Speaking at IBM SmartCamp

SmartCamp is an exclusive event aimed at identifying early stage entrepreneurs who are developing business ventures that aligned with the IBM Smarter Planet vision. This mentoring and networking events put entrepreneurs in touch with investment firms, serial entrepreneurs, academics, marketing, communications, and technology experts that can help accelerate the solutions of startup companies to market. […]

MinorMonitor Launches Free Tool for Parents to Monitor Their Child’s Facebook Activities

MinorMonitor went live today as a unique, free, web-based tool for monitoring children on Facebook.  Built just for parents to enable a quick, dashboard-view into their child(ren)’s Facebook activities and friends, MinorMonitor was created by Infoglide, a government-grade technology company that has been delivering anti-fraud software solutions to federal and state governments and commercial organizations […]

Versata Awarded $345 Million From SAP America

Austin-based Versata Software continues to hit the ball out of the park every time they’re at bat. Watching this company is like a master’s class in how to be a growing, acquisitive, profitable, and aggressive company. Today’s news is about $345 million in windfall profits from lawsuit proceeds. The pockets of global software company SAP […]

Q&A :: Eric Freedman of Mass Relevance

A few weeks ago Mass Relevance announced that design veteran Eric Freedman had left Frog Design in order to join the company. We decided to ask him a few questions about design, the change, and what he’ll be doing. After 12 years at one of the most respected agencies in the world, why did you […]

Affinegy in 7.6 Million Wireless Homes

Affinegy, provider of intelligent home networking software solutions, today announced that its Home Portal software is helping over 7.6 million consumers manage their wireless home networks, an increase of 56% in just one year’s time. As the connected home flourishes – the average home now uses six connected devices and projections indicate the use of […]

IngZ, Inc. Makes Dominos 42 3D for iPhone Game Play like Cards

IngZ, Inc., an Austin-based mobile software development company, announced today the release of its flagship dominoes game Dominos-42 3D for iPhone, iPad, and iTouch, available now in the iTunes App Store: http://bit.ly/iZdIUS. Dominos 42 has a long and storied history in East Texas where it is played as a sport by clubs at a university […]

The Flood of Liquidity Raises All Austin Boats

Austin is about to witness a wave of financial liquidity in the technology community not seen since 1999. Please join me in wishing and hoping that unforeseen circumstances don’t disrupt a hallmark in the chapter of Austin history. Back in 2006 and early 2007 Austin had seen a positive upswing in investment, consumer spending, and […]

TNG Pharmaceuticals Wins Global Venture Labs Investment Competition

I’ve had the pleasure of volunteering assistance over the years to the Global Venture Labs Investment Competition (Global VLIC), which was previously known as the Moot Corp competition. Rob Adams, the director of Texas Venture Labs, has been the driver behind this program for many years. The competition took place over the weekend, and a […]

TabbedOut Adds $3.7M

While we have not seen the SEC filing, or an official statement from TabbedOut, TechCrunch is reporting today that TabbedOut has raised an additional $3.7M, perhaps as an extension of their Series A financing. Back in October we wrote about their $2M Series A, which added to their angel financing of $750K brought their total […]

What do Austin Startups Need Next?

I wrote about Austin’s singular investor environment for Austin Startup last year and it continues to sit atop the list of most popular posts on the site. That is less about my writing skills and more about the fact that Austin’s position in the global business and tech landscape is at the forefront of everyone’s […]