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  • Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Accordion Health Scores $60,000 From National Science Foundation

    Austin-based Accordion Health, which is developing healthcare analytics tools and services, said this week that it has been awarded $60,000 in additional funding from the National Science Foundation. The company said the funds go towards supporting a commercial contract with EmployerDirect Healthcare (EDHC). Accordion Health is developing health care analytics tools, which use data mining and machine learning to help measure health care expenditures....Continue →

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 Plans Big Hiring Push In Austin

    Austin-based job site is planning to hire 300 employees in Austin next year, part of a plan to hire 1,000 workers at the company next year, the company disclosed Wednesday. According to, in an a interview with the ABJ, the hiring will include positions in engineering, customer service, and sales. The company also is reportedly looking for larger offices in Austin to accommodate the growth plan....Continue →

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Pivot3 Rolls Out Backup, DR Appliance

    Austin-based Pivot3 has rolled out a new backup and disaster recovery appliance, which it says is aimed at helping companies to back up and recover virtualized applications and data. The company said its new Hyper-Converged Disaster Recovery Appliance (HCDRA) are simple to deploy and work with almost any DR software package. Pricing on the new appliance was not announced....Continue →

  • Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    Akimbo Financial Acquired By Payment Data Systems

    San Antonio-based Akimbo Financial, a provider of prepaid Visa cards and related mobile and online software, has been acquired by electronic payments provider Payment Data Systems, the two said Tuesday. Payment Data Sysetms said it will pay three million dollars for Akimbo, paid primarily in common stock, in two tranches, with up to $300,000 in cash if any liabilities are assumed. Payment Data Systems is also based in San Antonio, and is OTCBB traded as PYDS....Continue →

  • Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    CHR Solutions Sells Unit To Moss Adams

    Houston-based telecommunications company CHR Solutions has sold its regulatory compliance and financial consulting business to accounting and business consulting firm Moss Adams, the two said late Tuesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. The two said the buy would bolster Moss Adams' telecommunications consulting business....Continue →

  • Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    P97 Networks Gets $8M For Mobile Fuel Commerce

    Houston-based P97 Networks, a developer of cloud-based, mobile commerce software for the fuel industry, has raised $8M in a Series A funding. The funding came from Emerald Technology Ventures and American Trading and Production Corporation (ATAPCO). According to P97, Chris Vaslet of Emerald Technology Ventures joins its board....Continue →

  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Houston Rockets Ties With Fantasy Sports' DraftKings

    The Houston Rockets have inked a deal to feature the team as part of daily fantasy sports site DraftKings, the two said today. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. According to the two, the partnership includes branded team bench areas and court side signage. The two said the deal will allow fans to interact and engage witht he Houston Rockets through DraftKings' daily fantasy sports service....Continue →

  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    HCC Embedded Opens Office In Austin

    HCC Embedded, a UK-based company which develops embedded middleware for storage and communications products, said it has set up shop in Austin, to help it expand in the U.S. market. HCC Embeddedd it has hired Jim Yastic, formerly of such companies as Freescale Semiconductor, Metrowerks, and Quadros Systems, to head up its Austin office and expansion....Continue →

  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Wisegate Raises $4M More For IT Community

    Austin-based WiseGate, which operates an online community aimed at senior IT professionals, said today that it has raised $4M in a Series B funding round. The startup--led by Sara Gates--said the new round brings its total raised to $8M. The funding came from Arcus Capital Partners, along with Central Texas Angel Network, Atlanta Technology Angels, Golden Seeds, and Cowtown Angels....Continue →

  • Monday, December 15, 2014

    General Assembly Expands To Austin

    General Assembly, which operates a co-working and educational program aimed at the technology industry, has expanded into Austin, and will start offering up courses in April, the company disclosed today. The New York-based company--which already serves dozens of cities both in the U.S. and overseas--offers up all kinds of classes, ranging from app development, Web development, Internet marketing, UX design, and many other courses aimed at professionals at high tech companies....Continue →

  • Monday, December 15, 2014

    BidPrime Opens New Headquarters In Austin

    Austin-based BidPrime, a technology developer which provides real-time notification of new federal, state, and local government bids and contract opportunities to its customers, said today that it has cut the ribbon on a new quarters near downtown Austin. The company said the new headquarters was opened to support "substantial" growth in the past two years....Continue →

  • Monday, December 15, 2014

    Eltek Wins Install In Tennessee

    Plano-based high efficiency, power supply systems developer Eltek said this morning that the company's technology has been selected for an install in Tennessee. Financial impact of the win was not announced. Eltek said its high efficiency, DC power technology was selected for the SouthEast Bank building in Farragut, TN, with partners Taylor Telecom Solutions and Solara Technical....Continue →

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