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AgileCraft’s Exit, $45M for Ojo Labs, Intel Grants & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—Georgetown, TX-based AgileCraft was acquired by Australia-based Atlassian (NASDAQ: TEAM), the team collaboration and productivity software maker, for $166 million. AgileCraft makes planning software that helps executives build and manage how the company’s projects develop. It’s focused more on leaders in a business than engineering and IT staff, and it helps them map out product strategy, spot bottlenecks and risks, and get a feel for the...
Tags: National blog main, National top stories, Texas, Texas blog main, Texas top stories, AgileCraft, AI, Artificial Intelligence, AT&T, Atlassian, ATX Seed Ventures, ATX Venture Partners, Austin, Australia, Brad Bentz, Canada


AmplifAI Raises $3.9M, Its First Outside Funding, For Call Center AI

Dallas—AmplifAI Solutions, which makes artificial intelligence-enabled software for call center operations, has raised $3.9 million.Investors in the funding round were Naya Ventures, LiveOak Venture Partners, and Capital Factory, all based in Austin.AmplifAI has developed software that uses machine learning algorithms to analyze behaviors of top-performing employees in order to create training programs for employees across the payroll. Now, the company plans to use the funding to further develo...
Tags: Startups, Home Depot, Texas, Funding, Trends, Tech, Investment, Data, People, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Austin, AT&T, Innovation, Venture Capital


CesiumAstro, MAP Health, StoryFit, Hatch Pitch & More Texas Tech

[ Updated 3/14/19, 1:53 pm CT. See below. ]  Another South By Southwest festival comes to a close in Austin. Let’s catch up with the highlights from the tech portion this year and other innovation news in Texas.—CesiumAstro, an Austin-based maker of antennas and communications systems for satellites, said it has raised $12.4 million in a Series A funding round. Airbus Ventures, the venture arm of plane-maker Airbus, led the round, according to a press release. Other investors were Kleiner Pe...
Tags: Apps, Publishing, Texas, Entertainment, China, Cancer, Funding, Los Angeles, Trends, Startup, Insurance, Tech, Investment, People, Vc, Artificial Intelligence


Toyota Plowing Money and Jobs Into U.S. Operations

There’s no idling of plants at the Big T. With news of electrified versions of the RAV4 Hybrid and Lexus ES heading to Kentucky for the first time, Toyota is set to invest a further $749 million into its American operations, adding hundreds of jobs across five states. This builds on a commitment made by […] The post Toyota Plowing Money and Jobs Into U.S. Operations appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News, Kentucky, Investment, Expansion, Autos, Toyota, News Blog, RAV4 Hybrid, TNGA


TX Tech: ForeFlight to Boeing, Osano Debut, Saranas’ FDA Nod & More

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—Boeing (NYSE: BE) has acquired Houston-based ForeFlight, a mobile and web-based maker of aviation software, according to a press release. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. ForeFlight had already been partnering with the Chicago-based aeronautical company for the past two years through Boeing’s subsidiary Jeppesen by using the latter’s data and charts in ForeFlight’s mobile platform. “This acquisition also expands Boeing’s rapidly grow...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Texas, Privacy, Funding, Trends, Tech, Investment, Data, Analytics, People, Cybersecurity, Vc


4 Investment Opportunities For Young Entrepreneurs

Millennials are starting more businesses than ever and paving new roads for those who are looking for new ways to strike out on their own. One likely concern for these individuals is how to grow their money so they have more capital to reinvest back into their companies. If you are a young entrepreneur looking for investment opportunities that are both viable and affordable, then there are several trends you may want to investigate. 1. Real Estate. Investing in real estate can give you the op...
Tags: Startups, Investment, Ira, Others, Roth, Entrepreneur Advice, Investment Advice


Houston’s Alice Among Women-Led Startups Receiving Bumble Funding

Alice, a Houston-based digital community that connects women founders to resources tailored to their startup’s needs, has received funding from the Bumble Fund.The fund, which was launched last July by Bumble, a women-oriented dating app, did not specify the amount it invested in the startups. In a press release Thursday, the Austin company said the fund typically writes an average check size of $25,000.Carolyn Rodz, Alice’s founder and CEO, said in an interview that the funds will be used for ...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Texas, Funding, Women, Trends, Social Media, Investment, People, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Austin, Innovation, Venture Capital, Machine Learning


Angel Networks Most Active Texas Investors Since 2010, Report Says

Austin — Two angel networks in Texas have been the most active investors in the state since 2010.The Houston Angel Network leads the list with 145 investments during the past nine years, followed by the Central Texas Angel Network in Austin with 144 deals, according to data compiled by Seattle-based PitchBook. Capital Factory, which runs a co-working space abd accelerator in Austin, and also invests in startups, was third on the list with 97 deals. PitchBook compiled the list ahead of South by ...
Tags: Food, Startups, Uber, Accelerator, Gender, Texas, Technology, Washington, Entrepreneurial, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Race, Women, Trends, Startup, Tech


Women Who Code in Houston, Sam’s Club, Springdale & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—Sam’s Club Now, the Dallas-based innovation center where Walmart’s bulk buying business is located, says it has a new scanning technology that can reduce checkout times. The technology, which uses computer vision and machine learning, will be piloted at the Sam’s Club Now store this spring, according blog post by Eddie Garcia, vice president of product and member experience at Sam’s Club. “Rather than having to locate the barcode and scan...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Accelerator, Texas, Funding, Toronto, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Investment, Walmart, E-commerce, IP, People, Sam's Club, Aig


Retailers Turn to Analytics, 3D Tech to Promote Fit, Reduce Returns

One size fits most (at best), and a women’s sizing system created during the Depression doesn’t gibe in an e-commerce business that prizes personalization.That’s why startups are turning to new technologies like 3D scanning and machine learning software to produce customized clothing that can be made for the masses.“People want to buy a size,” says Patrick Donnelly, director of marketing at Fit3D, a San Mateo, CA-based maker of e-commerce software. “But we have the technology to make clothes fi...
Tags: Startups, Crowdfunding, Funding, Trends, Tech, Investment, E-commerce, People, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Innovation, Kickstarter, Machine Learning, National, Starbucks, 3D


Ask These Questions Before Investing in DAM

The perception that digital asset management (DAM) isn’t much more than static cloud storage is completely out of touch with today’s advanced DAM capabilities. Although technologies like web CMS, content marketing platforms, and MRM boast DAM-like capabilities, most enterprises still need a best-of-breed DAM for their rich media content needs. Many companies have caught on […]
Tags: Ecommerce, Content Marketing, Investment, Cms, Content, Dam, Digital Asset Management, Nick Barber, digital asset management (DAM


How To Start In Property Investment

Thinking about starting in property investment? Although it initially may seem like a daunting task, property investment really doesn’t have to be that difficult. By researching the market, fully preparing yourself for every eventuality, and following numerous top tips, this will help you prepare for a successful property investment venture in the future. One of the first and most crucial decisions you need to make before you start is deciding what property interests you. Don’t necessarily base ...
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ATX Seed Ventures Raises Second Investment Fund of $32 Million

Austin—ATX Seed Ventures has closed a $32 million investment fund, the firm’s second. ATX invests in early-stage software, Internet of Things, e-commerce, and mobile application startups.Founded in 2014, ATX Seed Ventures says it now has $60 million in assets under management and has invested in 26 companies, including startups like Everfest, Pensa Systems, and Ridescout. The Austin-based firm is already making plans for a third fund, for which it hopes to raise $100 million, according to a spo...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Internet Of Things, Texas, Technology, Microsoft, Funding, Trends, Startup, Tech, Investing, Investment, E-commerce, Mobile Apps, Software, Austin


Microsoft’s M12 Leads $21M Round for Spycloud’s Security Software

Austin—Spycloud, an Austin cybersecurity startup, has raised $21 million.The funding round was led by M12, the venture fund of tech company Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). New investor Altos Ventures and existing investors Silverton Partners and March Capital Partners also participated.Spycloud, which was founded three years ago, makes software that prevents hackers from taking over professional and personal accounts online. The startup identifies vulnerable accounts and passwords and then notifies t...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Microsoft, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Investment, Cisco, E-commerce, IP, Malware, People, Cybersecurity, Online, Vc


New Funds for ParkHub, Neighborhood Goods, Rabbet, & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—ParkHub, a Dallas startup that is digitizing how and when users pay for parking, raised $13 million in a Series B funding round, according to a press release. The investment round was led by Arrowroot Capital in Santa Monica, CA and is the first institutional money for the startup. Among the startup’s angel investors is Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Parkhub, which was founded in 2010, is used at AT&T Stadium, the Cowboys’ home, where ...
Tags: Startups, Y Combinator, Accelerator, Texas, Reese Witherspoon, Funding, Trends, Tech, Investment, E-commerce, People, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Austin, Innovation


8 Keys to Building a Vertical SaaS Business

Mr. Vaibhav Agrawal from Lightspeed India Partners shares his thoughts on building SaaS business. Written by Vaibhav Agrawal and Dev Khare At Lightspeed, we are fortunate to partner with Innovaccer, a leading player in healthcare software, and look forward to working closely as it marches towards a grand vision. The company has just completed a Series B financing of $35 million capital in its Series B from M12, Westbridge, and Lightspeed. The additional investment was led by M12 (formerly...
Tags: General, Obama, US, Trends, Investment, Healthcare, SaaS, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Ecosystem, Growth, Microsoft Ventures, Lightspeed, St Peter, MacLean, JP Morgan Healthcare Conference


Notley Invests in DivInc Accelerator for Women and People of Color

Austin—DivInc, a nonprofit business accelerator for women and people of color, has received a philanthropic investment from Notley Ventures to expand its accelerator program.DivInc also announced a partnership with Notley that will let the accelerator use services that Notley offers organizations it works with, including finance, operations, marketing, and fundraising. DivInc plans to move into Relay Coworking, which is at Notley’s Center for Social Innovation, a real estate development for non...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Real Estate, Texas, Technology, Trends, Startup, Tech, Investment, Austin, People Of Color, Startup Accelerator, Minorities, Dan Graham, Minority, Notley


Moksh Popli Explains What Investor Relations Experts Really Do

When it comes to publicly traded companies, people tend to overly focus on the roles carried out by those in high-authority positions like the CEO or CFO. For instance, most individuals would know that Elon Musk is the CEO of Tesla. A very small percentage of them, however, would be able to name a single investor relations expert who might be working at Tesla. This is a common trend that came to life as a consequence of the media dedicating most of their attention to high-profile individuals who...
Tags: Business, Elon Musk, Sales, Investment, Securities and Exchange, Moksh Popli, Moksh Popli Consulting Moksh Popli


Peloton Therapeutics Raises $150M to Advance Kidney Cancer Therapy

Dallas—Peloton Therapeutics, which is developing small molecule drugs to treat cancer, announced Wednesday that it has raised $150 million in a Series E funding round.The new financing was led by RA Capital Management and was joined by new investors, including Eventide Asset Management, Biotechnology Value Fund, OrbiMed, EcoR1 Capital, Vida Ventures, Curative Ventures, and Driehaus Capital Management.Peloton, which was founded in 2010, has been focused on targeting hypoxia-inducible factor-2a, ...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Drugs, Cancer, Funding, Trends, Investment, People, Vc, Therapy, Innovation, Venture Capital, Dallas, Biotech, Life Sciences, Clinical Trials


Funds for Richard’s Rainwater, New CPRIT Executive, & More TX Tech

—Pinpoint, an Austin startup that makes analytics tool to measure software engineering’s contribution to businesses, has raised $13.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Other investors include Storm Ventures, Boldstart Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Slack Fund, Social Capital, and Cherubic Ventures. The new money brings Pinpoint’s total funding to $16.5 million.—A Texas-based startup will be among the participants at the Hatch Pitch competition at South By Southwes...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Microsoft, China, Cancer, Cherubic Ventures, Funding, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Investment, Sustainability, People, Palo Alto, Vc, Commercialization


Finding True Love Can Be Ruff, But This Startup Could Have Your Match

Too many people treat pet adoption like a one-night stand.“You look at a dog, and see his eyes, and think he’s cute,” says Tama Lundquist, co-president of Houston PetSet, an organization that works with about 70 animal shelters in the Houston area. “But if you’re a couch potato and he likes to run, that’s not going to work out.”Each year, about 3.3 million of these failed hook-ups result in a dog being surrendered to a shelter nationally, the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animal...
Tags: Apps, New York, Texas, Cats, Dogs, Animals, Pets, Funding, Trends, Startup, Tech, Investment, Analytics, People, Vc, Software


Why Amazon canceled its plan to build HQ2 in NYC

Amazon had spent years on a controversial campaign to select cities where it plans to build giant corporate campuses.In November, the retail giant announced plans to build its so-called HQ2 in Virginia and New York.On Thursday, Amazon cancelled its plans to build in New York following backlash from local lawmakers, union leaders, and protestors. None Amazon has cancelled its plans to build a headquarters building in New York City after facing backlash from local lawmakers and others opposed in t...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Politics, New York, Government, Virginia, Milwaukee, New York City, Investment, Policy, Innovation, Bill De Blasio, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, Foxconn, Cuomo


Indonesia-focused Intudo Ventures raises new $50M fund

Intudo Ventures, a VC firm focused on Indonesia, has closed a new $50 million fund. This is Intudo’s second fund to date following its $20 million debut last year. The firm is a relative newcomer to Southeast Asia but a key differentiator is that it is solely focused on Indonesia, which is the world’s fourth most populated country with over 260 million people and the region’s largest economy. It is also the dominant market for tech and the internet in the region. According to a much-cited report...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Asia, Japan, Money, Indonesia, Entrepreneurship, Finance, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Funding, Tech, Investment, Taiwan, Walgreens


Emergency Services Cloud Software Maker RapidDeploy Nets $12M

Austin—Public safety software developer RapidDeploy has raised $12 million in a Series A funding round.Investors include GreatPoint Ventures and Samsung Next. The funds will be used to help RapidDeploy accelerate development and marketing of its Cloud Aided Dispatch platform, the company said in a press release Monday.RapidDeploy, which was founded in 2014, says its cloud-based technology was developed by first responders and is designed to dispatch emergency services personnel like police, fir...
Tags: Startups, Cloud, Texas, 911, Funding, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Investment, Analytics, People, Vc, Broadband, Software, Austin, South Africa


Hypergiant in Space, Celltex & Saudi, Siete Foods’ $90M, & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up on the latest innovation news in Texas.—Aeglea Biotherapeutics, an Austin biotech, raised $60 million in a secondary public stock offering Wednesday, according to a press release. The company is developing drugs to essentially starve cancers to death. In 2016, it raised $50 million in an IPO. In 2017, co-founder David Lowe, who led the company from pre-clinical stage, was replaced by Anthony Quinn as interim CEO. The next year, the company named Quinn as its president and permane...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Texas, Minneapolis, Drugs, Big Data, Ipo, Cancer, Funding, Toronto, Trends, Startup, Tech, Atlanta, Investment, Cisco


Houston Investors Step Up to Bring Tech Innovation to the Energy Sector

Houston—A new crop of investors are backing efforts to support oil-and-gas innovation in Houston—just over three years after the Surge energy accelerator shut its doors.BBL Ventures, a newly formed investment and consulting firm that focuses on energy technologies will next week formally announce an accelerator program at Station Houston next week. The idea, co-founder Patrick Lewis explains, is to buttress the traditional accelerator model with consultancy services, research, and early-stage c...
Tags: Energy, Startups, Cloud, Apps, Accelerator, New York, Texas, Big Data, Funding, Trends, Tech, ExxonMobil, Investment, Analytics, Vc, Software


Connected Car Firm Vinli Raises $13.5M, Partners With Germany’s E.ON

Dallas—Vinli, a connected car analytics startup, announced today it has raised a Series B funding round of $13.5 million.Investors in the round include German utility E.ON, The Westly Group in Menlo Park, CA; Hersh Family Investments, which is based in Irving, TX; and Hal Brierley, a longtime Dallas airline executive.Among the uses for the new funding is to add electric vehicles to Era, the startup’s data intelligence platform. Vinli says Era can help customers suss out trends from connected ca...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Germany, Funding, Trends, Tech, Investment, People, Devices, Vc, Software, Electric Vehicles, Innovation, Venture Capital, Machine Learning, Dallas


New Funds for GoCo, CherryCircle, Phynd, Hive9 & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—Houston-based human resources software maker GoCo has raised a $7 million Series A round led by ATX Seed Ventures and the investment arm of UpCurve, a maker of technology for small- to medium-sized businesses, the startup reported in a press release.  This latest funding brings GoCo’s total investment raised to $12.5 million since its inception in 2017. GoCo’s previous investors include Salesforce Ventures; Corp Strategics; GIS Strategic...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Texas, Boston, Funding, Data Visualization, Wordpress, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Investment, Analytics, People, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software


BillyGo App Aims to Provide Plumbers on Tap (Within an Hour)

Dallas—His first ride in an Uber brought Billy Stevens out of retirement.It was the ride-hailing app’s ability to locate and dispatch drivers to meet customers that got the gears turning for the master-plumber-turned-entrepreneur, who had sold his plumbing and air-conditioning service business to a private equity firm in 2011.“With plumbing companies, it’s typically a half-day window” before customers see someone, he says. “That got me thinking about using an algorithm.”That brainstorm led to t...
Tags: Startups, Uber, Apps, Texas, Funding, Trends, Tech, Investment, People, Software, SaaS, Innovation, Venture Capital, Dallas, Private Equity, North Texas


Active Capital, Focused on Seed-Stage Saas Startups, Raises $21.5M

San Antonio—Active Capital, a San Antonio, TX-based venture firm that invests in seed-stage software-as-a-service startups, has raised $21.5 million for its first investment fund.Active Capital has been investing for the last 18 months as it raised money from limited partners in mostly San Antonio, Austin, and Virginia. While Active’s investments cover a wide range of software businesses across the country—from startups focused on accounting to cybersecurity to cloud computing—a common theme am...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Technology, Finance, Cloud Computing, Virginia, Trends, Startup, Tech, Investing, Investment, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Aol, SaaS