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Monday, November 24, 2014

Apto Gets $1.4M For CRM Software

The Woodland-based Apto, which develops cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) tools aimed at the commercial real estate industry, has raised $1.4M in a Series A funding round. The funding was led by Mercury Fund. Apto is led by...

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Disco Finds $10M For E-Discovery Software

Houston-based CS Disco, a developer of software-as-a-service, electronic discovery software for the legal industry, said this morning that it has raised $10M in a Series B financing round. The funding was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, a...

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Altair Semiconductor Gets Funding From SanDisk

Altair Semiconductor, a developer of LTE chipsets which has its U.S. headquarters in Plano, has scored an investment from SanDisk, the two said Wednesday. Size of the investment was not disclosed. SanDisk said the investment came via SanDis...

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Files For IPO

Houston-based Bellicum Pharmaceuticals has filed for an IPO, saying in documents filed with the SEC that it is looking to raised up to $115M on the NASDAQ Global Market as BLCM. The IPO is being underwritten by Jeffries, Citigroup, and Pipe...

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bigcommerce Gets $50M For Expansion

Austin's Bigcommerce, the developer of e-commerce software, reported this morning that it has raised a $50M, Series D funding, to help expand its business. The funding round was led by SoftBank Capital, and also included Telstra Ventures, A...

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Metal Networks Finds $5M

Houston-based Metal Networks, which operates an online marketplace for buying and selling semi-finished industrial metal, has raised $5M in a Series A financing round. The funding was led by S3 Ventures. Metal Netwrks said the funding will ...

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Infocyte Gets $500K For Cyber Security Efforts

San Antonio-based Infocyte, a developer of cyber security appliances, said Thursday that it has raised $500,000 in a funding for its development efforts. The funding was led by LiveOak Venture Partners. Infocyte, which is led by Chris Gerri...

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

HomeAway Backs Gogobot

Austin-based vacation rental marketplace operator HomeAway is the lead investor in travel planning service operator Gogobot, according to the company Wednesday. Gogobot said it has raised $20M in a Series C funding round, led by HomeAway, a...

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ambiq Micro Gets $15M For Ultra Low Power Chips

Austin-based Ambiq Micro, which develops technology to reduce the energy consumption of semiconductors, has raised $15M in a Series C funding round. The funding was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), and also included Austin Ve...

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Mesh Networks Finds $4.3M

Houston-based Mesh Networks, a developer of bandwidth management appliances used for managing Internet access in the hospitality, student housing, and other markets, has raised $4.3M in a funding round. Mesh Networks said the funding came f...

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Gravitant Gets $25M Funding

Austin-based Gravitant, a developer of cloud services management software, has raised $25M more in its Series B funding round. According to Gravitant, the new funding was led by new investor Cielo Private Equity, as well well as S3 Ventures...

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Clarify Finds $1M For Audio, Video Search

Austin-based Clarify has raised $1M in a seed financing round, from a who's who of Austin investors. According to Clarify, the funding came from Projector Ventures, Silverton Partners, Blake Chandlee, Michale Rauchman, Brett Hurt, and Sam D...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

6Qube ‌Finds $100K For Internet Marketing Software

Austin-based internet marketing software maker 6Qube said this morning that it has raised $100,000 in a debt financing round, from Lighter Capital. According to 6Qube, the funding will go towards sales and marketing, as well as upgrades of ...

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Monday, October 27, 2014

BeatBox Beverages Gets $1M

Austin-based BeatBox Beverages, a developer of wine-based cocktails sold in campy boxes, has scored $1M in an investment round from Mark Cuban. The funding came as part of ABC's "Shark Tank", aired Friday. BeatBox is led by Justin Fenchel. ...

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

StaffDNA Looks To Build Nursing, Health Professional Database

Dallas-based StaffDNA said today that it is looking to create what is says is the world's largest database of healthcare talent, including nursing and other related health professionals. According to the company, it just launched a "candida...

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mozido Gets Massive $185M Funding

Austin-based Mozido announced a huge, $185M funding yesterday--part of a Series B funding which it says expects to be worth up to $400M. The mobile payments product developer said the funding is the first of a two part funding effort by the...

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Vista Equity Partners Raises $5.775 Billion Fund

Austin-based private equity investor Vista Equity Partners said today that it has completed fundraising for its latest fund, Vista Equity Partners Fund V, at $5.775 billion. The firm said that the fund was "substantially" oversubscribed. Th...

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cratejoy Raises $4.0M To Power Subscription Commerce

Austin-based Cratejoy, the startup founded by Amir Elaguizy and Alex Morse to help power all kinds of subscription, delivery businesses, said Tuesday that it has raised $4.0M in funding, and launched its public beta. The funding came from C...

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Former Bazaarvoice Founder Hurt Backs Social Influence Marketer

Brett Hurt, the former co-founder of Bazaarvoice, is one of the investors in a provider of social influence marketing to brands. Speakr, which offers up its services to such companies as Microsoft, Kia, Corona, and Samsung, said this mornin...

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

HomeAway's Sharples Backs Car Buying, Selling Startup Beepi

Brian Sharples, the founder, President, and CEO of Austin-based HomeAway, is backing a Silicon Valley startup which is looking to change the process of car buying and selling online--much as HomeAway has done for vacation rentals. According...

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Savara Pharmaceuticals Adds $10M For Inhaled Antibiotic

Austin-based Savara Pharmaceuticals announced this morning that it has raised $10M in a bridge financing round, to go towards its inhaled antibiotics. According to the company, the funding came from its previous investors, plus un-named inv...

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Monday, October 6, 2014

AdBm Technologies Finds $1.3M

Austin-based AdBm Technologies, a developer of underwater, noise abatement technology used in marine construction and energy, has raised $1.3M in a Series A funding, the company said last week. The funding was led by the Central Texas Angel...

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Brewbot Finds $1.5M To Bring Beer Brewing To Your Smartphone

Austin-based Brewbot, one of the companies in Techstars Austin, has just scored $1.5M in a seed funding round, to bring its beer brewing to your smartphone. The company is developing a smartphone driven device to help users brew their own b...

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Flocasts Gets $8M For Sports Media Channels

Austin-based Flocasts, a startup which is developing sports-centered news and video sites focused on track and field, wrestling, gymantics, and other sports areas, has raised $8M in a funding round, the company said Wednesday. The funding c...

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Pristine Finds $5.4M For Google Glass Apps For Healthcare

Austin-based Pristine, a developer of healthcare applications for Google Glass, said Tuesday that it has raised $5.4M in a Series A funding round. The funding was led by S3 Ventures, and also included Capital Factory, HealthFundr, and other...

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

StackEngine Raises $1M

Austin-based StackEngine, a developer of software for managing applications built on the open source, Docker software, has raised $1M in a seed funding round, and launched its product. The company said the funding came from Silverton Partne...

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Velocys Raises $85M For Fuel Technology

Houston-based Velocys, a developer of plans to convert unconventional and problem gas from the oil and gas industry into liquid fuels, said yesterday that it has raised $85M in an equity funding round. Source of the funding was not disclose...

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Monday, September 29, 2014

TECH Fort Worth Firms Raise Funding

Fort Worth-based business incubator TECH Fort Worth reports that two of its clients have raised a total of $3.2M from investors. According to the incubator, Encore Vision, a developer of eye drops to combat presbyopia, has raised $1.7M, and...

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Magnitude Software Raises $100M

Austin-based Magnitude Software said this morning that it has raised $100M in a capital funding, from private equity investor Audax Group. The company--the result of the merger of Noetix and Kalido--is led by Chris Ney. The company said the...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Teladoc Gets $50M More

Dallas-based Teladoc, which provides telemedicine services, said Tuesday that it has raised $50M in a new funding round. The funding was led by Jafco Ventures, and also included FLAG Capital Management, Greenspring Associates, Mellon and Qu...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Favor Finds $2M For Local Delivery Services

Austin-based Favor, a new startup which develops an app to help get things delivered from both local stores and restaurants, has raised $2M in a seed funding round. The company said this morning the funding came from Tim Draper and Silverto...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Silvercar Raises $14M From Facebook Co-Founder

Austin-based Silvercar, the startup which offers up tech-savvy, luxury Audi car rentals at airports, has scored $14M in a new funding round, from Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin. The funding also included Velos Partners, which is led by...

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

MicroVentures Passes $50M In Crowdfunding

Austin-based online equity crowdfunding site Microventures, which is led by Bill Clark, said today that its companies have now raised more than $50M in equity crowdfunding from the site. The startup said that so far one of the biggest succe...

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Molecular Templates Raises $12M

Georgetown, Texas-based Molecular Templates said Monday that it has now raised $12M in a Series C financing. The company, which is developing biopharmaceuticals, said that the funding comes via an expansion of the Series C worth $3.5M, from...

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

FieldAware Gets $24M For Mobile Field Service Software

Plano-based FieldAware said Wednesday that it has raised $24M in a funding round, to go towards its mobile, cloud-based field service automation software. According to the company, the funding was led by WestSummit's Summit Bridge Capital f...

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

BLiNQ Networks Finds $15.1M For Mobile Backhaul

Plano-based BLiNQ Networks, a developer of small cell backhaul technology, has raised $15.1M in a Series B funding, according to the company. The funding was led by WIN Fund LP, and also included Kensington Global Private Equity Fund, BDC ...

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

SailPoint Investment From Thoma Bravo Closes

Private equity investor Thoma Bravo said Monday that it has completed its majority investment in Austin-based SailPoint. Financial details of the deal have not been announced. The two announced the deal on August 12th. According to SailPoin...

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Argo Group Invests In Gleason Technology

Argo Group US, an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products which has its US headquarters in San Antonio, said it has invested in Gleason Technology, a developer of automated inspection, food safety and relat...

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Dell Invests In Software Defined Storage Developer Nexenta

Round Rock-based Dell has made an investment in Nexenta, a developer of software-defined storage software used in data center environments. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Nexenta is based in Santa Clara, California....

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Green & Grow Gains $6M

Austin-based Green & Grow Inc. (GCI), a developer of agricultural technology used to improve crops, has raised $6M in a series B funding. The funding came from Otter Capital. Green & Grow, which is led by Alan Sobba, says it is developing m...

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Gets $55M For Immunotherapy Efforts

Houston-based Bellicum Pharmaceuticals announced this morning that it has raised $55M in a Series C funding, to go towards development of its cellular immunotherapy products. According to Bellicum, the funding came from RA Capital Managemen...

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Theatro Finds $8.8M

Dallas-based Theatro, which is developing wearable, voice-enabled mobile communications devices, has raised $5M in a Series A funding, bringing its total raised to $8.8M. The funding came from Khosla Ventures, and also included earlier back...

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

AirStrip Finds $25M More

San Antonio-based AirStrip, the developer of mobile healthcare applications, has scored a big strategic funding, saying this morning that it has raised $25M in a funding round. According to Airstrip, the strategic funding was led by the Gar...

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dell Ventures Into Lastline

Round Rock-based Dell, has led an investment round in a developer of malware protection software based in Silicon Valley, via its venture capital arm, Dell Ventures. According to Redwood City, California-based Lastline, Dell led a $10M inve...

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Siluria Gets $30M For Natural Gas Fuels, Plans Houston Office

Silicon Valley-based Siluria, a developer of technology to convert natural gas to gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel, has raised $30M in a funding, and is targeting the opening of a Houston office. Siluria announced today that it has raised $30...

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Unseen Gets $2.1M For Anonymous Photo Sharing

Austin-based Bearch, a developer of social collaboration tools, said Tuesday that it has raised $2.1M in funding for its anonymous photo sharing app, Unseen. The funding came from Dirk Elmendorf (co-founder of Rackspace), Rony Kahan (CEO/co...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SailPoint Gets Investment From Thoma Bravo

Austin-based identity management software developer SailPoint announced this morning that it has scored a round of private equity investment, from Thoma Bravo. Financial details of the investment were not announced. SailPoint said that Thom...

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Pivot3 Lands $12M More

Austin-based Pivot3, the developer of converged server, storage, and networking hardware, said this morning that it has raised $12M more in a funding round. The funding was led by S3 Ventures, and also included InterWest Partners and Mesiro...

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Eagle Eye Networks Finds More Funding

Austin-based Eagle Eye Networks, a developer of cloud-based video security and recording technology and services, has raised funding from MSD Capital, the private investment firm of Michael Dell. Eagle Eye Networks said that Austin Venture...

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Kendra Scott Gets Venture Funding Round

Austin-based Kendra Scott, a fashion jewelry designer, has scored funding from Norwest Venture Partners, an interesting, non-technology venture investment in the region. According to the two, Norwest Venture Partners made a "substantial" mi...

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bluegrass Vascular Technologies Raises $4.5M

San Antonio-based Bluegrass Vascular Technologies has raised $4.5M in a Series A venture financing, the company said Wednesday, to go towards certification for its vascular access devices. The funding was led by Targeted Technology Fund II....

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Allegro Development In Recap

Dallas-based energy trading and risk management software developer Allegro Development has been recapitalized by private equity investors Vector Capital and Cerium Technology, the two companies said late Thursday. Financial details of the r...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Crest Capital Ventures Backs SmartZip Analytics

Houston-based investment firm Crest Capital Ventures is the lead in a company which provides predictive marketing for the real estate industry. SmartZip Analytics said this morning that it has raised $12M in a Series B funding, led by Credi...

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Texas Companies Raise $365.4M In Venture Capital In Q2

Companies in Texas raised $365.4M in venture capital in Q2 of the year, according to the numbers released last night by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, based on data from Thomson Reuters. The MoneyTree...

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Quorum Business Solutions Acquired By Silver Lake Partners

Houston-based software developer Quorum Business Solutions, a developer of financial accounting, transaction, trading, and other software for the oil and gas industry, has been acquired by private equity firm Silver Lake Partners. Financial...

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Report: HomeAway Eyes Formal Venture Fund

Austin-based HomeAway is considering setting up its own, formal venture capital farm to help manage its investments in companies, according to a report over the weekend. HomeAway CEO Brian Sharples told TechCrunch that the company is very a...

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Friday, June 27, 2014

WellAware Gets $37M For Oilfield Monitoring, Analytics

San Antonio-based WellAware, a provider of oilfield remote monitoring and predictive analytics software, has raised $37M in a funding round. The funding was led by Activant Capital Group and Carlos Slim, along with angels such as Ed Whitacr...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Phunware Gets Investment From Samsung, Brings Latest Funding To $30.72M

Austin-based Phunware has added Samsun Venture Investment Corporation (SVIC), the venture capital arm of Samsun Group, as an investor in its latest funding round, bring that funding to a total of $30.72M. $26.25M of the Series E funding had...

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Friday, June 20, 2014

NIMBOXX Raises $12M For Software Defined Data Center

Austin-based NIMBOXX, a developer of technology for the software-defined data center market, said Thursday that it has raised $12M in a Series A funding round. The funding came from Hong Kong investor SMC Holdings. NIMBOXX, which is led by...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Besomebody Gets $1M To Help People Tap Into Their Passions

Austin-based Besomebody, a startup which is looking to help people tap into their passions and help people connect with others who can help bring those passions to life, disclosed that it has raised $1M in a seed funding round. The funding ...

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Monday, June 16, 2014

WiseGate Raises $1.0M More

Austin-based IT community operator Wisegate has raised $1.0M more in funding, according to a regulatory filing from the company. Source of the new funding was not disclosed. Wisegate, which is led by Sara Gates, offers up online, private fo...

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Monday, June 16, 2014

First Reserve Announces $2.5 Billion Energy Fund

First Reserve, a private equity and infrastructure investment firm which focuses on energy, said this morning that it has closed a $2.5 billion fund. The firm--which has offices in Houston--said its First Reserve Energy Infrastructure Fund ...

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

TrackingPoint Gets $29M For High Tech, Smart Rifles

Austin-based TrackingPoint, a developer of smart, networked, precision rifles, has raised $29M in a funding round, the company disclosed today. The funding came from Genesis Inventions and McHale Labs. TrackignPoint's rifles include smartph...

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

TeamSupport Raises $1.25M

Dallas-based TeamSupport, which develops customer support software for the B2B technology market, said Wednesday that it has raised $1.25M in a funding round. SOurce of the funding was not disclosed. TeamSupport said the funding came from i...

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Sunnova Energy Raises $145M For Solar Installations

Houston-based Sunnova Energy Corporation, which provides solar installation and related services to homeowners, said today that it has raised $145M in a funding round. Source of the new funding was not disclosed. According to Sunnova, it wi...

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

TrendKite Raises $3.2M, Sets Huddleston As CEO

Austin-based TrendKite said this morning that it has raised $3.2M in a Series A funding round, and appointed former Dachis Group executive Erik Huddleston as its new CEO. TrendKite said the new funding brings the company's total raised to $...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

TurnKey Vacation Rentals Gets $3M

Austin-based TurnKey Vacation Rentals, a startup helping owners of vacation rental properties manage the entire rental process, said this morning that it has raised $3M in a seed funding round. The funding came from Silverton Partners, and ...

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Mozido Brings Funding To $103.5M

Austin-based mobile payment services firm Mozido has brought its funding up to $103.5M, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm, but has so far kept mum on details of that funding. The company--which has previously raised funds ...

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

RigUp Scores $3M For Oil Rig Management

Austin-based RigUp, a startup developing software to manage oil rig logistics, has raised $3M in a seed funding. The funding came from Founders Fund, Great Oaks Venture Capital, and Boxgroup. RigUp's founders include Xuan Yong (D.E.Shaw, Go...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Yan Engines Raises $4M In Funding

Austin-based Yan Engines, a startup out of the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) developing engine fuel economy technology, has raised new capital, bringing its total funding to $4M, according to the ATI. The ATI said the funding includes f...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Compass Datacenters Gets $100M In Funding

Dallas-based datacenter operator Compass Datacenters said this morning that it has raised $100M in a round of funding, which it will use for expansion into additional, geographic markets. According to Compass Datacenters, the funding includ...

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Malauzai Software Raises $6.5M More For Banking Apps

Austin-based Malauzai Software, which develops mobile banking apps for community financial institutions, has raised $6.5M more in a Series C funding, the company said Thursday. The funding was led by Wellington Management Company. The compa...

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

VUV Analytics Gets $5.8M For Molecular Diagnostics

Austin-based VUV Analytics, a developer of molecular spectroscopy instruments, said this week that it has raised $5.8M in a Series A funding. The funding was led by S3 Ventures. VUV Analytics also has previously raised funds from the Texas ...

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Skyonic Snags $12.5M For Carbon Capture

Austin-based carbon capture technology developer Skyonic said this morning that it has raised another, $12.5M in venture funding, to go towards developing its products. Skyonic--led by Joe Jones--said the funding came from Canadian energy f...

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

How LiveOak Hopes To Take Texas Venture To The Next Level

There's a new venture fund in town--LiveOak Venture Partners (www.liveoakvp.com)--one of the first, large funds to close commitments in many years here in Texas. The new fund is headed by early stage, technology investment veterans, includi...

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Filament Labs Gets $1M For Mobile Health

Austin-based Filament Labs announced this morning that it has raised $1M in a seed funding round, for the company's mobile health products. The startup, led by Jason Bornhorst, said the funding was led by Mercury Fund, and also included Cor...

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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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Thursday, May 15, 2014

StepOne Finds $4M In Series A

Austin-based StepOne, a developer of self service, customer support tools, said this morning that it has raised $4M in a Series A funding round. The funding came from LiveOak Venture Partners and Silverton Partners. The startup, led by Alex...

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Compare Metrics Raises $3.8M More

Austin-based Compare Metrics, which develops software used by e-commerce providers for product comparisons and discovery, said yesterday that it has raised $3.8M in a follow on financing. The funding was led by Austin Ventures, and also inc...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

YouEarnedIt Snags $1.5M For Employee Rewards

Austin-based YouEarnedIt, a startup developing online, employee engagement and rewards software, said today that it has raised $1.5M in a seed funding round. The funding came from WPP and Capital Factory, along with customers. The startup, ...

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

ExamSoft Gets Private Equity Investment

Dallas-based ExamSoft, a developer of software used for educational assessments, said this morning that it has raised a significant investment from private equity investor Spectrum Equity. Financial details of that investment were not annou...

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Cypress Growth Capital Closes $50M Investment Fund

Dallas-based Cypress Growth Capital announced this morning that it has closed a second, growth capital fund, CGS Royalty Investments II, at $50M, which it will use for emerging, second-stage businesses. The fund--which provides growth capit...

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Monday, May 5, 2014

SEE Forge Digs Up $1M For Oil and Gas Software

Houston-based SEE Forge a developer of data collection and visualization tools for the energy industry, has raised $1M in a seed funding round, the company said Sunday. The funding came from Mercury Fund, Correlation Ventures, as well as an...

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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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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Virtuix Raises $3M for Virtual Reality Treadmill

Houston-based Virtuix, a developer of a treadmill designed to work with virtual reality goggles--allowing users to walk, run, and jump while in their virtual worlds--has raised $3M in a seed funding round. The company said the funding came ...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

AT&T, The Chernin Group To Invest $500M In Online Video Venture

Dallas-based AT&T and media holding and investment firm The Chernin Group said this morning that they are investing a total of $500M into a new, online video joint venture, which will acquire, invest, and launch online video services. Accor...

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Monday, April 21, 2014

TPG Capital Backs Airbnb In $475M Round

Austin- and Fort Worth-based private equity investor TPG Capital is behind a new, $475M investment in room and housing marketplace provider Airbnb, according to reports Monday. According to the WSJ and other sources, Airbnb closed a $475M p...

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Texas Companies Raise $348.7M In Venture Capital In Quarter

Companies in Texas raised $348.7M in venture capital in Q1 of 2014, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, based on data from Thomson Reuters. According to the MoneyTree r...

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Punch Bowl Social Raises $1.75M

Austin-based Punch Bowl Social Food & Drink, the developer of a restaurant, bar, bowling, and entertainment center concept, has raised $1.75M in a funding round. The funding came from Coulton Creek Capital. The company currently has locatio...

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

M87 Scoops Up $3M From Qualcomm, Others

Austin-based M87, a developer of wireless network infrastructure software, has raised $3M in a Series A funding. The funding came from Qualcomm Ventures and 21Vianet, as well as angels. M87 is a spinout of the University of Texas, and is fo...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Silvercar Gets $5M In Debt Funding

Austin-based Silvercar has raised $5M in a debt financing round, according to a regulatory filing by the company. Source of the funding was not disclosed. Silvercar operates a car rental service which is driven by a mobile app. The company ...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

FireHost Lands $25M

Dallas-based FireHost, which provides secure, cloud computing services, said this morning that it has raised $25M in a Series E funding round. The funding round came from The Stephens Group. FireHost said it will use the new funding to inve...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

FantasySalesTeam Lands Seed Funding

Austin-based FantasySalesTeam, which develops sales motivation and sales contest software, has raised a round of seed funding, the company said Tuesday. The funding round came from ATX Seed Ventures, the Central Texas Angel Network, Marvel ...

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

SCIenergy Gets $12M For Energy Efficiency Efforts

Dallas-based SCIenergy, a developer of energy management services and software, said this week that it has raised $12M more in funding. The funding was led by Braemer Energy Ventures, and also included Edison International, Mitsui USA, and ...

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Buzz Points Lands $19M For Loyalty Programs

Buzz Points, which provides loyalty and rewards programs, has raised $19M in a Series D funding, according to reports this morning. The funding came from Discover Financial Serviecs, and also included Lead Edge Ventures, KEC Ventures, and G...

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Q1Media Gets $8M In Funding

Austin-based online advertising technology developer Q1Media announced this morning that it has raised $8M in a debt financing round, to help expand its operations. According to Q1Media, the funding came from Silicon Valley Bank, and Partne...

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Michael Dell Backs Cloudera In Massive Financing Round

Dell founder Michael Dell has made an investment in Apache Hadoop software developer Cloudera, in a massive, $900M funding round the company announced Monday. Cloudera, which is based in Silicon Valley, said it raised $900M from T. Rowe Pri...

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Quantum Security Sciences Sets Up In Houston, Gets $2.3M In Funding

Quantum Security Sciences, a developer of seismic-acoustic intrusion detection technology, has received $2.3M in a Series A funding, and set up shop in Houston, according to parent company Quantum Technology Sciences. Quantum Technology Sci...

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Fresh Off $12M Round, Joins ATI

Austin-based Aeglea BioTherapeutics, fresh off a big, $12M funding round for the biotech startup, has become part of the Austin Technology Incubator, the two said Monday. Aeglea BioTherapeutics, which is developing cancer fighting drugs, an...

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Phunware Finds $26.25M

Austin-based Phunware, which develops mobile advertising, analytics, and other tools for brands, said this week that it has raised $26.25M in a Series E funding, and expects to close out the round at $30M in the next sixty days. The company...

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Seno Medical Instruments Raises $34.6M

San Antonio-based Seno Medical, a developer of opto-acoustic imaging equipment used for diagnosing breast cancer, has raised $34.6M as part of a Series C funding round, which is targeted at $39M, the company said Tuesday. The funding was le...

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Monday, February 24, 2014

SpareFoot Raises $10M More

Austin-based online self-storage marketplace Sparefoot has raised $10M more in a funding round from Insight Venture Partners. Sparefoot, which now has 120 employees, has been on a growth tear in the last few years; the company now now raise...

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Oildex Gets Funding From Accel-KKR

Transzap, the parent firm of oil and gas information software developer Oildex, said this morning that it has received a majority equity investment from Accel-KKR. Financial details of the investment were not disclosed. According to Transza...

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Friday, February 21, 2014

The Entrepreneur's Fund Taps IBM, Webify Vet For Austin Office

In a move that boosts the availbility of capital in Austin, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, The Entrepreneur's Fund, disclosed Thursday that it has opened up a new Austin office for the firm, hiring IBM Watson veteran Manoj Saxena to...

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Carbon Black Merges With Bit9, Raises $38.25M

San Antonio-based Carbon Black, which develops cybersecurity tools, has merged with Massachusetts-based enterprise security software developer Bit9, the companies said Thursday. Financial terms of the merger were not disclosed. According t...

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Revionics Gets Investment From Motorola

Austin-based Revionics, the developer of software for retailers to help them optimize their merchandising, has scored an investment from Motorola Solutions, the company announced this morning. Size of the strategic investment was not announ...

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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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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Lumos Pharma Gets $14M

Austin-based biopharmaceuticals developer Lumos Pharma said yesterday afternoon that it has raised $14M in a Series A funding, to go towards its development of treatments for Creatine Transporter Deficiency. The company said the funding was...

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Capital Factory Scores Funding Matches From Silverton, Floodgate

Texas venture capital investors Silverton Partners and FLOODGATE have jumped on board a new effort to bolster startups at Austin's Capital Factory, saying Monday that the two will help provide $25,000 each to companies coming out of the sta...

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Spiceworks Raises $57M

Austin-based IT management software and community provider Spiceworks announced this morning that it has raised $57M in a new funding round. The Series E funding came from Goldman Sachs, along with its existing investors. Spiceworks said th...

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Monday, February 3, 2014

GuideIT Scores Funding From Perot Family

Plano-based startup GuideIT, a technology services firm focused on information technology consulting, said this morning that it has scored an equity investment from the Perot Family. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed. Gui...

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Friday, January 31, 2014

S3 Ventures Invests More In BlueCava

Austin-based investor S3 Ventures has re-upped its funding in BlueCava, a Los Angeles, California developer of digital ad targeting technology, as part of a $13M funding round--and also installed former StoredIQ CEO Phil Myers as Executive ...

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Friday, January 31, 2014

S3 Ventures Invests More In BlueCava

Austin-based investor S3 Ventures has re-upped its funding in BlueCava, a Los Angeles, California developer of digital ad targeting technology, as part of a $13M funding round--and also installed former StoredIQ CEO Phil Myers as Executive ...

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Innography Finds $3.5M In Funding

Austin-based Innography, which develops software aimed at intellectual property (IP) management and patent efforts, said it has raised out $3.5M in a funding round for the company. The company said the funding was led by Austin Ventures and...

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Codero Hosting Scores $8M In Equipment Financing

Austin-based Internet hosting company Codero has raised $8M in funding, the company said Tuesday, from Silicon Valley Bank and Farnam Street Financial. The hosting firm--which is led by Emil Sayegh--said the funding will go towards new data...

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

GE Energy Invests In PoGens

GE's Digital Energy business--which is run out of San Antonio--said Tuesday that it has invested in Power Generation Services, a startup developing cloud-based, managed energy services. Financial terms of the investment were not announced. ...

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Texas Venture Deals In Q4 Rise To $315.8M In Q4

Venture capital activity in the state of Texas saw an uptick in Q4 of 2013, according to the latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association's MoneyTree report. According to the report, which is based on ...

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Report: Texas Cleantech Investment Hit $581M in 2013

Texas was a hotbed of clean technology investment last year, with a total of $581M in clean technology investments in the state, according to numbers released yesterday from clean technology analyst firm the Cleantech Group. According to th...

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Google Invests $75M More In Another Texas Wind Project

Internet giant Google said this week that it invested $75M more in a Texas wind farm, the latest in a series of wind investments the company has made in the sate. According to Google, it is investing $75M in the Panhandle 2 wind farm in Car...

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Pingboard Gets $1.25 Million For Social Company Directories

Goodbye, outdated paper employee directories--Austin-based Pingboard, a new startup founded in Austin's Capital Factory, has raised $1.25M in a seed round of funding. According to the company, the seed funding was led by Silverton Partners,...

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

EquityMetrix Raises $5M For Oil and Gas Data Management Service

Dallas-based Equity Metrix, a developer of data management tools for the oil and gas industry, said this morning that it has raised $5M in a funding round. The round came from Peterson Partners. According to EquityMetrix, is has developing ...

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

WP Engine Gets $15M

Austin-based WP Engine, the hosting company which focuses exclusively on sites running on the popular WordPress blogging software, has raised $15M in a new funding round, the company announced this morning. According to the company, the fun...

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Main Street Hub Finds $14M For Local Business Marketing

Austin-based Main Street Hub, a developer of local business marketing software, said this morning that it has raised $14M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, and also included Harrison Metal Capital ...

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Rebellion Photonics Gets $10.4M For Gas Leak Detection Technology

Rice University spinout Rebellion Photonics, which is developing hyper-spectral imaging cameras which can help oil rig and refinery operators detect and identify gas leaks, has raised $10.4M in a Series A funding round. The finding came fro...

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Upland Software Raises $15M

Austin-based Upland Software, which develops cloud-based, enterprise software focused on workforce management and strategic planning, has raised $15M in a growth equity investment. The funding came from Activant Capital. Upland Software is ...

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Syndiant In Chinese Joint Venture

Dallas-based Syndiant, a developer of high resolution microdisplay technology, said Wednesday that it is in a joint venture with a Chinese private equity fund. According to Syndiant, it has formed a joint venture with Chinese private equity...

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Spredfast Finds $32.5M In Big Growth Funding

Austin-based social marketing software developer Spredfast has indeed raised $32.5M in a big funding round, as the company said this morning that it has raised a growth capital funding led by Lead Edge Capital. According to Spredfast, prior...

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Report: Spredfast Scores $32.5M

Austin-based social marketing software developer Spredfast appears to have raised $32.5M in a growth capital funding, according to a report from Thomson Reuters. The funding reportedly was led by Lead Edge Capital. Other details on the fund...

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

People Pattern Gains $4.5M For Marketing Analytics

Austin-based People Pattern said this week that it has raised $4.5M in a Series A funding round, for the company's marketing analytics platform. The startup, founded by Spredfast co-founder Ken Cho and UT Austin professor Jason Baldridge, s...

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Planview Gets Major Investment From Insight Venture Partners

Austin-based resource and portfolio management software developer Planview said this week that Insight Venture Partners has acquired a "substantial" interest in the company. Financial details and size of that investment was not announced. A...

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Encore Vision Finds $5.0M In Funding

Fort Worth-based Encore Vision, one of the companies in the Tech Fort Worth accelerator, said this morning that it has raised $5.0M in an angel funding round. The funding came from the Cowtown Angels, along with other angel investors. Accor...

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Apollo Endosurgery Gets $50M In Debt Funding For Acquisition

Austin-based Apollo Endosurgery said earlier this week that it has raised $50M in a debt funding round, to fund the company's acquisition of the obesity intervention division of Allergan, as well as for working capital. The funding came fro...

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Kannuu Gets $2M For Video Search and Discovery

Dallas-based Kannuu, a developer of video search and discovery software and technology, said Tuesday that it has raised $2M in a funding round. Source of the funding was not disclosed. The company said it would use the funding to open up ne...

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Datical Lands $3M For Database Management Software

Austin-based Datical announced this morning that it has raised $3M in a Series A funding round, for the company's database change management software. According to the company, the funding was led by Mercury Fund, and also included Austin V...

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Dell Creates New $300M, Venture Capital Fund

Round Rock-based Dell is ramping up its venture capital investment efforts in a big way, saying Thursday that it has expanded its venture capital efforts with the new Dell Strategic Innovation Venture Fund, to $300M. According to Dell, the ...

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Simpli.fi Lands $16M For Online Ad Technology

Fort Worth-based Simpli.fi, a developer of advertising technology, has raised $16M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Frontier Capital. According to Frontier, Simpli.fi will use the growth capital to expand its sales and mark...

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Silvercar Brings Latest Venture Funding Round To $6.0M

Austin-based Silvercar, the developer of the next-generation, smartphone driven airport rental service, has boosted its latest venture funding round to $6.0M, according to a regulatory filing from the company. Details on the funding have no...

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Zebra Gets $3M For Online Auto Insurance Marketplace

Austin-based The Zebra said this morning that it has raised $3M in funding, via an extended seed financing round, for its real time, online auto insurance comparison shopping platform. The startup--led by Adam Lyons--said the funding came f...

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Starmount Snags Series A

Austin-based Starmount, which develosp mobile, point-of-sale software for retailers, annoucned it has raised a Series A funding round this morning. The funding came from Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, from the Kayne Partners Fund. Size of...

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Friday, December 6, 2013

NSS Labs Raises Series A For Security Software, Hardware Analysis

Austin-based NSS Labs has raised a Series A funding, to go towards its research and analysis of information security products, the company said Thursday. The funding came from LiveOak Venture Partners. Size of the round was not announced. A...

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mozido Gets $30M For Mobile Payment Services

Austin-based Mozido, the mobile payment developer founded by Michael Liberty, said Thursday that it has raised $30M, part of a committed $70M financing round for the company. The round came from an un-named, Boston-based investment advisory...

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Xenex Raises $11.3M For Germ Zapping System

San Antonio-based xenex, a developer of UV-based, room disinfection robots for healthcare facilities, said today that it has raised $11.3M in funding. The funding came from Battery Ventures, Targeted Technology Fund II, RK Ventures, and the...

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Prescient Sets Up Shop In Houston After Funding Round

A startup developer of pre-built building structures and systems, Prescient, said this morning that it has raised $3M in funding and set up a production facility in Houston. The startup--which is based in Denver, Colorado--said it raised $3...

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sevin Rosen Boosts Hightail's File Sharing Efforts

Dallas-based venture investor Sevin Rosen has put more capital into file sharing services and app developer Hightail, in a new, $34M funding round for that company. Hightail said it raised $34M in its Series E funding, bringings its total r...

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tech Wildcatters Looks For New Location, Opens Apps For Spring Program

Dallas-based seed-stage incubator and accelerator Tech Wildcatters is on the move, and intends to find a new, central Dallas location in the next year, according to a report today. The report, from the Dallas Business Journal, said the move...

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Monday, November 18, 2013

HipLogiq Finds $7M More For Social Media Marketing

Dallas-based HipLogiq said Monday that it has raised $7M in a Series B funding, for the company's social media marketing software and applications. The startup said the funding was led by Hadron Global Partners, and will go towards market g...

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Silver Creek Re-Ups On Talari Networks

Dallas-based venture investor Silver Creek Ventures has re-upped on its investment in WAN appliance maker Talari Networks. Talari said Monday that it has raised $15M in a Series D funding, which was led by Four Rivers Group, and also includ...

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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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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Written.com Gets $1M For Blog Content Marketplace

Austin-based Written.com, a developer of a platform which helps companies and brands license content from bloggers, has raised $1M in a seed funding, the company announced Tuesday. According to Written.com, the funding was led by LiveOak Ve...

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Servergy Gets $20M For Power Optimized Servers

Dallas-based Servergy announced this morning that it has raised $20M in a funding round, for the company's power-optimized, Linux servers. The company said the funding came from accredited investors via an offering from The Williams Financi...

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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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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

SolarWinds Invests In AppNeta

Austin-based SolarWinds is making an investment in AppNeta, a startup developing application performance management (APM) software, the two said this morning. Boston-based AppNeta said that the deal comes as part of a strategic partnership ...

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

EnTouch Controls Gets $8.25 Million In Series B

Richardson, Texas-based energy management systems developer EnTouch Controls announced this morning that it has raised $8.25M in a Series B funding round, to go towards expansion of the company's energy management service offerings. Accordi...

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Malauzai Software Gets $3M For Mobile Banking Software

Austin-based Malauzai Software, which develops mobile banking applications for the community financial institutions market, said today that it has raised $3M in funding. The company said the Series B funding will go toward ramping up its mo...

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Monday, October 28, 2013

eRecycling Group Raises $105M

Irving-based eRecycling Group announced this morning that it has raised a huge, $105M Series C funding round, to go towards its electronics and mobile device trade-in service. The funding was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and als...

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pivot3 Raises $14M

Austin-based Pivot3, the developer of computing and storage devices for the video surveillance and desktop virtualization market, said this morning that it has raised $14M more in a financing round, bringing its total investments raised to ...

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Gravitant Grabs $10M In Series B

Austin-based Gravitant, the cloud software developer led by Mohammed Farooq, said Wednesday that it has raised $10M in its Series B funding. The new funding was led by Corsa Ventures, and also included prior investor S3 Ventures. As part of...

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Querium Gets Angel Investment

Austin-based Querium, a developer of mobile education software for the middle school, high school, and college market, announced this week that it has received an investment from angel investor Dr. Jamo Rubin. Size of the investment was not...

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Mark Cuban Backs Breathometer

Breathometer, a Silicon Valley-based developer of a smartphone-connected breathalyzer to determine blood alcohol level, has scored an investment from Mark Cuban, via its feature on the show "Shark Tank". The startup said it raised $2M in se...

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Texas Venture Investments Rise In Q3, To $239M

Venture capital investments in Texas rose in Q3, according to the latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/NVCA MoneyTree report, based on data from Thomson Reuters. According to the report, there were 35 venture capital deals in Te...

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Boxer Gets $3M For Mobile Inbox App

Austin-based Boxer, a developer of mobile email applications, announced this morning that it has raised $3M in a seed funding round. The round was led by Sutter Hill Ventures. Boxer, which is headed by Andrew Eye, said it is developing emai...

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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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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mach 1 Development Raises $1M

Austin-based Mach 1 Development, a developer of digital document tracking tools, said today that it has raised $1M in an equity funding round. THe funding came from a single, un-named angel investor form the digital security software indust...

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Tabbedout Gets $7.75M In Series B

Austin-based Tabbedout, the developer of mobile bar and restaurant tab and payment applications, has raised $7.75M in a Series B funding round. The company said the funding came from NEA, Heartland Payment Systems and Morgan Creek Capital. ...

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Traxo Gets $4.2M For Travel Apps

Dallas-based Traxo, a developer of travel organization apps and software, has raised $4.2M in a Series A funding, to help travelers track their travel reservations and plans. According to the company, the funding came from Advantage Capital...

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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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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Chevron Technology Ventures Raises $90M Fund

Houston-based Chevron Technology Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of Chevron, said today that it has raised a $90M, investment fund, CTV Fund V. Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV) is a major investor in the energy and other relat...

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Veros Gets $8M, Adds Chevron Technology Ventures

Austin-based Veros Systems, the developer of industrial asset monitoring products, said Monday that it has raised $8M in its Series A funding round. The new funding came from Chevron Technology Ventures, and also included Austin Ventures an...

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Cinegif Raises $500K For Animated GIF Images

Austin-based Cinegif, a startup developing software for converting videos to animated GIF images, disclosed that it has raised $500,000 in a seed funding round. The funding came from the Baylor Angel Network, the Houston Angel Network, and ...

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Mark Cuban Backs HourlyNerd

Wish you could call up an MBA student and get some advice for your small business? Prolific, Texas angel investor Mark Cuban has backed a startup connecting small and mid sized businesses with MBA students, called HourlyNerd. Cuban has inv...

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

RunTitle Digs Up $4M

Austin-based startup RunTitle, an online marketplace for reports on oil, gas, and mineral rights, has raised $4M in a funding round, the company said this morning. The firm said the Series A funding was led by Austin Ventures. RunTitle offe...

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Set.fm Finds $1.2M For Music App

Austin-based Set.fm, a developer of an app to help musicians to capture, promote, and sell recordings of their live performances, said yesterday that it has raised $1.2M in seed funding. The funding came from Golden Venture Partners, a Toro...

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Geoforce Gets Growth Funding For Asset Tracking Service

Coppell-based Geoforce, a developer of asset tracking products for the oil and gas industry, said Wednesday that it has raised a "significant" growth equity investment for the company. Financial details of the investment were not announced....

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

ZeOmega Raises $21.5M For Healthcare Software

Frisco-based ZeOmega said this morning that it has raised $21.5M in an equity funding, led by private equity firm Bregal Sagemount. ZeOmega, which develops software used for population healthcare management by organizations, said the fundin...

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

CoinTerra Creates ASIC For Bitcoin Mining, Gets Funding

In what might be the first piece of hardware specifically created to take advantage of the Bitcoin currency, Austin-based Cointerra said today that it has raised $1.5M in a funding round, and launched its products. Cointerra has created app...

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Uber Raises $361M From TPG, Others

Austin- and Fort Worth-based TPG Capital's David Bonderman has joined the board of Uber, after the firm joined with Google Ventures to invest a total of $361M in the smartphone ride service provider. Details of the funding were widely publi...

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ambiq Micro Lands $10M For Ultra Low Power Semiconductors

Austin-based Ambiq Micro, which develops power optimized semiconductor technology, said earlier this week that it has raised $10M in a Series B funding. The round was led by Austin Ventures, and also included ARM, Mercury Fund, Huron River ...

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

TrendKite Snags $1.2M For Social Media, Press Analytics

Austin-based startup TrendKite--one of the companies in the Capital Factory--announced today that it has raised $1.2M in a Series A funding, to go towards the company's predictive analytics software for social media and press activity. The ...

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

SMB Suite Gets $3M In Funding

Irving, Texas-based SMB Suite, a developer of hosted ERP, CRM, and other software for small and medium sized businesses, has raised $3M in a funding round. The round came from Meritage Funds, and its Meritage Fund III Growth Equity fund. SM...

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

TurnKey Vacation Rentals Nabs $1.5M From Travel Investors

Austin-based TurnKey Vacation Rentals, a new startup taking on vacation rental management, has raised $1.5M to help people list their vacation rentals on HomeAway on AirBNB. According to TurnKey, the seed funding round came from Richard Bar...

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Monday, August 12, 2013

EEStor Investor KPCB Sells Stake To Zenn Motors

Cedar Park-based energy storage developer EEStor said this morning that Zenn Motor Company has purchased a stake in the company from its investor, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. EEStor called the deal a "positive response". According to ...

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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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Monday, August 5, 2013

HelioVolt Gets $19M More

Austin-based thin film solar manufacturer HelioVolt said Monday that it has received $19M more in an investment, from SK Group, the Korean conglomerate. According to HelioVolt, it will use the funding to expand its commercialization of its ...

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Uber's Big Round Being Led By Texas Pacific Group

Austin- and Fort Worth-based private equity investor TPG normally keeps a pretty low profile, despite its $56.7 billion under management. However, the investor's latest deal looks to be attracting quite a bit of attention. According to mult...

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Monday, July 29, 2013

TrueAbility Scores $2M For Employee Screening Tools

In an effort to help companies better screen potential employees for their technical skills, in an automated way, San Antonio-based TrueAbility announced this morning that it has raised $2M in a Series A funding. The funding was led by Au...

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Bigcommerce Gets Funding From Steve Case's Revolution Growth

Austin-based e-commerce software developer Bigcommerce said today that it has raised $40M in funding from Revolution Growth, the investment fund co-founded by former AOL CEO Steve Case. Bigcommerce said the funding is the fund's largest inv...

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

DataStax Finds $45M For Apache Cassandra

DataStax, a developer of services and support for the Apache Cassandra open source NoSQL database, has raised a big, $45M funding round. The company--which is based in San Mateo, but also has operations in Austin--said the Series D funding ...

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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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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Houston Angel Network Among Most Active, Says Report

The Houston Angel Network is among the most active angel investment groups in the country, according to a report today from the Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank, and CB Insights. According to the report, the Houston Angel Netwo...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Veros Systems Aims At Industrial Monitoring With $5M In Funding

College Station-based Veros Systems said this morning that it has raised $5M in a Series A funding round, to go towards its industrial monitoring solutions. The company said its develops systems which uses information from motor current and...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Telligent Scoops Up Zimbra

Dallas-based Telligent, the developer of online customer service and community software, has acquired Zimbra...

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Monday, July 15, 2013

TrustRadius Finds $5M For Crowdsourced Enterprise Software Reviews

A new, Austin-based startup, TrustRadius, said this morning that it has raised $5M in a Series A funding, to help businesses crowdsource enterprise software reviews. The company said the funding came from the Mayfield Fund, which adds partn...

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Austin Ventures Plans Hardware Accelerator, Says Report

Austin Ventures is getting into the accelerator game, according to a report this week, and is planning to open up a new, hardware-focused accelerator in a partnership with Battery Ventures and The Valley Fund. The new accelerator is reporte...

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Appconomy Gets $2.9M

Austin-based Appconomy, the developer of cloud-based software for mobile marketing, has raised $2.9M more in funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm earlier this week. The filing indicates the fundraising was in the form of a ...

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

SilverCar Raises $5M More

Austin-based Silvercar, which operates a smartphone-driven, airport car rental service, has raised $5M more in funding, according to a regulatory filing by the company today. Details on the funding have not yet been announced by the company...

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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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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Stormpulse Gets $1.3M

Austin-based Stormpulse, a developer of software interactive weather mapping and tracking major hurricanes and other storms, has raised $1.3M in a funding round. The funding came from 500 Startups, E-merge, as well as Joshua Baer, Sean Harp...

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Outbox Gets $5M For Mail Sorting Service

Austin-based Outbox, a service which picks up your postal mail, and automatically sorts junk mail, digitizes bills, and allows you to view your mail on your iPhone or iPad, has raised $5M in a funding round. The funding came from Mike Maple...

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Veracyte Finds $28M For Molecular Diagnostics

Veracyte, a company developing molecular diagnostics products, has raised $28M in a Series C financing round. The firm, which has a lab and major operations in Austin, said the funding was led by GE Ventures, and also included Domain Associ...

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Active-Semi Raises $7M For Power Semiconductors

Dallas-based Active-Semi, a developer of semiconductor power management components, has raised $7M in a new funding round, plus added a strategic investor. Active-Semi said it raised $7M in a new round of funding, which was led by strategic...

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Civitas Learning Gets $8.75M For Education Software

Austin-based Civitas Learning, which develops an online student learning platform, said today that it has raised $8.75M in funding. The funding was led by Emergence Capital Partners, and also included Austin Ventures, First Round Capital ...

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Skyonic Raises $128M For Carbon Capture

Austin-based Skyonic, a firm developing carbon capture technology, said today that it has raised $128M in a Series C funding, to go towards construction of a commercial-scale, carbon capture and mineralization plant. The Austin startup said...

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Invodo Finds $5M In Funding

Austin-based Invodo, the developer of video-based video for the e-commerce market, has raised $5M in a fnancing, the firm said today. The company said the funding came from Comerica Bank, and will go to accelerate business growth and techno...

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

BitAngels Grows Network, Funds First Deal

BitAngels, the new angel investment group which has both a physical location and its roots here in Austin, has just funded its first deal, and has grown out its network of angels to more than 120 people, with more than $17.7M in capital com...

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Superconductor Technologies Spinout Gets Funding

Austin-based Superconductor Technologies said Tuesday that Resonant Inc., a spinout of the company, has raised $7M in a funding round. Superconductor Technologies said the private placement came from new investors, but that the company cont...

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Connectloud Finds Funding, Names CEO

Dallas-based Connectloud revealed that the firm has raised a roudn of funding, and hired on a new CEO. The stealth mode, enterprise software startup did not detail information on its funding, only saying that the Series-A round of funding c...

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Monday, June 17, 2013

CLEAResult Finds Funding To Ramp Energy Efficiency Services

Austin-based CLEAResult, a provider of energy efficiency and energy management services, has scored a round of investment from private equity firm General Atlantic, the company said today. Financial details of the investment were not announ...

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Circular Energy Finds $2.7M For Solar Design, Install

Austin-based Circular Energy, a provider of solar design and installation in Texas, has raised $2.7M in a Series A funding, the company said today. The funding came from Cypress Capital and other private investors, and included both equity ...

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

ID90 Technologies Lands $3M

Grapevine, Texas-based ID90 Technologies, which operates an airline employee travel booking site, has raised $3M in a Series B funding. The funding came from Gerbara Capital and Mexico Ventures, and also included Baroda Ventures and Thayer ...

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

FireHost Gets $12M More For Secure Cloud Hosting

Dallas-based FireHost, a provider of secure cloud hosting services, said today that it has raised $12M more in funding, as part of a Series D round. The firm said the new round was led by The Stephens Group, LLC. FireHost provides cloud hos...

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

S3 Ventures Raises $75M For Technology, Medical Startups

Austin-based venture investor S3 Ventures is announcing today that it has raised a new, $75M fund for investments in technology and medical device firms, according to a report today. The firm, which is managed by Brian R. Smith, said it wil...

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

TVA Medical Gets $9.5M More

Austin-based TVA Medical has raised $9.5M in a Series B financing, to go towards validation of its technology. According to TVA Medical, the new funding round was led by S3 Ventures, and also included TriStar Technology Ventures and Sante V...

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Dell-backed Mirantis Finds More Funding

Mirantis, a provider of OpenStack systems integration services which is backed by Dell Ventures, has scored more funding for the company this week. Mirantis said it raised $10M in a second round of Series A funding, on top of the existing $...

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Wireless Seismic Raises $12.5M

Sugar Land, Texas-based Wireless Seismic, a developer of seismic data acquisition systems for the oil and gas industry, announced this morning that it has raised $12.5M in a funding round. The round came from Total Energy Ventures, along wi...

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Bloomfire Nabs $2M More

Austin-based Bloomfire, the developer of enterprise, knowledge-sharing software, has raised $2M more in funding, according to a regulatory filing today. The funding came from Silver Creek Ventures. Bloomfire is headed by Craig Malloy, and r...

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cowtown Angels' Wisegate Investment Largest So Far

The Cowtown Angels have made their largest investment to date so far, as part of the funding round announced this morning from Wisegate. The angel group, headquartered in Fort Worth, said it invested $620,000 in the round for Wisegate. Wise...

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wisegate Gets $3M More

Austin's Wisegate, the IT research service headed by Sara Gates, has $3M more in its pocket today, after announcing a new round of funding. According to Wisegate, the funding came from the Atlanta Technology Angels, Cowtown Angel Network, C...

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Datical Nabs $1M For Database Management

Austin-based Datical has raised $1M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm. The firm, which is backed by Austin Ventures, Mercury Fund, and Mohr Davidow, has not yet announced the funding. The round completes what ...

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Open Labs Gets $800K For Music Software, Hardware

Austin-based Open Labs, which develops the StageLight music creation software and related NeKo and MiKo music hardware, has raised $800,000 in a seed funding, the firm disclosed Tuesday. The funding came from music performer Timbaland. Timb...

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Compare Metrics Raises $4.2M For Product Discovery

Austin-based Compare Metrics, a developer of product discovery software for e-commerce retailers has raised $4.2M in a first round of funding, the firm announced today. The funding was led by Austin Ventures, and also included Mike Maples (...

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Friday, May 17, 2013

ProspX Gets $8.2M In Funding

The funding round announced by Austin's ProspX earlier this week was worth $8.2M--with a target of $9.3M--according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. The company announced the funding round in conjunction with the appointment of Tod...

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

PFSweb Gets $14.7M Investment

Allen, Texas-based PFSweb, the provider of e-commerce services to many major brands, said today that it has raised $14.7M in an equity investment. The investment came from Japanese digital marketing services and call center outsourcing comp...

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Rackspace Backs Cloudant For Cloud Databasas

Cloud services and hosting firm Rackspace has backed a developer of cloud-based databases, Cloudant, in a venture deal this morning. Cloudant said it raised $12M in a second round of funding this morning, including investments from Rackspac...

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

ProspX Finds New Funding, CEO

Austin-based ProspX, which develops software for managing the commercial insurance process, said today that it has closed additional funding, and named a new CEO. Details on the funding were not announced. ProspX said the new funds will go ...

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Monday, May 13, 2013

HipLogiq Lands $5M For Social Marketing Software

Dallas-based HipLogiq, a developer of social media marketing software, announced Monday that it has raised $5M in a Series A funding round. According to HipLogiq, the majority of the funding came from Hadron Global Partners. HipLogiq says i...

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Bazaarvoice, HomeAway Help Investors In Midas List

Texas investors might not be getting much attention in the latest Forbes Midas List, the publication's annual ranking of the top venture capitalists--but, two Texas firms did help three of the investors on the list this year. Austin's Bazaa...

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

BRS Labs Seeks Funding

Houston-based Behavioral Recognition Systems said today that it has opened up a new, preferred funding round to help support the company's research and development. The firm did not say how much it is looking to raise in its funding efforts...

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Vivify Health Scores Funding For Healthcare Service

Plano-based Vivify Health announced yesterday that it has received funding, from Ascenscion Health Ventures and Heritage Group, for its cloud-based, remote care platform. Financial details of the funding were not disclosed. Vivify said it w...

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Spiceworks Behind Launch Of IT Startup Workspot

Austin-based Spiceworks, which develops IT management software, has a new line of business: helping startups get off the ground. According to Spiceworks, it has helped a second, IT startup get its offering off the ground via its SpicePanel ...

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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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Monday, April 29, 2013

M87 Gets $500,000 At Longhorn Startup Demo Day

Austin-based cellular communications developer M-87 has a $500,000 check in hand--presented at Thursday's Longhorn Startup Program demo day--part of a $1M, seed financing round. The funding came from The Horizon Fund, the startup investment...

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Friday, April 26, 2013

DBI Lands Funding For DB2 Database Tools

Austin-based DBI, a developer of IBM DB2 database optimization tools, said Thursday that it has received its first major outside investment. Size of the investment was not announced by the company. The company said the investment came from ...

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Bookshout Snags $6M for Online Book Community

Dallas-based Bookshout, which operates an online book community and sales and marketing site for book authors, has raised $6M in a Series B funding, the firm announced today. The funding was led by Ambassador Enterprises. Bookshout, which i...

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Omni Water Solutions Finds $4M More

Austin-based Omni Water Solutions, the developer of mobile water treatment systems being used in the oil and gas industry, has raised another $4M in funding, the company said this week. The company said the new funding came from Austin Vent...

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Texas Bucks National Trend, Sees Venture Capital Funding Increase In Q1

Texas venture capital investments in Q1 bucked the national trend of declining dollars and deals, instead posting a big increase both quarter-to-quarter and from year-to-year, according to the latest numbers from the MoneyTree report. The r...

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Monday, April 22, 2013

GENBAND Raises $343.47M

Frisco-based telecom equipment maker GENBAND has raised an enormous, $343.47M in funding, according to information details in the latest PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report. No details on that fundin...

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Central Texas Angel Network Holds Steady In Angel Investment Ranking

The Central Texas Angel Network continues to be one of the most active angel investment groups in the nation, according to a new ranking released this morning studying angel investment activity nationwide. According to the 2012 Halo Repor...

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bypass Mobile Catches $3.5M For Entertainment Point-of-Sale

Austin-based Bypass, the startup developing tablet-based, point-of-sale equipment aimed at entertainment venues, has scored $3.5M in a Series A funding round, the firm disclosed Wednesday. The new funding was led by eBay and AEG. The firm, ...

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Safarious Looks To Raise $1.5M in Funding Round

Dallas-based Safarious, which is developing an online social networking and community site for those interested in wildlife and adventure, is in the midst of raising $1.5M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm tod...

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Malauzai Software Raises $3.0M

Austin-based mobile banking software developer Malauzai Software has raised $3.0M in a new round of funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. Details on that funding have not been announced by the company. Malauzai develops m...

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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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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Choose Energy Gets $4M For Energy Marketplace

Plano-based Choose Energy, which operates an online energy marketplace which allows consumers to choose power suppliers, has raised $4M in a funding round, the firm announced this morning. The funding came from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & By...

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spanning Cloud Captures $6M More, Has Big Hiring Plans

Austin-based cloud-based data backup provider Spanning Cloud Apps said this morning that it has raised $6M in a Series B funding round. According to the company, the new funding was led by an undisclosed, strategic investors. Foundry Group ...

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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

Dachis Group Lands $7.5M More

Austin-based Dachis Group, the social marketing software and solutions firm headed by Jeff Dachis, has raised $7.5M more in a Series C funding round, the firm said today. The round was led by Austin Ventures. According to Dachis, in a blog ...

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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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Thursday, March 14, 2013

iPawn Lands $4M In Funding For Online Pawn Shop

Tyler, Texas-based iPawn, a startup offering up asset-based, online loans, said today that it has raised $4M in a funding round. The firm said the funding was led by Rafi Gridron, along with other angel investors. The company said the new f...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Endgame Nabs Funding For Cyber Security Software

Endgame, a developer of cyber security, visualization, and analytics tools which has offices in San Antonio, said today that it has raised $23M in a Series B equity financing round. The firm said the Series B was led by Paladin Capital Gro...

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Chaotic Moon Scores Investment From Hollywood

Austin-based mobile development firm Chaotic Moon Studios, which provides mobile design and development services, has scored a big investment from a Hollywood investor. According to Chaotic Moon, William Morris Endeavor (WME), the big enter...

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Handshakez Nabs $3.6M For Better Customer Collaboration

A team of Austin enterprise software veterans think they have a new way to help companies better manage customer relationships--and now have the funding to make it happen. Handshakez, a new, enterprise software startup co-founded by Jason W...

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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, March 6, 2013

Bloomfire Raises $8M More For Social Enterprise Tools

Austin-based Bloomfire, the startup headed by Craig Malloy which develops enterprise, social knowledge sharing software, has raised $8M more in a funding round, the firm said today. The funding came from Austin Ventures and Redpoint Venture...

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Taskbox Gets $600K In Seed Funding For Email Organization

Do you wish your smartphone was a little smarter, and could help you keep your email organized? A new, Austin-based startup, Taskbox, is looking to do exactly that, and said today that it has launched a new version of its iPhone app--plus r...

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Monday, March 4, 2013

MicroTransponder Finds $3.0M

Dallas-based MicroTransponder, a developer of neurostimulation devices being used to treat tinnitus, has raised $3.0M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm. The filing indicates the company is in the midst of rais...

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Click Security Lands $17.7M

Austin-based security analytics software developer Click Security announced this morning that it has landed a big, Series B funding, worth $17.7M. According to the company, the round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, and also included...

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Friday, February 22, 2013

InfoChimps Raises $2.8M More

Austin-based Infochimps, the developer of software used for implementing big data infrastructure in the cloud, has raised $2.8M in a debt funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm. Details on the funding have not been anno...

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Friday, February 22, 2013

SURGE Accelerator Names New Class Of Energy Startups

Houston's SURGE Accelerator, the startup accelerator which is focused on software startups in the energy sector, announced its latest class of startups Thursday, the second batch of companies out of the startup acceleration effort. Accordin...

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Xtreme Power Snags $5.75M In Funding

Austin-based uninterruptible power supply developer Xtreme Power has just raised $5.75M in a debt financing round, according to a regulatory filing by the company. The funding is part of an ongoing, $10.0M funding effort. It appears the fun...

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Optimal Blue Gains New Funding

Plano-based Optimal Blue, a developer of web-based software for pricing, managing, and locking mortgages, has gained funding from a private equity firm. According to private equity firm Serent Capital, it invested in Optimal Blue and its su...

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Blue Sage Capital Closes $150M Fund

Austin-based private equity investor Blue Sage Capital said today that it has raised $150M in commitments in an oversubscribed, second fund. Blue Sage focuses on growth, recapitalization and buyout financings of smaller middle market compan...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Hospitalists Now Snags $2.5M In Debt Funding

Austin-based Hospitalists Now, a provider of technology to the healthcare industry, has scored $2.5M in a credit facility, according to lender Square 1 Bank. Square 1 said the credit facility will provide working capital and help support gr...

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Xeris Pharmaceuticals Raises $6M

Austin-based Xeris Pharmaceuticals said Monday that it raised almost $6M in funding in 2012. The firm said the funding included funds from angel investors, the Texas Emerging Technologies Fund (TETF), as well as National Institutes of Healt...

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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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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Spredfast Grows With $18M In New Funding

Austin-based Spredfast is growing, true to its name, with a new, $18M funding round, the firm said this morning. Spredfast, which is led by Rob Favaron, said today that it has raised $18M in a Series C funding round, which was led by Open...

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Insurance Zebra Gets $1.5M For Car Insurance Shopping

Austin-based Insurance Zebra, a yet-to-launch startup providing car insurance shopping, has raised $1.5M in a seed funding round. The round came from Silverton Partners, Mark Cuban, Floodgate, and Birchmere Labs. The firm said it will be us...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Toopher Lands $2M For Security Tools

Toopher, a new startup created by a student and adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin, said today that it has raised $2.0M in a Series A funding, and has moved into the Austin Technology Incubator. The startup, started by E...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Texas Venture Labs Expands Competitions With New Assistant Director

The Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs, the startup support effort based at the University of Texas at Austin, is looking to expand its investment competition and support to companies from other universities, with the appointment of a new Assis...

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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, January 18, 2013

ORIX Funds R2integated

Dallas-based, the provider of equity and debt to technology and other companies, said this week that it has made an equity investment in R2integrated, a digital and social marketing agency based in Baltimore, MD. ORIX did not say how much i...

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Venture Deals In Texas Drop In Q4 To $196.1M

Venture capital investments in Texas dropped in Q4 of 2012, according to the latest MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), with 33 deals totaling $196.152M during the quarter, d...

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

American Airlines Creates Startup Investment Fund

Who's the latest startup investor in Texas? It's none other than Fort Worth-based American Airlines, which apparently launched a new startup investment fund at CES called Blue Ocean. In a panel, Jason Oshiokpekhai, American's manager of ...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

ipDatatel Connects Into $2.85M

Houston-based ipDataTEl, a developer of wireless equipment used to connect security, home automation, and other devices into the Internet, said this morning that it has raised $2.85M in a growth financing round. The firm said the oversubscr...

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Monday, January 14, 2013

TrueAbility Finds $750K To Assess Technical Job Recruits

San Antonio-based TrueAbility, which develops technology to help companies evaluate candidates for technical job positions, has raised $750,000 in a seed funding round. The seed funding came from Rackspace co-founders Pat Condon and Graham ...

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Austin Ventures Names EIR

Venture capital firm Austin Ventures is all about Austin today, after the venture capital firm (named after Austin), based in Austin, has tapped entrepreneur Gene Austin as its newest Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Gene Austin is the former CEO...

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Affinaquest Lands Funding For Nonprofit Management

Dallas-based Affinaquest said Friday that it has scored a round of growth capital, for its nonprofit donor management system. The company said the funding came from Social Sector Ventures. Affinaquest, which was founded by Jeff Shy, said th...

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Dell Backs Mirantis

Round Rock-based Dell, via its Dell Ventures arm, has backed the provider of OpenStack integration and tools, Mirantis. Mirantis, which is based in Silicon Valley, said it received $10M in funding from Intel Capital, WestSummit Capital, and...

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Gazzang Finds $4M In Funding

Austin-based Gazzang, the developer of Linux-based security and encryption tools, said Thursday that it has raised $4M in a funding round, as it saw a record 2012. The firm said that the funding came in December from Austin Ventures and Sil...

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Red Book Connect Gets Funding From TPG, Rolls Up Firms

Red Book Connect, a newly launched, cloud-based technology developer for the restaurant, hospitality and retail industries, has scored major funding from Fort Worth-based TPG Growth, along with Instawares Holding Company, the firm said toda...

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Iconixx Gets $4.5M

Austin-based Iconixx Software, a developer of sales performance management software for the enterprise, has raised $4.5M in a funding round. The funding came from Ballast Point Ventures. According to the firm, the funding will go towards sa...

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Alsbridge Gets Funding From Private Equity Firm

Dallas-based outsourcing and consulting firm Alsbridge said today that it has received an investment from private equity firm LRR Partners. Financial details of the investment were not disclosed. According to the company, the funding will g...

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Vobi.com Gets $1.5M For Cloud Collaboration

Vobi.com, a new Austin-based working on cloud-based collaboration software, said Friday that it has raised $1.5M in a Series A funding round. The round came from Trailblazer Capital. Vobi is headed by Mark Castleman....

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Schoox Takes $1.0M For Online Learning

A new, Austin-based startup focused on online learning, Schoox, has raised $1.0M as part of an ongoing, $2.0M funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Thursday. The startup looks to be developing an online learning site...

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

SURGE Accelerator Raises $575K In Investment Fund

Houston's SURGE Accelerator, the energy-software focused accelerator program, has now raised $575,000 in its investment fund, according to a regulatory filing from the firm this week. The filing indicates that SURGE has around 18 investors ...

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Gradalis Raises $24M For Cancer Vaccines

Dallas-based Gradalis announced this morning that it has raised $24M in a Series B round of financing, which will go towards financing late-stage trials of its personalized cancer vaccine. Gradalis is developing treatments for advanced stag...

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Fisoc Gets $5M For Loyalty Programs

Austin-based Fisoc, which develops Buzz Points, a provider of loyalty programs aimed at banks and credit unions, said over the holidays that it has raised $5M in its Series C funding round. The firm said the lead investors included Greycro...

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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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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

uShip Raises $18M

Austin-based uShip, the online marketplace for shipping services and transportation, has raised $18M in a new funding round, the firm announced today. The funding came from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. According to the company, the new...

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Ortho Kinematics Gets $2M

Austin-based Ortho Kinematics announced this morning that it has raised $2M in a funding round, as part of a Series B funding. Source of the funding was not announced. According to the company, the new funds will go towards commercializatio...

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Trouble In Venture Capital Land: VCs, or Consultant?

There's been a lot of turmoil in the land of venture capital in recent years, and it looks like those troubles don't seem to have gone away, at least according to local angel Hall T. Martin. Martin, an angel investor known for his role at t...

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Fisoc Raises $1.7M For Loyalty Platform

Austin-based Fisoc, a developer of software for running loyalty programs for merchants, has raised $1.7M in a funding round, part of an ongoing, $2.67M funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. Details on the funding have not...

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Charity Dynamics Gets Funding Round

Austin-based Charity Dynamics, a provider of online marketing and fundraising software for nonprofits, has raised a round of equity investment, the firm announced this morning. The round came from Vitesse Capital Partners, an Austin-based i...

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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, December 3, 2012

Texas Venture Labs Deadline Approaches

Startups looking to tap into the accelerator at UT Austin, the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs, have until December 15th to apply to the program, the accelerator said Monday. The accelerator, which works with startups to help them get funded...

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Macheen Gets Investment From Qualcomm

Austin-based Macheen, the provider of mobile, broadband connection services for electronic devices, has scored a strategic investment from wireless company Qualcomm, the company said this morning. Size of the investment round was not announ...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

OutboundEngine Raises $1.6M

Austin-based OutboundEngine, headed by Branndon Stewart, said today that it has raised $1.6M in a Series A investment round for its automated email and social media marketing service. The round came from Floodgate, Austin Ventures, Silverto...

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

ORIX Ventures Provides $10M To Talyst

Dallas-based venture lender ORIX Ventures, which provides venture debt funding to startups and other high tech companies, said that it has provided a $10M growth capital commitment to Talyst, a provider of pharmacy automation technology. Te...

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Bazaarvoice's Brett Hurt Joins Austin Ventures

Bazaarvoice's loss is Austin Ventures gain, as Austin Ventures said that Brett Hurt has joined the company as a Venture Partner. Hurt, who recently shifted from CEO to Vice Chairman at Bazaarvoice, will focus on early stage investing for Au...

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Central Texas Angel Network Among Top Angel Groups Again

The Central Texas Angel Network is among the top angel investing groups in the country, according to the latest HALO Report from the Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank, and CB Insights. According to the report, in the first half...

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Escalate Capital Backs Software Developer AtTask

Austin-based mezzanine capital provider Escalate Capital has put its financial backing behind software-as-a-service developer AtTask. AtTask, which develops software used for project and work management in enterprise teams, said it received...

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

MeetMeTix Gets Series A For Ticketing Service

MeetMeTix, a new Austin startup helping to connect people with sports, concert, and other tickets in a peer-to-peer marketplace, has raised an initial tranche of its Series A financing round, the firm said Thursday. The company said the fun...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mark Cuban Backs Condition One

Prolific Dallas angel investor Mark Cuban has backed another startup, this time, a developer of immersive video players which run on tablet devices. Condition One, which is based in New York, said it has raised $2.35M in funding, which came...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mirna Therapeutics Raises $34.5M

Austin-based Mirna Therapeutics, which is developing microRNA-based therapeutics for treating cancer, has raised $34.5M in a Series C funding round. The firm said the funding was led by Sofinnova Ventures, and also included New Enterprise A...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

ZS Pharma Lands Huge, $46M Funding Round

Fort Worth-based ZS Pharma has raised a huge, $46M funding round, for its efforts to treat patients with kidney and liver disease. The pharmaceuticals developer said the Series C financing was led by Alta Partners, and also included Venture...

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Steep Drop In Texas Venture Investments, As Firms Raise $127.7M In Q3 2012

Venture funding numbers from the latest PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report shows a steep dropoff in the amount of venture capital raised in Texas in Q3, with only 35 deals worth a total of $127.7M...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Quarri Technologies Lands $1.28M

Quarri Technologies, which develops security software, reported this morning that it has raised $1.288M in a funding round for its software. The round was led by the Houston Angel Network and Daylight Partners, and also included the Texas H...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Verdande Technology Raises $8M

Verdande Technology, a developer of real-time decision making software for the oil and gas, financial services, and healthcare industries, said today that it has raised $8M in a funding round. The firm--which has offices in Houston--said th...

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

AirStrip Lands Investment From Wellcome Trust

San Antonio-based mobile healthcare application and hardware developer AirStrip Technologies has scored a round of investment from the Wellcome Trust, the two said this morning. Financial details of the investment were not announced. Wellco...

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

AeonClad Coatings Gets Investment From Patagonia

Austin-based AeonClad Coatings, a developer of advanced materials and coatings, has scored an investment from outdoor products firm Patagonia. According to Patagonia, it has taken a 15 percent equity stake in AeonClad, whose products includ...

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

SURGE Energy Accelerator Opens Spring 2013 Apps

Houston's SURGE Energy Software Accelerator said Thursday that it has officially opened up applications for its Spring 2013 class, the group's 13-week program to help incubate, mentor, and help energy related software firms get funding. The...

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Silvercar Snags $11.5M To Fix Airport Car Rentals

Austin-based Silvercar, the startup led by Luke Schneider, is looking to improve the car rental experience with a new take on airport car rentals: offer only a single make and model of a car, and let users rent cars using a smartphone. The ...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

LoneStar Heart Gets $20M For Heart Repair Technology

LoneStar Heart, a life sciences firm whose technology is based on research out fo the Texas Heart Institute, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and which has operations in Dallas, said today that it has raised $20M in fund...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Zenoss Adds $25M In Series C Round

Austin-based Zenoss, which develops IT management software used to manage physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure, said Tuesday that it has raised $25M in a Series C funding round. The round was led by Summit Partners, and also included...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Calxeda Gets $55M in New Funding

Calxeda, the developer of ultra-low power, ARM-based datacenter server equipment, has added to its warchest, with a new $55M funding round, the company said this morning. Calxeda said the funding came from Austin Ventures and Vulcan Capital...

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Austin Startup Week Expands Lineup

Austin Startup Week, which is being held the week of October 8-12th, is shaping up with a new batch of events. According to organizer Jacqueline Hughes, a new set of Mentor Office Hours has been added to the schedule, with ATI, Capital Fact...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

FireHost Gains Another $10M For Cloud Hosting

Dallas-based FireHost, the provider of cloud hosting services, said today that it has raised another $10M in funding, via a Series C round. The round came from its existing investors, which include The Stephens Group and angel investors. Th...

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

VAZATA Lands $13M For Colocation Services

Plano-based VAZATA, a provider of managed hosting and colocation services, said Wednesday that it has raised $13M in a growth equity funding. The funding was led by Altpoint Capital Partners, and also included Ballast Point Ventures. The fi...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Rackspace Co-Founder Funds Tennessee Startup

Splother, a startup which is developing an online website service offering pre-cleared, licensed music, said Tuesday that it has added Rackspace co-founder Dirk Elmendorf as a strategic advisor and investor. Financial terms of the investmen...

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bigcommerce Expands With $20M

Bigcommerce, the developer of e-commerce software for the small and medium sized business market, has scored a $20M, Series B funding round, the company announced this morning. The Austin firm, which was co-founded by Eddie Machaalani and M...

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Noesis Energy Lands $8M For Energy Management Service

Austin-based energy management software and services firm Noesis Energy has raised $8M in funding, and launched a new free online energy management service, the company said this morning. The new funding round was a Series B, and was led by...

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Macheen Connects With $10M More

Austin-based Macheen, the developer of services which help connect devices to the Internet using mobile networks, said that it has raised an additional $10M in financing. The funding came from GemVentures, and also included existing investo...

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Compass Datacenters Gets $45M In Debt Funding

Dallas-based Compass Datacenters, a builder and operator of data centers, said this morning that it has scored its first major round of funding. The firm said it has gained a $45M credit facility, which can be expanded up to $100M, to finan...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

ORIX Backs Fuhu's Android Tablet Efforts

Dallas-based venture debt provider ORIX Ventures said today that it has provided $10M in venture debt financing to Fuhu, a developer of an Android tablet aimed at kids. Terms of the venture debt deal were not announced. Fuhu develops the na...

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

DxUpClose Raises $1.0M

Dallas-based DxUpClose, whic is developing in-vitro, antibiotic sensitivity tests, has raised $1.0M in a Series A funding. The round came from angel investment group Golden Seeds. According to Golden Seeds, which announced the funding this ...

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

TECH Fort Worth Starts Angel Program

Fort Worth-based technology startup incubator TECH Fort Worth said this morning that it has launched a new, angel program called Cowtown Angels. The incubator said the new effort will help connect local angel investors with companies needin...

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Rallyhood Raises $1.3M

Austin-based RallyHood, the online and mobile app provider headed by Patti Rogers which helps groups manage their activities, announced this morning that it has raised $1.3M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Tom Meredith, Co...

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Rallyhood Raises $1.37M For Group Coordination

Austin-based Rallyhood, the startup developing online group management tools and software, has raised $1.37M as part of an ongoing, $1.5M funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the company this week. The firm, which is headed by...

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Mark Cuban's Latest Investment Trades Grads' Future Income For Startup Capital

Mark Cuban, the prolific Dallas angel investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has invested in a company which lets college graduates trade a portion of their future income, for a chunk of capital. Upstart, a Silicon Valley startup, said...

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Monday, August 6, 2012

TuneIn Dials Into $16M For Online Radio

TuneIn, an online music, news, and sports streaming service which has its roots in Dallas, said Monday that it has raised $16M in a venture funding round. The round was led by General Catalyst Partners, and also included Jafco Ventures, Goo...

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Nitero Gets Funding For High Speed Wi-Fi

Austin-based Nitero, which is developing 60Ghz, Wi-Fi semiconductors, said today that it has secured an additional round of funding for the firm. Size of the round was not announced. Nitero said the funding came form Trailblazer Capital, So...

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Veros Systems Gets $1.5M

College Station-based Veros Systems, a developer of a system to monitor the reliability and energy efficiency of rotating machinery, said today that it has received a third tranche of a $1.5M investment from the Texas Emerging Technology Fu...

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ordoro Gets $1.2M For Inventory Management Software

Austin-based Ordoro, a developer of software to manage the inventory and shippping of e-commerce retailers, has raised $1.2M, the company disclosed Thursday. The funding came from a European investor, along with angels who found the company...

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mark Cuban Backs Apptopia.com

Prolific Dallas angel investor Mark Cuban has made another seed investment in a technology firm, this time, in online app marketplace Apptopa.com. Apptopia.com said that it is closing out a $1M funding round, with Mark Cuban leading the inv...

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

MicroVentures Makes VC Investments A Game

Is the world of venture capital investing just a game? It is, now, thanks to Austin-based MicroVentures, the online crowdfunding and investment platform run by Bill Clark. MicroVentures rolled out a new, Facebook game Tuesday called the Mic...

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Texas Venture Investments Drop In Q2

The latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers and National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report, based on data from Thomson Reuters, shows that Texas venture investments dropped in Q2 of this year. The report tallied $179.25M i...

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

GiftCardLab.com Gets $3M In Debt

Dallas-based GiftCardLab.com, which provides customized plastic and e-gift cards for both consumers and corporations, has raised $3M in a debt financing round, the firm announced today. The firm said the funding came from Cypress Growth Cap...

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Keiretsu Backs Savara Pharmaceuticals

Angel investment group Keiretsu Forum said Tuesday that its member invested more than $3M in the Series B funding for Austin's Savara Pharmaceuticals. Keiretsu said it contributed $3M in equity, with the additional $5.4M in the round in the...

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Audingo Finds $3M

Austin-based startup Audingo, which has developed a service which delivers personalized audio and video content from celebrities to mobile users, said Tuesday that it has raised $3M in an angel funding round. Audingo said that its service l...

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Dell Fluid Storage Fund Aims At Five To Ten Storage Startups

Dell has released more details on its new, $60M investment fund aimed at the storage sector by Michael Dell Tuesday, saying that it expects to invest in five to ten promising storage startups via the fund, which is being run by Dell Venture...

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Dell Launches $60M Storage Investment Fund

Round Rock-based Dell is hoping to bolster investments in storage startups, with a new, $60M fund, according to Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell. According to several reports today at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Dell h...

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cloudability Gets $8.7M

Cloudability, one of the companies out of San Antonio-based, TechStars Cloud program, has raised funding, one of the first venture fundings out of the program. Cloudability, which develops cloud spend monitoring software, said it raised $8....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Portalarium Raises $7M More

Austin-based Portalarium, the social gaming startup founded by game developer Richard Garriott, has raised another $7M in funding, according to a report this morning. The new funding round came from m8 Capital, FF Angel, and BHV Venture Cap...

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Baylor Angel Network Sets Investment Record

The angel investment group made up of angels linked with Waco's Baylor University apparently are having a record-setting year for angel investments, according to the university Monday. Baylor said that the Baylor Angel Network has made more...

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

MapMyFITNESS Gets $3M In Financing

Austin-based MapMyFITNESS, the developer of mobile fitness apps and website services, reported this morning that it has gained $3M in a financing from Square 1 Bank. The debt funding comes on top of a recent, $9M Series B equity financing f...

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Dell Buys Quest Software

Round Rock-based Dell said this morning that it has reached a definitive agreement with Quest Software to acquire the IT management software firm. Dell said it would pay $28.00 per share in cash from Quest, for a total price of approximatel...

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Friday, June 29, 2012

TabbedOut Gets $3.5M

Austin-based mobile apps developer TabbedOut has raised $3.5M out of a $4.0M, convertible debt funding round, according to a regulatory filing earlier this week. Details on the funding for ATX Innovation have not yet been announced by the c...

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

VolunteerSpot Rounds Up $1.5M

Austin-based VolunteerSpot, an online website focused on helping noprofit leaders, moms, teachers, and others coordinate volunteers, has raised $1.5M in a funding round, the firm said yeterday. The funding was led by ff Venture Capital, and...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Skyonic Takes $9M For Carbon Capture

Austin-based Skyonic, a developer of carbon capture technology, has raised $9M as part of a $35M funding round, the firm said Tuesday. The company said it is piloting a carbon capture and utilization plant in the United States. The funds ar...

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Layered Technologies Gets $38M Credit Facility

Plano-based Layered Technologies said this morning that it has secured $38M in a credit facility. The funding came from Fortress Investment Group, and will go towards enhancing and expanding its compliant hosting and cloud services. Layered...

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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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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

ESO Solutions Raises $4M

Austin-based ESO Solutions, a developer of software and information technology products aimed at the emergency services sector, has raised $4M in a Series B round. The round came from Austin Ventures. ESO Solutions, which is led by Chris Di...

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Mark Cuban Leads Investment In Switchcam

Dallas-based entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban has led an investment in a Silicon Valley startup, SwitchCam, worth $1.2M. The round also included 500 Startups, Turner Media Camp, Vikas Gupta, Niket Desai, Reed Morse, David Beyer and Jeff...

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Napkin Venture Looks To Provide Startup Advice, Classes, Help

A new, Austin-based firm focused on providing branding, identity, and other services to startups, said it launched Wednesday. Napkin Venture, headed by Tina Cannon, said it would provide business classes, legal documents, branding and ident...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cottonwood Technology Fund Makes Investment

A venture capital firm with offices in El Paso has made an investment in a renewable biofuels company. Cottonwood Technology Fund, an early stage, technology commercialization fund headed by David Blivin, led a $1.5M, Series A funding of In...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Savara Pharmaceuticals Finds $8.6M

Austin-based Savara Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceuticals developer focusing in on a treatment for cystic fibrosis, said today that it has raised $8.6M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by angel investment group The Keir...

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

MapMyFITNESS Gains $9M

Austin-based MapMyFITNESS said this morning that it has raised $9M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Austin Ventures and Milestone Venture Partners, along with strategic investors Competitor Group, Inc. and The Running Speci...

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Austin Ventures Backs Huge Domain Name Startup

Austin Ventures is one of the key backers of a huge, new domain registrar startup, Donuts Inc., which said today that it has raised $100M to apply for an operate 307 new top level domains (TLDs). The firm, headed by former Demand Media Pres...

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Austin Ventures Backs Huge Domain Name Startup

Austin Ventures is one of the key backers of a huge, new domain registrar startup, Donuts Inc., which said today that it has raised $100M to apply for an operate 307 new top level domains (TLDs). The firm, headed by former Demand Media Pres...

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Alereon Adds $6M

Austin-based Alereon, the developer of ultra wide band (UWB) radio technology used for wireless communications between consumer electronic devices, said today that it has closed on $6M of additional funding for the company. The company, led...

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Alert Logic Gets $12.2M

Houston-based Alert Logic, a developer of web-based security tools, said today that it has raised $12.2M more for the company. The Series F round was led by Industry Ventures and DH Capital, new investors in the company, and also included p...

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Civitas Learning Lands $4.1M

Austin-based Civitas Learning, a new startup focused on helping college students better select classes and majors, has raised $4.1M in a funding round, the firm said Thursday. The round came from Austin Ventures, First Round Capital, and Fl...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

SolarBridge Technologies Nabs $25M In Series D

Austin-based SolarBridge Technologies, which is developing microinverters for the solar power market, said today that it has raised $25M in a Series D funding round. The new funding brings the company's total raised to $71M in funding. The ...

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

NextIO Finds $12.3M More

Austin-based NextIO, the developer of I/O virtualization products led by K.C. Murphy, said today that it has closed a $12.3M, Series F funding round. The company said the round included its existing investors, as well as an un-named strateg...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Equivalent Data Finds Funding

Houston-based Equivalent Data, a provider of electronic discovery software to law firms and corporations, has scored a funding from Dallas-based private equity fund Trinity Hunt Partners. Size of the investment was not disclosed. Equivalent...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

HomeAway Invests In Chinese Vacation Rentals Site

Austin-based HomeAway has made an investment in a Chinese operator of an online vacation rental site, the firm said yesterday. HomeAway said it has purchased a minority stake in Tujia which it says is the first site in China to target the h...

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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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Monday, May 14, 2012

Calxeda Nabs $12M More As It Nears Market

Austin-based low voltage semiconductor developer Calxeda has raised another $12M in funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today, as the firm is on the cusp of shipping chips for servers based on 32-bit ARM mobile processors....

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

CopperEgg Raises $2.1M, Names CEO

Austin-based CopperEgg, the devleoper of cloud monitoring and analytics software, announced this morning that it has raised $2.1M in additional funding as part of its Series A round. The firm said that Silverton Partners lead the round, and...

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Ziften Technologies Lands $5.5M

Austin-based Ziften Technologies, the developer of enterprise monitoring software run by Mark Obrecht, has raised $5.5M in a Series B funding, and launched its first product, the firm said today. The new funding was led by Fayez Sarofim & C...

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Friday, May 4, 2012

UT Austin Startup Incubator Gets $6M

The Texas Venture Labs, the effort at UT Austin's McCombs School of Business which helps accelerate startups from the University of Texas and help them get to market, has scored $6M in a gift from oil and gas entrepreneur Jon Brumley. Accor...

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Texas Startups Help Boost Venture Capitalists Rankings

Four, Texas high tech companies are behind the top rankings of venture capitalists in the Forbes Magazine annual Midas List, the magazine's rankings of the top venture capital investors. Although there were no Texas investors listed on the ...

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Austin Ventures Funds Merger Of Benefits Firms

Austin Ventures has helped to fund the merger of two benefits management companies via a funding round announced Wednesday, according to BenefitMall and CompuPay. Dallas-based BenefitMall and Miramar, Florida-based CompuPay both provide pay...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mark Cuban Finds Funding For Flingo

Dallas-based entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban has made another investment in smart television app publisher Flingo, Flingo said Wednesday, adding $1M to the firm's first round. The firm said the funding brings its first round to $8M. Fl...

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Monday, April 30, 2012

OrthoAccel Finds $10M

Houston-based OrthoAccel Technologies, the developer of an FDA-cleared device which helps speed up orthodontic procedures by accelerating teeth movement, has raised $10M in a growth capital funding, the firm said today. The round was led by...

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Validas Gets Funding For Mobile Analytics

Houston-based Validas, a developer of a software decision engine which tracks trends, patterns, and behavior in mobile phone usage and billing for enterprises, said Monday that it has received a strategic investment from Huntsman Gay Global...

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Aggredyne Raises $3M

Houston-based Aggredyne, a developer of biomedical diagnostics products for measuring platelet function, said today that it has raised $3M in a Series A funding round. The firm, which is headed by Edward R. Teitel, did not disclose the sour...

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Crest Capital Ventures Backs Online Video Editing Startup

A brand new, venture investing firm based in Houston, Crest Capital Ventures, is the lead investor in a developer of online, cloud-based video editing software, WeVideo, WeVideo announced Friday, leading a $19.1M round for the company. WeVi...

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Texas Companies Raise Nearly $388.5M In VC In Q1

Texas companies raised $388.47M in venture capital funding in Q1 of the year, according to numbers released this evening by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters. Acco...

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sevin Rosen Has Hit In Splunk

Partners over at Dallas-based venture capital investor Sevin Rosen Funds might just be breaking out the bubbly for lunch, after one of its portfolio firms--Splunk, debuted this morning in a huge debut on the Nasdaq. Splunk, whose other inve...

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sevin Rosen Re-Ups Investment In Antibody Developer

Dallas-based venture investor Sevin Rosen Funds has re-upped its backing of antibody developer Alder BioPharmaceuticals, participating as part of a $38M Series D funding for that company. Alder said that its new round was led by Novo Ventur...

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Umbel Finds $3.7M

Austin-based Umbel, a developer of software that measures audiences for publishers, agencies, and advertisers, has raised $3.7M, the firm announced Tuesday. The funding was led by Austin Ventures. Along with the funding, Umbel said it has h...

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

WhiteGlove Health Raises $12.9M

Austin-based WhiteGlove Health, the provider of mobile medical and preventative care services, said today that it has raised $12.9M in funding, plus $15.3M in warrants over the next two years, led by Burrill & Company. The company said the ...

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mark Cuban Backs Mention Mobile

Dallas billionaire Mark Cuban has put more funding into mobile games maker Mention Mobile, the gaming developer said this morning. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. The Los Angeles-based company has previously raised $750,000 from ...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Illumitex Lands $9.3M More, Appoints New CEO

Austin-based Illumitex, which develops LED lighting products, said this morning that it has raised a new, $9.3M in funding. The funding came from existing investors, including NEA, Morgan Creek Capital, Mousse Partners, Apex Venture Partner...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Koupon Media Scores $4.5M For Mobile Coupons

Dallas-based Koupon Media announced this morning that it has raised $4.5M in a Series B round, for the firm's mobile coupon applications. The round was led by Trailblazer Capital, and also included prior investors DFJ Mercury and The Matthe...

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Sevin Rosen Portfolio Firm Sets IPO Range

Splunk, the developer of enterprise indexing software whose lead investor is Sevin Rosen Partners, the Dallas venture capital firm, has moved one step closer towards its IPO. Splunk, which is based in San Francisco, said it expects to price...

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Malauzai Finds $2.3M For Mobile Banking Apps

Austin-based Malauzai Software, which develops mobile banking apps for community financial institutions, said this morning that it has raised $2.3M in a fundraising effort. Source of the new funding was not disclosed. According to the compa...

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Famigo Raises $1M For Family Friendly Mobile Apps

Austin-based Famigo, the startup which helps families find family-friendly apps for their smartphones and tablets, said this morning that it has raised $1M in a seed round of financing. The round was led by Silverton Partners, and also incl...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Nuventix Gains $10M More

Austin-based Nuventix has raised another $10M in funding for the firm's cooling technology for the LED lighting market. The funding came from existing investors Braemar Energy Ventures, CenterPoint Ventures, InterWest Partners, Rho Ventures...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

tweetTV Gets $750K

Austin-based tweetTV, which is developing an online, real-time social TV guide, said this morning that it has raised $750,000 in a seed funding round .The round came from angel investor Joe Kalfa. The social television conversations site, w...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

UnboundID Lands $12.5M In Series B Funding

Austin-based UnboundID, the developer of identity management software headed by Steve Shoaff, has added $12.5M to its coffers in a new venture funding round, the company announced this morning. UnboundID said the Series B funding round came...

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Monday, March 26, 2012

BiO2 Medical Lands $13.7M For Medical Device

San Antonio-based BiO2 Medical, a developer of medical devices, reported late Friday that it has completed a $13.7M, Series B funding round. The round came from the Targeted Technology Fund and Pasadera Capital. The company said the round i...

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Bloomfire Gets $10M For Sales Team Software

Austin-based Bloomfire, a new startup co-founded by former LifeSize founder Craig Malloy, said today that it has raised $10M in a Series A funding round, to go towards helping manage sales team productivity. The round was came from Austin V...

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

TableTop Media Gets Venture Debt Financing

Dallas-based TableTop Media, a developer of touchscreen enabled, restaurant kiosks, has received a debt funding round, according to Dallas venture debt provider ORIX. According to ORIX, it has provided a senior secured debt facility to Tabl...

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Yootoo Gets Investment From Reality Show Producer

Las Colinas-based Yootoo, which operates an online service which allows people to record videos on their computer or smartphone, and have them incorporated onto live TV, has scored an investment from reality show producer Mark Burnett. Acco...

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Central Texas Angel Network Among Most Active Angels, Says Report

A report released Thursday has identified Austin-based Central Texas Angel Network as one of the most active, angel investment groups in the country. According to the new HALO Report, released today by Silicon Valley Bank, the Angel Resourc...

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Lands $20M

Houston-based Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, a developer of therapeutic cancer vaccines, announced today that it has raised $20M in a Series B funding round. The round included AVG Ventures and Remeditex Ventures. According to the firm, the fund...

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Drilling Info Gets $165M

Austin-based Drilling Info, a provider of oil and gas exploration and analysis information, said Monday that it has raised $165M in an investment round. The round was led by Insight Venture Partners, and also included Battery Ventures and ...

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Omni Water Solutions Gains $7.9M

Austin-based Omni Water Solutions, a developer of water treatment systems for use in oil fracking operations, said last week that it has raised $7.9M in funding. The funding was led by Austin Ventures, and also included a number of family o...

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

CANWE STUDIOS Gets $1.5M For Mobile Apps

Another, Austin-based mobile development studio, CANWE STUDIOS, which is headed by Brooke Braswell and Dan Kloiber, said today that it has scored funding, to the tune of $1.5M. The firm said the funding came from private investors, and goes...

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Black Sand Technologies Gains $10M For Power Amplifiers

Austin-basd Black Sand Technologies, a semiconductor firm which develops power amplifiers for the wireless market, said Tuesday that it has raised $10M in a Series C funding. Te funding was led by Northbridge Venture Partners and Austin Ven...

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

AirStrip Technologies Gets Investment From Qualcomm

San Antonio-based AirStrip Technologies, the developer of mobile healthcare products, said today that it has scored a strategic investment from Qualcomm, via Qualcomm's Qualcomm Life Fund. Financial details of the strategic investment were ...

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pivot3 Adds $23M In Funding

Austin-based Pivot3, the developer of virtual server and storage appliances, said today that it has raised $23M more in funding. The funding was led by Samsung Ventures, and included all of the firm's prior investors, which include Focus Ve...

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tango Health Raises $4M

Austin-based Tango Health, the developer of Health Savings Account (HSA) management software headed by Duncan Van Dusen, announced this morning that it has raised $4M in a Series B funding. The funding round was led by S3 Ventures, and also...

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Apollo Endosurgery Gets $47.6M

Austin-based Apollo Endosurgery has raised $47.6M in a funding round, the company announced this morning, for its endoscopy products. The firm said the funding came from investors Novo A/S, Remeditex Ventures, and CPMG, Inc., along with pri...

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Austin Ventures Adds Busey As Venture Partner

Austin Ventures said today that it has added Andrew Busey, the founder and former CEO of Challenge Games, as a Venture Partner at the venture capital firm. Busey--who was most recently serving as VP and GM at Zynga--will focus on finding ve...

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Texas Companies Raise $306.2M In Venture Capital In Q4

Companies in Texas raised $306.2M in venture capital in Q4 of 2011, according to the latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report. The report is based on data from Thomson Reuters. The...

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Tech Fort Worth: Johson & Johnson Looks To Fund Local Startups

TECH Fort Worth, the technology incubator in Fort Worth, said this week that it is working with The Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science and Technology (COSAT), to help the group review Texas healthcare companies for funding. TECH ...

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Texas Investors Fund, Back Research Commercialization Venture

A long list of Texas investors--plus Google's Eric Schmidt--said Tuesday that they have backed an effort to commercialize the research out of HRL Laboratories, the former research and development arm of Hughes Aircraft, which is based in Ma...

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Onit Lands $4.1M

Houston-based Onit, a startup developing business productivity and process management tools, said today that it has raised $4.1M in a Series B funding. The round was led by Austin Ventures, and also included the principals of Houston incuba...

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Socialware Adds Investment From CrunchFund

Austin-based Socialware, the developer of social business software, said this week that it has added CrunchFund, the investment fund run by TechCrunch's Michael Arringotn, as an investor. Socialware said that the investment comes as part of...

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Friday, January 6, 2012

SURGE Accelerator Makes Last Push For Applications

The Houston-based SURGE Accelerator, the energy-focused, business accelerator looking to apply the popular business acceleration model pioneered by YCombinator and TechStars to the energy software market, is making a last push for applicant...

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mark Cuban Funds CRM Software Firm

Dallas Mavericks owner Marc Cuban has seeded another technology startup, this time a developer of customer relationship and contact management software. Nimble said late last night that Mark Cuban, along with Google Ventures, led a $1M seed...

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Unwired Nation Raises $6.5M

Austin-based Unwired Nation, a provider of mobile application development services and platforms, is announcing today that it has raised $6.5M in a funding round, which it is using to expand its offices, employees, and executives. The firm,...

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

eRecyclingCorps Lands $35M

Irving-based eRecyclingCorps said this morning that it has raised $35M in a funding round, to go towards its wireless recycling and trade-in programs. The firm said the round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. eRecyclingCorp was c...

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Waste Management Boosts Plastics-to-Oil Firm

Houston-based Waste Management has made another investment in plastics-to-oil company Agilyx, Agilyx said today. Agilyx, a developer of processes which converts unwanted plastic waste back into crude oil, said it has raised $25M in a Series...

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Appconomy Raises $10M

Austin-based Appconomy, a developer of mobile application development software, said this morning that it has raised $10M in a Series A funding round. The firm said the funding comes from Chinese venture capital firm Qiming Ventures, as wel...

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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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Friday, December 16, 2011

Austin Tops In State For Startups, Says Report

The latest report from Texas Entrepreneur Networks, the networking effort run by Hall T. Martin, says that Austin was the top location for startup funding in Texas for Q3, although Dallas startups received the highest dollar amount in the q...

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

MicroVentures Adds $150K

Austin-based MicroVentures, the crowdfunding startup headed by Bill Clark, has raised another $150,000 for the company, according to reports. The Statesman said the funding comes from Silicon Valley investor Irfan Ahmad, along with other an...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Essex Woodlands Leads Investment In DNA Identification Tech

Venture capital firm Essex Woodlands, which has offices in Houston, is the lead investor in a developer of DNA identification technology. Silicon Valley-based IntegenX said that Essex Woodlands led a $40M, Series C funding for the firm toda...

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

SoftLayer Adds Greylock's Strohm To Board, Trumpets Q3 Results

Dallas-based SoftLayer, the provider of managed and cloud hosting services, said today that it has added Greylock Partners' David Strohm to its board of directors. The privately held firm also said that its revenues hit $85M in the third qu...

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Monday, November 21, 2011

EnTouch Controls Raises $2M

Richardson-based EnTouch Controls, a startup developing commercial energy management systems for small businesses, said this morning that it has raised $2M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Trailblazer Capital. EnTouch Contr...

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

ServiceMesh Raises $15M

ServiceMesh, a developer of cloud computing management software which has operations in Austin, said this morning that it has raised $15M in a funding round. The funding came from Ignition Partners. ServiceMesh, which is headed by Eric Puli...

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

WP Engine Gets $1.2M For WordPress Security, Hosting

Austin-based WP Engine, a provider of hosting and security for the WordPress blogging software package, said this morning that it has raised $1.2M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Silverton Partners, and also included angel...

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Dallas Venture Firm Invests In Mobile Shopping Discovery

Naya Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm focused on India, has backed a developer of mobile shopping and discovery apps, Zoomingo. According to Zoomingo, which is based in Seattle, it raised $1.3M in a first round of funding from ...

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Monday, November 14, 2011

SalesVu Lands $600K

Austin-based SalesVu, a developer of a mobile, cloud-based payment product, announced today that it has raised $600,000 in a angel investment round. The firm said the funding will go toward product development and marketing. The company di...

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

KLD Energy Gets $10M In Convertible Debt

Austin-based KLD Energy Technologies reported Thursday that it has received $10M, in a convertible debt offering. The firm said that the round will go towards further development and application of its technology. The firm said it now has r...

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

WhaleShark Media Gets $150M More

Austin-based WhaleShark Media, which operates a network of online coupon such as RetailMeNot.com, announced today that it has raised a huge, $150M financing round. The funding came from J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Institutional Venture...

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Koupon Media Gets $2M

Dallas-based Koupon Media, a developer of digital coupon software for mobile devices, said Wednesday that it has raised $2M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by DFJ Mercury, and also included the Matthew Pritzker Company. Koupo...

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mark Cuban Seeds Social Gaming Firm

A social gaming firm which develops iPhone and Android mobile games, Mention Mobile, announced Tuesday that it has scored $250,000 in funding from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Mention Mobile, which is based in Los Angeles, develops th...

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

ShopSavvy Raises $7M From Facebook Co-Founder

Dallas-based mobile barcode reading app developer Shopsavvy said today that it has raised $7M in new funding, led by Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook. The round also included Brad Martin (Saks Fifth Avenue), and James Bailey. Saverin...

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Noesis Energy Gets $6.5M For Energy Efficiency Efforts

Austin-based Noesis Energy, a new startup targeting the energy efficiency market for commercial and industrial customers, said today that it has received an initial investment of $6.5M, from Austin Ventures. Noesis said it is planning to un...

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Quarri Technologies Raises $3M

Austin-based Quarri Technologies, a developer of information and content security software, announced today that it has raised $3M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by the Houston Angel Network (HAN), and also include Daylight ...

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Friday, October 28, 2011

MicroVentures Raises $300K For Facebook Investment Fund

Austin-based Microventures, the crowd-funding site run by Bill Clark, said Thursday that it has helped to raise $300,000 for a fund created to buy private shares in Facebook on the secondary market. The firm said it was able to land that $3...

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Quarri Technologies Scores $2.77M

Austin-based Quarri Technologies, a developer of security software for the business web application market, has raised $2.77M, part of an ongoing equity funding round targeted at $4.6M. The funding came to light via a regulatory filing by t...

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

GameStop Leads Investment In PlayJam

Grapevine, Texas-based videogame retailer GameStop is the lead investor in a maker of online, TV games, PlayJam. PlayJam said this week that it has raised $5M in a Series A funding, which came from GameStop Digital Ventures, Adobe Ventures,...

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dallas Investors Back BlueCava

Three, Dallas-based investors--S3 Ventures, Mark Cuban, and Tim Headington--have invested in a maker of device identification software, BlueCava, that firm announced Tuesday. BlueCava said that it has raised $9.5M in a funding round, which ...

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Monday, October 24, 2011

MyEdu Gains $10M For College Software

Austin-based myEdu, a developer of software which helps college students manage their classes, schedules, textbooks, and more, said today that it has raised $10M in a funding round. The round came from the University of Texas System. Accord...

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Texas Venture Capital Investments Rise to $595.75M in Q3

Venture capital investments in 38 Texas firms rose to a total of $595.75M in Q3 of 2011, according to the latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital MoneyTree report, based on data from Thomson Reuters. The Mone...

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

OwnLocal Nabs New Funding

Austin-based OwnLocal, which develops products to help local publishers grow their web services, said today that it has raised a new round of funding. Amount of the funding was not announced, however, the firm said it now has raised around ...

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

glendonTodd Capital Funds Enterra Solutions

Dallas-based private equity firm glendonTodd Capital said today that it has made an investment into technology firm Enterra Solutions. Enterra is a Reston, Virginia-based developer of technology for rapidly processing real time data, applyi...

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Reddwerks Bumps Funding To $5.8M

Austin-based Reddwerks has bumped its current funding round to $5.8M, according to a regulatory filing from the firm today. The firm--which has been in the midst of a Series C-3 Preferred stock round since November of last year--said in the...

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Michael Dell's MSD Capital Backs Web Software Firm

A Russian company developing open source, web server software--NGINX--has scored an investment from the private investment firm of Michael S. Dell, the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Dell Computer. NGINX said Tuesday that it had raised $3M i...

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cyberonics Invests in Sleep Apnea Device Firm

Houston-based Cyberonics, the publicly held developer of medical devices for treating epilepsy and other diseases, said today that it has invested $12M in a developer of sleep apnea treatment devices. According to Cyberonics, it made the in...

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Authentix Finds $15M

Dallas-based Authentix, a developer of security and anti-counterfeiting technology used in oil and gas, pharmaceutical, consumer goods, and other industries, announced today that it has raised $15M in a Series C growth equity funding. The f...

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Spredfast Scores $12M More

Austin-based Spredfast, the social media analytics and management software developer headed by Rod Favaron, announced today that it has raised $12M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Interwest Partners, and also included prio...

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Monday, September 19, 2011

HelioVolt Gains $50M From South Korean Firm

Austin-based HelioVolt, which manufactures thin film photovoltaic modules for the solar power industry, has scored $50M in an investment, the firm said Monday. The investment comes from South Korean energy firm SK TIC and SK Innovation. Hel...

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

FireHost Gets $10M

Dallas-based FireHost, a provider of cloud-based secure hosting, said today that it has raised $10M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by The Stephens Group, LLC, and also included the fimr's earlier investors. FireHost said the...

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Teladoc Raises $18.6M

Dallas-based Teladoc, which provides healthcare and medical care via telephone and videoconferencing, said this morning that it has raised $18.6M in a funding round. The round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and also included c...

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Pixel Qi, With Offices In Austin, Scores Funding

A developer of low cost, low power sunlight readable LCD panels with offices in Austin has scored a funding round, the firm announced today. Silicon Valley-based Pixel Qi said today that it has raised funding from 3M New Ventures, the ventu...

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Friday, September 9, 2011

WhaleShark Competitors Band Together, Get Funding

Three competitors of Austin-based WhaleShark Media, the online coupons site operator backed by Google, Austin Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, and Adams Street Partners, have banded together for support, and gained a round of venture fun...

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

ShopSavvy Raises $1.0M

Dallas-based ShopSavvy, the developer of mobile barcode scanning apps for both Android and iPhone, has raised $1.0M in funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm. ShopSavvy, which is headed by Alexander Muse, apparently raised th...

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Affinium Pharmaceuticals Gains $15M

Austin- and Toronto, Ontario-based Affinium Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceuticals firms developing anti-infectives, said Monday that it has raised $15M in a financing round. The round came from SV Life Sciences, Genesis Capital Partners and Fo...

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sevin Rosen Re-Ups On Metabolon

Dallas- and Austin-based venture capital investor Sevin Rosen Funds has re-upped on a developer of molecular diagnostics services and technology. Reserach Triangle Park, North Carolina-based Metabolon, which is developing molecular diagnost...

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Monday, August 29, 2011

MTPV Raises $6.5M

Austin-based MTPV, a developer of semiconductor chip technology to convert heat to electricity, has raised $6.5M in funding, part of a $8.5M round currently in progress, according to a regulatory filing. Details on the funding have not yet ...

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Whale Shark Media Raises $18M

Austin-based Whale Shark Media, the operator of a portfolio of coupon and deal sites, has raised another $18.0M in an equity funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm today. According to the filing, the funding round opened Au...

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Asuragen Raises $5.0M

Austin-based molecular diagnostics firm Asuragen has raised $5.0M, on its way to a $10.0M funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. Asuragen is a spinout of Ambion, the molecular biology reagent firm founded by former...

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Friday, August 19, 2011

SpaceCraft Gets $1.3M

Austin-based SpaceCraft, a developer of website development software, has raised $1.3M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. SpaceCraft says it is "changing the way small businesses create and manage we...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Socialware Gets $7M

Austin-based Socialware, the developer of enterprise social media tools, said this morning that it has raised $7M in a Series C funding round. The round was led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital. Socialware, which is led by Chad Bockius, ...

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Airband Raises $20M More, Eyes Acquisitions

Dallas-based Airband Communications, the provider of fixed wireless voice and data services, said today that it has raised another $20M in funding. The round came from ABRY Partners, and will go towards financing further growth. Airband sai...

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Uplogix Gains $1.2M In Debt Funding

Austin-based Uplogix, the developer of systems management software, has raised $1.2M in a debt funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. Terms and details of the funding have not been announced by the company. T...

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Whaleshark Media Gets Investment From Google Ventures

Austin-based Whaleshark Media, the online coupon and deals site operator, has scored backing from Google Ventures. Financial details of the investment were not disclosed. WhaleShark operates RetailMeNot.com and many other coupons and deals ...

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Monday, August 1, 2011

NextIO Confirms $8.5M Funding

Austin-based NextIO, the developer of I/O virtualization products for speeding up server I/O, has confirmed it has raised $8.5M in a Series E funding. The funding was covered by this publication in May via regulatory filing, and was confirm...

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Monday, August 1, 2011

BigCommerce Scores $15M

Austin-based BigCommerce, a developer of online e-commerce and shopping cart software, has raised $15M in a new round of funding. The round was led by General Catalyst Partners. The firm, which was co-founded by Eddie Machaaslani and Mitch ...

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Kimbia Inks $4M More

Austin-based Kimbia, which makes web-based event management and fundraising software, said today that it has raised $4M in a new round of funding. The firm said the Series 2 round was led by S3 Ventures, and also included angel investment g...

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Peloton Therapeutics Raises $18M

Dallas-based Peloton Therapeutics, an early stage cancer drug discovery and development startup, said today that it has raised $18M in a Series A financing round. The round was led by The Column Group, and also included Remeditex Ventures a...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Texas Firms Find $247.9M In VC Funding In Q2, Says Report

The latest MoneyTree Venture Capital report, from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters, was released Tuesday evening, finding that Texas companies raised a total of...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Nuventix Raises $10M

Austin-based Nuventix, the developer of LED lighting technology, said today that it has raised $10M in a new investment round. The round came from The Bergquist Company and GE. Nuventix said the new funding will go towards global expansion ...

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Ziften Raises $5.8M

Austin-based Ziften Technologies said over the weekend that it has raised $5.8M in a Series A funding. The round came from Fayez Sarofim & Co. and Trellis Partners. Sarofim and John Long of Trellis Partners have joined the company's board a...

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Monday, July 18, 2011

NewComLink Raises $10M

Austin-based NewComLink, a provider of products for the retail credit market, said today that it has raised $10M in a new funding round. The Series B funding came from Austin Ventures and StarVest Partners. According to the firm, it will us...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

CopperEgg Raises $2M For Cloud Analytics

Austin-based CopperEgg, a developer of real-time, analytics software, said today that it has raised $2M in its Series A funding round. The firm said the round was led by Silverton Partners. As part of the funding, Silverton's Kip McClanahan...

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Xtreme Power Gets $16.4M More

Kyle, Texas-based Xtreme Power, the developer of energy storage technology backed by SAIL Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, The Dow Chemical Company, Fluor Corp., BP Alternative Energy, Dominion Resources, POSCO ICT, SkyLake & Co...

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Venture Fundraising Grows, But Funds Diminish

Dow Jones reports this morning that the amount of venture capital raised by funds in the first half of the year was up 19 percent, however, that funding went to a much smaller number of brand name funds. According to the report, $8.1 billio...

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

BlackLocus Raises $2.5M

Austin- and Pittsburgh-based BlackLocus, a developer of cloud-based, pricing optimization and revenue management software, is announcing today that it has raised $2.5M in its Series A funding round. The firm said the round was led by DFJ Me...

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Angel Investors Set To Hit Austin In 2012

Startups bemoaning the lack of angel investors in Austin -- will have those angels coming to them in droves, although they'll have to wait until next year. The Angel Capital Association, a national group representing a significant number of...

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hart Intercivic Gains Investment

Austin-based Hart InterCivic, the developer of electronic voting systems, said today that it has scored a strategic investment from private equity firm H.I.G. Capital. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed. According to Hart ...

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Diodes Invests In Taiwanese Firm

Plano-based Diodes Incorporated, the manufacturer of analog semiconductors, said today that it has invested in a Taiwanese component maker. Diodes said it has agreed to invest in ERis Technology Corporation, which provides design, manufactu...

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

NaturallyCurly Adds $1.2M

Austin-based NaturallyCurly network, which operates a website focused on people with curly hair, has raised $1.2M in a Series C funding round, the firm said Thursday. The firm said the funding will go towards hiring talent, acquisition, inf...

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Nuventix Gets Funding From GE

Austin-based Nuventix, the developer of thermal management technology headed by Jim Balthazar, has scored backing from GE. According to GE, Nuventix was one of ten companies it invested in as part of a $63M energy investment effort. Amount ...

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

LiquidFrameworks Finds Funding

Houston-based LiquidFrameworks, a developer of workforce automation and operations management software for the oilfield and industrial/environment service provider market, said today that it has scored a round of venture funding. Size of th...

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Monday, June 20, 2011

SolarBridge Technologies Raises $19M

Austin-based SolarBridge Technologies, the developer of microinverters for the solar power industry, announced this morning that it has raised $19M more in funding. The Series C round brings the company's total raised to $46M. Name of the l...

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Macheen Raises $10M

Austin-based Macheen, the developer of cloud services software, said Wednesday that it has raised $10M in a Series B financing round. The round was led by North Bridge Venture Capital. Prior investors DFJ Mercury and angels Tom Meredith, Mi...

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Illumitex Raises $13.52M

Austin-based Illumitex, a developer of high power, LED lighting systems, has raised $13.52M more in funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm. Details on the funding have not yet been announced by the company. Illumitex is ventu...

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Neos Therapeutics Raises $13.5M

Grand Prarie-based Neos Therapeutics, a contract biopharmaceuticals manufacturer, has raised $13.5M in a funding round, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. Source of the new funding was not disclosed. The filing indicates t...

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

BuildFax Lands $4M

Austin-based BuildFax, an online database of historical permit data used by the commercial and residential real estate industry, said today that it has raised $4M in funding. The funding was led by DMGI, and also included Environmental Data...

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hyper Wear Scores Angel Funding

Austin-based Hyper Wear, a developer of fitness equipment and weights, said Tuesday that it has raised funding from the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN), Concho Valley Angel Network (CVAN), Baylor Angel Network (BAN), Joel Trammell, CEO o...

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Net.Orange Gets Equity Funding

Irving-based Net.orange, a developer of healthcare management web applications, has scoerd a "significant" round of growth equity, the firm announced today. The funding came from billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon Shiong, via his firm California ...

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Friday, June 3, 2011

WhaleShark Media Raises $10M More

Austin-based WhaleShark Media, the operator of RetailMeNot.com and other coupon sites, has raised nearly $10.0M in new funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Friday. Details on the funding have not been announced. WhaleShar...

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

QuickGifts Raises $1M

Austin-based QuickGifts said today that it has raised $1M in a Series A funding round, led by Thinktiv, for its online gift card marketing service. QuickGifts was founded by Stacy Young, and allows consumers to purchase and send gift cards ...

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Portalarium Snags New Funding

Austin-based Portalarium, the videogame developer co-founded by gaming designer Richard Garriott, said today that it has raised a second round of bridge financing. The firm said the funding came from UK investor m8 Capital, as well as the F...

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mavenir Systems Raises $40M, Acquires Firm

Richardson-based Mavenir Systems, the developer of LTE and mobile infrastructure products led by Pardeep Kohli, said today that it has raised $40M in a fifth round of funding. Mavenir also said it has acquired Airwide Solutions, a provider ...

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Javelin Semiconductor Raises $4M

Austin-based Javelin Semiconductor, a developer of 3G, CMOS power amplifiers for the communications market, has raised $4.0M in a Series C funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. Source of the new funds were not discl...

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Monday, May 23, 2011

IDENTEC GROUP Gets $7.5M

Dallas-based IDENTEC GROUP, a provider of RFID tracking products and services, said this morning that it has raised $7.5M in a equity financing round. The firm said the funding came from un-named private investors. The firm said the new fun...

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

RF Code Raises $12.0M

Austin-based RF Code, which develops RFID-based asset management systems, has completed a $12.0M funding round for the firm, according to a regulatory filing by the company this week. The funding looks to be part of a round which was kicked...

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Kior Gets $55M In Series C

Pasadena, Texas-based Kior, which is developing renewable fuels technology, has scored $55M in a Series C round, according to an updated S-1 from the company. The firm is currently in IPO registration. Kior is venture backed by Khosla Ventu...

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Monday, May 16, 2011

NextIO Raises $8.8M

Austin-based NextIO, the developer of virtualization products for the data center market, has raised $8.8M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. Details on the funding have not been announced by the company. Th...

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Waste Management Invests In Agnion Energy

Houston-based Waste Management has made an investment in a German developer of waste-to-energy technology, Agnion Energy, the firm said this morning. Size of the investment was not disclosed. Waste Management said it joined Kleiner Perkins ...

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Tabbedout Takes $5.75M

Austin-based Tabbedout, a developer of mobile payment applications for the iPhone and Android, announced today that it has raised $5.75M in a Series A funding round. The firm said it added $3.7Mfrom New Enterprise Associates to boost the fu...

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Two Texas Groups In Top List of Venture Accelerators

Two Texas "venture accelerators", Tech Wildcatter in Dallas and Capital Factory in Austin, are among the top venture acceleration efforts in the country, according to a list released this week compiled as part of the Kauffman Fellows Progra...

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Spredfast Adds $2.0M In Funding

Austin-based Spredfast, the social media management software developer headed by Rod Favaron, has added another $2.0M in funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Friday. The firm, which is backed by Austin Ventures, said that o...

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

OnAsset Intelligence Finds New Funding

Irvine-based OnAsset Intelligence, a provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless asset tracking products, announced today that it has secured a new funding round. The amount of new funding was not disclosed. The round came from Main Stree...

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spiceworks Raises $25M More

Austin-based SpiceWorks, the developer of IT management software, announced this morning that it has raised $25M in new, Series D financing. The new funding round included new investors Adams Street Partners and Tenaya Capital, along with e...

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Monday, April 25, 2011

RackSpace Execs Boost Startup Encoding.com

Two executives from San Antonio-based Rackspace have made new investments in a provider of video transcoding services, Encoding.com. According to Encoding.com, it raised $2.0M in a funding round led by Metamorphic Ventures, and which also i...

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

DFJ Mercury Promotes Lebovitz, Snags Associate From In-Q-Tel

Houston-based venture capital firm DFJ Mercury said Tuesday that it has promoted Russ Lebovitz to Venture Partner, and hired Dan Janiak as an Associate. According to DFJ Mercury, both will help the firm in developing and originating science...

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Digby Raises $8M More

Austin-based Digby, the developer of mobile commerce software run by David Sikora, said this morning that it has raised $8M in a Series C funding round. The round was led by Battery Ventures, and also included current investors BlackBerry P...

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Texas Venture Capital Rises To $259.24M in Q1

Investments in Texas companies by venture capital firms was up in Q1 of the year, rising to $259.24M, according to the latest MoneyTree report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based ...

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Alert Logic Raises $12.6M

Houston-based Alert Logic, which provides security software-as-a-service, said Monday that it has raised $12.6M in a Series E funding round. The round came from existing investors Updata Partners, Covera Ventures, DFJ Mercury, and Access Ve...

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spanning Cloud Apps Raises $2M

Austin-based Spanning Cloud Apps, a developer of a backup service for Google Apps, announced today that it has raised $2M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Foundry Group. Spanning Cloud Apps is headed by Charlie Wood. The fu...

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Houston Technology Future Fund Looks To Raise $100M

The Houston Technology Future Fund, a new venture capital firm, said Tuesday that it is aiming to raise $100M to invest in a 30-county region in Texas. The early stage venture fund said it will invest in aerospace, energy, information techn...

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spanning Cloud Apps Raises $2.0M

Austin-based Spanning Cloud Apps, a developer of Google Apps applications for synchronizing Apple iCal with Google Apps, has raised $2.0M in a funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. Financial terms of the deal were...

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

GameSalad Finds $6M

Austin- and Los Angeles-based GameSalad, the developer of game creation software for the iPhone, has raised $6.1M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Steamboat Ventures, and also included Greycroft Partners, DFJ Mercury, DFJ F...

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Open Angel Forum Eyes Austin

Angel investment group the Open Angel Forum is eyeing Austin as the location of a new chapter for the investment group. The group, formed as a response to fee-based angel pitching conferences and groups, currently operates in Los Angeles, S...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Austin Ventures Backs Limo Service Site

Austin Ventures has backed the operator of an online limousine search site, Limos.com, to the tune of $10M. According to Limos.com, the new funding also includes the addition of AV's Mike Dodd and John Thornton to its board of directors. Li...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Uplogix Ups Latest Funding To $12.8M

Austin-based Uplogix, which provides systems management and remote management products for data centers, has upped its latest funding to $12.8M, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. Details of the funding have not been annou...

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Microventure Marketplace Gets $200K

Austin-based Microventure Marketplace, which is developing a service to help entrepreneurs and small business owners to connect with "micro" investors, has raised $200,000 as part of a $500,000 funding round, according to a recent regulator...

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mass Relevance Closes Funding Round

Austin-based Mass Relevance, the social curation and social media startup headed by Sam Decker, said Wednesday that it has closed on its seed funding round. The firm said it has raised over its $2M goal, with funding coming from Allegro Ven...

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

CoreXchange Gets New Funding

Dallas-based CoreXchange, the provider of colocation and other data center services, said today that it has scored an equity funding from Orix Corporate Capital, along with existing investor Red Barn Investments. Financial details of the fu...

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Friday, March 18, 2011

CoreXchange Finds $8.9M

Dallas-based CoreXchange, a provider of colocation and related services, has raised $8.9M in a funding, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. Details on the funding have not been announced by the company. CoreXchange's chairm...

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Mozido Gets Funding

Dallas-based Mozido, a firm which says it is developing low cost, white-label mobile financial transaction services, announced today that it has received a round of growth funding. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. The company said t...

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

SpareFoot Adds $1.5M

Austin-based SpareFoot.com, which provides an online marketplace for finding self-storage facilities, said this week that it has raised $1.5M in an extension to its Series B funding round. The round included Silverton Partners, FLOODGATE, a...

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Infochimps Adds Investors

Austin-based Infochimps, which operates an online marketplace for large datasets, said last week that it has added three new investors to the firm. Amount of the investments were not disclosed. Infochimps said that it has added MFI Capital,...

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Monday, February 28, 2011

ProspX Finds $8M

Austin-based ProspX, the developer of software-as-a-service for the commercial insurance industry, said today that it has raised $8M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Adams Capital Management, and also included prior investo...

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

WhiteGlove Health Lands $12.5M

Austin-based WhiteGlove House Call Health, which offers up on-call healthcare at home or work via a membership program, said Tuesday that it has raised $12.5M in a funding round. The round was led by Enhanced Equity Fund. WhiteGlove said it...

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

CLEAResult Gets Venture Funding

Austin-based CLEAResult, a firm which helps to design and implement energy efficiency and renewable energy programs for utilities, said Tuesday that it has scored a "significant capital investment". The funding came from General Catalyst. F...

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

InView Sees Funding From In-Q-Tel

Austin-based InView Technology Corporation, a developer of high-performance cameras and hyper-spectral imagers, said this morning that it has received a strategic investment from In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the U.S. intelligence communi...

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

TechSkills Ups Funding To $5.175M

Austin-based TechSkills, the operator of IT, health service, and business training centers, has upped its most recent funding round to $5.175M, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Wednesday. The filing indicates that OCA Ventures...

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Nuventix Finds $4.9M More

Austin-based Nuventix, the developer of LED cooling products led by Jim Balthazar, has just scored $4.9M in a new funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm. According to the filing, the funding is part of a series BB round...

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Cinsay Gets $40M Funding Commit

Austin-based Cinsay, a developer of enterprise video player technology, said today that it has inked a deal with Pepperwood Partners LLC, where Pepperwood will provide the firm up to $40M in debt or equity financing. The firm said the capit...

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Socialware Raises $3M More

Austin-based Socialware, a developer of social networking compliance tools for the enterprise, said this morning that it has raised $3M in additional funding. The funding came from existing investors FLOODGATE, G-51 Capital and Silverton Pa...

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Boundless Network Raises $4M

Austin-based Boundless Network, the promotional products firm, said today that it has raised another $4M in funding. According to the company, the round came from existing investors Austin Ventures and Silverton Partners. Boundless said the...

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

AirWalk Communications Scores $10M

Richardson-based AirWlk Communications, a developer of femtocell and other related, wireless radio technology, said Tuesday that it has raised $10M in a Series D funding round. The round was led by Sevin Rosen, and also included TL Ventures...

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

uShip Receives $2M

Austin-based uShip, an online site helping businesses and individuals connect with shipping and transport companies, has raised $2M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm today. Details on the funding have not ye...

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Monday, January 31, 2011

ReachForce Raises $4.6M

Austin-based ReachForce, a developer of marketing automation software used to clean and cleanse contact lists, announced today that it has raised $4.6M in a growth financing round. The round was led by MK Capital, and also included the firm...

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Monday, January 31, 2011

LibreDigital Gets $4M

Austin-based LibreDigital said this morning that it has scored $4M in additional funding for the firm's digital reading technology. The firm, which provides software and services to help book and other publishers reach the electronic book r...

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Net.Orange Gets $5M

Irving-based Net.Orange, a developer of web services software for the healthcare industry, has raised $5M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. No details on the funding have been announced by the firm ...

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Friday, January 28, 2011

HelioVolt Raises $8.5M

Austin-based HelioVolt, the developer of thin film photovoltaic solar power modules, has raised $8.5M, in what appears to be the first funding on an ongoing $10M funding round. The funding came to light via a regulatory filing by the firm F...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

ConocoPhillips In Clean Energy Venture Fund Effort

Houston-based ConocoPhillips joined with GE and NRG Energy Thursday, saying that the three have created a joint venture to invest in emerging and innovative energy technology companies. According to the three companies, they have committed ...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Entreave Gets Seeded

Austin-based Entreave, a startup providing online job matching services, said this week that it has raised a seed round of funding from angel investors. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. Entreave was co-founded by Vamsi Mohun and Joh...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Teladoc Medical Services Raises $4M

Dallas-based Teladoc Medical Services said today that it has raised $4M in a new funding round. According to the firm, the funding came from existing investors Cardinal partners and HLM Venture Partners. Teladoc said the new funding will go...

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Texas Companies Raise $137.5M In Venture Capital In Q4

The latest numbers from the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association were released this evening, finding that there was $137.5M raised in venture capital by Texas companies in Q4. The fundi...

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

NEOS GeoSolutions Finds $60M

Houston-based NEOS GeoSolutions, a provider of software and services to oil and gas exploration companies which helps them determine where to explore, lease, and drill, has raised a big $60M funding round, from Bill Gates and a slate of oth...

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

TalentGuard Raises $400K

Austin-based TalentGuard, a provider of career seminars, said this week that it has raised $400,000 in a Series A financing round. The firm said the round came from angel investors, including Jim Schneider, former CFO of Dell and Chairman o...

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Main Street Capital Funds Televerde

Houston-based Main Street Capital said today that it has invested $7.5M in funding in Televerde, a provider of sales lead and demand generation services for the IT hardware and software industry. Main Street said the investment included $6....

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Monday, January 10, 2011

CacheIQ Finds $6M

Austin-based CacheIQ, a developer of caching products for file-based storage, has raised $6.0M in funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm today. Source of the funding was not disclosed. CacheIQ was co-founded by Joel Trammel...

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Uplogix Gets $11.3M

Austin-based Uplogix, a developer of remote management software for computer networks, has raised $11.3M in an equity funding round, according to filing from the firm Monday. Source of the new funding was not disclosed. Uplogix has previous...

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Dachis Group Gains $30M More

Austin-based Dachis Group, the social business consultancy headed by Jeffrey Dachis, has raised another $30M in funding, the firm said this morning. The Series B funding was led by Austin Ventures. According to the firm, the new funding wil...

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Solar Power Technologies Gains $6.0M

Austin-based Solar Power Technologies, a developer of optimization and monitoring systems for photovoltaic solar arrays, has raised $6.08M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm. The firm is backed by Austin Ventur...

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Atonometrics Scores $1.7M

Austin-based Atonometrics, a developer of test and measurement equipment for the photovoltaic equipment industry, has raised $1.7M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. Source of the funding was not disclos...

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wireless Seismic Raises $19.5M

Sugar Land, Texas- and Colorado-based Wireless Seismic, a developer of a wireless, seismic data acquisition system used by the oil and gas industry, said today that it has raised $19.5M in a new funding round. The round came from Chesapeake...

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Mass Relevance Finds $2M

Austin-based Mass Relevance, a new startup headed by former Bazaarvoice exec Sam Decker, has raised somewhere around $2.0M in funding, according to multiple reports. The funding came from Austin Ventures and Floodgate. Mass Relevance is app...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Rock Hill Capital Invests In Video Conferencing Firm

Houston-based private equity firm Rock Hill Capital Group announced today that it has invested in Applied Global Technologies (AGT), a service provider for the video conferencing market. Size of the investment was not disclosed. Applied Glo...

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Ortho Kinematics Gets $2M

Austin-based Ortho Kinematics, a developer of spine motion analysis and diagnostics technology, said this morning that it has raised $2M in a new funding round. The round was led by TEXO Ventures, and also included PTV Sciences and Gatebrid...

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Gazzang Gets $3.5M

Austin-based Gazzang, a developer of cloud infrastructure software, said today that it has raised $3.5M in a Series A funding. The funding was led by Austin Ventures, and also included un-named individual investors. As part of the funding, ...

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Friday, December 3, 2010

WhaleShark Media Raises $87.0M

Austin-based WhaleShark Media, the operator of a number of online coupon and deal sites, has raised $87.0M in funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. According to the filing, the funding came from ten investors, and...

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tango Health Gets $3M

Austin-based Tango Health, a provider of a web-based, Health Savings Account (HSA) management service for employers and employees, has raised $3M in a Series A funding round. The funding came from S3 Ventures and angel investors. Tango Heal...

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ambiq Micro Gets $2.4M

Ambiq Micro, a developer of energy efficient microcontrollers, said today that it has raised $2.4M in a seed round of funding for the firm. The round was led by DFJ Mercury, and also included ARM, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Cisco, The Frankel...

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Infochimps Gets $1.2M

Austin-based Infochimps, which operates an online marketplace for data sets, has raised $1.2M in a Series A funding. The round came from DFJ Mercury. Blair Garrou of DFJ Mercury joins the company's board as part of the funding. Infochimps h...

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Austin Ventures Commits Up To $50M To Silverback Acquisitions

Austin Ventures said today that it has committed to invest up to $50M in a new, consolidation firm called Silverback Acquisitions, headed by Austin entrepreneur Jack McDonald. McDonald is the former Chairman and CEO of Perficient. According...

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Friday, October 29, 2010

HomeAway Gets Investment From Google

Austin-based HomeAway, the online vacation travel marketplace, has scored a big vote of confidence from Google, and has taken an investment from Google's venture capital arm, Google Ventures, according to the New York Times today. According...

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Telligent Raises $2.3M

Dallas-based Telligent Systems, a developer of enterprise social networking software, has raised $2.3M in a funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm this week. According to the filing, the new equity funding round came from 1...

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Riptano Gets $2.7M

Austin-based Riptano, a developer of open source, transaction database software, has raised $2.7M in a funding round, according to the firm's investors. The round came from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Rackspace Hosting, an...

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

MicroVentures In Deal With CapLinked

Austin-based MicroVentures, which operates an online marketplace for finding small business funding, has inked a deal with a provider of investor management software. According to MicroVentures and CapLinked, users of MicroVentures will get...

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Friday, October 22, 2010

SemiSouth Gets $30M

SemiSouth, the Starkville, Mississippi developer of high-voltage, silicon-carbine semiconductors which also has operations in Austin, has scored $30M in an investment from Power Integrations, a California-based manufacturer of power convers...

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Offers.com Gets $7.0M, Plans Hiring

Austin-based Offers.com, an online coupon and deals site, is announcing Monday that it has raised $7M in a growth equity investment, to accelerate its growth and expansion. The investment is coming from Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLLP. Offe...

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mark Cuban, Tim Headington Fund Security Technology Firm

Mark Cuban, the Dallas technology mogul who owns the Mavericks, and Dallas-based oil billionaire Tim Headington are the lead investors in a California maker of security tools. According to BlueCava, a developer of device authority and authe...

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Friday, October 15, 2010

ViroXis Gets $2.5M From TETF

San Antonio-based ViroXis, a developer of an anti-viral biopharmaceutical derived from sandalwood oil, has raised $2.5M in an investment round, according to Startech and the South Texas Regional Center of Innovation and Commercialization. T...

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Friday, October 15, 2010

All Access Telecom Gets $250K In Debt Funding

Dallas-based All Access Telecom, a wholesale telecommunications carrier, has received $250,000 in a loan, according to lender Thermo Credit LLC. According to Thermo Credit, the asset-based loan is being used for growth capital by All Access...

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Texas Venture Investments Reach $380.6M In Q3

The latest venture capital investment numbers, released this evening by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, based on data from Thomson Reuters, find venture capital investments in Texas reached $380.6M in Q3...

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Microstaq Raises $10.1M

Austin-based Microstaq, a developer of micro-electro-mechanical (MEMs) based electronic fluid control valves, has raised $10.1M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. According to the filing, the firm is...

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

StoredIQ Gets $10M

Austin-based StoredIQ reports this morning that it has raised $10M in a new investment round. The developer of electronic discovery and compliance software said the new funding comes from PerformanceEdge Partners, and also included prior in...

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Monday, October 11, 2010

AnovaStorm Gets Funding

Austin-based AnovaStorm, a developer of software used for J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) application deployment, said today that it has closed on an initial round of funding. Size of the round was not disclosed. The funding came from CAG ...

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

IDEV Technologies Grabs $46M

Webster, Texas-based IDEV Technologies, a developer of minimally invasive stents for treating arterial disease, said today that it has raised a $46M, Series D round of funding. According to the firm, the round was led by Piper Jaffray & Co....

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

ENTACT In Recap Deal with TGF, Austin Ventures

Dallas-based ENTACT, a provider of environmental remediation and construction services, said Wednesday that it has gone through a recapitalization with TGF Management and Austin Ventures. ENTACT did not disclose exact financial terms of the...

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Texas Q3 Venture Capital Totals Around $592M

Texas venture capital total for Q3 are around $592M, according to a recent analysis of venture funding activity in the region from Texastechpulse.com. The analysis--which is based on information gleaned from funding announcements, regulator...

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

ATX Innovations Nabs $2M For TabbedOut

Austin-based ATX Innovations, the developer of the TabbedOut mobile application, which allows users to pay their restaurant and bar tab using their smart phone, has raised $2M in a new funding round. The round came from New Enterprise Assoc...

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Quaresso Gets $270K

Austin-based Quaresso, a developer of endpoint security technology for protecting web browsers, has raised $270,000 out of a $500,000 funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Monday. Details and source of the new funding ...

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Spacetime Studios Gets Funding For MMO

Austin-based Spacetime Studios, a developer of 3D, massively multiplayer online games (MMOs), said this week that it has raised a new round of funding. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. According to the firm, the new round came from ...

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Three Houston Firms Get Texas Emerging Technology Funding

Three Houston companies are sharing a total of $2.9M in funding from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF), according to the Gulf Coast Regional Center of Innovation and Commercialization. According to the GCRCIC, AuricX Pharmaceuticals...

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Friday, September 24, 2010

MicroTransponder Raises $2.7M

Dallas-based MicroTransponder, a developer of a medical device for the treatment of chronic pain, has raised $2.7M in funding, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. Source of the funding was not disclosed. According to the fi...

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

OtherInBox Scores $1.5M

Austin-based OtherInBox, the developer of an email filtering service run by Joshua Baer, has raised $1.5M in a new funding round, according to reports. The funding came from Kenny Van Zant of SolarWinds, Dave McClure, Naval Ravikant, and Wi...

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Infochimps Picks Up $340K

Austin-based Infochimps, a provider of aggregated web data sets, has raised $340,000 as part of an ongoing, $500,000 funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. According to the filing, the round is in the form of deb...

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Austin Ventures Gets Loss In WAY Systems

Venture capital firm Austin Ventures has saw an exit in its portfolio today in WAY Systems, a Boston-based developer of mobile, point-of-sale (POS) software for merchants, as VeriFone said today that it has acquired WAY. However, it looks t...

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Uplogix Ups Funding By $5.0M

Austin-based Uplogix, a developer of remote management products for administering computer networks, has raised $5.0M in a funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm. According to the filing, the firm has raised $5.0M, out of an ...

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

MapMyFitness Gets $5.0M, Moves HQ To Austin

MapMyFitness, a developer of online and mobile fitness websites and applications, said today that it has raised $5.0M from Austin Ventures, and moved its headquarters to Austin. The firm operates MapMyRUN.com, MapMyRIDE.com, MapMyWALK.com, ...

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Austin Ventures Invests $5M In Life Insurance Distribution Firm

Austin Ventures said this morning that it has formed a new, life insurance distribution company with Bob Carter, the co-founder of National Financial Partners. As part of the new firm, Austin Venture said it has invested $5M in the new comp...

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Monday, August 30, 2010

ZS Pharma Lands $2M

Fort Worth-based ZS Pharma, a firm which is developing treatments for patients with liver or kidney disease, has raised $2M in funding from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, according to the ETF Monday. ZS Pharma, which was originally bas...

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Freescale Links With Chinese Firm On Automotive Lab

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor said over the weekend that it has linked up with Chinese firm Foton Motor, to create an Automotive Joint Lab, focused on automotive electronics. According to Freescale, the join lab will co-develop silic...

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bazaarvoice Adds Meredith To Board

Austin-based Bazaarvoice, the developer of ecommerce ratings and reviews software-as-a-service, said Wednesday that it has added well known investor Tom Meredith to its board of directors. Meredith is currently co-founder and general partne...

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

StoredIQ Takes $2.7M

Austin-based StoredIQ, a developer of electronic discovery software, has raised $2.7M in funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm. The funding is part of an ongoing, $3.0M funding. No details of the funding have been announced ...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Smooth-Stone Gets $48M For Low-Power Data Centers

Austin-based Smooth-Stone, a developer of semiconductors targeted at the data center and server market, announced today that it has raised $48M in a funding round. The funding came from ARM, Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), Ba...

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Texas Emerging Technology Fund Director Resigns

The director of the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, Alan Kirchoff, has resigned, according to reports. The Texas Emerging Technology Fund is the state's effort to fund technology startups. No reason for the departure was given. Kirchoff had...

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Airstrip Technologies Scores Funding From Sequoia

San Antonio-based Airstrip Technologies, a developer of mobile medical software, said Wednesday that it has closed a round of financing, from Sequoia Capital. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Airstrip, which is headed by Dr. ...

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

DFJ Mercury Backs Swift Biosciences

Houston-based venture capital firm DFJ Mercury is the lead investor in a developer of molecular biology reagents. According to Michigan-based Swift Biosciences, DFJ led the firm's $3M, Series A funding. A number of individual, Michigan inve...

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

KLD Energy Raises $6M

Austin-based KLD Energy, a developer of drive systems for electric vehicles, announced Wednesday that it has raised $6M in a Series B funding. The firm said the funding will go towards commercialization of its high-performance electric driv...

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sneaky Games Scores $325,000

Austin-based Sneaky Games, a developer of Facebook games, has raised $325,000 in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm. The filing indicates the firm is in the midst of a $500,000 fundraising effort. No details of th...

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Callvine Gets $4M

Austin-based Callvine, a firm developing group calling and texting applications for the iPhone, said Monday that it has raised $4M in a funding round. The round came from S3 Ventures, and is headed by former eFAX founder Rudy Prince. Callvi...

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Friday, August 6, 2010

FireFly LED Lighting Raises $300K

Austin-based FireFly LED Lighting, one of the firms in the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), has raised $300,000 in a Series A funding, according to the ATI. The funding came from the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) and Concho Valley An...

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Sante Ventures Backs Explorys

Austin-based venture capital firm Sante Ventures is the lead investor on a Series B financing for Ohio-based Explorys, a developer of cloud computing products aimed at healthcare data management. According to Explorys, it raised $2.55M in a...

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Quorum Business Solutions Gets Backing Of Carlyle Group, Riverstone

Houston-based Quorum Business Solutions, a provider of software and systems to the oil, gas, and renewable energy industry, said Thursday that it has received a "significant" capital investment from private equity firms The Carlyle Group an...

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Digby Raises $2.0M More

Austin-based Digby, a developer of mobile e-commerce software, has raised $2.0M in a new round of funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. According to the filing, the funding is part of an ongoing $3.0M funding effort b...

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

UT Investment Numbers Show Best, Worst In Investor Performance

Performance numbers from the University of Texas Investment Management Co., which manages investments for the University of Texas, were released this week showing the IRR for a number of Texas-based venture capital and private equity firms ...

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Xtreme Power Gets $29.5M

Kyle, Texas-based Xtreme Power, a developer of energy storage technology for the utility scale power market, said today that it has raised $29.5M in a financing round. The round was co-led by Bessemer Venture Partners, The Dow Chemical Comp...

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Workstreamer Gets $3.5M

Austin-based Workstreamer, which operates an online service to track news, blogs, social networking sites, and other information sources for information about customers, cometitors, and others, said today that it has raised $3.5M in a Serie...

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Kior Ups Funding To $110M

Houston-based Kior, a biofuels firm developing catalytic processes for converting biomass to high quality bio-crude, has upped its venture funding to $110M in funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm this week. Details on the...

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Caringo Gets $5M More

Austin-based Caringo, a developer of object-based storage software for the data storage industry, announced this morning that it has received $5M in a new series of funding. Source of the new funding was not disclosed. Caringo said the inve...

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Zilliant Gets $13M More

Austin-based Zilliant, a developer of software used to optimize pricing for B2B manufacturers, distributors, and industrial service firms, announced Friday morning that it has raised an additional $13M in funding. According to Zilliant, the...

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

uControl Gets $9.0M, Makes Exec Hires

Austin-based uControl, a developer of products for the home security and automation market, is announcing today that it has added $3.9M to its latest funding round, bringing its total raised in the current round to $9.0M. The firm said the ...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Sante Ventures Backs EndoStim

Austin-based venture capital firm Sante Ventures has backed a St. Louis medical device company, EndoStim. According to EndoStim, it raised $6M in a Series B funding which was led by Sante Ventures. Along with the funding, Doug French of San...

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Texas Venture Capital Totals $188.7M In Q2

PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) have released their quarterly venture capital numbers for Q2, reporting that venture deals in Texas totaled $188.7M for the quarter. The numbers were up significantl...

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Gendai Games Gets Funding

Austin-based Gendai Games, the iPhone game creation software firm headed by Michael Agustin, said today that it has raised a round of funding somewhere north of $1M. The funding was led by DFJ Mercury, and also included Steamboat Ventures, ...

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

FreightWatch Gets $10M

Austin-based FreightWatch International, a provider of logistics security, said today that it has raised $10M in a growth equity investment. The round was led by Bridge Investments LLC, a private equity firm based in Chicago. FreightWatch h...

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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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Monday, July 12, 2010

Reata Pharmaceuticals Raises $78M

Irving-based Reata Pharmaceuticals, which is developing anti-inflammatory drugs, said today that it has raised $78M in a new funding round. The round was led by CPMG and Novo AS. According to Reata, the new funding brings the company's tota...

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Texas Firms Raises Around $400.5M In Q2

An analysis of venture capital deals and investment activity in Texas, tallies up around $400.5M in investments in the state in Q2. The analysis was based on tracking of venture capital, angel, and private equity deals by Texastechpulse.com...

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Friday, July 9, 2010

C$ cMoney Gets $100M

Houston-based C$ cMoney, which says it is developing mobile payment technology, said Thursday that it has raised $100M. The funding came from AGS Capital Group, LLC. The firm said it will use the funding to expand the firm and launch its se...

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Heatgenie Raises $400K

Austin-based HeatGenie, a developer of self-heating food packaging technology, has raised $400,000, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. Source of the funding was not disclosed. HeatGenie had said in May that it is receiving...

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Codekko Raises $1.76M

Dallas-based Codekko Software, a developer of software which optimizes the source code of web applications, has raised $1.76M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Tuesday. Source of the new funding was not announ...

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Theatrics.com Gets $1.385M

Stafford, Texas-based Theatrics.com, a stealth mode firm, has raised $1.385M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing today. The filing indicates the funding is part of a $1.4M round, and came from nine investors. No details on ...

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

HelioVolt Raises $31.5M

Austin-based HelioVolt, a developer of thin film, photovoltaic coatings, has raised $31.5M as part of a $32.0M funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. The funding appears to be part of a round kicked off in Februa...

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Click Forensics Gains $6M

Austin-based Click Forensics, a provider of services for online advertisers to validate their online audiences and detect click fraud, said today that it has raised $6M in a Series C funding round. The round was led by Austin Ventures, and ...

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mavenir Systems Gets $13.6M

Richardson-based Mavenir Systems, a developer of products used by mobile operators to deliver video and other services, said Tuesday that it has raised $13.6M in a Series D funding round. The round came from North Bridge Venture Partners, A...

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Charity Dynamics Racks Up Nonprofit Donations

Austin-based Charity Dynamics said today that its online fundraising application, Boundless Fundraising, has now raised more than $30M for the nonprofits using its product. The product allows nonprofits to solicit donations from Facebook, m...

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Xtreme Power Snags $18.0M More

Kyle-based Xtreme Power, a developer of smart grid power management products, has raised $18.0M as part of an ongoing $28.7M venture funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Monday. Source of the new funding was not disc...

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Envirogen Raises $50M

Kingwood, Texas-based Envirogen Technologies, a developer of wastewater and environmental treatment projects, said last week that it has secured $50M in financing from an un-named "international provider of alternative investment capital." ...

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Friday, June 25, 2010

DFJ Mercury Closes Second Fund At $70M

Houston-based venture capital firm DFJ Mercury has closed funding on its second fund, DFJ Mercury Fund II, at $70M, the fund said today. The firm, which invests in see and early stage information technology, advanced materials, and bioscien...

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sneaky Games Nabs Funding

Austin-based Sneaky Games said this afternoon that it has raised a first round of venture funding. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. The round was led by Liahona Ventures, which is also based in Austin. Sneaky Games is working on soc...

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Monday, June 21, 2010

eGistics Raises $1.25M

Dallas-based eGistics, a provider of hosted document management services, has raised $1.25M as part of an ongoing $1.49M debt funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. Source of the funding has not been announced. eGistic...

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Sparefoot Gets $2M

Austin-based Sparefoot, an online service which helps people find self-storage facilities, has announced it has raised $2M in a Series B funding, via investor Bryan Menell. According to Menell, the firm raised $2M from Silverton Partners, F...

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Mavenir Pulls In $13.5M

Richardson-based Mavenir Systems, which manufactures telecom equipment, has raised another $13.5M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. Source of the new funding has not been announced. Mavenir is ventu...

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

DFJ Mercury Launches Office Hours Effort

Houston-based venture capital firm DFJ Mercury has taken a book from a popular trend sweeping Silicon Valley venture capital firms, and launched an "office hours" event, telling its contacts this week that it is holding its first DFJ Mercur...

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Clearview Gets Funding For Data Center Growth

Dallas-based data center provider Clearview reports this morning that it scored a second round of funding, plus gained a $1M line of credit. The financing round came from Rock Financial Partners. Size of the investment round was not disclos...

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Monday, June 14, 2010

SpareFoot Raises $2.0M

Austin-based Sparefoot, an online site which helps people find storage units on the web, has raised $2.0M in an equity funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Monday. Details on the funding have not yet been announced by...

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Savara Gets $1.9M

Austin-based Savara, a developer of inhalation-based drug delivery technology, said last week that it has received $1.(m in a commercialization award from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. The firm said the funding will be used to advance...

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Ensysce Biosciences Raises $1.5M

Houston-based Ensysce Biosciences, a nanotechnology firm which is applying carbon nanotube technology to cancer treatment, said Thursday that it has raised $1.5M. The funding came from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. Ensysce said the ne...

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Socialware Ups Funding To $4.2M

Austin-based Socialware, a developer of software used to manage social network policy for businesses, has now raised $4,166,688 in its most recent funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Monday. Details on the funding ha...

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Conformity Raises $3M

Austin-based Conformity, a developer of software-as-a-service applications to manage cloud applications, said today that it has raised another $3M in its Series A financing. The firm said the additional financing was led by Guggenheim Ventu...

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Leonardo Biosystems Gets $2.5M From TETF

Houston-based Leonardo Biosystems, a developer of drug delivery technology, has received $2.5M in a funding round from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. The investment was announced by parent firm Arrowhead Research Corporation today. Leo...

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

TechSkills Gets $3.175M

Austin-based TechSkills, which operates education centers for information technology, health services, and other career training, has raised another $3.175M in funding, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. No details on the ...

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

ProspX Raises $4.4M

Austin-basd ProspX, a developer of software used for managing commercial insurance processes, has raised $4.4M in a new funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm today. Details on the funding have not been announced by t...

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Inova Labs Gets $10M

Austin-based Inova Labs, a manufacturer of oxygen concentrators for the medical market, said today that it has raised $10.0M in a Series A funding round. The round came from Three Arch Partners. The company said the new funding will go towa...

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Waste Management Invests In Plastics Technology Firm

Houston-based Waste Management has made a strategic investment in MicroGreen Polymers, a startup developing plastics technology, MicroGreen said Wednesday. MicroGreen, which is based in the Seattle area and develops technology to reduce the...

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

LibreDigital Raises $8.1M

Austin-based LibreDigital, the electronic book publishing infrastructure provider headed by Russell P. Reeder, said today that it has raised $8.1M in a Series C funding round. The round was led by S3 Ventures, and also included Adams Capita...

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sipera Raises $10M

Richardson-based Sipera Systems, a developer of security tools for the unified communications and VoIP market, announced today that it has raised $10M in a new funding round. The round was led by S3 Ventures, and also included Austin Ventur...

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

RipCode Raises $1.0M

Richardson-based RipCode, a developer of video trancoding appliances, has raised $1.0M in a debt funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. Source of the new funding was not disclosed, however, the round appears to b...

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Chrysalis Ventures Adds Venture Partner In Houston

Chrysalis Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on early stage and growth investments in the healthcare and technology sector, said today that it has hired on Alan Ying, M.D., to head up an office in Houston. Chrysalis--which is based in...

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Wintegra Files For IPO

Austin-based Wintegra filed for an IPO late Friday, saying that it is looking to raise up to $115M in an IPO on the Nasdaq Global Market. The firm said it is hoping to trade as "WNTG", in an IPO underwritten by Barclays Capital and Deutsche...

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Austin Ventures Buys Creative Agency Exopolis

Austin-based Austin Ventures has acquired a creative agency based in Los Angeles, Exopolis, the firms announced this week. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. As part of the acquisition, Exopolis said that Matt Hovis, co-founder ...

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

BiO2 Medical Gets $6.7M

San Antonio-based BiO2 Medical, a developer of products to prevent blood clots from reaching the lungs, has raised $6.7M in an ongoing, $7.5M funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. Source of the new funding was not d...

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Friday, April 23, 2010

T-System Gets Investment From Private Equity Firm

Dallas-based T-System, a developer of clinical documentation software for hospital emergency departments, announced Thursday afternoon that it has received a "significant" capital investment from private equity firm Francisco Partners. Fina...

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Oxane Materials Finds $11.4M

Houston-based Oxane Materials, a firm developing nanotechnology products focused on oil and gas recovery for the energy industry, has raised $11.4M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. Details on the f...

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Click Forensics Gets $6M

Austin-based Click Forensics has raised $6M in a venture funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Thursday. Details on the funding have not been announced by the firm. Click Forensics has previously raised funding from Au...

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Macheen Gets $2.75M

Austin-based Macheen, a stealth mode developer of cloud services, has reportedly raised $2.75M in a Series A funding. The round was led by DFJ Mercury, and included Tom Meredith and Mike Maples, Sr., according to reports. Macheen is headed ...

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pivot3 Ups Funding By $4M

Spring, Texas-based Pivot3, a developer of virtual server and storage products, said today that it has received $4M in an investment, bringing its total Series D funding round to $29M. Pivot3 said the new investment came from Northleaf Capi...

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Report: Texas VC Investments Total $130.0M In Q1

The latest venture capital numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters, shows that Texas received $130.0M in venture capital in Q1 of this year, in 21 venture c...

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spredfast Gets $1.6M

Austin-based Spredfat said today that the firm has scored $1.6M in a Series A funding today, from Austin Ventures. The firm, which develops social media marketing software, said the funding will go towards business development and to increa...

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Texas Emerging Technology Fund Creates Regional Board

The South Texas Regional Center of Innovation and Commercialization (STRCIC), which helps to administer the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, announced today that it has created a regional board which will help process applications for fundin...

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Microventures Looks To Connects Investors, Entrepreneurs

Austin-based Microventures said this week that it has launched a new online marketplace which looks to connect investors and entrepreneurs. The site said it will allow qualified individual investors access to private placement offerings, an...

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Q1 Texas Venture Totals Around $531M

An analysis by Texastechpulse of the venture capital deals announced in the state during Q1 of 2010, finds that around $531.4M in venture capital was invested in the quarter. The analysis--which is based on information gleaned from funding ...

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Technical Sales International Gets $16.3M

Austin-based Technical Sales International, a provider of software and services to the construction industry, has raised $16.3M in a funding round, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. No details on the funding have been an...

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Syndiant Raises $4.4M

Dallas-based Syndiant has raised $4.4M in a new round of funding, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. Details on the funding have not been released by the company. According to the filing, the funding comes as part of an on...

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Venture Firm Eyes West Texas

A New Mexico-based venture capital firm, Flywheel Ventures appears to be eyeing investments in West Texas. The firm said today that one of its Venture Partners, Lawrence Chavez, is transitioning towards building an investment practice in We...

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

C$ cMoney Gets $15M

Houston-based C$ cMoney, a new startup focused on mobile payments, announced this morning that it has raised $15M in funding. The funding came from Kodiak Capital Group, LLC, and was arranged by Houston investment banking firm Pythagoras Gr...

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Monday, March 22, 2010

SolarBridge Gets $1.5M From Texas Emerging Technology Fund

Austin-based SolarBridge Technologies, a developer of microinverters for the photovoltaic power industry, said today that it has been awarded $1.5M from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF). SolarBridge said the new funding will go tow...

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Monday, March 22, 2010

PEG Bandwidth Raises $15M

Dallas-based PEG Bandwidth, a provider of fiber-based backhaul networks for the telecom industry, said today that it has raised $15M in an equity fundraising. The funding came from Associated Partners LP. According to the firm, the transact...

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Iconixx Software Buys nGen Compensation, Gets Funding

Austin-based Iconixx Software said Friday that it has raised funding from private equity firm KBH Ventures, and acquired nGenera's total compensation software business unit. Financial terms of the investment and acquisition were not disclos...

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spinal Restoration Raises $20M

Austin-based Spinal Restoration, a developer of medical devices aimed at relieving chronic low back pain, has raised $20M in a new funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. Source of the new funding was not disclose...

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Monday, March 15, 2010

MPOWER Ventures Gets Boost From Red McCombs

Austin-based venture capital firm MPOWER Ventures, said Monday that it has added Red McCombs as a lead investor in the firm's new fund, MPOWER Ventures II. Red McCombs is the billionaire co-founder of Clear Channel Communications, as well a...

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Javelin Semiconductor Gets $6.2M

Austin-based Javelin Semiconductor has raised another $6.2M in an equity funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. No details on the funding have yet been announced by the company. Javelin, which is developing CMOS RF ICs...

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Eureka Genomics Finds $3.7M

Eureka Genomics, a bioinformatics firm with its operations in Houston, said today that it has raised $3.7M in a round of funding from angel investors and other individuals. The firm, which is headquartered in Hercules, California, said the...

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tech Wildcatters Launches Seed Investment Fund, Startup Accelerator

Dallas-based Tech Wildcatters said Tuesday that it has launched a new, seed investment fund and startup accelerator, aimed at bolstering the North Texas technology start-up community. According to the accelerator, it is headed by Gabriella ...

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Monday, March 8, 2010

WhiteGlove Gets $7.7M

Austin-based WhiteGlove House Call Health, a firm which operates a service which delivers health care to a person's home or work, said Monday that it has raised $7.7M in a Series C funding round. The round was led by Hidden Lion Partners. W...

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pivot3 Gets $25M

Spring, Texas-based Pivot3, a developer of data storage products, announced its $25M funding round today. The firm said the round was led by Focus Ventures, and also included prior investors InterWest Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, ...

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Pivot3 Gets $25M

Spring, Texas-based Pivot3, a developer of data storage products based on the iSCSI protocol, has raised $25M as part of an ongoing, $30M funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Thursday. No details on the funding have b...

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Texas Multicore Technology Gets $600K

Austin-based Texas Multicore Technology, a firm developing a high level language for optimizing multicore software development, has raised $600,000 in an equity funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. Details on the...

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Innography Raises $3M

Austin-based Innography, a developer of software for managing intellectual property, said Monday that it has raised $3M in a second round of funding. The round came from existing investors Austin Ventures and Covera Ventures. The firm said ...

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Friday, February 19, 2010

MyEdu Snags $5.5M

Austin-based MyEdu, an online service which helps students learn more about selecting the right college, said today that it has raised $5.5M in a round of funding. The round was led by Bain Capital Ventures. MyEdu said the funding will go t...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

OneSpot Gets $682K In Debt Funding

Austin-based OneSpot, a developer of online marketing and social media software, has raised $682,151 in a debt funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. Details on the funding have not been announced by the comp...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Viryd Technologies Raises $5M

Cedar Park-based Viryd Technologies, a developer of wind turbine technology, announced this morning that it has raised $5M in an investment round. The firm said the round came from Ningbo Shentong Auto Decorations Ltd., along with other exi...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Phytel Snags $14.2M

Dallas-based Phytel, a developer of software used by physicians to track preventive and chronic disease care, said today that it has raised $14.2M in a new round of funding. The round came from Polaris Venture Partners, Caris, Ltd., and LAH...

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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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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

ReachForce Raises $1.7M

Austin-based ReachForce has raised $1.7M in funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Tuesday. According to the filing, the $1.7M came as part of a $1.8M round. The firm had announced the funding last week, saying it raised a ...

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Trelligence Gets $2.25M

Houston-based Trelligence, a developer of architectural programming and schematic design software, said this week that it has raised $2.25M in an investment round. Source of the new funding was not disclosed. According to Trelligence, it wi...

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

ReachForce Gets New Funding, Shifts Execs

Austin-based ReachForce, a developer of sales management and lead generation software, announced yesterday that the firm has raised additional financing. Amount of the financing was not disclosed. The firm said the funding came from Greenhi...

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Monday, January 25, 2010

VC Investments Drop in 2009

Venture capital investments dropped to their lowest levels in a decade, according to a report released Friday by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. According to the report, which used data from Thompson Reu...

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Virtual Bridges Gets New Funding

Austin-based Virtual Bridges, a developer of virtualization software, said this week that it has raised a new round of venture funding. Amount of the funding was not announced by the firm, however, VentureWire pegged the round at $4.0M. The...

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Friday, January 15, 2010

CreditCards.com Raises $58.8M

Austin-based CreditCards.com, which operates an online comparison shopping site for credit cards, appears to have raised a new round of funding worth $58.8M, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. Details on the funding hav...

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

CSIdentity Gets $35M

Austin-based CSIdentity, a developer of identity theft and fraud protection services, has received a big, $35M funding round, according to investor Investcorp Technology Partners. Investcorp said this morning that it has agreed to acquire a...

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Spiceworks Gets $16M More

Austin-based Spiceworks, a developer of IT management software, announced today that it has raised $16M in a venture round, led by Institutional Venture Partners. Prior investors Austin Ventures and Shasta Ventures also participated in the ...

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Monday, January 11, 2010

GlobalScape Invests $2.3M In CoreTrace

San Antonio-based GlobalSCAPE, a developer of FTP Server software, said today that it has invested $2.3M in Austin-based CoreTrace, a developer of enterprise whitelisting security software. The firm said it led the CoreTrace's Series B fund...

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Monday, January 11, 2010

TVA Medical Gets $2.6M

Austin-based TVA Medical, a developer of minimally invasive medical devices for treating End-Stage Renal Disease, has raised $2.6M in a Series A funding, according to venture capital firm Sante Ventures. Along with the deal, Sante Ventures ...

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

CultureMap Gets Funding

Houston-based CultureMap.com, an online site focusing on local cultural events, said Thursday that it has completed a first round of financing. Amount and source of the funding was not disclosed. CultureMap.com provides an online site cover...

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Worksoft Gets $3.0M More

Dallas-based Worksoft, a developer of test automation products for SAP, has raised $3.0M in an ongoing, $6.7M funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm today. The firm's products work with SAP's Business Suite software, ...

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Savara Gets $1.4M

Austin-based Savara, a developer of drug delivery technology, said today that it has closed a second tranche of Series A financing. The firm said it exceeded the targeted total raise amount of $1.4M. Source of the new funding was not disclo...

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Austin Ventures Invests In Online High School Firm

Venture firm Austin Ventures latest investment is in an online high school, The American Academy, which offers online courses and high school degrees to students. According to The American Academy, Austin Ventures led its $5.9M, Series B fu...

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Gowalla Gains $8.4M

Austin-based Gowalla, a developer of a location-based social networking service, said this morning that it has raised $8.4M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Greylock Partners, and also included Shasta Ventures, Maples Inves...

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Monday, December 7, 2009

CoreTrace Gets Investment From GlobalSCAPE

San Antonio-based GlobalSCAPE, a developer of FTP server software, announced Monday that it has entered into a term sheet with Austin-based CoreTrace, a developer of enterprise security tools. According to GlobalSCAPE, it will take an equit...

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Open Labs Gets $2.1M

Austin-based Open Labs, which develops workstations for the professional music market, has raised $2.1M in a combination of equity and debt. The funding was revealed in a regulatory filing by the firm today. Details on the funding have not ...

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Whale Shark Media Raises $28.5M

Austin-based Whale Shark Media, a stealth mode firm, has raised $28.5M out of a $31.5M funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. The firm now lists Phil Siegel of Austin Ventures as a board member. G. Cotter Cunnin...

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

GENBAND Gets $17.2M

Plano-based GENBAND, a developer of soft switch technology for the telecom industry, has raised $17.2M in an equity fundraising, according to a filing by the firm Thursday. No details on the source of the funding have been announced. The fi...

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Boundless Network Raises $5M

Austin-based promotional products firm Boundless Network has raised another $5M in venture funding, the firm said Thursday. According to Boundless, the round came from existing investors Austin Ventures and Silverton Partners. The new round...

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Lanyon Lands $10M

Dallas-based Lanyon, a developer of technology used for bid and spend management for the travel industry, said today that it has raised $10M in an expansion funding round. The funding came from private equity firm Frontier Capital. Lanyon s...

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

InnerWireless Raises $3.0M

Richardson-based InnerWireless, a developer of indoor wireless systems, has raised $3.0M out of a $5.0M funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. No details on the funding have been announced by the company. InnerWi...

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Horizon Data Center Solutions Lands $7.5M

Plano-based Horizon Data Center Solutions, a provider of colocation and data center services to government and enterprise customers, said yesterday that it has raised $7.5M in a new round of funding. The round was led by Ballast Point Ventu...

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Terapio Raises $5M

Austin-based Terapio Corporation, a biotechnology firm developing protein therapeutics, said today that it has raised $5M in an equity funding from Sante Ventures. According to Terapio, it is developing a pipeline of therapeutic application...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Neos Therapeutics Nabs $24.1M

Grant Prairie-based Neos Therapeutics, a specialty pharmaceuticals firm developing time release medications, has now raised $24.1M in a funding round targeted at $50.0M, according to a filing by the firm this week. Source of the funding was...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pivot3 Gets $2.0M More

Houston, Texas-based Pivot3, a developer of storage products, has raised another $2.0M in venture funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Monday. Details on the funding have not been released, however, the firm has previously ...

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

SemiSouth Raises $4M

Austin-based SemiSouth, a developer of silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors, has raised $4.0M in a funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Wednesday. According to the filing, the funding included equity, debt, and conversion o...

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

NetSocket Plugs Into $5M

Plano-based NetSocket, a developer of software for managing quality of service in IP networks, has raised $5M in an equity funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Tuesday. Details on the funding have not been released by...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Prodea Systems Ups Funding To $31.7M

Plano-based Prodea Systems, a developer of digital home systems for telecom carriers founded by the Ansari family, has raised its funding to $31.7M, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. Prodea is headed by Anousheh Ansari, ...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mark Cuban Seeds Superfeedr

Mark Cuban is one of the investors in a San Francisco-area firm, Superfeedr, the firm revealed Tuesday. Superfeedr said that Cuban and Betaworks have invested in the company, which makes feed fetching software based on XMPP. No financial de...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bigfoot Networks Gets $8M

Bigfoot Networks, a maker of computer networking cards aimed at the computer gaming market, said Tuesday that it has raised $8M in a Series B. The firm, which recently moved its headquarters from Austin to Silicon Valley, said the funding c...

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Xtreme Power Gets $2.0M

Kyle, Texas-based Xtreme Power, a developer of smart grid power management products, has raised $2.0M in a convertible debt round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. The filing indicates the fundraising is part of a $5.0M f...

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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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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ortho Kinematics Raises $3.5M, Moves To Austin

Ortho Kinematics, a developer of spine diagnostics equipment for the surgical market, said today that it has raised $3.5M in a funding round, and moved its headquarters to Austin. According to Ortho Kinematics, the round came from PTV Scien...

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

ActaCell Gets $250K

Austin-based ActaCell, a developer of lithium ion batteries, said today that it has scored $250,000 in an investment from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. According to ActaCell, the award gives it an opportunity to get up to $1M from the...

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Zeno Corp. Gets $20M

Houston-based Zeno Corp., a developer of a handheld device to treat acne, has raised $20M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Monday. According to the filing, the firm received $6M in cash plus $14M for "servi...

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

CoreTrace Gets $1.5M

Austin-based CoreTrace has raised $1.5M in debt as part of an ongoing funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. According to the filing, the firm raised $1,502,250 out of a $3,004,500 funding effort. No details ...

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Equiphon Raises $1.2M

Austin-based Equiphon, a stealth mode developer of semiconductors, has raised $1.2M in a funding round, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. According to the filing, the fundraising is part of an ongoing, $4.2M fundraising e...

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Monday, November 2, 2009

OtherInBox Raises $2.3M

Austin-based OtherInBox, a service for automatically moving and organizing email messages, has raised $2.3M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm today. The filing indicates the fundraising is part of a $4.2M, e...

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Gets $4.5M More

Houston-based Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, which is developing treatment for cancer and other chronic, infection diseases, has raised $4.5M more in funding, the company reported today. Bellicum said the new, Series A and convertible Note fundi...

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Monday, October 26, 2009

LaserGen, Qcue, Shape Memory Therapeutics Get TETF Awards

Three local companies have scored pre-seed commercialization funding from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, according to Governor Rick Perry late last week. The awards--worth $250,000 each--went to LaserGen, Qcue, and Shape Memory Therape...

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Superior Global Solutions Gets $6M

Dallas-based Superior Global Solutions, a provider of technology and outsourced services to the medical documentation and coding industry, has raised $6M in a private equity funding. According to Tennessee-based Petra Capital Partners, it i...

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

MPOWER Mobile Gets New Investment

Austin-based MPOWER Mobile, a developer of mobile payment technology, said Wednesday that it has received a strategic investment from Mike Maples, Jr. and Todd Smith, founder of Tivoli. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. The firm said...

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Texas Bucks Trend, Gets More VC In Q3

A report released over the weekend shows that Texas is seriously bucking national venture capital investment trends, and raised $192M in 29 deals, an increase of 44 percent over Q3 of last year. The increase bucks the national trend, which ...

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Illumitex Raises $4.3M

Austin-based Illumitex, a developer of solid state lighting products, has raised $4.3M as part of an ongoing, $10M venture funding raising effort, according to a regulatory filing from the firm this week. No details on the funding have been...

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Monday, October 12, 2009

WSJ: Texas Venture Firms Face Challenges

Is it goodbye for the Texas venture capital market? In a report today in the Wall Street Journal, the newspaper is highlighting a drop in the amount of venture capital raised in Texas, saying that no venture firm in Texas has completed rais...

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Troux Gets $10M

Austin-based Troux Technologies, a developer of IT planning software, said this morning that it has raised $10M in a new funding round. The round came from Austin Ventures, Greylock Partners, and a consortium of Scandanavian investors. Acco...

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

NetStreams Bumps Debt To $2.75M

Austin-based NetStreams has bumped its debt funding up to a total of $2.75M, according to a recent regulatory filing from the firm. According to the filing, the funding is part of a debt round from the beginning of the year, and also includ...

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Liquid Environmental Solutions Raises $20M

Liquid Environmental Solutions, a provider of non-hazardous liquid waste collection and treatment which is based in both Dallas and San Diego, California, has raised $20M in a funding round. The funding came from Craton Equity Partners, whi...

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Texas Q3 VC Totals Around $363.97M

The amount of venture capital invested in Texas in Q3 totaled around $363.97M, according to an analysis by Texastechpulse of venture deals in our venture database. According to our analysis, investments were up from the $282M invested in Q2...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Telisite Gets $550K

Austin-based Telisite, a stealth-mode telecommunications startup headed by Theodore Rappaport, has raised $550,000 in an investment round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm late last week. No details on the funding or company h...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pyxis Technology Gets Second Tranche

Austin-based Pyxis Technology is reporting this morning that it has received the second tranche of its $3M funding round, which came from Austin Ventures, CMEA Ventures, Formative Ventures and KT Venture Group. The firm, which designs softw...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

ApoCell Gets Private Equity Investment

Houston-based ApoCell, a contract research organization focused on molecular diagnostics, announced today that it has received an investment from Summit Partners. Amount of the investment was not disclosed. According to ApoCell, the new fun...

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Azaya Therapeutics Raises $1.045M

San Antonio-based Azaya Therapeutics has raised $1.045M in an investment round, according to SATAI and the South Texas Regional Center of Innovation and Commercialization. According to the firms, the investment, through the Texas Emerging T...

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Friday, September 25, 2009

AirWalk Raises $5.0M

Richardson-based AirWalk Communications, a developer of femtocell equipment for the cell phone industry, has raised $5.0M out of an ongoing, $6.5M funding round. The funding came to light through a regulatory filing by the firm. No details ...

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Friday, September 25, 2009

RenewData Gets $6.1M

Austin-based RenewData, a developer of electronic discovery and archiving software, has raised $6.1M in a funding round, according to regulatory filings by the firm this week. Details on the funding have not been announced by the company. T...

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Inova Labs Raises $1.687M

Austin-based Inova Labs, a developer of portable oxygen concentrators for patients with need of supplemental oxygen, has raised $1.687M in a round of financing. The funding came to light through a regulatory filing. Source of the new fundin...

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

EmFinders Gets Investment From Liberty Media

Frisco-based EmFinders, which develops a device and related subscription service for tracking people with Alzheimer's or other conditions, said today that it has received a strategic investment from TruePosition, which is a subsidiary of Li...

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sipera Systems Gets $6.7M

Richardson-based Sipera Systems has raised $6.74M in a venture funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm last month. No details on the funding have been announced by the company. The firm has previously raised capital fr...

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ingrain Gains Private Equity Funds

Houston-based Ingrain, a developer of rock physics analysis technology, used in the oil and gas industry, has received a round of funding from private equity firm TPH Partners, L.P., TPH said Monday afternoon. Amount of the funding was not ...

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Mind Bites Gets $350K

Austin-based Mind Bites, which operates a web site which allows users to create and post instructional videos, has raised $350,000 in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Wednesday. The Austin Business Journal, qu...

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Black Sand Confirms $10M Series B

Austin-based Black Sand Technologies confirmed this morning that the firm has raised $10M in a Series B funding round. According to Black Sand, the round was led by Northbridge Venture Partners, and also included Austin Ventures. The new ro...

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

RF Code Gains $6.0M

Austin-based RF Code, a developer of RFID-based asset management systems, has now raised $6.0M as part of an ongoing, $12M funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Tuesday. The round, which first saw funding in March, h...

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Black Sand Technologies Takes $10M

Austin-based Black Sand Technologies, a developer of semiconductors for the wireless space, has raised $10M in a new round of funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Thursday. No details on the funding have been confirmed by...

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Terrabon Gets Investment For Biofuels Effort

Houston-based Terrabon, a developer of technology to convert waste to gasoline, has scored an investment from Houston's Waste Management, the firms said today. Terrabon, whose technology is based on research developed at Texas A&M Universit...

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Surgient Lands $3.0M In Debt Funding

Austin-based Surgient, a developer of virtual lab management software, has scored $3.0M in debt financing, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. According to the filing, the firm has pulled in $3.0M out of a possible $4.3M in...

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Syndiant Sees $10.7M

Dallas-based Syndiant, a developer of light modulating semiconductors used for portable projectors, has raised $10.7M in a Series B investment, the firm said today. The round came from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund and un-named, privat...

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Current Solutions Nabs $3.15M, Moves To Austin

Austin-based venture capital firm Advantage Capital Partners said today that it has invested $3.15M in funds to a distributor of medical supplies, to help the firm move its headquarters to Austin. According to Advantage Capital Partners, th...

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Austin Ventures Invests In Crime Mapping Site

Austin-based Austin Ventures is the lead investor in a crime mapping site, CrimeReports.com, which raised $7.2M in a funding today. According to CrimeReports.com, the investment came alongside additional capital from an existing investor, v...

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Socialware Raises $1.5M

Austin-based Socialware, a stealth mode startup in the social networking area, has now raised $1.5M in an ongoing, $1.7M funding round, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. The firm is headed by former Bazaarvoice executives...

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Bandspeed Raises $4.5M

Austin-based Bandspeed, a manufacturer of managed wireless access points, has raised $4.5M out of a $9.5M fundraising round, the firm disclosed in a regulatory filing today. No details on the funding have yet been announced by the company. ...

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Nomee Gains $5M In Funding

Plano-based Nomee, a firm which develops social networking software which allows users to choose how they share information between networks, has raised $5M. The funding was disclosed by Paidcontent. According to reports, the funding came ...

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Convey Computer Gets $24M In Series B

Richardson-based Convey Computer confirmed today that it has closed on $24.15M in a Series B financing round, which was led by Braemer Energy Ventures. The funding, which was disclosed in a regulatory filing last week, also included prior i...

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

LibreDigital Raises $15M

Austin-based LibreDigital, a developer of tools to help convert books, newspapers, and other content into digital format, said today that it has raised $15M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Triangle Peak PArtners, and also ...

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Convey Computer Gets $24.1M

Richardson-based Convey Computer, which is developing hybrid-core computing systems, focused on the high performance computing market, has raised $24.1M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm today. According to ...

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Monday, July 20, 2009

SiliconXpress Gains Funding

Lubbock-based SiliconXpress, a fabless semiconductor design firm focused on digital and mixed signal circuits, said this morning that it has raised a Series A funding round. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. According to SiliconXpres...

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Invodo Gains $6M

Austin-based Invodo, which develops a library of online, product videos for online retailers, said recently that it has raised $6M in a Series B funding. The round came from Sevin Rosen and S3 Ventures. The firm said the funding will go to ...

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Texas Emerging Technology Fund Invests In Five Firms

The Texas Emerging Technology Fund has made investments in five, San Antonio area companies, Gov. Rick Perry announced today, as part of the state's efforts to expand its technology sector. According to Gov. Perry's office, it has invested ...

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Vidacare Raises $7.6M

San Antonio-based Vidacare, a developer of products for the hematology and oncology market, disclosed Tuesday that the firm has raised $7.6M in a Series D1 funding. The financing was led by Piper Jaffray, and also included Tullis Health Inv...

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Monday, July 13, 2009

UnboundID Gets $1M More

Austin-based UnboundID, a developer of identity management software, has scored around $1M in additional equity funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Monday. According to the filing, the firm has added just under $1M to it...

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Netstreams Gains Debt Funding

Austin-based Netstreams, which develops networked, Internet protocol-enabled audio/visual equipment, has raised $0.25M in additional debt funding, according to a regulatory by the firm last week. No details on the funding have been released...

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Texas Venture Totals Hit $282M In Q2

Venture Capital investment totals in Q2 of 2009 totaled around $282M, according to an analysis by Texastechpulse.com of venture deals which were reported this quarter. According to the analysis, the biggest investments during Q2 were an imp...

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Goodman Networks Gains $62M

Plano-based Goodman Networks, a provider of engineering, deployment, integration, and maintenance services to the telecommunications industry, said Monday that it has raised $62M in a combination of equity and debt for the firm. The equity ...

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Sevin Rosen Boosts Software Firm

Dallas- and Austin-based Sevin Rosen Funds has re-upped its investment in a software-as-a-service provider based in Denver. According to InfoNow, which provides software used by companies to manage their sales channels, Sevin Rosen has retu...

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Venture Exits At Six Year Low

Texas was one of the few bright spots in the M&A and IPO exit market so far this year, according to a report released yesterday on the liquidity market for venture-backed firms. According to the report, released yesterday by Dow Jones Ventu...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Amalto Gets Funding Round

Amalto Technologies, a developer of B2B information exchange software for the oil and gas industry, said today that the firm has scored an investment from Succes Europe, which will go towards its development of B2B software for the industry...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Austin Ventures Invests In Directory Site

Austin-based venture capital firm Austin Ventures is the lead firm in an investment in a local business directory site, MojoPages. According to MojoPages, which is based in California, Austin Ventures led a $5M Series A funding round for th...

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Limestone Ventures Funds Florida Firm

Austin-based LimeStone Ventures is leading a $1.5M, Series A funding in a Florida life sciences company, Sharklet Technologies. According to Sharklet, Limestone Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm based in Austin, is leading the r...

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Texert Taps GE For Pattern Recognition Technology

Dallas-based Texert reported today that the firm has acquired a license to technology from GE, focused on pattern identification. According to Texert, a provider of risk and compliance software, the license covers GE's Anomoly Detection Tec...

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

UpLogix Gets $1.3M In Debt

Austin-based UpLogix, which develops remote management products for managing branch offices and other remote sites, has raised $1.3M in deal involving debt and warrants, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. No details of the fund...

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Socialware Gains $300K

Austin-based Socialware, a stealth startup focused on social networking, has raised $300,000 out of a an ongoing, $1.6M funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm last week. The firm has not released details of the fundin...

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Study: U.S. Venture Capital Industry Needs To Shrink

A study released this week by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation concludes that the U.S. venture capital industry needs to shrink, in order to resuscitate the industry. According to the study, "Right-Sizing the U.S. Venture Capital Indus...

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Savara Pharmaceuticals Gains Funding

Austin-based Savara Pharmaceuticals, which is developing drug inhalation delivery technology, said this week that it has raised a Series A funding round. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. The funding round came from biotechnology ind...

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Silicon Labs Funds Timing Startup

Austin-based Silicon Labs, a developer of mixed-signal, CMOS chips, has made a strategic investment in a California firm developing semiconductor timing ICs. According to Fremont, California-based Silicon Clocks,, Silicon Labs is funding th...

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Monday, June 8, 2009

NextIO Gets $15M

Austin-based NextIO, a developer of I/O virtualization products, said Monday that it has raised $15M in a Series D funding round. The firm said the funding came from existinv venture capital backers, strategic investors, an a new "strategic...

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Turbine Air Systems Gains Funding

Houston-based Turbine Air Systems said this week that the firm has raised an undisclosed round of growth equity financing, for the firm's development of packaged cooling and energy systems. According to Turbine Air Systems, the funding was ...

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hospitalists Now Lands $3.5M in Series A

Austin-based full-service physician group practice Hospitalists Now announced today that it has closed an initial round of venture financing worth $3.5 million. The startup credited life sciences-focused venture capital firm Sante Ventures ...

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

OnAsset Closes First Private Investment

OnAsset Intelligence, an Irving-based developer of wireless asset-tracking devices and related software, announced today that it has secured an investment from entrepreneur Pete Wittmann, an Excel Communications investment partner. The spec...

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Austin Ventures Commits $50M For Brazos Software

Austin Ventures is committing $50M in funding to create a new software firm, which the company is calling Brazos Software Corporation. According to Austin Ventures, the new venture will concentrate on "acquiring and strategically expanding"...

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Friday, May 22, 2009

SpectraSensors Raises $6M

Houston- based SpectraSensors, a developer of optical sensors for the industrial and environmental gas sensing market, said this week that it has raised $6M in new financing. The firm said that the new funding came from Blueprint Ventures,...

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Friday, May 22, 2009

EEstor Earns $700K Payment for Meeting Milestone

Texas-based alternative energy firm EEstor Inc. has received a $700,000 milestone payment from ZENN Motor Co. Inc., a Toronto-based manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles, ZENN announced Thursday. Headquartered in the Austin suburb of Cedar...

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

SVTC Technologies Raises $34M More

SVTC Technologies which has locations in both Austin and Silicon Valley, said today that it has raised $34M in a funding round. The funding came from Oak Hill Capital Partners and Tallwood Venture Capital, the firm's existing investors. SVT...

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

nGenera Raises $10M

Austin-based nGenera reported Tuesday that it has raised $10M in a Series C funding for the firm's enterprise management software. According to nGenera, the round included Foundation Capital and Oak Investment Partners. nGenera said the fun...

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Texas Firms Raise Less Funding In Q1

Two reports on the venture capital industry were released over the weekend, both finding that venture capital dropped in the state for Q1. Dow Jones VentureSource tallied nearly $173 million in 23 deals, with PricewaterhouseCoopers/NVCA re...

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Austin Ventures Backs Acquisition By Century Payments

Investment firm Austin Ventures announced Wednesday that one of its portfolio companies has acquired National Merchant Solutions. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Austin Ventures, the transaction marks the fourth...

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Austin Ventures Backs Acquisition By Century Payments

Investment firm Austin Ventures announced Wednesday that one of its portfolio companies has acquired National Merchant Solutions. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Austin Ventures, the transaction marks the fourth...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

StoredIQ Gains $8M

Austin-based StoredIQ, a developer of e-discovery and information management software, announced Tuesday that the firm has raised $8M in funding. The new funds came from S3 Ventures and Techxas Ventures, existing investors in the firm. As p...

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Dell Adds Venture Capitalist To Board

Round Rock-based Dell announced Monday that Jim Breyer, a partner at venture capital firm Accel Partners, has joined the firm's board of directors. According to Dell, Breyer joins the board immediately and will stand for election on July 17...

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Nuventix Gains $8M

Austin-based Nuventix, a developer of cooling technology for high-efficiency lighting, announced today that it has raised $8M in a new funding round. According to the firm, the funding included $3M in funding from Braemer Energy Ventures an...

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Molecular Templates Raises $2.5M, Moves To Austin

Austin-based Molecular Templates, a biopharmaceuticals firm developing cancer therapeutics, announced this morning that the company has raised $2.5M in a Series A funding. The firm said the financing round came from Sante Ventures, and will...

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

J. Hilburn Gets Venture Funding

Dallas-based J. Hilburn, which operates a custom luxury men's clothing business, has scored a funding round from venture capital firm Battery Ventures. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. According to J. Hilburn, the funding will go to...

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Glycos Biotechnologies Raises $2.35M

Houston-based Glycos Biotechnologies, a developer of bacterial strains used for producing chemicals and biofuels, has raised $2.35M as part of a venture round worth $3.25M. The funding was disclosed in a regulatory filing today. Details on ...

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Friday, April 3, 2009

Texas Venture Investments Total $171.64 In Q1

An analysis of Texas venture capital activity by Texastechpulse.com finds that there was around $171.64M in venture investments in Q1, down significantly from both Q1 of last year, when $382.85M was invested in the area, and the prior quart...

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Tango Networks Grabs $5.3M

Richardson-based Tango Networks disclosed Tuesday in a regulatory filing that it has raised $5.3M in a first tranche of a $10M funding round. Details of the funding were not disclosed. Tango Network is developing unified communications (UC)...

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

MicroTransponder Gets $2.2M

Dallas-based MicroTransponder, which is developing medical devices for dealing with chronic pain, said today that it has raised $2.2M in a Series A funding. According to the firm, the funding is going towards development of its wireless neu...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

UpSpring Baby Raises $4M

Austin-based UpSpring Baby, a developer of baby products for infants and toddlers, said Wednesday that the firm has raised $4M in a Series C funding round. The lead investor was Small Ventures, and also included members of the Central Texas...

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

GlobeRanger Raises $8.3M

Richardson-based GlobeRanger, a developer of RFID products, said this morning that it has raised $8.3M in a Series C funding round. According to GlobeRanger, the funding came from new investors, along with prior investors Sevin Rosen Funds ...

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

FSV Payment Systems Gets $6M

Houston-based FSV Payment Systems, which provides prepaid card processing and program management services for the stored-value and prepaid debit card industry, has raised $6M in a funding round, according to the firm. FSV said that the fund...

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

GodTube Becomes Tangle.com, Gets Investment

Plano-based GodTube.com, a faith-based video sharing site, has renamed itself tangle.com, saying this morning that it is now looking to appeal to audiences looking for family-friendly, safe social networking. Reason for the name change was ...

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Syndiant Gains $3.5M

Dallas-based Syndiant, which is developing technology for enabling pico-projectors, said this morning that it has raised $3.5M in a funding round from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. According to Syndiant, the Technology Commercializati...

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Friday, March 6, 2009

ShopSavvy Looks For Funding

Alexander Muse, the founder of Dallas-based Big In Japan, said this week that the firm is looking to raise funding for ShopSavvy, a mobile phone application they are developing. According to a blog post by Muse on his Texas Startup Blog, th...

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hyperformix Raises $3.8M

Austin-based Hyperformix is reporting this morning that the firm has raised another $3.8M, in a combination of equity and debt. The firm, which develops software for monitoring and predicting performance and capacity of virtualized IT appli...

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Hyper9 Officially Announces $8M Funding

Austin-based Hyper9 officially announced $8M in a Series B funding round Thursday, saying that Venrock, Matrix Partners, Silverton Partners and Maples Investments invested in the round. Mike Maples Sr. of Maples Investments joins the compan...

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Airband Gains $3M

Dallas-based fixed-wireless broadband service provider Airband Communications announced Tuesday that it has secured $3 million in funding. However, the Dallas-based company declined to disclose the source of the funding. Airband did say it ...

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Monday, February 9, 2009

7 Billion People Raises $3M

Austin-based 7 Billion People Inc., a publisher of Web personalization software for e-commerce Web sites, announced Monday that it has closed a second round of venture financing worth $3 million. According to 7 Billion, hometown venture cap...

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Monday, February 9, 2009

OneSpot Raises $4.2M

Austin-based OneSpot, a startup which aggregates, filters, and delivers content for web publishers, said this morning that it has raised $4.2M in a Series A funding. The round was led by Silver Creek Ventures. Silver Creek's John Adler join...

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Viverae Gains $6.5M

Dallas-based Viverae, a provider of corporate wellness programs, said this week that it has raised $6.5M in a round of expansion funding. The funding came from private equity firm Frontier Capital. According to Viverae, the funding will go ...

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

RenewData Digs Up More Funding

Austin-based RenewData Corp., a provider of electronic discovery software, announced Tuesday that it has received additional corporate financing from ATEL Ventures Inc. and Comerica Bank. RenewData declined to divulge the amount of the effo...

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Conformity Gains $3M

Austin-based Conformity, Inc. said this morning that it has raised $3M in a Series A venture funding. The firm, which said it is developing a platform that allows organizations to manage software-as-a-service and cloud-based applications, s...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Austin Ventures Funds Workstreamer

Austin Ventures has funded a New York-based software startup called Workstreamer. According to Workstreamer, Austin Ventures provided the firm with venture seed funding for a yet-to-be-launched software product focused on social media, stre...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Hyper9 Secures $8M in Series B Funding

Austin-based virtualization software publisher Hyper9 Inc. has closed a second round of venture financing worth $8 million, according to reports. According to the Austin Business Journal, the Series B funding came from first-time investor V...

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Texas Venture Investments Up In Q4, Despite National Drop

Texas venture capital totals were up in Q4 of last year, according to the latest venture capital report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters. According to the re...

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Monday, January 19, 2009

National Venture Capital Totals Drop, But Texas Bucks Trend

Dow Jones VentureSource reported Q4 2008 venture capital totals over the weekend, reporting that national venture capital investments dropped in Q4 by 8% for the year, to $28.8 billion, and were down for the quarter to $5.5B, a drop of 30%....

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Friday, January 16, 2009

UnboundID Raises $2M

Austin-based UnboundID, which develops software for identity management, said today that it has raised $2M in a Series A funding round. The firm said the funding was led by Silverton Partners. UnboundID said the funding will go towards prod...

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

KLD Energy Technologies Scores $1M

Austin-based KLD Energy Technologies, which develops electric motor system technology, said Thursday afternoon that it has raised $1M in a financing round. The round came from an undisclosed, private investment group. KLD said that its tec...

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Teletouch Procures Equity Stake in Mobui

Fort Worth-based Teletouch Communications Inc. announced Monday that it has purchased an equity stake in Mobui Corp. of Redmond, Wash. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. As a result of the acquisition, Teletouch noted, i...

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Monday, January 12, 2009

N-trig Gets $24M

Austin- and Israeli-based N-trig, a developer of capacitive-sensing and pen input devices for the PC market, said this morning that it has raised $24M in a funding raising round from Aurum Ventures, Challenger Ltd., Canaan Partners, Evergre...

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Graphene Energy Scores $500K

Graphene Energy Inc. announced Monday that it has raised some $500,000 in seed capital from The Quercus Trust and 21Ventures LLC. Graphene Energy also said it has reached terms with The University of Texas at Austin and The College of Willi...

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

RipCode Scores $12.5M

Dallas-based RipCode, which develops video transcoding hardware and products, announced today that it has raised more than $12.5M in a new funding round for the firm. According to RipCode, the new funding was led by Granite Ventures, in a d...

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Advanced Hydro Raises Seed Funding

Austin-based Advanced Hydro, a new startup focused on the water filtration market, said Monday afternoon that it has raised $0.5M in a seed investment round from clean technology investors Quercus Trust and 21 Ventures. According to the fir...

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Motion Computing Gains $6M

Austin-based Motion Computing said late last week that it has raised $6M in a new funding round. The funding came from New Enterprise Associates, Institutional Venture Partners, G-51 Capital, and other investors. According to the firm, the ...

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Austin Ventures Acquires Publisher

Austin Ventures said this morning that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Asset International, a publisher of financial information, and appointed a new CEO for the firm. According to Austin Ventures, it has named Jim Casella a...

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Austin Ventures Acquires Publisher

Austin Ventures said this morning that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Asset International, a publisher of financial information, and appointed a new CEO for the firm. According to Austin Ventures, it has named Jim Casella a...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Prospx Gets $6.5M

Austin-based ProspX, which develops applications for the commercial insurance industry, announced today that it has raised $6.5M in a Series A. According to the firm, the round was led by Adams Capital Management. ProspX develops a software...

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mavenir Systems Takes $17.5M

Richardson-based Mavenir Systems, which develops mobile convergence products for the telecom industry, said today that it has raised $17.5M in a third round of funding. According to the company, the Series C round was led by a new, undisclo...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Laurus Energy Names CEO, Gets Venture Backing

Houston-based Laurus Energy, a developer of coal gasification projects, said today that it has hired on Rebecca McDonald as CEO of the firm. The firm said that McDonald has more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry. The firm'...

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Monday, December 15, 2008

ARCH's Thurk Promoted To Partner

Chicago-based venture capital firm ARCH Venture Partners has promoted Paul Thurk, in the firm's Austin offices, the firm said Monday. ARCH, which invests in early-stage companies in the life, physical, and information sciences areas, said t...

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Worksoft Gets Funding From Austin Ventures, Crescendo

Dallas-based Worksoft, a developer of SAP applications, said late Monday that it has raised a equity round of funding from Crescendo Ventures and Austin Ventures. According to the firm, it will use the new funding to grow its business. Amou...

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Monday, December 15, 2008

BioStable Gets $5.5M

Austin-based BioStable Science & Engineering, which is developing cardiovascular implants, has scored $5.5M in a Series A funding, the firm said today. The round came from Sante Ventures. According to the company, it founded by former execu...

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Monday, December 15, 2008

SensorTran Raises $3.5M

Austin-based SensorTran, a developer of temperature sensing products, said this morning that it has raised $3.5M in a venture capital financing. The round came from Advantage Capital Partners, Expansion Capital Partners, WHEB ventures, and ...

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

RiseSmart Bails On Dallas, Heads to Silicon Valley

RiseSmart, an online jobs site focused on helping jobseekers find their next job, has left the Dallas area as a result of finding a Series A funding. RiseSmart said today that it has raised $3M in a Series A funding from Norwest Venture Par...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pocket Communications Northeast Gets $100M

Pocket Communications Northeast, a provider of flat rate, unlimited wireless voice and data services, has scored $100M in an investment, the firm's venture backers said today. According to Battery Ventures, the lead investor in Pocket Commu...

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

HomeAway Raises $250M

Austin-based online vacation rental marketplace HomeAway Inc. announced Monday that it has raised a huge, $250M financing round. HomeAway claims that the funding represents the largest minority investment of a U.S. Internet company in the l...

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Digby Gets $5.5M

Austin-based Digby, a develper of location based services for mobile shopping, has received $5.5M in an investment from the Blackberry Partners Fund. The deal was announced late last week. The Blackberry Partners Fund is a venture capital f...

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Austin Ventures Commits $75M Toward Startup

Venture capital and private equity firm Austin Ventures announced this morning that it has partnered with entrepreneur Ronald T. Sorrow to create AVRON Partners Inc., a supply chain services acquisition and strategic business development fi...

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

CryoPen Gets $2M From Texas Emerging Technology Fund

Corpus Christi, Texas-based CryoPen, which is developing cryosurgery technology for the removal of a variety of skin lesions, has scored $2M in a funding round from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. According to the South Texas Regional C...

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Austin Ventures Funds Port Logistics Group

Austin Ventures said today that it has acquired three companies and launched a new Houston-based firm, Port Logistics Group. According to Austin Ventures, the investment was made as part of a partnership with transportation logistics execut...

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Texert Gains $3M In Funding Round

Texert Inc. announced Tuesday that it has closed its initial round of institutional funding after raising $3 million. The Dallas-based enterprise risk management software publisher credited the Series A effort to New Venture Partners LLC, a...

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Texas Venture Capital Investments Total $275.5M In Q3

PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Assocation (NVCA) announced Q3 2008 venture capital totals over the weekend, reporting that Texas saw $275.5M in 38 venture capital deals for the quarter. Nationally, the report found ...

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sabertec Gets Funding For Emissions Technology

Austin-based Sabertec, a developer of technology for reducing emissions from gasoline and diesel engines, said Tuesday that it has raised a second round of funding from a number of investors. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. Saberte...

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

e-Rewards Gets $60M

Dallas-based e-Rewards, a provider of online market research and surveys, has scored $60M in an investment round from TA Associates, TA Associates said today. According to TA, a Boston-based private equity and buyout firm, it invested $60M ...

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Ingrain Gets $15M

Houston-based Ingrain, which develops technology used in the oil and gas exploration industry, said Thursday that it has raised $15M in a second round of funding for the firm. According to Ingrain, it received the funding from Energy Ventur...

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Texas Venture Totals $129.9M For Q3

Texastechpulse has tallied up the announced venture deals for Q3 of 2008, and found that there were around $129.95M in venture deals in Texas for the period. According to an analysis of venture data, collected through our venture capital da...

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Monday, September 29, 2008

MarineCFO Raises Funding

Houston-based MarineCFO, a developer of software for managing marine fleet operations, said last week that it has raised a Series A funding round. Amount of the investment was not disclosed. The round was led by EmergingISV Capital Partners...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Telligent Systems Raises $20M

Dallas-based Telligent Systems, a developer of social networking software, has raised $20M in a funding round from Intel Capital, Intel announced Tuesday. According to Intel, Telligent will use the funding to expand its sales team and terri...

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Microstaq Raises $12.5M

Austin-based Microstaq said Monday that it has closed on $12.5M in a Series B funding round, for the firm's flow control valves for the HVAC industry. According to the firm, the round was led by Good Energies, and included prior investors Y...

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Challenge Online Games Scores $10M

Austin-based Challenge Online Games said Thursday afternoon that the firm has secured $10M in a Series B funding. According to the firm, the round was led by Globespan Capital Partners, and also included Series A investor Sequoia Capital. C...

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Big in Japan Raises $700K

Dallas-based Big in Japan, which develops mobile applications, has raised $700K in a seed financing round, the firm told Texastechpulse Wednesday. According to Big in Japan, the funding came from Architel LP. Big in Japan develops mobile ph...

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Austin Ventures Names New Venture Partner

Venture capital firm Austin Ventures said today that it has hired on Mike Dodd as a venture partner at the firm. According to Austin Ventures, Dodd joins the company from Omniture, where he was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development...

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Austin Ventures Promotes Milius

Venture capital firm Austin Ventures said today that it has promoted Craig Milius to General Partner at the firm. Milius has been at Austin Ventures since 2000, when he joined as a Senior Associate; he was promoted to Partner in 2006. Accor...

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

DFJ Mercury's Gardner Joins Portfolio Firm

Houston, Texas-based venture capital firm DFJ Mercury's Jay Gardner, a venture advisor at the investment firm, has joined the management team of one of the firm's portfolio companies, Fluensee. According to Fluensee, which is based in Denve...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

SailPoint Scores $6.5M

Austin-based SailPoint said Tuesday that the firm has raised $6.5M in a Series C round of funding. The round came from the firm's existing investors, which include Austin Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Origin Partners and Silverton ...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Innography Raises $6.5M

Innography, a publisher of hosted intellectual property (IP) management software, announced Monday that it has raised a round of venture financing after securing some $6.5 million. Austin Ventures and Hunt Ventures led the effort, Innograph...

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Former Convio President Joins Venture Firm

Sheeraz Haji, former President of Austin-based Convio, and CEO and co-founder of GetActive, which Convio acquired in 2007, has joined a venture capital firm. According to Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm El Dorado Ventures, Haji wi...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Austin Ventures Buys Delta Rigging & Tools

Austin-based venture capital firm Austin Ventures said Tuesday that it has acquired Delta Rigging & Tools. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Delta Rigging & Tools, which is based in Lake Jackson, provides lifting equipment, in...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Simbol Mining Scores $6.7M

Houston-based Simbol Mining, which is developing processes to product lithium for batteries, said this morning that it has raised $6.7M in a funding round. The round came from MDV Mohr Davidow Ventures and Firelake Capital. Simbol Miing was...

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

SmarteSoft Raises $2M

Austin-based SmarteSoft, a developer of software for testing automation, has raised $2M in funding, the firm's CEO, Gordon MacGregor told Texastechpulse.com Tuesday. According to MacGregor, the funding came from Daylight Partners and the Ce...

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Heatwave Interactive Raises $7M

Austin-based Heatwave Interactive announced today that it has raised $7.5M in a Series A investment, for its interactive games technology. According to the firm, the round came from Syncom Venture Partners, and will fund development of the ...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

ActaCell Lands $5.8M in Series A

ActaCell Inc., a developer of lithium-ion battery technology, announced today that it has raised $5.8M in its first round of venture financing. The Austin, Texas-based startup said it would use the money to hire technical talent and to furt...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Belo Corp., A.H. Belo Invest in ResponseLogix

Dallas-based Belo Corp., operator of some 20 television stations in major U.S. cities, announced Tuesday that it has made a minority equity investment in ResponseLogix Inc., publisher of an online marketing tool for automotive dealers. Thou...

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Semantra Raises $3M

Dallas-based Semantra said Tuesday that it has raised $3M in an equity funding round for the firm's analytics software. According to Semantra, the funding came from current investor CPMG, which has invested more than $9M in the firm. The fu...

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

MyToons.com Lands Second Round

San Antonio-based MyToons.com said today that it has completed a second round of funding, led by Syncom Venture Partners and Barshop Ventures. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. MyToons.com is an online community focused on animation....

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Phurnace Takes $3.7M More

Austin-based Phurnace Software has raised $3.7M more in its Series A venture funding round, the firm told Texastechpulse this morning. The financing was led by S3 Ventures, and also included prior investor DFJ Mercury. Phurnace said the fun...

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Texas Sees $256.9M In Deals In Q2

PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association released its quarterly venture capital survey over the weekend, reporting that Texas had $256.9M in 36 deals for the quarter. The monetary totals were a drop from Q1, when ...

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

NUVENTIX Raises $14M

Austin-based Nuventix has raised $14M in a Series C funding, in a round led by Advanced Technology Ventures. According to Nuventix, Braemer Energy Ventures and existing investors CenterPoint Ventures, InterWest Partners and RHO Ventures als...

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Challenge Online Games Raises $4.5M

Challenge Online Games, a publisher of Web-based entertainment software, announced Thursday that it has raised an initial round of venture financing worth $4.5 million from Sequoia Capital. Additionally, the Austin, Texas-based software dev...

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

MPOWER Ventures Funds Sapphire Mobile Systems

MPOWER Ventures LP, an Austin, Texas-based private equity firm focusing on early stage businesses, announced Monday that its investment portfolio now includes Sapphire Mobile Systems of Philadelphia. The amount of MPOWER's investment was no...

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Austin Ventures Funds New Media Startup with $50M

Private equity firm Austin Ventures announced Monday that it has partnered with Internet executive Sherman Atkinson to form ATCOR Holdings Inc. Austin Ventures said the new company will focus on acquiring and operating high-growth businesse...

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Austin Ventures Funds New Media Startup with $50M

Private equity firm Austin Ventures announced Monday that it has partnered with Internet executive Sherman Atkinson to form ATCOR Holdings Inc. Austin Ventures said the new company will focus on acquiring and operating high-growth businesse...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Bazaarvoice Raises $7.1M

Austin-based Bazaarvoice, a provider of e-commerce software, said Friday that it has raised $7.1M in a third round of venture capital funding. The round came from Austin Ventures, Battery Ventures, First Round Capital, and European Founders...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Texas Emerging Technology Fund Makes Two Investments

The Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) said Wednesday that it has made two new investments in the biotech area. According to the TETF, Abilene-based Receptor Logic received a $2M Commercialization Award for the firm's antibody technology...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

UT Dallas, UT Southwestern Gets Award From Venture Firm

Austin-based life sciences venture capital firm Emergent Technologies, said today that the firm has awarded $25,000 in a new "Texas Proof of Concept Award" to researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Texas Sout...

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Monday, June 9, 2008

Freescale Spins Out MRAM Firm

Austin-absed Freescale Semiconductor said today that it has spun out a new company, EverSpin Technologies, focused on MRAM (Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory) technology. The firm said that it has raised funding from New Venture Partner...

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hunt Ventures Raises $140M Fund

Dallas-based venture capital firm Hunt Ventures announced Wednesday that it has raised an initial venture fund worth some $140 million. Hunt said the fund, Hunt Ventures Fund I LP, includes a "significant" contribution from an unaffiliated ...

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Molecular Imprints Raises $12.9M in VC Funds

Molecular Imprints Inc., a developer of production equipment and technology used in the manufacture of semiconductors and hard disk drives, announced Monday that it has closed another round of venture financing. The Austin, Texas-based busi...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

InnerWireless Garners $9.5M in Debt Financing

Dallas-based InnerWireless Inc., an installer of in-building converged wireless networks, has received a $9.5 million investment in the form of debt financing from the Silicon Valley Bank, that bank reported Wednesday. InnerWireless, the ba...

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Friday, May 9, 2008

Venture Capital Firm Bolsters Texas Presence

El Dorado Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm said Thursday that it has hired on a new general partner with a specific focus on Texas investments. El Dorado said that it has hired on Jeff Hinck as a General Partner, to specifica...

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Friday, May 2, 2008

SensorLogic Raises $9M

Dallas-based SensorLogic has raised $9M in a third round of funding, the company announced Thursday, from Boston Millenia Partners, Sevin Rosen Funds, Hunt Ventures, STARTech Early Ventures, UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund, and Star Ventures....

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Austin Ventures Invests $50M In Software-as-a-Service Firm

Venture capital firm Austin Ventures announced this morning that it has committed up to $50M in a new software-as-a-service firm headed by former Razorfish co-founder Jeffrey Dachis. According to Austin Ventures, the new company will focus ...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

IDev Technologies Raises $25M

Houston-based medical device manufacturer IDev Technologies Inc. announced Tuesday that it has concluded its third round of venture financing after securing $25 million. IDev said the Series C effort consisted entirely of existing investors...

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Texas Gets $361.4M In Venture Investments In Q1

PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association reported over the weekend that venture capital totals in Texas totaled $361.4M, over 37 deals, as overall venture capital investments in the U.S. slipped to $7.1B for the q...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ignite! Learning Raises $2.75M

Austin-based Ignite! Learning, which provides curriculum to middle schools, said Wednesday that it has raised $2.75M in an investment round. Names of the investors were not disclosed. As part of the funding, the firm's founder, Neil Bush be...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

HelioVolt Gets $1M From Texas Enterprise Fund

Austin, Texas-based HelioVolt has scored $1M from the Texas Enterprise Fund, Texas Governor Rick Perry said Tuesday, as part of a deal to construct a 125,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Austin. The Texas Enterprise Fund was create...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Hydro Green Energy Raises $2.6M

Houston-based Hydro Green Energy, a hydrokinetic river power and tidal energy technology integrator and project developer, said Tuesday afternoon that it has raised $2.6M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Quercus Trust. Hydr...

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Alereon Gets $3M Investment

Austin-based Alereon, a manufacturer of ultra wideband USB semiconductors, announced this morning that it has raised $3M in a strategic investment from SK Telecom. According to the firm, SK Telecom invested in the firm because of the compan...

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Senscient Collects $5.6M in Series B Funds

Senscient Inc., a manufacturer of gas detection equipment for industrial safety, environmental monitoring and process analysis applications, announced late Friday that it has concluded its second round of venture financing after raising som...

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Friday, April 4, 2008

ePartners Gets New Funding

Dallas-based ePartners, a business and technology consulting firm, said Friday afternoon that it has raised a round of funding from Mobius Venture Capital. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. ePartners said the funding included cash to...

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Uplogix Gets $10M

Austin-based Uplogix said today that it has raised $10M in additional funding from Citi, Adams Capital Management, and Fayez Sarofim & Co. The firm, which develops an appliance used for remote management of IT infrastructure, said it will u...

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Sweet Leaf Tea Raises $18M

Austin-based Sweet Leaf Tea, which makes ready-to-drink iced teas, said this morning that it has raised $18M in a round of growth capital. The firm said the funding, which is its largest to date, came from private equity firm Catterton Part...

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

CoreXchange Gets Funding, Credit Facility

Dallas-based CoreXchange, a provider of Internet services and network infrastructure, said Tuesday that it has raised a round of funding in the form of a convertible note, and received a credit facility from Silicon Valley Bank. Details of ...

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

BSG Alliance Raises $50M

Austin-based BSG Alliance said Tuesday night that it has raised more than $50M in additional private financing. The new funding round was led by Oak Investment Partners, and also included prior investors Foundation Capital and Hummer Winbla...

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Small World Labs Gets $1M

Small World Labs, a publisher of social media software, announced Wednesday that it has received a tranche of venture financing in excess of $1 million. Small World said the sum will be included in its Series A funding, which it expects to ...

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Monday, March 17, 2008

SaveOnEnergy.com Raises $2.4M

Dallas-based SaveOnEnergy.com said Monday that it has raised $2.4M in a funding round. Investors in the firm were not disclosed, but the company said it included a group of oil and gas executives from San Antonio and El Paso. SaveOnEnergy.c...

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Layered Technologies Lands $11M in VC Funds

Layered Technologies Inc., an on-demand provider of information technology services and related software, announced Tuesday that it has concluded an investment funding round after securing $11 million. Layered Technologies said private equi...

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Click Forensics Raises $10M in Series B Funding

Click Forensics Inc., provider of a subscription-based service that helps online advertisers reduce fraud in their pay-per-click advertising, announced Wednesday that it has concluded its second round of venture financing after raising $10 ...

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Alert Logic Raises $8.25M

Houston-based Alert Logic said Tuesday that the firm has raised $8.25M in a Series C venture round. The company, which provides software for IT compliance and security, said the funding was led by Updata Partners, and also included Hunt Ven...

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Monday, March 3, 2008

Handango Raises $9.5M More

Hurst, Texas-based Handango said Monday that it has raised an additional $9.5M in its Series C round of funding. The funding came from Institutional Venture Partners, Advanced Technology Venture, Centerpoint, Neo Carta, Pharos Capital Group...

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Monday, March 3, 2008

Austin Ventures Promotes Two

Venture capital firm Austin Ventures said this morning that it has promoted Thomas Ball and David Lack, both to Partner. Ball has been at Austin Ventures since June 2005; Lack has been at the company since September of 2002. Ball sites on t...

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Friday, February 29, 2008

NextIO Raises $18.8M

Austin-based NextIO said today that the firm has raised $18.8M in a Series C funding round, for the firm's I/O virtualization products for the enterprise computing market. The funding came from Adams Capital Management and Crescendo Venture...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

N-trig Gets $28M

N-trig, a company developing hardware for pen- and touch-based mobile computing, said this morning that it has raised $28M in a venture capital round. The funding came from Canaan Partners, Evergreen Venture Partners, and other investors. T...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Xtreme Power Gets Venture Funding

Kyle, Texas-based Xtreme Power Solutions, a developer of remote power and uninterruptible power supplies, has quietly raised a round of venture funding from SAIL Venture Partners. Amount of the funding--which closed late last year--was not...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Pyxis Technology Extends Series B Round

Austin-based Pyxis Technology, which develops electronic design automation (EDA) software for routing integrated circuit designs, said Tuesday it has raised an additional $5.25M in its Series B round. The funding came from KT Venture Group,...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

UpSpring Raises $2M

Austin-based UpSpring, which develops products used for monitoring sleeping infants, said Tuesday that it has raised $2M in a Series B funding round. The round came from individuals Walter Foss and Sherman Wyman, along with unnamed venture ...

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Monday, February 11, 2008

SolarWinds Ships New Module

Austin-based network management software provider SolarWinds has upgraded the firm's software, saying Monday that it has shipped a new module for its Orion performance management product. The new Application Performance Monitor module allow...

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Merlin Technologies Raises $10M

Dallas, Texas-based Merlin Technologies, which is developing human resources and recruiting software, said today that it has raised $10M in a Series A funding. The round came from Updata Partners. As part of the funding, Ira Cohen and Barry...

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Monday, February 4, 2008

Caringo Raises Funding

Austin-based Caringo, which develops content storage software, said today that it has received a private equity funding from Vodafone Ventures and Austin Ventures. Caringo develops storage software used for archiving content on clustered st...

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Intrinsity Takes $31.5M For Processor Cores

Austin-based Intrinsity said Monday morning that it has raised $31.5M in a Series E funding. The firm, which develops high-speed, low-power embedded processor cores for the semiconductor market, said that Adams Capital Management, Altitude ...

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Pivot3 Generates $24M in Series C Funds

Pivot3 Inc., a manufacturer of RAID-based digital data storage systems, announced Monday that it has raised a Series C round of venture financing worth $24 million. Pivot3 credited new investor Mesirow Financial Capital Partners IX with lea...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ascension Orthopedics Raises $21M

Austin-based Ascension Orthopedics said Monday that the firm has raised $21M in a Series D funding round. The firm said the round was led by Frazier Healthcare Ventures. According to Ascension, the funding will be use to expand its current ...

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Texas Venture Capital Investments Rise to $426.6M

PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association announced their quarterly Moneytree venture capital survey results Saturday, finding that there was $426.6M in 45 venture capital deals in Texas for Q4 of 2007. The investm...

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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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Monday, January 14, 2008

ReachForce Raises $5M in Series B Funds

ReachForce Inc., a publisher of on-demand software and data services for business-to-business marketing efforts, announced Monday that it has concluded its second round of venture financing after securing some $5 million in capital. ReachFo...

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Achilles Group Raises $2.5M in Series A Funding

The Achilles Group, a Houston-based provider of outsourced human resources services, announced Thursday that it has concluded its initial traunch of venture financing after raising $2.5 million. Achilles said it will use the money to expand...

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Monday, January 7, 2008

Astadia Gets Series A Investment

Altanta- and Dallas-based Astadia, a provider of management consulting and on-demand technology, said Monday that it has raised a Series A financing round from Kodiak Venture Partners. Amount of the investment was not disclosed. Astadia sai...

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Sensortran Raises $8M

Austin-based SensorTran has raised $8.0 in a venture capital round, the firm said in late December, from Advantage Capital Partners, Expansion Capital Partners, WHEB ventures, and Stonehenge Capital Company. Advantage Capital Partners was a...

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Sevin Rosen Splits, Loses Silicon Valley Team

Dallas, Texas-based venture capital firm Sevin Rosen Funds has reportedly split apart the fund's team, according to VentureWire. Sevin Rosen is now listing the firm's Silicon Valley team as "Partners Emeriti," including Charles Phipps, Stev...

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Sante Ventures Debuts $130M Fund

Newly formed investment firm Sante Ventures announced Monday that it has concluded its debut venture capital fund after generating some $130 million in committed capital. The Austin, Texas-based business noted the amount was the maximum per...

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Computize CEO Funds Silicon Valley Firm

Sam Ryu, CEO of Houston-based computer reseller Computize, has seeded a Silicon Valley company providing online ordering for restaurants, GetQuik. According to GetQuik, Ryu was part of a $200,000 round of funding for GetQuik, which is devel...

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Asuragen Raises $18.5M in Series B Funds

Asuragen Inc., a manufacturer of health care diagnostics equipment, announced today that it has concluded its second round of venture financing after securing some $18.5 million. Asuragen said the Series B funds were obtained from new and p...

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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Quickfilter Grabs $4.8M

Allen, Texas-based Quickfilter Technologies, a company developing mixed signal semiconductors for the digital signal processing market, said this morning that it has raised $4.8M in a Series C round. The firm said that the funding came from...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

ON Networks Adds $12M

Austin-based ON Networks said this morning in San Francisco that it has raised $12M in a Series B funding round. ON Networks said that it will deliver original, on-demand shows in high definition format. The company also disclosed it had re...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Zilliant Raises $4M For Growth

Austin-based Zilliant has raised $4M in a venture capital round, the firm disclosed this week. The round was a Series F, and came from SMH Capital Inc, according to Lori Piening, Director of Marketing for the firm. Other investors in the ro...

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Friday, November 9, 2007

BreakingPoint Gets $15M, Says Report

Austin-based BreakingPoint, a developer of network test equipment, has reportedly raised $15M in a Series C funding. According to PEHub, a publication tracking the private equity industry, BreakingPoint raised the funding from Austin Ventur...

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Monday, October 29, 2007

FiveRuns Finds Funding

Austin, Texas-based FiveRuns said today that it has raised $6.2M in a venture round from Austin Ventures. The firm, which develops software for monitoring Ruby on Rails and other open source and commercial software, said the funding will g...

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Q4B Gets Series B

Houston, Texas-based Q4B, Quantum Solutions For Business, a recruiting and consulting firm, said that it has raised a Series B round of funding. The firm said the funding will go towards marketing and business development activities. No fin...

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Texas Sees $386.2M In VC In Q3

Texas saw $386.2M in 39 venture capital deals in Q3 of 2007, according to a report released over the weekend by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association in their MoneyTree Report. The amount of venture capital was...

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Monday, October 22, 2007

HelioVolt Secures $101M in Series B Funds

Austin, Texas-based HelioVolt Corp., a manufacturer of thin-film solar energy products, announced Monday that it has concluded its second round of venture financing after raising $101 million. HelioVolt said the round was led by Sequel Vent...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Intel Capital Invests $11M in Israeli Tech Firm

Intel Capital, the global investment arm of semiconductor manufacturer Intel Corp., announced Tuesday that it has invested $11 million in an Israeli firm with Austin operations. Intel said that it made the investment in Jordan Valley Semico...

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Rules-Based Medicine Raises $25M

Austin, Texas-basd Rules-Based Medicine said Monday that it has raised $25M in a Series A funding round. The funding came from Equity Group Investments LLC, an investment fund founded by Sam Zell, and also included Cross Creek Capital, the ...

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Texas Emerging Technology Fund Funds Startups With $3.86M

Four fledgling Houston-area companies recently received a total of $3.86 million from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, the agencies responsible for determining the awards announced Wednesday. The Houston Technology Center and the Gulf Co...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

MicroSeismic Receives $2M In Credit Line

Houston, Texas-based Microseismic said Monday that it has received a $2M line of credit from Square 1 Bank. MicroSeismic is a developer of microseismic monitoring and passive seismic imaging technology, used for seismic exploration for the ...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Spinal Restoration Gets $16M

Austin, Texas-based Spinal Restoration said this morning that it has closed on $16M in a series B funding round. The round included Sante Health Ventures and MB Venture Partners, along with prior investors Austin ventures and Path4 Ventures...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Cumbre Secures Undisclosed Funding Amount

Dallas, Texas-based Cumbre Pharmaceuticals Inc., a drug manufacturer that develops anti-infective products for the treatment of bacterial infections, announced Tuesday that it recently received new venture financing from its existing invest...

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Monday, October 8, 2007

Apollo Endosurgery Raises $11.5M

Austin, Texas-based Apollo Endosurgery said today that it has raised $11.5M in a Series A financing. The funding came from PTV Sciences, H.I.G. Ventures, and individual investors. Apollo Endosurgery said that the funding will be used to com...

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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Sipera Gets $10M

Richardson, Texas-based Sipera Systems said today that it has raised $10M in a Series C funding. The new round of funding was led by Duchossois Technology Partners, and also included prior investors Austin Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and STA...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Austin Ventures Names Siegel General Partner

Austin, Texas-based venture capital firm Austin Ventures has named Phil Siegal as a General Partner at the company, the firm said Monday. Siegel has been at the firm since October of 1999, and served on the board of directors of All Star Di...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Interview With Branndon Stewart, InovaWave

Austin, Texas-based Inovawave (www.inovawave.com) recently announced a Series B round of venture funding, worth $7.2M, to further develop the firm's software for managing virtual environments. Virtualization software has gotten lots of atte...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Black Sand Raises $8.2M, Names Diehl CEO

Black Sand Technologies Inc., a fabless semiconductor manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for wireless applications, reported Monday that it has hired John Diehl as chief executive officer. Black Sand co-founder and ...

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Phurnace Software Raises Series A

Austin, Texas-based Phurnace Software said earlier this month that it has raised a Series A investment from DFJ Mercury. DFJ Mercury is the Texas-based affiliate of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Financial terms of the investment were not disclos...

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Friday, September 14, 2007

ThromboVision Raises $4M

Houston, Texas-based ThromboVision, said this week that it has raised $4M in a Series A convertible preferred stock financing. The investment came from National Healthcare Services and other private investors. ThromboVision is developing bi...

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

LDR Raises $25M

Austin, Texas-based LDR, a developer of spinal implants for the medical devices market, said today that it has raised $25M in a Series C funding round. The round was led by Telegraph Hill Partners, and also included prior investors Austin V...

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Nascentric Raises $7.2M From Intel

Austin, Texas-based Nascentric, a developer of electronic design automation (EDA) software, announced today that it has raised $7.2M in a Series C funding round. The round was led by new investor Intel Capital, and also included prior inves...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Bazaarvoice Raises $8.8M

Austin, Texas-based Bazaarvoice said this morning that it has raised $8.8M in a second round of funding from Battery Ventures and Austin Ventures. The firm, which develops e-commerce applications that allow online retailers to show and soli...

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Friday, August 31, 2007

VizionWare Raising Series B

Austin, Texas-based VizionWare is in the midst of raising a Series B funding, according to a regulatory filing filed by the firm. Private Equity Week is reporting that the firm has secured $8.2M out of a $14.2M Series B; VentureWire said th...

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Austin Ventures Adds Marengi As Venture Partner

Austin, Texas-based venture capital firm Austin Ventures said this morning that it has added Joe Marengi as a Venture Partner at the firm. Marengi was most recently SVP and General Manager of Dell Americas, where he was in charge of all of ...

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Spiceworks Lands $8 Million in Series B Funding

Austin, Texas-based Spiceworks, a developer of free, ad-supported IT management software, announced Tuesday that it has closed its second round of venture financing after raising $8 million. Spiceworks said Shasta Ventures led the effort wi...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Luminary Micro Draws $25M in Series C Funding

Luminary Micro Inc., a manufacturer of ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontrollers, announced Wednesday that it has raised $25M in its Series C funding round. Luminary said new investor Adams Street Partners participated in the effort along with e...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

RipCode Raises $10.5M

Dallas, Texas-based RipCode, a firm developing video transcoding appliances, said Tuesday that it has raised $10.5M in a venture capital financing. The second round of funding for the firm will go towards sales, marketing, and development e...

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Friday, August 10, 2007

CreditCards.com Files For IPO

Austin, Texas-based CreditCards.com, a provider of an online marketplace for connecting consumers with credit cards, said in a filing this morning with the SEC that it is looking to raise up to $115M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market. T...

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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Xtera Gains $52M

Allen, Texas-based Xtera Communications said today that it has raised $52M in a round of funding. The round came from existing investors New Enterprise Associates and ARCH Venture Partners, along with new investor Wellcome Trust of London. ...

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

T&K Machine Raises $5M

Paris, Texas-based T&K Machine, a manufacturer of precision-machined airframe components, said Monday that it has raised $5M in funding. The round came from Advantage Capital Partners and Stonehenge Capital. T&K said that the funding will g...

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

COADE Secures $42M from Insight Partners

Houston, Texas-based COADE Inc., a developer of plant design and engineering software for the process industries, announced Monday that it has received a $42 million investment from Insight Partners, a New York City-based venture capital fi...

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Monday, August 6, 2007

Texas Firms Get $347.4M In Venture Investments In Q2

Texas high tech companies received $347.4M in venture capital investments in Q2 of this year, according to a report just released by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. The report, which tracks quarterly ven...

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Monday, August 6, 2007

GloriOil Raises $10M

Houston, Texas-based GloriOil said today that it has closed $10M in financing, co-led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and GTI Group. GloriOil said the funding will be used to meet strong customer demand for its product. GloriOil is deve...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Bergii Scores $9M In Funding

Houston, Texas-based Berggi, a startup developing mobile messaging services for cell phones, said today that it has raised $9M in funding from two companies. The funding round comes from Avanzit, along with current investor Adara Ventures. ...

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Convey Computer Scores $16M

Richardson, Texas-based Convey Computer has reportedly raised $16M in a Series A funding, according to Private Equity Week. Private Equity Week, pulling information from a regulatory filing, said that the funding came from CenterPoint Ventu...

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Monebo Raises Series B

Austin, Texas-based Monebo said this week that it has raised a Series B round of funding. The firm, which developing medical devices for heart monitoring, said that the funding will go to accelerating the commercialization of its products. ...

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Monday, July 23, 2007

Q2 Sees $233M In Texas Venture Deals

Ernst & Young and VentureOne have released their quarterly venture capital reports, finding that there was $233.15M in venture capital deals in Texas last quarter. The report tallied a total of $7.4 billion in deals nationwide, and 717 vent...

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

GloriOil Gets Funding From Kleiner Perkins

Houston, Texas-based GloriOil, a company that is developing biotechnology to increase production from mature oil wells, has quietly received funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. No details of the funding were released. GloriOil ...

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Bandspeed Raising Venture Round

Austin, Texas-based Bandspeed, a company developing Wi-Fi management products, has reportedly raised $8M in a $10M Series D funding round. Private Equity Week, citing a regulatory filing, said that the round includes JatoTech Ventures and C...

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

InovaWave Secures $7.2M in Series B Funding

InovaWave, a developer of software for managing virtual environments, announced today that it has concluded its Series B round of financing after raising $7.2 million in funds. InovaWave said Matrix Partners led the effort, with previous in...

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

RF Code Raises $13M, Moves to Austin

RF Code Inc., a manufacturer of RF components, said today that it has concluded a venture capital funding effort and relocated from Mesa, Ariz., to its new corporate headquarters inside the Waterford Centre Business Park in Austin, Texas. T...

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Monday, July 9, 2007

Trion World Network Finds $30M

Trion World Network, a California-based company which maintains its research and development operations in Austin, Texas, said today it has raised $30M in funding. Investors in the firm include Rustic Canyon Partners, Time Warner, GE/NBC U...

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Monday, July 9, 2007

AeonClad Coatings Licenses UT Arlington Technology, Gets Funding

Austin, Texas-based startup AeonClad Coatings said today that it has licensed technology from the Unviersity of Texas at Arlington. The technology covers plasma coating technology for medical and industrial applications. Financial terms of ...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

DataCert Adds $10M

Houston, Texas-based DataCert said today that it has raised an additional $10M in funding, in a Series E investment from SSM Partners. DataCert, which provides software used for IP spend and matter management, said that the financing will g...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

iTKO Secures $7.5M in Series B Funds

iTKO Inc., a provider of testing solutions for service-oriented architecture software, revealed Monday that it has raised $7.5 million in Series B funding. Vesbridge Partners led the effort, iTKO said, with existing investors CenterPoint Ve...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

WiQuest Raises $28M in Series C Funding

WiQuest Communications Inc., a fabless semiconductor manufacturer of wireless networking components, announced Monday that it has concluded its Series C funding round after generating $28 million in financing. WiQuest said the oversubscribe...

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Friday, June 8, 2007

Integral Wave Technologies Raises $16M

Austin, Texas-based Integral Wave Technologies has scored $6M in funding, as part of a Series A round, the firm said Friday. The funding was led by CenterPoint Ventures, and also included Hunt Ventures and Rho Ventures. Integral Wave Techno...

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Thursday, June 7, 2007

StorSpeed Raises $13M

Austin, Texas-based StorSpeed has apparently raised $13M in a Series A funding, according to a report by PEHub, an online site that covers private equity and venture capital news. Citing a regulatory funding, the site said that the Series A...

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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

FameCast Raises $4.5M

Austin, Texas-based FameCast, an online competition focused on talent, has raised $4.5M in funding from Austin Ventures. FameCast operates an online site focused on discovering new stars in music, film, dance and comedy. FameCast is headed ...

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Airband Lands $12.5M

Dallas, Texas-based Airband Communications has raised $12.5M in a Series C funding, the company said Tuesday. The round was led by M/C Venture Partners, a new investor in the firm. Also participating were existing investors Sevin Rosen Fund...

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Navini Secures $50 Million in Series F Funding

Wireless access equipment provider Navini Networks Inc. has garnered $50 million in Series F equity financing, one of the round's primary investors reported Tuesday. Arcapita Ventures, the venture capital arm of Arcapita Bank BSC, said it l...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

SensorLogic Gets Strategic Investment From UPS

Dallas, Texas-based SensorLogic has scored a strategic investment in the firm, the company said Tuesday, from UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund. Amount of the investment was not disclosed. SensorLogic said that UPS joins its existing financial ...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Convio Names Allison Engineering VP

Convio Inc., a software developer that specializes in helping non-profit corporations make use of the Internet, reported Wednesday that it has hired Gary Allison as its engineering vice president. He will report to Dave Hart, Convio's opera...

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Nine Gulf Coast Startups Awarded Total of $8.8M

Nine Gulf Coast-area startups have received financial awards totaling $8.8 million from Texas' Emerging Technology Fund, the two agencies responsible for determining the awards announced Wednesday. The Houston Technology Center and the Gulf...

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Monday, May 7, 2007

BSG Alliance Lands $20M

Austin, Texas-based BSG Alliance Corporation has raised $20M in a venture capital round, led by Foundation Capital and Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, the firm said today. Powershift Ventures, L.P., also participated in the round. BSG Alli...

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Monday, May 7, 2007

Emergent Raises $27M for Biotech Spinoffs

Emergent Technologies Inc. announced Monday that it has closed its Fund IV, raising some $27 million to commercialize as many as 30 technology applications within the University of Texas system. The company stated that Fund IV is comprised ...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Bazaarvoice Adds QVC

Austin, Texas-based Bazaarvoice has added QVC to its lineup of customers, as the firm announced today that QVC will use its customer ratings and reviews service. Bazaarvoice said that QVC will use its services on QVC.com. Terms of the deal ...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Texas Sees $277.6M In VC Deals In Q1

Texas saw $227.6M in venture capital deals, according to the latest PricewaterhouseCoopers / National Venture Capital Association Moneytree report, which was released Tuesday. The report, which tracks U.S. venture capital activity, found th...

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Texas Sees $280.8M In Venture Capital In Q1

Ernst & Young and Dow Jones VentureOne reported this morning that venture capital investments in Texas increased in the quarter to $280.8M in deals. The companies, which track the flow of venture capital activity in their quarterly reports,...

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Mavenir Raises $20.5M In Second Round Of Funding

Mavenir Systems announced Monday that its second round of funding has raised $20.5 million. Alloy Ventures led the effort, with Series A investors Austin Ventures and North Bridge Venture Partners also participating in the follow-up funding...

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Monday, April 16, 2007

SecureInfo Raises $5M

SecureInfo Corporation, a provider of security products for the Federal government, said Monday that it has raised $5M in a Series C funding. The company, which has offices in San Antonio, Texas, said that the round was led by Insight Ventu...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Applied Optoelectronics Raises $28M

Sugar Land, Texas-based Applied Optoelectronics has scored $28M in a Series E round of funding, the firm said today, bringing the company's total raised since 1997 to $68.9M. Investors in the firm were not disclosed. Applied Optoelectronics...

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Tuesday, April 3, 2007

$197.9M Invested In Texas In Q1 2007

An analysis of venture capital deals in Texas in Q1 of this year by Texas Techpulse has found that there was $197.9M in venture capital invested in the state this quarter. According to the analysis, the largest fundings for the quarter were...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

RenewData Raises $5M In Series D

Austin, Texas-based RenewData has raised $5M in a Series D funding, the firm announced this morning. The round came from its existing investors, which include ABS Capital Partners and CIBC Capital Partners. Renew Data provides electronic di...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Angel Investments Up

The Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire is reporting this week in a study that angel investments increased in 2006 by 10.8 percent from 2005. The study said that angel investors spent $25.6B in investments in entr...

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Second-round Funding Yields $14M for WhiteFence

A follow-up round of funding for WhiteFence has generated $14 million, company executives announced Wednesday. New investor Adams Street Partners and first-round financier Internet Capital Group Inc. led the effort. Headquartered in Houston...

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Slacker Launches Online Radio Service

Slacker, an online radio startup backed by Sevin Rosen, Austin Ventures, and Mission Ventures, said at SXSW today that it has launched a beta of the firm's services. The company, which maintains operations in Austin, has developed a service...

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Monday, March 12, 2007

Ceterus Networks Raises $20M

Richardson, Texas-based Ceterus Networks said today that it has raised $20M in a funding round led by Intel Capital. Other firms in the round included Sevin Rosen, ComVentures, and new investor Aldus Equity. Ceterus Networks provides metrop...

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Friday, March 9, 2007

NanoCoolers Gets Grant

Austin, Texas-based NanoCoolers has been chosen to receive a $3.0M project grant, to commercialize the firm's chip refrigeration technology. The grant came from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. NanoCoolers develops cooling systems based ...

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Thursday, March 8, 2007

Mimetic Solutions Gets UT Technology License, Funding

The University of Texas, Austin announced Wednesday that Austin, Texas-based Mimetic Solutions has licensed drug delivery technology developed by a UT Austin team, and also received funding from the Emergent Technologies Fund IV. The new fi...

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Monday, February 19, 2007

Performix Raises Series A

Houston, Texas-based Performix raised a round of Series A funding, the firm said last week. The funding came from DFJ Mercury and RPM Ventures. Performix develops software used for the manufacturing industry, in the area of manufacturing ex...

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Monday, February 12, 2007

Sirific Wireless Raises $18.8M

Richardson, Texas-based Sirific Wireless has raised $18.8M in a Series C funding, the firm announced today. Sirific, which is developing single-chip, multi-band CMOS RF transceivers, said that the funding came from Hunt Ventures, and curren...

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Friday, February 9, 2007

Click Forensics Raises $5M

San Antonio, Texas-based Click Forensics said today it has raised $5M in a Series A funding. The firm, which provides an independent click fraud reporting service, said that the round was led by Austin Ventures and also included Shasta Vent...

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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, February 6, 2007

SolarWinds Gets $7.5M

Austin, Texas-based SolarWinds has raised $7.5M in a new round of funding from Austin Ventures, the firm said today. Austin Ventures joins Bain Capital and Insight Venture Partners as an investor in the firm. SolarWinds develops network man...

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Monday, February 5, 2007

Quickoffice Raises $7M

Dallas, Texas-based Quickoffice has raised $7M in a new venture funding, the firm said Monday. The round was led by Mayfield Fund, and also include participation from Access Industries, Advantage Capital Partners, Shepherd Ventures and Shea...

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

New $100M Fund Focuses On Texas Companies

A new, $100M venture capital fund has been formed focusing on nanotechnology in Texas. The new fund, Texas Nanotech Ventures, said that it will focus on the state of Texas and the global nanotechnology industry. The new fund is headed by Th...

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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

Texas Sees Less VC Deals, More Investment

Ernst & Young and Dow Jones VentureOne are reporting today that overall venture capital dealflow in Texas was down for the year, but that the state had a 17% increase in capital invested for the year. Ernst & Young and Dow Jones released 20...

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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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Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Texas Venture Investments For Q4 Total $315.6M

Venture capital investments in Texas totaled $315.6M for Q4 of 2006, according to an analysis of venture activity by TexasTechPulse. The company receiving the largest venture round for the quarter was Austin-based HomeAway, which raised $16...

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Friday, December 22, 2006

InovaWave Finds Funding

Austin, Texas-based InovaWave has raised a round of funding from Silverton Partners, according to a regulatory filing filed December 6th. InovaWave is a developer of software for the server virtualization space, centered around disk storage...

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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, December 11, 2006

SAIC Invests In Zebra Imaging

San Diego, California-based Science Applications International Corporation said today that it has entered into a master marketing agreement with Austin, Texas-based Zebra Imaging, a developer of 3D display technologies. SAIC also said that ...

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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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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Reuters Syndicates Pluck

Global news provider Reuters said this week that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Austin, Texas-based Pluck to syndicate third party blog content for its news services. Reuters will also make an investment in the firm. Reuters ...

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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

Austin Ventures Buys All Star Directories

Austin, Texas-based Austin Ventures has purchased Seattle-based All Star Directories, a publisher of online education directories. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Austin Ventures said that the acquisition would allow All Sta...

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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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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

AirWalk Gets $15M

Richardson, Texas-based AirWalk Communications has raised $15M in a Series B funding round. AirWalk said that the funding was led by Sevin Rosen Funds, and included investments from existing investor TL Ventures, and new investors Alta Berk...

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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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Thursday, August 31, 2006

TechSkills Acquires Boston Education Center, Gains $10M In Financing

Austin, Texas-based TechSkills, an operator of educational centers focused on IT, health services, and career training, said today it has acquired Boston University Corporate Education Center. The firm said it raised a combination of debt a...

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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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