Pristine.io Raises $5.4M From S3 and Capital Factory

Pristine, developers of the only HIPAA-compliant video streaming and checklist solutions for Google Glass, announced today that it has raised $5.4 million in Series A financing. Austin-based S3 Ventures led the oversubscribed round, which also included Capital Factory, HealthFundr, and a syndicate of strategic clients. This new financing enables the company to expand its R&D, sales, marketing, and operations teams, supporting the company’s rapid growth.

WP Engine Launches Development Labs, Dedicated to Open Source and Product Suite Innovation

WP Engine, a leading SaaS content management platform for websites and applications built on WordPress, today announced the launch of the new WP Engine Labs and its first innovation, S3 Mirror. The new WP Engine Labs will contribute to the Open Source community and serve as the innovation wing of WP Engine’s product suite. Headed [...]

The Austinpreneur’s Guide to SXSW

It’s that time again, finally! After 360 days of anticipation, SXSW is right around the corner. With so much going on it’s hard for entrepreneurs who are new to SXSW to know where (or how) to focus amongst all the distraction. To give you a starting point, here is my top 12 list of must-attend events and a few other lists from SXSW leaders you will find helpful…

Indeed Announces Acquisition by Recruit Co. Ltd

Indeed today announced that it will be acquired by Recruit Co. Ltd, a leading provider of integrated HR and information services based in Japan. The acquisition enables Indeed, the most visited job site in the world, to continue its rapid expansion while benefiting from Recruit’s reach and resources. Indeed will be an independent operating unit of Recruit, led by Indeed’s current senior management team.

Capital Factory Opens Year-Round Startup Center

A brand new 22,000 square foot startup space was brimming with life this morning at the press conference that launched the Capital Factory space.

Macheen Live in the US

Macheen, a global cloud service provider for connected devices, today announced it is live in the United States, with mobile broadband connectivity via the Nationwide Sprint Network.   Available in Europe since February, Macheen’s comprehensive turnkey platform enables connected laptops, tablets and other consumer electronics device makers to not only to reach across continents, but [...]

Your Votes Needed to Support Austin Startup 9W Search

Many thanks to Michelle Greer for this guest post! “More and more, sound financial information is critical to our daily well being.  As one economist put it, we aren’t just checking to see if we can make more money.  We are checking to see that our money is still there. Enter 9W.  9W is the [...]

InfoChimps and Twilio Sponsor Contest

Most of you know our friends at the InfoChimps. Plying the honorable trade of helping you turn your data into money through their data marketplace. You also may be familiar with one of the hottest startups in the silicon valley; Twilio. They provide phone and SMS services in the cloud. The two of them are [...]

NaturallyCurly.com Raises $1.2M Series C

The folks at Austin-based NaturallyCurly.com announced today that they’ve raised some additional funding. The news isn’t even warm yet, and the San Francisco Chronicle is already pooping on the news saying that this is a sign that investors will fund anything. They are writing as if two grad students just fleeced some desperate VC  out [...]

Start-up SpareFoot Makes Self-Storage Fun

SpareFoot, the online self-storage marketplace, launched a unique project and blog series called Adventures In Storage, designed to familiarize employees with their product in the most entertaining way possible. The new mixed-media “reality series” documents the start-up’s 18 employees as they experience the process of renting and moving into and out of self-storage units. CEO [...]

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