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  • Friday, April 18, 2014

    Dell, Red Hat Deliver OpenStack Solution

    Round Rock-based Dell and operating system provider Red Hat said Thursady that they have released a new solution based on OpenStack. According to the two, the Dell Red Hat Cloud Solution is powered by the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, and is aimed at enterprise customers. The companies said its product can be used for proof of concept, pilots, as well as deployment of OpenStack solutions.Continue →

  • 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 locations in Denver and POrtland, and is set to open up a new location at the Domain Mall in Austin soon.Continue →

  • Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Sabre Up Slightly In IPO Debut

    Southlake, Texas-based Sabre, which provides travel booking services, debuted on the NASDAQ Global Market on Thursday, rising slightly up in its first day of trading. Sabre priced at $16.00 per share on Wednesday night, pricing below its initial IPO range of $18.00 and $20.00 per share. The stock traded as high as $17.17 per share during trading during the day, and closed at $16.50.Continue →

  • 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 focused on improving the coverage and capacity of current wireless networks, using technology which creates a mesh of devices which share access to the network. M87 had also raised around a half a million in the Longhorn Startup Challenge last year....Continue →

  • Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Malauzai Software Signs Up Vons Credit Union

    Austin-based banking software developer Malauzai Software reported a win Wednesday afternoon, with the Vons Credit Union, a credit union associated with the grocery store chain. Financial impact of the win was not announced. Malazaui said that Vons selected its mobile banking software to provide its 45,000 members with a mobile app that would better grow with its members' needs. The credit union has around $425M in assets.Continue →

  • Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Spanning Links With Cloud Security Group

    Austin-based Spanning Cloud Apps the startup which is developing data backup and recovery software aimed specifically at cloud applications like Google Apps, said Thursday that it has joined the non-profit, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). Spanning said the CSA promotes the use of best practices in security within cloud computing.Continue →

  • Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Transplace Wins Diamond Foods

    Dallas-based Transplace, which provides third party logistics, software, and technology, said it has scored a win with Diamond Foods. According to Transplace, Diamond Foods will expand its use of its software-as-a-service transportation management systems. Financial impact of the win were not announced. Diamond Foods is a packaged food company behind such brands as Pop Secret popcorn, Diamond of California nuts, and Kettle Brand Chips.Continue →

  • 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 offers up a single model, premium Audi sedan with upscale features like GPS, satellite radio, and in-car Internet. Silvercar is backed by Austin Ventures, CrunchFund, SV Angel, as well as others. Photo: Silvercar's location near ATX on Tuesday....Continue →

  • 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 invest in product development, sales, and brand awareness. FireHost provides secure, PCI-compliant hosting services specifically aimed at businesses. The company is led by Jim Lewadowski....Continue →

  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    CyrusOne Expands In Houston

    Houston-based colocation provider CyrusOne said this morning that it has expanded its Houston West Data Center, adding an enormous 42,000 square feet and 6 megawatts of power capacity to the facility. The expansion brings the total footprint of the company's data center there to 160,000 square feet and 18 megawatts. CyrusOne's data center in Houston is focused on seismic exploration computing for the oil and gas industry....Continue →

  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    RetailMeNot Scoops Up Pickie

    Austin-based RetailMeNot said Tuesday that it has acquired Pickie, a New York-based startup developing personalized shopping magazines focused on fashion, beauty, and home. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. RetailMeNot said it will discontinue Pickie's service, and relocate Pickie's staff from New York City to Austin.Continue →

  • 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 Venture Partners, and individual investors. FantasySalesTeam is led by Adam Hollander. The company's products are centered around fantasy sports-style sales competitions.Continue →

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