has raised $9.2M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Venture Investors, and also included Sevin Rosen Funds, Silver Creek Venture...

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Q2ebanking's $20M Funding News Redux

Austin-based Q2ebanking, which develops electronic banking software, said last week that it had raised $20M in a Series C funding round. However, it looks like the story is coming around again this week thanks to the firm's investment banke...

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Q2ebanking Gains $20 Million In Series C For Banking Software

Austin-based mobile and online banking software provider Q2ebanking said today that it has raised $20M in a Series C funding round. The funding was led by new investor Battery Ventures, and also included prior investor Adams Street Partners...

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Savara Pharmaceuticals Raises $16M

Austin-based Savara Pharmaceuticals, which is developing inhaled antibiotics to treat MRSA infection in cystic fibrosis patients, has raised $16M more in a Series B funding round. The round came from the Tech Coast Angels, Rady Venture Fund...

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

OneSource Virtual Gets $15M

Irving-based oneSource Virtual, which provides business process outsourcing services in conjunction with human resources software-as-a-service provider Workday, has raised $15M in a funding round, the firm announced this morning. The compan...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Microventures Funds Ribbon

Austin-based Microventures, the crowdfunding-meets-venture-capital startup founded by Bill Clark, has made another investment, this time in San Francisco-based social commerce firm Ribbon. Ribbon announced a $1.6M funding for its service, a...

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Latakoo Raises $2.0M For Video Uploading Tools

Austin-based Latakoo, the developer of high definition video uploading tools, has raised $2.0M in a combination of equity and debt, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. The filings indicate the firm raised $1.8M out of a $2.0M eq...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Adometry Raises $8M More

Austin-based Adometry, the developer of marketing analytics software, said today that it has raised $8M more in a round of financing. According to the company, the round was led by Shasta Ventures, and also included Austin Ventures and Sier...

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Whole Foods Venture Investments Come Up Short

Looking for an investment from Whole Foods' $30M venture capital fund? It looks like it's not so likely, based on a report today from the ABJ, which says that Whole Foods has invested in only one company, five years after creating its own $...

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Naya Ventures Launches $50M Venture Fund

Dallas-based Naya Ventures announced this morning that it has launched a new, $50M early stage venture capital fund. The new fund is aimed at the mobile and cloud market. Naya Ventures is headed by Dayaka Puskoor (Microsoft), Prabakar Reddy...

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Monday, June 25, 2012

EnTouch Controls Extends A Round To $2.5M

Richardson-based EnTouch Controls, which develops energy management systems aimed at the small business market, reported this morning that it has added $500,000 to its Series A funding round, bringing the funding to $2.5M. EnTouch said the ...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mass Relevance Adds $3.3 Million

Austin-based Mass Relevance, the provider of social curation software headed by Sam Decker, announced this morning that it has raised $3.3M in a Series A round. According to Mass Relevance, the round was led by Austin Ventures, included new...

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Dell To Launch Venture Capital Arm

Round Rock-based Dell is getting back into the venture capital business, and has set up a new corporate venture arm, Dell Corporate Ventures, VentureWire reported Friday. According to the WDJ, Jim Lussier, formerly of Norwest Venture Partne...

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Venture Firms Find Funding Hard To Get, Too

In a report today, National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and Thomson Reuters said that fundraising dropped for venture capital firms, to the slowest quarter since the third quarter of 2003. According to a report released today, thirty...

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Layered Technologies Raises $20M

Plano-based Layered Technologies, a provider of dedicated hosting and cloud computing services, said this morning that it has raised $20M in an equity round. The round was led by private equity firm Accel-KKR, and also included prior invest...

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Covera Ventures Spins Out Of Hunt Ventures

The venture team at Hunt Ventures said Friday evening that it has spun off from Hunt Consolidated, Inc., and is now operating as Covera Ventures. Steve Coffey, Jeff Williams, and Chris Eckman -- all previously Managing Directors or Director...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

NetStreams Gains $18.2M

Austin-based NetStreams said Monday afternoon that it has raised $18.2M in a Series B round of funding. The round came from Austin Ventures. NetStreams develops networked entertainment systems that use the IP protocol. According to the firm...

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Tango Networks Raises $25M

Richardson, Texas-based Tango Networks, a provider of products that integrate mobile phones with corporate telephone networks, said today it has raised $25M in a Series A funding round. The funding came from Motorola Ventures, Nortel, Signa...

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Texas Sees $169.4M In Venture Deals For Quarter

PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association are reporting today that Texas saw $169.4M in venture capital deals for the quarter, in 30 investments. PwC and NVCA, which report venture investing numbers ever quarter, a...

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Monday, January 22, 2007

SailPoint Scores $10M

Austin, Texas-based SailPoint Technologies, which develops software for the enterprise security and compliance market, said today it has raised $10M in a Series B funding round. The funding came from LightSpeed Venture Partners, Austin Vent...

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Friday, January 19, 2007

InovaWave Raises $2M

Austin, Texas-based InovaWave said this morning that it has secured $2M in a Series A investment from Silverton Partners. InovaWave is a developer of software for the server and desktop virtualization market. Bill Wood of Silerton joins the...

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

NewsStand Gets Investment

Austin, Texas-based NewsStand has received an investment from HarperCollins Publishers, as part of a deal with HarperCollins and LibreDigital, a division of the firm. Financial terms were not disclosed. HarperCollins and LibreDigital are wo...

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Alereon Gets $4M

Austin, Texas-based Alereon has raised $4M in a venture capital round, the firm announced this week. The round came from Samsung Ventures. Alereon is developing ultrawideband (UWB) semiconductors for the mobile and wireless USB space. Samsu...

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Monday, December 11, 2006

ThromboVision Raises $400K

Houston, Texas-based ThromboVision, a developer of biomedical diagnostics products, has raised $400K in the first tranche of a Series A financing. The firm said that the investment will be used to fund the firm's clinical trials, to build i...

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Monday, November 27, 2006

ColdWatt Joins Industry Group

Austin, Texas-based ColdWatt announced this morning that it has joined the Power Management Bus (PMBus) Implementers Foru, a industry standards group focused on power control. ColdWatt is a manufacturere of high efficiency power converters....

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Monday, November 20, 2006

RipCode Scores $7M

Dallas and Austin Texas-based RipCode said today that it has raised $7M in a first round of venture capital funding. The round was led by Hunt Ventures, Vesbridge Partners, and El Dorado Ventures, and also included participation by ATA Vent...

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Wednesday, November 8, 2006

AlterPoint Gets $7.5M

Austin, Texas-based AlterPoint said today that it has raised $7.5M in a Series C funding round. Funding came from Austin Ventures, JK&B Capital, and Palomar Ventures, all existing investors in the firm. The funding brings the company's tota...

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Monday, October 30, 2006

Sevin Rosen Names Paiva As Venture Partner

Dallas-based venture capital firm Sevin Rosen said last week that it has added a new venture partner to the firm. Dr. William D. Paiva will join the firm in the area of technology applications for life sciences. Paiva has previously managed...

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Friday, October 27, 2006

Austin Ventures Adds Partners

Austin, Texas-based venture capital firm Austin Ventures said this week that it has promoted four of its members to the role of partner. Craig Milius, Michael Rovner, Phil Siegel, and Krishna Srinivasan were all promoted to Partners at the ...

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Texas Sees $533.8M In VC Deals For Q3

PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association has released its Money Tree venture capital results for Q3 of 2006, showing that there was $6.2 billion invested in 797 deals, down by 8 percent from Q2, but the best thir...

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Zebra Imaging Receives $5.9M

Austin, Texas-based Zebra Imaging has raised $5.9M in a Series C funding round. Zebra said that the funding came from Voyager Capital, and also included Nueve Private Equities and SAIC Venture Capital. The new funding wil lbe used for the f...

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Monday, October 23, 2006

U.S. Venture Capitalists Invest $6.36B In Q3

Ernst & Young and Dow Jones VentureOne are reporting today that there was $6.36B invested in 611 venture capital deals in the third quarter, with a slight increase in both the number of deals and amount of investment versus a year ago. The ...

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Enfora Finds $19M

Plano, Texas-based Enfora has raised $19M in a first round of VC funding for the firm. Funding came from Kodiak Venture Partners and Adam Street Partners. Enfora develops radio modules for the wireless data communications market, and has be...

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Thursday, October 5, 2006

MedServe Gets $70M

Houston, Texas-based MedServe has raised $70M in funding, the firm reported today, from Avista Capital Partners and its existing ivnestors Chrysalis Ventures, Murphree Venture Partners, Cogene Biotech Ventures, and Erasmus Louisiana Growth ...

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Monday, October 2, 2006

HyPerformix Raises $5M

Austin, Texas-based HyPerformix has raised $5M in funding, the firm said last week. Funding came from Silicon Valley Bank and existing investors. Hyperormix develops predictive IT software. The firm also has appointed Peter Klante as Presid...

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Monday, September 18, 2006

LifeSize Raises $25M

Austin, Texas-based LifeSize has raised $25M in funding, the firm said today. Funding came from Lehman Brothers Venture Partners, and included prior investors Austin Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Venture...

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Handango Raises $60M

Hurst, Texas-based Handango has raised $60M in a venture capital round, the company reported today, saying that it will use the funding to extend its position in the smartphone content market. Funding came from Institutional Venture Partner...

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Monday, August 28, 2006

iTaggit Raises $1.04M

Austin, Texas-based iTaggit has raised a new, Series A funding round worth $1.04M. The firm said Tuesday that the firm will soon provide web-based services and products for individuals to manage their personal assets. Investors in the firm ...

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