QuickGifts Launches Product and Announces Funding

This is a fantastic recipe for success. Combine a business with a solid foundation and CEO (Stacy Young), a talented user experience and dev team (Thinktiv), with smart money and strategy (Steve Waters and Thinktiventures) and you get QuickGifts. QuickGifts today launched a new, expanded version of its integrated gift currency marketing platform that allows [...]

Macheen Announces New Marketing VP and Advisory Board

Macheen Inc., which enables any device maker or electronics retailer to deliver always-available, out-of-the-box Internet connectivity, today announced that Kent Libbey, a communications and software industry veteran, has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing.  The company also announced the creation of a new Advisory Board and its charter members, wireless technology veterans Carmel [...]

Tech’s Wealthiest Founders

Our friends at RetailMeNot.com created this nifty little infographic using secondary market data to figure out the founders wealth of 10 of the hottest startups in the country.

Hackapalooza is Tomorrow!

There is a Hackathon event tomorrow to build apps with the Lolapalooza API, if you’re more technically inclined. You can find more info on the Plancast for the event, and also check out a blog posting that Tim Gasper from KeepStream wrote. Hackapalooza Austin Hurricanestream 906 E 5th Suite 210 · Saturday, May 28, 2011, 10am-7:00pm It’s [...]

Sparefoot Connects with Open Reservations Network

Part of the very first Capital Factory class of 2009, SpareFoot has been growing, selectively hiring, and iterating their way to success. Along the way they’ve also attracted capital from legendary angel investor Mike Maples, Jr. and local investors Silverton Partners. Today, they announced that they’ve joined the INSOMNIAC Self Storage Network (ISSN), an open [...]

MoodFish Launches 2.0

Austin-based MoodFish has announced version 2.0 of their website and services. MoodFish is the place where you can go to search on local events and experiences that match your mood, whether that is a romantic date night or a hot & sweaty dance night. With the new version 2.0 you can now filter events based [...]

New Jobs Section

I have changed the way that our Jobs section works, and it is now powered by Indeed.com. Along the right hand side is a list of all the emerging technology companies that are hiring in Austin (in my humble, personal opinion). Click on any of those company names, and you’ll see all the current job [...]

WantAndFound.com Sold to Ambistar

Ambistar Ventures today announced the acquisition of WantandFound.com LLC, the Austin based social shopping and mobile advertising company. Under the terms of the transaction, WantandFound.com shareholders receive cash and maintain a minority equity stake in the newly funded company. With the acquisition and fresh funding, WantandFound.com will be better positioned to roll out its enhanced [...]

Tim Sanders to Speak at Texchange (Open To the Public)

The Austin chapter of Texchange has some incredible speakers and events during the year, and those events are for members only. Membership is open to executives at Austin-based technology companies. Once a year, however, we bring in more of a “brand name” speaker, and make that event open to the public. Next Thursday is our [...]

Access: Mobile

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich – Special Edition What if you could increase the addressable user base in the US of your mobile app by up to 10%? Or what if you could increase the total addressable size of the US market that you can sell your app to by up to 20%? And, finally, [...]

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