VizionWare Raising Money

VisionWare has raised $8.2M of a $14.2M Series B round, according to Texas TechPulse. The company develops audio and video digital interconnects. You can see a video here about one of their first products, and HDMI cable made for really high end video uses. I always think of cables as just a bunch of wires […]

Bruce Sterling: The clean-tech who fell to earth

Cleantech Friday by Steve Guengerich I have to admit:  I’m a big Bruce Sterling fan.  As a certifiably “famous” science fiction writer – counting as yet another of the partially-resident celebrities that Austin loves to claim as its own – Sterling has always struck me as among those folks like David Bowie’s character in the […]

Convio Files for IPO started the trend, and now Austin-based Convio has filed papers with the SEC for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of their stock. The offering is led by Goldman Sachs, one of the premier investment bankers in the world. Convio was founded in 1999 initially with the name Earlier in the year, Convio acquired […]

Your Network Can Effect Your Future Networth

Thom Singer, Author / SpeakerSome Assembly Required Blog You are up to your elbows in your technology start-up and the last thing you have time for is networking.  It is a given that life in a start-up is all consuming, and the long hours of micro focus can leave you little time for anything else.  […]

Q&A: BreakingPointSystems

Q&A Wednesday proved to be a popular feature. This week our Q&A is with Dennis Cox, Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer at BreakingPoint Systems. BreakingPoint recently announced the launch of their first product, the BPS-1000, for networking and intrusion testing. Q: You have created a very technically sophisticated product for the really smart people that […]


Spiceworks raises $8 million in Series B

Spiceworks, one of five companies named the "Next Big Thing" at  the Enterprise 2007 conference, announced today that is has raised an additional $8 million in venture funding from Shasta Ventures and current stockholder Austin Ventures.  The company, founded by four former Motive employees, focuses on providing a simple, downloadable IT infrastructure and generates revenue […]

Apogee Featured in Wall Street Journal

Austin-based Apogee Search was featured in the Wall Street Journal today on page B4 in an article titled Paying Bloggers For Online Review Can Fan Fame. Not bad! We have yet to ask company executives, who specialize in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) consulting, how they got such great placement. The article talks about "Pay Per […]

Interview with Bazaarvoice CEO Brett Hurt

World Talk Radio has an interview with Bazaarvoice CEO Brett Hurt, which you can find here. It’s an MP3 file, not streamed, so it will take a few seconds for you to download it. In an interview with Lisa Morgan, Brett talks mostly about his background and interest in technology at an early age. Brett […]

Interview with Craig Malloy of LifeSize

It seems that our Q&A Wednesday feature has sparked some renewed interest in the format, and today TexasTechPulse is featuring an interview with Craig Malloy, CEO of LifeSize. We believe LifeSize is a stellar company with fantastic prospects. You can find their jobs page here.