About Bryan Menell

Bryan is the Managing Editor for AustinStartup and the CEO of Mahana. He is a co-founder of Capital Factory, an investor and advisor, and runs the popular Austin Tech Happy Hour with his wife.

Cratejoy Banks $4M Series A Financing

Cratejoy announced $4M Series A financing led by Charles River Ventures, and it it also open for beta testers.

StackEngine Launches out of Stealth to Manage & Automate Docker, Raises $1M

StackEngine, the platform that gives organizations the power to simply and massively deploy, manage, and scale resilient Docker applications, today formally exited stealth mode and announced $1M in seed funding from Silverton Partners and LiveOak Venture Partners.

StackEngine is currently in private alpha and plans to use the current round of funding to move towards general availability later in Q4 of this year.

Austin Tech Happy Hour, Thurs Oct 16th

As you make your morning commute, you can feel the cool air. That usually means football season, ACL, Halloween, and our October Austin Tech Happy Hour! We’ll have cool drinks and warm introductions for your networking pleasure. Stop by and network with all your friends from the technology community.

NuHabitat Targets Real Estate Agents With New Client Portal Powered By MLS Data

NuHabitat, a residential real estate application (and Capital Factory Incubator company) designed with ease of use in mind, has just released its personalized Agent Contact Widget. The new website offers a suite of enhanced solutions for real estate agents and brokerages, with features like client access to timely and accurate sales data that have made property search sites like Redfin popular with consumers.

The Austin Technology Partnership Announced Today

The Austin Technology Partnership (ATP), is a unique partnership formed between the City of Austin and the Austin Technology Council (ATC). The ATP positions Austin as the first market in the country to establish a public-private investment to study and strengthen tech as a key economic engine impacting the broader community.

SXSW Eco 2014 Startup Showcase Winners

SXSW Eco, a conference connecting the urgency of global sustainability challenges with the opportunity for breakthrough solutions, today congratulated the five winners of its third Startup Showcase. Open Water Foundation, Drinkwell, PAX Pure and Picasolar (tied for the win), and Lagoon, won in four categories, respectively: Social Impact – Not for Profit, Social Impact – For Profit, Greentech, Cleanweb.

80Legs Launches Major Update

Datafiniti, the first search engine for data, today announced a major platform update to 80legs, a service platform for web crawling and processing Web content. The relaunch makes 80legs simpler and easier to use, complete with a new back-end design that helps the platform crawl with increased power, speed, and reliability.

Famigo Announces EDU, One-to-One Tablet for Pre-K through 5th Grade

Famigo, a company providing safer experiences for children on mobile devices, has announced the launch of Famigo EDU, a one-to-one tablet platform for elementary school students and teachers. The secure platform lets teachers find the best content from any source, design individualized lessons online and send them directly to students’ tablets.

Favor Raises $2M from Silverton and Tim Draper

Favor, the app to get any local store or restaurant delivered, today announced $2M in seed funding from angels and venture capitalists including Tim Draper and Silverton Partners. With demand surging in its initial markets of Austin and Boston, Favor is leading the push for customer-centric delivery in the ‘Sharing Economy’.

Magnitude Software Secures $100M Capital Committment

Magnitude Software, a leading provider of Enterprise Information Management (EIM) software, today announced it has secured up to $100 million in capital investment led by Audax Group, a leading middle market private equity firm, and a significant personal investment by Chris Ney, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer. Magnitude Software will use the investment to further build the company through product innovation, organic growth and strategic acquisitions.

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