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YouTube TV Expands To Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth

Online streaming video site YouTube said this morning that it is making its subscription YouTube TV service available in Texas for the first time, with service in Houston and Dallas-Forth Worth. According to YouTube, it is adding Washington, DC, Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne and Charlotte, as well as Dallas-Forth Worth to the list of cities it is supporting through the $35 per month service....Continue →


ReachForce Names New CEO

Austin-based ReachForce, which develops data scrubbing tools for marketing and sales databases, has named Dion Cornett as President and CEO, the company said Wednesday. Cornett previously served at Vice President of Global Sales at MariaDB Corporation, and also served at Red Hat.Continue →


IDERA Buys AquaFold

Houston-based database development and testing tools developer IDERA said on Wednesday that it has acquired AquaFold, a provider of cross-platform database tools. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. According to IDERA, the acquisition will help it expand its database tools business, and support the cloud and such environments as NoSQL. IDERA says AquaFold has more than 300,000 users in 98 countries, running on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux....Continue →


Tyler Technologies Scores Win In Vermont

Plano-based Tyler Technologies, a developer of a wide range of government management software, has scored a win in Vermont, the company said this morning. According to Tyler Technologies, it will provide its Odyssey unified case management system for the state of Vermont. Financial details of the win were not announced. Tyler said Vermont is the 15th state to deploy its Odyssey software state-wide.Continue →


Who Are The Most Active Venture Investors In Texas?


Are you an entrepeneur looking for funding for your Texas startup? Or are you a local service provider looking to connect with the right investors in the area who are starting and funding new companies? We've put together a list of the most active investors in Texas startups in this article, ranked by the number of investments they've announced in the last 12 months. (Some of these investors may have made other investments, which have not yet been announced.)

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Valify Names COO

Frisco, Texas-based Valify, the technology provider which helps health care organizations manage their supply chain, has named Les Popiolek as its Chief Operating Officer, the company said this week. Popiolek was previously at MedAssets (Acquired by Vizient), where he had led the company's business operations and strategy from 2010 to 2016. He also served as CTO at Broadlane.Continue →


Stream Data Centers Names COO

Dallas-based Stream Data Centers, a data center operator and colocation provider, said this morning that it has named Michael Lahoud as COO and Partner at the company. Lahoud was previously Senior Vice President of Technology Services at the company. Lahoud has been managing Stream's facilities since 2010.Continue →


AT&T Aims To Power Self Driving Cars, AR/VR

Dallas-based AT&T says that it is specifically looking to enable the next generation of 5G applications, including self driving cars and AR/VR, as part of a new "edge computing" focus. According to AT&T, it is embracing "edge computing", which places processing at such locations as central offices, macro towers, and small cell sites to handle the massive crush of data that will be generated by self-driving cars--which AT&T says estimates may generate as much as 3....Continue →


AmplifiAI Aims At Employee Development With AI Tools

Dallas-based startup AmplifiAI said this morning that it has launched its platform, which aims to use artificial intelligence technology to help companies with employee development and performance management. According to AmplifiAI, it is developing software which uses machine learning algorithms to understand who are the "high performers" in an enterprise, and help push those best practices out to an entire enterprise. AmplifiAI's founder and CEO is Sean Minter....Continue →


Vroom Finds $76M More For Online Auto Sales

Vroom, a online auto retailer which has offices in Dallas and Houston, has raised $76M in a Series F round, according to the firm. The company, which operates the Texas Direct Auto brand, said the funding came from T. Rowe Price Associates, along with L Catterton, General Catalyst Partners, and PICO Venture Partners. Vroom says it has now raised a total of $295M in funding. Vroom provides direct-to-consumer auto sales, and is led by former Pricelinecom CEO Paul J. Hennessy....Continue →


Austin Startup Week Set For October

The organizers of the annual Austin Startup Week have set the date for this year's event, saying that Austin Startup Week this year will be held between October 9th and 13th. The group started soliciting events, panels, party, workshops, as well as coworking spaces, offices, and venues willing to host events, plus sponsors last week. The event is in its seventh year.Continue →


Medicenna Names Chief Scientific Officer

Houston-based Medicenna, a biopharmaceuticals firm working on oncology drugs, said today that it has named Dr. Jay Stoudemire as the company's Chief Scientific Officer. Stoudemire was most recently Vice President of Preclinical Development, Regulatory, and Quality Assurance at MIrna Therapeutics, and also has served at Genentech, Ascenta Therapeutics, Chugai-Roche Pharmaceuticals, Cytel, Genetics Institute, and Xoma.Continue →



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