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.

Comfy Raises $600K

Comfy, the rental marketplace that lets students discover and secure the right housing, has announced an initial $600,000 round of seed funding led by Mike Lee, partner at Dominion Ventures.

Veros Systems Raises Money from Shell, Austin Ventures, Live Oak

Veros Systems, an industrial asset monitoring company, announced today that Shell Technology Ventures LLC has joined their list of investors alongside Austin Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures and LiveOak Venture Partners.

Austin Tech Happy Hour This Thursday!

See you at The Dogwood on Thursday, July 10th from 6pm – 8pm. Sponsored by The Bowie and Betts Recruiting.

RetailMeNot Helps Members Save While Dining Out

RetailMeNot, the largest digital offers destination in the United States, announced today the addition of more than 20,000 new offers from quick-service, fast-casual and fine dining restaurants. Available through its free RetailMeNot Coupons app for iPhone and Android devices to members who are signed in, the free offers can be redeemed on the spot by simply showing the location-specific offer to waitstaff or cashiers.

Indeed Agrees to Acquire MoBolt

Indeed has agreed to acquire MoBolt, an alliance that will enable any employer to accept mobile job applications.

Applications Rush In for New Austin Incubator for Social Entrepreneurs

Austin is increasingly being recognized on a national level as a hotbed for entrepreneurial talent, but UnLtd USA, an incubator program for Austin-based social entrepreneurs, is validating that there is a large pool of impact-focused entrepreneurs in the city as well.

NIMBOXX Lands $12M in Funding and Launches Company

NIMBOXX today unveiled its ‘atomic unit’ of the software-defined data center, an all-in-one solution that puts a hyper-scale computing model within reach for organizations of all sizes. The company also announced it has raised $12 million in Series A funding from SMC Holdings, a Hong Kong-based institutional investor with a strong track record in backing U.S. technology companies.

Engadget Live in Austin this Friday

If you love gadgets, and specifically the Engadget blog then you’ll be excited to know that they are bringing a live event to Austin this Friday!

Besomebody, Inc. Closes $1 Million Seed Funding Round

Besomebody, a diverse, global, social community and passion platform, has closed a $1 million seed funding round from The E.W. Scripps Company, a 135-year-old entrepreneurial media company based in Cincinnati. The distribution of the funding is linked to the company meeting key milestones.

TrendKite Closes $3.2M Series A, Hires Erik Huddleston as CEO

TrendKite, the company bringing ROI to PR and marketing, has announced $3.2M in Series A funding, led by Mercury Fund and Silverton Partners.