Thursday, July 20, 2017

YouTube TV Expands To Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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. The expansion into the new markets is the first expansion of YouTube TV since its launch in April, when it launched in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Philadelphia and Chicago. YouTube TV offers up a wide range of content from cable networks, plus local feeds from ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.

 
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ReachForce Names New CEO

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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.

 
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IDERA Buys AquaFold

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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.

 
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Tyler Technologies Scores Win In Vermont

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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.

 
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Who Are The Most Active Venture Investors In Texas?

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


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.)


1. LiveOak Venture Partners - 5 deals.


Recent deals: TeleStax, Digital Pharmacist, Opcity, data.world, CS Disco.


2. Silverton Partners - 4 deals.


Recent deals: SourceDay, SpyCloud, YouEarnedit, Aceable, OutboundEngine.


3. Capital Factory - 3 deals.


Recent deals: eRelevance, YouEarnedIt, Message.io


4. UT Horizon Fund - 3 deals.


Recent deals: Lung Therapeutics, GenXComm.


5. Advantage Capital Partners - 2 deals


Recent deals: Traxo, Caringo.



6. WPP Digital - 2 deals.


Recent deals: SubVRsive, YouEarnedIt.


7. S3 Ventures - 2 deals.


Recent deals: Iconixx, VUV Analytics.


8. Bios Partners - 2 deals.


Recent deals: Lung Therapeutics, Lantern Pharma.




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Valify Names COO

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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.

 
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Stream Data Centers Names COO

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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.

 
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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 3.6 terabytes of data per hour due to its cameras and sensors--at its locations. AT&T did not say how much it is currently investing in those efforts, but said it hopes to outfit its various facilities with high-end graphics processing chips and other general purpose computers to enable those upcoming self driving applications, virtual reality, and augmented reality, as those applications develop.

 
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AmplifiAI Aims At Employee Development With AI Tools

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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. The company says it is being advised by researchers at UT Dallas on its product, which is initially being targeted for use in the area of customer service.

 
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Vroom Finds $76M More For Online Auto Sales

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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.

 
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Monday, July 17, 2017

Austin Startup Week Set For October

Monday, July 17, 2017

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.

 
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Medicenna Names Chief Scientific Officer

Monday, July 17, 2017

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.

 
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Freeman Expands into Digital Marketing

Monday, July 17, 2017

Dallas-based Freeman--best known for providing the services to enable many technology- and other industry conferences and events--said today that it is launching a new digital marketing service for its clients. According to Freeman, it will provide web and app development, social media strategy, digital advertising, email marketing, and data analytics services, to help its client with event awareness and growth. Pricing on the new service was not announced. Freeman provides pretty much everything behind many, technology industry events--handling everything from shipping and logistics, electrical hookups and booths, to registration and event marketing, and much more.

 
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Suzanne’s experience includes: COO / CFO for a clinical communication
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nursing facilities and other long-term care entities across multiple
states. She has also served in an executive role with a venture backed
Big Data software development company and multiple startups that
have grown from pre-revenue to scaling, revenue-generating entities to
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Dell Backs RiskLens For Cyber Risk Management

Friday, July 14, 2017

Round Rock-based Dell has joined in the Series A funding for RiskLens, a developer of cyber-risk management software this week. RiskLens said earlier this week that it raised $5M in a Series A funding, which was led by Osage Venture Partners, and also included Paladin Capital Group, Dell Technologies Capital and Kick-Start. RiskLens provides cyber-risk management and analysis software.

 
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Conifer Health Gets Win In Kentucky

Friday, July 14, 2017

Frisco, Texas-based Conifer Health Solutions says it has scored a win in Kentucky, with the University Medical Center in Louisville. According to Conifer Health, it will provide the University of Louisville Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center with its hospital revenue cycle management software. Terms of the agreement were not announced. Stephen Mooney is President and CEO of Conifer Health.

 
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Purple Proves (Just About) No One Reads Terms Of Service Agreements

Friday, July 14, 2017

Purple, the provider of Wi-Fi services which helps businesses and venues get better analytics ton their visitors, has just proven that just about no one reads those "terms of agreement" before clicking through. According to Purple, it added a clause to its Terms of Service recently, which required users to clean dirty toilets, hug stray cats, and "manually relieve sewage blockages", with nearly 22,750 people simply clicking through without reading those terms. According to Purple, only one single person out of 22,275 people spotted the requirements during its experiment, which it ran between June 19th and July 2nd. Purple had actually dangled a chance to win a prize if someone would flag the clause, and has no intent of requiring any of its users to follow those terms. Purple opened up its North American headquarters in Austin in January.

 
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

OpenKey Heads To Key West

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Dallas-based OpenKey, which develops mobile apps that allow hotel guests to unlock their rooms using their smartphone, has signed up an iconic property in Key West, Florida, as a customer. OpenKey said it has been selected by the Pier House Resort & Spa in Key West, Florida, helping the company to eliminate disposable plastic keys, and also to help provide directions to the property, amenity booking and notification of early or late arrival to the property. OpenKey said the Pier House Restaurant & Spa is known for helping to launch the careers of Jimmy Buffett and Bob Marley. Both Buffett and Marley got some of their first gigs in the hotel's Chart Room Bar.

 
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Brightpearl Expanding In Austin

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Brightpearl, a developer of retail management software for the omnichannel retail industry, says it is expanding in Austin. According to Brightpearl, it has hired 12 new employees in Austin since April, with plans to fill out seven more position in the company's new location. Brightpearl is located at Techspace in downtown Austin. The company said that Austin is "a boomtown of technology" and said its technology sector is "often considered Texas's answer to Silicon Valley".

 
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Upland Software Buys Waterfall International

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Austin-based Upland Software announced this morning that it has acquired Waterfall International, a developer of cloud-based, mobile messaging software. Upland Software said it paid $24.4M in cash plus $1.5M in cash holdback for Waterfall International, which had its headquarters in San Francisco, and offices in Austin and Boston. Upland said it expects to generate $9.0M in annual revenue from the acquisition, and upped its 2017 guidance to match.

 
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Iconixx Names New VP

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Austin-based enterprise sales compensation software developer Iconixx said today that it has named Ronnie Sheth as its new Vice President of Customer Success. Sheth was previously at IBM, working in that company's SPM and Analytics divisions. According to Iconixx, Ms. Sheth will lead all initiatives responsible for ensuring the success of Iconixx customers. Iconixx provides software for helping companies manage sales compensation and commissions. Iconixx is venture backed by Ballast Point Ventures, Harbert Growth Partners, and S3 Ventures.

 
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Tyler Technologies Wins Public Safety Deal

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Plano-based government software developer Tyler Technologies says it has signed its single, largest deal ever for its New Work public safety software, in a deal with Lehigh and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania. tyler, which did not disclose the financial details of that deal, said it will provide a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Mobile Data system for the two counties as a combined solution. The two counties are approximately 70 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

 
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SourceDay Scores $3.5M For Purchase Order Management

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Austin-based SourceDay, a developer of automation software to help companies manage purchase orders, said on Tuesday that it has raised $3.5M in funding. The funding came from Draper Associates, Silverton Partners and ATX Seed Ventures. According to the company, the funding goes to scale its operations. Tom Kieley is CEO and co-founder of SourceDay.

 
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ROBO Global Names New Research Analyst

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Dallas-based ROBO Global, a company which maintains a financial index that tracks the global robotics and automation market, has named Jeremie Capron, CFA, as its Managing Partner and Director of Research. Capron was previously at CLSA Americas, and also spend time as a project manager with Veolia Environment in Europe and Asia. ROBO Global, led by Travis Briggs, offers up financial tracking products in the form of ETFs and indexes, which the firm says captures companies that manufacture or provide services related to any machinery, equipment, devices or sensors supporting a robot performing its task.

 
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Spanning Cloud Apps Adds Execs

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Austin-based Spanning Cloud Apps has made a number of executive appointments this morning, including adding two former SolarWinds executives. Spanning says it has named Chad Savoy as Vice President, Worldwide Sales. Savoy was most recently VP of Sales at Vyopta, and also served in that position at Datadog, Cornerstone OnDemand and SolarWinds. Spanning also named Paul Strelzick to its board of directors as Executive Chairman; Strelzick was previously EVP and President of Worldwide Sales at SolarWinds. Spanning's software provides backup of cloud application data.

 
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Blinker Launches Car Buying, Selling App In Texas

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Blinker, a startup which develops a mobile app which lets users buy, sell, finance, and refinance a car, has launched in Texas, the company said this morning. The company, which is based in Denver, said its app lets users list their cars for sale, buy cars, apply for loans, and refinance their existing loan all through the app. Texas is the second state for Blinker, which also operates in Colorado. Blinker said it launched in Texas because it is the second largest car market in America.

 
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and improving margins. TechCXO partners combine practical experience,
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Suzanne’s experience includes: COO / CFO for a clinical communication
software company providing HIPAA compliant communication services. COO /
CFO for a contract rehabilitation company offering turnkey solutions to
nursing facilities and other long-term care entities across multiple
states. She has also served in an executive role with a venture backed
Big Data software development company and multiple startups that
have grown from pre-revenue to scaling, revenue-generating entities to
acquired companies in the e-commerce, medical device, energy, finance and
pharmaceutical verticals.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Telestax Gets $4.7M In Funding Round

Monday, July 10, 2017

Austin-based Telestax, a provider of a real-time messaging, voice, and video platform for the enterprise, has raised $4.7M in a venture funding round, the company said this morning. The round came from LiveOak Venture Partners. Telestax said the new funding will go to accelerate product capabilities, grow the operational support team and expand market reach. Telestax is led by CEO and co-founder Ivelin Ivanov. The company previously raised funding from Pinnacle Ventures.

 
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Trend Micro In Alliance With VMware

Monday, July 10, 2017

Dallas-based Trend Micro said today that it has teamed up with VMware, and integrated its mobile security software with VMware's Workspace ONE and VMware AirWatch products. Trend Micro's products are used for mobile device security and data protection, and help identify compromised and unprotected mobile devices in an enterprise. The integration pulls those alerts and information from Trend Micro's security tools into VMware AirWatch's security dashboard, among other integration points.

 
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Fortress UAV Takes On Drone Repair

Monday, July 10, 2017

Plano-based Fortress UAV, a new subsidiary formed out of Fortress Solutions, said today that it has begun offering up repair of drones for both the consumer and commercial market. According to Fortress UAV, it supports out-of-warranty and crash-damage repairs for both the DJI and Yuneec brand of drones in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, with repairs in as little as two days. Fortress Solutions is a provider of product lifecycle repair and logistics services for the telecom and cable equipment market.

 
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Friday, July 7, 2017

AT&T Launches $200M Venture Capital Fund

Friday, July 7, 2017

Dallas-based AT&T has launched its very own venture capital investment fund, where it will invest up to $200M in startups in the connected services and platform area. AT&T, which announced the new fund on Thursday, said it is working with Coral Group to launch and invest in those startups. AT&T specifically said its new fund will invest in technology that run on the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), which was developed by AT&T Labs.

 
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Transplace Wins Energy and Telecom Supplier

Friday, July 7, 2017

Dallas-based transportation management services and logistics services provider Transplace said this week that it has scored a win with energy and telecom systems upplier Prysmian Group as a customer. Transplace said it has been selected manage all transportation activities throughout North America and support international import/export shipments and customs compliance for Prsymian. Financial details of the win were not announced.

 
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Cirrus Logic Rolls Amazon Alexa Voice Development Kit

Friday, July 7, 2017

Austin-based semiconductor maker Cirrus Logic is hoping to enable the embedding of Amazon Alexa voice support in consumer electronics products, with a new development kit. Cirrus Logic said it has launched a development kit for Alexa Voice Service (AVS), optimized for smart speakers and smart home applications. The new Voice Capture Development Kit for Amazon AVS uses a components from Cirrus to help implement Alexa "wake" words and capture audio for voice commands. According to Cirrus Logic, the new toolkit also includes algorithms to suppress noise and even capture wake words through loud music. The toolkit is based on Cirrus Logic's CS47L24 smart codec, CS7250B digital MEMS microphones and software, plus a Raspberry Pi 3. The company is offering up the kit through its distributor, Digikey, for $400.

 
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OpenKey: We're Now In 8 Countries, 4 Continents

Friday, July 7, 2017

Dallas-based OpenKey, the developer of mobile apps which enable keyless room access to hotel guests, says it is now in 8 countries across 4 continents. The startup, led by CEO TJ Person, says it is now in Hong Kong, Canada, Netherlands, Philippines, Australia, Mexico, United Kingdom, and the United States. OpenKey says it now has 30 employees globally, and hopes to double that in the next 18 months; the company says it now serves over 15,000 rooms.

 
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Thursday, July 6, 2017

AgileCraft Upgrades Enterprise Agile Tools

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Austin-based AgileCraft, a developer of software that helps enterprises manage their "Agile" development processes, said it has released an updated version of its platform to its customers. AgileCraft said its new, AgileCraft 10X release is aimed at enterprises who want to strengthen collaboration between product, portfolio and development teams. AgileCraft is led by CEO Steve Elliott. Agile is a set of techniques that are aimed at very rapid release of products, which has been very popular with software and other product companies in the last few years as a replacement for traditional "waterfall" development efforts.

 
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Flight School Powers Augmented Reality Concert Poster

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Is augmented reality (AR) the next big trend in concert posters? Dallas-based creative studio Flight School says it is behind a new, augmented reality concert poster for the rock band Umphrey's McGee's, which brought "vibrant colors and kaleidoscopic artwork" to the band's concert posters for a show at Red Rocks, Colorado earlier this month. Flight School said its AR work on the poster was created using the Unity game engine, and illustrated in Photoshop. Unity is a popular 3D game engine used widely in developing videogames, as well as augmented reality and virtual reality content. Flight School did not say how much Umphrey's McGee's spent on developing the AR concert poster. The company documented the AR poster in a video online.

 
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CynergisTek Wins $2M In Contracts

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Austin-based CynergisTek, a provider of IT security experts, said it has scored over $2M in contracts with an un-named, large health system. According to CynergisTek, which is owned by Auxilio, the two deals will go towards providing specialized security implementation and remediation services to that large health system. The company said the contract will support the health system in the areas of biomedical, web application, network security and payment card consulting over the next year. CynergisTek said it won the contract, in part due to a security staffing shortage in healthcare.

 
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