Friday, March 24, 2017

Bloomfire Integrates With Zendesk

Friday, March 24, 2017

Austin-based Bloomfire, which develops knowledge sharing software for the enterprise, said this week that it has launched a new app for Zendesk. According to BLoomfire, the new app allows customer support employees to easily access information within Bloomfire without leaving Zendesk. Zendesk is widely used for managing customer support. Bloomfire said the integration works by automatically scanning tickets within Zendesk, and suggesting related content within Bloomfire that might be relevant to the customer support request. In a related move, Bloomfire also said it has launched a "custom portal service" which will allow access to a company's public knowledge base and links users into the Zendesk ticketing system.

 
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Zenoss Wins Vassar College

Friday, March 24, 2017

Austin-based IT monitoring and analysis software developer Zenoss said on Thursday that Vassar College has shifted its IT monitoring efforts from in-house monitoring to the company's hosted monitoring service. According to Zenoss, Vassar is running its IT monitoring as a service from Amazon Web Services, with Zenoss handling all deployment, backup and restore, and patching services for the school. Financial impact of the customer win was not announced. Zenoss said Vassar has been a customer since 2011.

 
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Digital Pharmacist Buys PocketRx

Friday, March 24, 2017

Austin-based Digital Pharmacist, a digital health startup which provides patient engagement software to pharmacies, said on Thursday that it has acquired PocketRx, a mobile app which lets patients manage their prescriptions. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Digital Pharmacist said it acquired the app from developer Praeses, LLC, which will continue to provide software development and support for the app. As part of the acquisition, Robert Terrell, product manager for PocketRx, has joined Digital Pharmacist.

 
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

eRelevance Expands Exec Team

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Austin-based marketing automation services provider eRelevance is announcing today that it has expanded its leadership team. According to the company, it has appointed Michael Norman as its Vice President of Software Development, and Melonie Poole as Director of Client Success. Norman, who is an Austin tech veteran, has previously served at such companies as RetailMeNot, Bazaarvoice, Lombardi, BorrowersFirst and Trilogy Software. He was most recently VP of Software Engineering at BorrowersFirst. Poole previously was most recently Chief Customer Officer at Strategic Saas, and also served at Catapult Systems. eRelevance provides marketing automation services to small and medium-sized businesses.

 
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Tango Networks Connects To iPhone

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Frisco, Texas-based Tango Networks, which develops software for the Unified Communications (UC) market, says it has rolled out a new iOS Apple CallKit, which allows enterprise customers to connect their iPhones to Unified Communications systems. Tango said the integration with iOS Apple CallKit lets employees use their iPhone's native dialer for business calls.

 
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National Instruments Names New CFO

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Austin-based National Instruments announced this morning that it has named a new CFO. National Instruments said that Karen Rapp has joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer, starting on May 9th, to oversee its global finance and IT organizations. Rapp will report to CEO Alex Davern. Rapp was most recently Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at NXP Semiconductor. She also has served at Freescale Semiconductor and Motorola.

 
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

SailPoint Secures Patent

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Austin-based SailPoint has received a new patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, covering the company's method of resetting passwords for users who are locked out of a corporate network. According to the USPTO, the patent, number 9,600,656, was granted to Nicholas Ryan Wellinghoff, and was issued on March 21st. SailPoint was represented by Sprinkle IP Law Group in the patent filing. SailPoint said the company's password reset method allows users to reset their local and domain password remotely, without having to involve IT staff. The company applied for the patent on March 9 of 2016.

 
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Quantlab Acquires IP, Employees From Teza

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Houston-based Quantlab Financial, a quantitative electronic trading firm, announced this morning that it has acquired certain technology and intellectual property assets--including 20 employees--from Teza Group. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. According to Quantlab, it will create a new subsidiary, Quantlab Futures Technology, Inc., which will develop and deploy quantitative trading strategies for global futures markets. That new subsidiary will be based in New York and Chicago.

 
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Fanatic Software Acquired By Complete XRM

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cedar Park, Texas-based Fanatic Software, which develops mobile productivity applications, has been acquired by Complete XRM. Financial details of the deal were not announced. Fanatic Software is maker of the Pocket Informant productivity applications, which run on Mac, iOS, and Android. Complete XRM is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 
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SevenTablets Debuts Crowdsourced Mobile Photo Editing App

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Dallas-based SevenTablets announced a new photo editing app today, called Mendr, which it says let users tap into a pool of professional photo editors, to help them enhance their images. SevenTablets--which was showing its new Mendr app at SXSW--said its app lets users request everything from simple touch-ups to " extreme enhancements" or corrections. The app--unlike others--actually taps into a pool of professional photo editors, who are paid for each edit and can log in and pick up work any time.

 
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HelloGbye Launches Travel Booking App

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Austin-based startup HelloGbye has launched a new, mobile app aimed at helping users book flight and hotels, the company announced this morning. The company said its app, which is available for iOS, allows users to book any combination of flight and hotel itineraries, and is aimed at small businesses, frequent fliers, luxury travelers and groups. The company's app focuses on using real-time, user friendly conversations, via voice or typing, to book travel, rather than using what it calls "restrictive forms and fields". HelloGbye's founder is Jonathan Miller.

 
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Aporia Solutions Acquired By Accume Partners

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Houston-based Aporia Solutions, a provider of technology and information system auditing and cybersecurity services, has been acquired by New York-based Accume Partners, the companies announced on Monday. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Accume Partners is a provider of audit, technology, compliance, enterprise risk, and cybersecurity services to the banking and financial services industry. The two said Aporia Managing Partners Kjerstin Barley and Matt Stander have joined Accume Partners' leadership team. Aporia was founded in 2001.

 
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Edgecase Wins Men's Retailer Jos A. Bank

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Austin-based software developer Edgecase said on Monday that it has signed up men's retailer Jos. A. Bank as a customer. Edegecase said that Jos. A. Bank will use the company's product to create and optimize product data. Financial impact of the win was not announced. Edgecase said its platform will help Jos. A. Bank make its online product data more consistent and relevant, which helps customers find products using search terms that are familiar to them. Edgecase is venture backed by Austin Ventures.

 
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Monday, March 20, 2017

Tk20, Taskstream In Merger

Monday, March 20, 2017

Austin-based Tk20, a provider of software used for higher education assessment and accreditation, has merged with New Yor-based Taskstream, the two announced this morning. Financial details of the merger were not announced. Tk20 was founded in 2003, and in addition to its Austin headquarters also has operations in India. Both companies provide software to college and universities, to help them measure, analyze, and report learning data. TK20 was advised by SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., along with Kastner Huggins Reddien Gravelle LLP, in the acquisition; Taskstream was advised by Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, with acquisition financing from Webster Bank.

 
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OutboundEngine Acquires ReadyChat

Monday, March 20, 2017

Austin-based online marketing software developer OutboundEngine announced this morning that it has acquired and integrated ReadyChat, a web-based live chat service for real estate and mortgage companies. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. OutboundEngine said it actually acquired OutboundEngine in December of 2015, but had kept the acquisition quiet until ReadyChat was integrated into its software. ReadyChat was based in Toronto, Canada.

 
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Copart Expands In Utah

Monday, March 20, 2017

Dallas-based online vehicle auction company Copart said this morning that it is expanding in the state of Utah, and has opened up a second location in the state. Copart said the new location, near Ogden, Utah, hosts online car auctions every Monday at noon MT. Copart provides a marketplace for vehicle sellers to sell salvage and other vehicles to dealers, dismantlers, rebuilders, exporters, and others.

 
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Friday, March 17, 2017

Peloton Therapeutics Adds $22.2M

Friday, March 17, 2017

Dallas-based cancer therapy developer Peloton Therapeutics said this week that it has raised $22.2M in its Series D funding, bringing the round to $74.6M. Source of the additional funding was not announced. Peloton Therapeutics had earlier announced $52.4M in a close on its Series D funding. The company is developing small molecule cancer therapy. Pelton is led by CEO John A. Josey, Ph.D. The earlier Series D tranche came from Foresite Capital Management, Remeditex LLC, The Column Group, Tichenor Ventures LLC, Topspin Fund LP, and Nextech Invest Ltd.

 
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Q2 Rolls Out New Fraud Screening Software

Friday, March 17, 2017

Austin-based digital banking software developer Q2 Holdings announced a new software product this week, called Q2 Patrol, which it says helps financial institutions detect high-risk non-transactional fraudulent activity. Pricing on the new software was not announced. Q2 said the new product uses machine learning to identify potentially fraudulent digital banking sessions, using such information as past login behavior and device details, including IP addresses, geolocation, device type, time stamps and more.

 
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Former Dell Execs Launch New Online Streaming TV Startup, Seeka TV

Thursday, March 16, 2017

A set of former executive from Dell have launched a new, online streaming television site called Seeka TV. Seeka's executive team launched the new streaming content site at SXSW, saying that the company was founded by David Bagley (CEO) and George Reese (VP of Programming), along with Dell Software CTO Donald Ferguson. All three were founders at hybrid cloud management software company Enstratius, which Dell acquired in 2013. Enstratius was based in Minneapolis, where Seeka TV is also based. Bagley served as Dell's GM of Cloud Services Management from the acquisition of Enstratius until October of 2015. Reese stayed at Dell as Executive Director, Cloud Solutions and Senior Distinguished Engineer until the same time.

 
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Zix Buys Greenview Data For $6.5M

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Dallas-based email encryption software developer ,a href="http://www.zix.com">Zix said late Wednesday that it has acquired Greenview Data, a developer of email security tools. Zix is paying approximately $6.5M in cash for Greenview Data, which develops threat protection, antivirus, anti-spam and archiving tools. Zix said it will add those capabilities to its email encryption software, as part of a bundled service. Greenview Data was based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ZZix is led by Dave Wagner.

 
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Teladoc Teams With Accolade

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Lewisville, Texas-based telehealth provider Teladoc, and on-demand, healthcare concierge firm Accolade said this morning that the two are in a new alliance, where they will work together to help members with their health care benefit options and telehealth. Financial details of the alliance were not announced. According to the companies, they already have been working together on shared clients, which they said has proven to "significantly increase" use of Teladoc. Use of Teladoc's services typically ends up costing employers and insurers a lot less than in-person doctor's visits, and particularly emergency room (ER) visits. The two said the integration with Accolade includes links from the Accolade Health Assistant, mobile applications, provider search tools, and various portals.

 
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Carvana Debuts New Car Vending Machine In San Antonio

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Online used car buying site Carvana said today that it is opening up its third, "car vending machine" in Texas, this time in San Antonio. According to Carvana, the new "car vending machine" is eight stories tall and will hold up to 30 cars. Carvana sells its cars online, and lets users pick up their cars from a giant car vending machine, which is driven by an equally large giant coin; the new "car vending machine" building is only the fourth for the e-commerce auto seller, which also has similar buildings in Austin and Houston.

 
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SurveyVitals Buys Novaetus

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Springtown, Texas-based SurveyVitals, a company which uses patient satisfaction surveys to help with healthcare analytics, has acquired Novaetus, Inc., a fellow healthcare survey company. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. SurveyVitals said the buy will expand its scope of services. Novaetus was founded in 2004, and was based in Novi, Michigan. Bob Vosburgh is CEO of SurveyVitals.

 
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Aceable Expands Defense Driving Class To California

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Austin-based Aceable, which runs an online traffic school that, in many cases, is approved by states to clear tickets, says it has launched a new defensive driving course called the California Traffic Violator School. The company said its defensive driving app meets all state requirements. Aceable's new course is available via both iTunes and Google Play. Aceable said the new app is aimed at any Californian who has received a traffic violation and has clearance to take a defensive driving program, or even anyone who wants to complete the course to lower their insurance premiums. Aceable is led by founder and CEO Blake Garrett.

 
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Linux Academy Launches New Technology Testing, Training Service

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Dallas-based Linux Academy, which provides online Linux and cloud training software, has launched a new service called Cloud Assessments, which it says allows enterprises to test and train their IT teams, as well as prospective job candidates, on their own technology. According to Linux Academy, its beta of the service and first offering will focus on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Linux Academy said the site will offer up "micro-certifications" on skills, using live environments rather than questions and answers to test a person's working knowledge of AWS.

 
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Cedar Springs Capital, Crestline Buy CarePayment

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Dallas-based investment firm Cedar Springs Capital, and fellow Fort Worth investor Crestline said on Monday that the two have teamed up to buy payment financing provider CarePayment. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. The two said they are moving CarePayment's headquarters to Nashville. The investment and acquisition came from the CCM Capital Opportunities Fund, which is led by Cedar Springs Capital and Crestline Investors. CarePayment had been based in Portland, Oregon.

 
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FirstClose Bolsters Executive Staff

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Austin-based FirstClose, a provider of technology services to refinancing and home equity lenders, announced this morning that it has named two executives, as part of new growth and clients at the company. FirstCLose said it has named Matt Veitch as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Leigh Richey as Director of Marketing. The company said the hires come as it added 25 new clients in the last quarter of 2016, including Langley Federal Credit Union, County Bank, Signature Federal Credit Union and Technology Credit Union.

 
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Monday, March 13, 2017

Vista Equity Acquires DH Corporation For $4.8 Billion

Monday, March 13, 2017

Austin-based private equity investor Vista Equity Partners is acquiring Canadian financial technology developer D+H, in a deal worth $4.8 billion in equity, the two announced this morning. According to the companies, Vista intends to combine D+H with another portfolio company, Misys, a developer of software for the retail and corporate banking, lending, treasury and capital markets, investment management and enterprise risk markets. Vista Equity will pay $25.50 per share in cash for DH Corporation, which is publicly traded as DH on the TSX.

 
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Forcepoint Names New VP

Monday, March 13, 2017

Austin-based cybersecurity provider Forcepoint announced this morning that it has named Brian J. Miller as its new Senior Vice President of Customer Success and Operations. Miller previously was Executive Vice President of Strategy and Integration at Virtustream, and also served at VCE Global Services and EMC Global Storage Managed Services. Miller reports to CEO Matthew P. Moynahan.

 
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AT&T Signs Mark Wahlberg For Ad Campaign

Monday, March 13, 2017

Dallas-based AT&T announced this morning that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Mark Wahlberg for an upcoming ad campaign, which will run on both TV and digital media. Terms of the deal were not announced. AT&T said Walhberg will appear in ads "celebrating the ways AT&T lets you take your entertainment everywhere you go."

 
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Friday, March 10, 2017

Tyler Technologies Wins $6.9M Deal With County In Georgia

Friday, March 10, 2017

Plano-based Tyler Technologies has won a $6.9M contract with Clayton County, Georgia, the company reported on Thursday. According to the government software maker, the county has selected its Odyssey product, including Odyssey Case Manager, Odyssey Jail Manager, Odyssey Attorney Manager, Odyssey Supervision, and Odyssey Jury, as well as Brazos eCitations and Tyler Eagle, for the install. Tyler said the county is replacing a twenty-year old, in-house solution with its products.

 
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Q2 Enhances Platform For Accessibility

Friday, March 10, 2017

Austin-based banking software developer Q2 Holdings said on Thursday that it has enhanced its platform, in order to meet standards on making web applications more accessible to people with disabilities. According to Q2 Holdings, it is developing a modification to its platform, called UUX Accessibility, which meets current
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA success criteria for accessibility of web applications for people with disabilities. Those requirements make it a lot easier for those with disabilities to access web sites, making sure that functions are easily read by screen-reading software, can be accessed via keyboards, and more. Some web application designers, in recent years, have ignored people with disabilities and made it difficult to access web sites and applications, by using such things as text embedded into graphics without text alternatives; Flash-based navigation which can only be accessed via mouse clicks; and low-contrast text or certain color combinations; and problems with seeing very small type.

 
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Techstars Austin Alum Chowbotics Gets $5M For Salad Making Robots

Friday, March 10, 2017

Chowbotics, a former Techstars Austin startup which is developing robots for use in the food service industry, said on Thursday that it has raised $5M in a Series A funding round. The funding came from Techstars Ventures, Foundry Group, Galvanize Ventures and the Geekdom Fund. The first product from company, formerly known as Casabots, is "Sally", a robot which automatically makes salad. The company said its technology solves several problems in food service, including compromised cleanliness and inefficiency. Jason Mendelsohn of Foundry Group, and David Cohen of Techstars Ventures both join the company's board with the funding. The company is now based in San Jose, California.

 
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

RadioShack Files For Bankruptcy, Again

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Fort Worth-based General Wireless Operations, the company which took over the RadioShack name and business two years ago, said late Wednesday afternoon that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. According to RadioShack, it anticipates closing approximately 200 stores and "evaluating options" on the remaining 1,300 that it owns. As part of the bankruptcy filing, the company said it is working with Sprint in a bid to save jobs. RadioShack said that its stores and dealer locations across the country are still currently open for business. The new bankruptcy filing two years after RadioShack emerged from bankruptcy via a partnership with Sprint, which co-located Sprint locations within RadioShack's retail footprint. RadioShack cited "surprisingly poor performance of mobility sales, especially over recent months" for the Chapter 11 filing.

 
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Trend Micro Expands In Austin

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Dallas-based Trend Micro, which develops cybersecurity software, said today that it is expanding its presence in Texas, and has opened up a new office in Austin. According to Trend Micro, it is opening up a new, 75,000 square foot, three story office in The Domain in northwest Austin, to house its new team members from its recently acquisition of TippingPoint. Trend Micro said the new office in Austin was a "natural choice", citing the location in Austin's technology corridor and calling Austin a "booming" technology city. Trend Micro recently acquired TippingPoint from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). TippingPoint, which already was based in Austin, develops intrusion prevention systems (IPS); Trend Micro paid $300M for TippingPoint, in a deal announed in October of 2015 and which completed in March of last year.

 
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