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  • Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    GameSalad Debuts HTML5 Publishing Tool

    Austin-based videogame development tools developer GameSalad announced today that it has launched a new, standalone HTML5 publishing platform. According to GameSalad, the new feature of its GameSalad Pro service lets its subscribers generate HTML5, server-ready, packaged games, which can easily be embedded in websites. GameSalad said the first game to be published using the new tool is Code Black, a new game from CBS to support its new television show of the same name....Continue →

  • Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    PLx Pharma Files For IPO

    Houston-based PLx Pharma, a biopharmaceuticals developer which is developing compounds to improve oral absorption of drugs, has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raise up to $20M in an offering on the NASDAQ Capital Market. The company says it is looking to trade as PLXP. The company has a single underwriter on its offering, Maxim Group LLC. PLx Pharma is venture backed by Aurus Bbios Fondo de Inversion, Integra Ventures, and others.Continue →

  • Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    TVA Medical Raises $15M In Series C Funding

    Austin-based TVA Medical, a developer of minimally invasive treatments for end-stage renal disease, said Tuesday that it has raised 15M in a Series C funding roudn. The funding was led by Baxter Ventures and Boston Scientific Corporation, and also included Sante Ventures, S3 Ventures, TriStar Technology Ventures, ant others. The startup led by Adam L....Continue →

  • Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    Xtera Communications Files For IPO

    Allen, Texas-based Xtera Communications, a developer of high bandwidth optical transport products led by Jon R. Hopper, has filed for an IPO. Xtera said it is looking to raised $60M on the NASDAQ Global Market as XCOM. The IPO is being underwritten by Needham & Company, Cowen and Company, and BMO Capital Markets. The company's venture backers include ARCH Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Sevin Rosen Funds, VantagePoint Capital Partners, and The Wellcome Trust....Continue →

  • Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    ACTIVE Network Signs Endurance Sports Group

    Dallas-based event registration software developer ACTIVE Network reports this morning that it has signed up a new customer, endurance sports marketing agency Lagardere Sports. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. ACTIVE Network said that Lagardere will use its ACTIVEWorks Endurance software to support global expansion across multiple continents. The ACTIVE software handles registration and payment processing for endurance sports....Continue →

  • Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    Perot Museum, Dell Roll Out TECH Truck

    Hoping to help get more kids involved in science, technology, and the arts, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Dell have rolled out a new "TECH Truck", which will bring access to the museum to more youth. According to the two, Dell provided a $1.13 million grant to fund the truck, which will bring science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) learning to the Dallas/Fort Worth region and beyond, featuring out-of-school educational and interactive programs, workshops, and more....Continue →

  • Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    Business Intelligence Software Developer TARGIT Sets Up Shop In Houston

    TARGIT, a developer of business intelligence and analytics software, said today that it has set up shop in Texas, opening up a new office in Houston. According to the software developer, it set up its satellite office in Houston as it is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., and because it is a rich business hub which gives it access to top talent. The company said it hopes to hire additional staff in sales and consulting at the new office, to help it tackle the Southern part of the U....Continue →

  • Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    CURB Energy Raises $1.25M In Seed Funding

    Austin-based CURB, which is developing devices to help users monitor and manage their energy consumption and solar production, has raised $1.25M in a seed funding round. According to CURB, the funding came from Capital Factory, angel groups, and other un-named strategic partners. CURB has been offering up its energy devices on Indiegogo....Continue →

  • Monday, October 5, 2015

    Austin Startup Week Is Here!

    Austin Startup Week, the annual celebration of Austin's startup community, kicks off today at the Capital Factory this morning. The event, which runs for five days, includes everything from a battle of startup bands tonight and tours of local accelerators and coworking spaces, to panel discussions and more.Continue →

  • Monday, October 5, 2015 Completes AppRedeem Buy

    Austin-based mobile rewards provider said this morning that it has completed its previously announced acquisitin of AppRedeem. had originally announced the deal in September, saying that the stock-for-stock deal is worth approximately $2.5M. is led by Ted Hastings. AppRedeem also developed loyalty apps focused on viewing videos.Continue →

  • Monday, October 5, 2015

    Bigcommerce Connects With Pinterest, Square

    Austin-based e-commerce software developer Bigcommerce has been very busy with partnerships in the last few days, saying this morning that it has linked with Pinterest to enable purchases and sale of products through Pins, and saying separately late last night that it has linked up with Square. In the Pinterest deal, Bigcommerce said it is now supporting "Buyable Pins", which connects Pins directly to Bigcommerce merchants....Continue →

  • Monday, October 5, 2015

    RF Code Names Sales VP

    Austin-based RF Code announced this morning that it has appointed Jonathan Luce as the company's new Vice President, Worldwide Sales. Luce had been Director of Sales and Strategic Accounts at RF Code for 8 years. He previously had served at APC/Schneider. RF Code develops software and hardware used for asset tracking.Continue →

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