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  • Friday, May 27, 2016

    OncoResponse Adds Baxalta As Investor, Boosts Round To $12.5M

    Houston-based biopharmaceuticals developer OncoResponse said Thursday that it has upped its Series A financing to a total of $12.5M, after securing a new investment from Baxalta. The Series A--which initially closed in October of 2015--was co-led by ARCH Venture Partners, Canaan Partners and MD Anderson, with William Marsh Rice University and Alexandria Real Estate Equities. The company said the new funding from Baxalta will go towards its ongoing efforts in the cancer immunotherapy area....Continue →

  • Friday, May 27, 2016

    Reata Pharmaceuticals Raises $60.5M In IPO, Surges Bump In Debut

    Irving, Texas-based Reata Pharmaceuticals raised $60.5M in its IPO on Thursday, with its debut on the NASDAQ Global Market as RETA. Reata, which priced its IPO late Wednesday at $11 per share, closed at $13.07 per share on Thursday. The company--which priced below its initial estimates of $14 and $16 per share--was backed by CPMG, Novo A/S, Cardinal Investment Company, and AbbVie, among others. The IPO was underwritten by Citigroup, Cowen and Company, and Piper Jaffray....Continue →

  • Friday, May 27, 2016

    Embarcadero Technologies Rolls Out Monthly App Contest

    Austin-based Embarcadero Technologies, which develops a number of software development tools, said it has launched a new monthly contest to award prizes to developers of "cool apps". The company said the contest is open to both business and consumer applications, built on such products as RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder, along with its VCL, FireMonkey, DataSnap, EMS, FireDAC, InterBase and other components. Embarcadero said it would award $2000, to be spent on Embarcadero products....Continue →

  • Friday, May 27, 2016

    Dell Services Names VP For Healthcare, Life Sciences

    Plano-based Dell Services, the services and consulting arm of Dell, said Thursday that it has named Dan Allison as its new Vice President and Global General Manager for Healthcare and Life Sciences. Allison was previously Managing Director of DEAllison Enterprises LLC, a healthcare and technology consulting firm. He also serves on the board of Arcadia Healthcare Solutions....Continue →

  • Thursday, May 26, 2016

    PROS Partners With Contract Management Software Firm Icertis

    Houston-based PROS, which develops pricing management software, has inked a partnership with Icertis, a developer of contract lifecycle management software for Microsoft Azure. According to the two, they are in a technology integration and go-to-market partnership, which will tie use PROS technology to help manage leads, configure and price quotes, and close customer contracts....Continue →

  • Thursday, May 26, 2016

    Omnitracs Upgrades Fleet Tracking Software

    Dallas-based fleet management and tracking provider Omnitracs has released an update to its cloud-based vehicle routing and tracking software, saying that it has added such features as service history statistics, better routing capabilities, and enhanced reporting features. The company said its software, Roadnet Anywhere v4.1, is aimed at helping companies access key data and manage their fleets....Continue →

  • Thursday, May 26, 2016

    Xplore Wins $1M Deal In Europe

    Austin-based rugged tablet computer developer Xplore Technologies reported a win Wednesday in Europe, worth $1M, with a emergency medical services (EMS) provider. Name of the new customer was not announced. Xplore said that its F5m tablets and accessories wil be used in emergency vehicles and non-transporting EMS vehicles, such as emergency physician cars and fire trucks, for electronic patient care reporting and access to data....Continue →

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    ClearDB Expands To Canada

    Dallas-based ClearDB, a provider of cloud-based, distributed database services, said it has expanded its service to Canada. According to the company, its ClearDB MySQL database services area are available to Microsoft Azure customers in Azure's Toronto and Quebec City sub regions. ClearDB offers up a database virtualization, backup, and replication service, which it offers from $3.50 to $100 a month. The company is led by Jeff Vogel.Continue →

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    RF Code Expands Board

    Austin-based RF Code, the provider of data center management and monitoring products, said this morning that it has named Bob Ridout to its board of directors. Ridout is the former VP and CIO of DuPoint, and is also an advisor to, and a member of the advisory board of Insight Venture Partners. In addition, Ridout had served on the boards of Christiana Care Health System, Cordys (before it was acquired by Open Text), and Gravitant (before it was acquired by IBM)....Continue →

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Honest Dollar Acquisition By Goldman Sachs Completes

    Austin-based Honest Dollar, the web- and mobile-driven retirement savings services which was founded by William Hurley, is now officially part of Goldman Sachs. The Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs said the acquisition is part of an effort to service approximately 45 million Americans who do not have access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan, and particularly, the large number of 1099 workers in the "gig economy"....Continue →

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    EyeQ Raises $3.5 Million For In Store Displays

    Austin-based eyeQ, a startup developing in-store displays which interact with shoppers, has raised $3.5M in a Series A funding. The finding came from Align Capital, along with others. As part of the funding, Lisa Harris of Align Capital has joined the company's board of directors. eyeQ is led by Michael Garel. The company develops personalized, interactive displays, giving shoppers access to ratings and reviews, recommendations, product information, and more while in a store....Continue →

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    Accelerate Learning Gets $10M For STEM Education

    Houston-based Accelerate Learning, a developer of digital resources for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, has raised $10M in a Series A funding round, the company said this morning. The funding came from Owl Resources. Accelerate Learning is a spinout of Rice University, and previously has raised funding from Rice Management Company, the steward of the Rice University endowment....Continue →

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