I wanted to share a recent SXSWECO briefing I had with JouleBug, a Raleigh-based mobile app maker focused on energy management and conservation. Now I could have said the “sustainability” sector, but your eyes would have glazed over. Technically, though, they’re a data and gaming platform, which is why I wanted to share some of [...]
There’s been a lot of discussion about the pros and cons of a new hospital in Austin. I won’t dive too much into the civic implications, you can read Brian Kelsey’s comments for that. I want to highlight two things: 1.) recent opinion and data on “eds and meds” 2.) how more healthcare infrastructure might impact startups. And just a small disclaimer. I realize we’re talking about a hospital. But my assumption, right or wrong, is that a large medical center will bring a substantial ecosystem along with it.
Flash Valet, maker of cloud-based software that streamlines operations for parking providers, announced today it has secured a $1.25 million Series A round of funding. Led by Trellis Partners, with equal participation from Austin Ventures, G51 Capital, and 186K Ventures, the capital commitment will be used to support development and expansion of the parking technology into new markets.
Today’s Q&A Wednesday is with Paul Cross, President of TicketBud.
Rallyhood, an online and mobile app where groups come together to get things done, announces the closing of a $1.3 million round of funding.
You might call it big data meets the grid. Panelists from Austin Energy, Meridian Solar, ERCOT, and Pecan Street Inc., came together recently at the CleanTX Forum to pitch the value of cleaner and connected communities. With Austin’s Mueller community as the centerpiece, the discussions focused on the impact of electric vehicles and rooftop solar. [...]
Austin is rapidly becoming a hot bed of technology companies focused on mobile, retail, and point-of-sale technologies. The list includes TabbedOut, SubtleData, Zing Checkout just to name a few.
It’s a great week for fundraising in Austin with Skyonic raising $9M, Rally raising $7.9M and VolunteerSpot raising $1.5M. The company creates online volunteer tools designed to help busy moms, teachers and nonprofit leaders easily mobilize and coordinate volunteers in their communities. Led by ff Venture Capital of New York, with participation from members of the Central TX Angel Network, Nebraska Angel Network, Angel List and Baylor Angel Network, VolunteerSpot expects to double its user base during this year’s back-to-school season.
Invodo, the business video experts, announced that it has been recognized with three high-profile awards further validating it as a company with strong technology and several key competencies that create value for its clients.
For conference and event promoters, the question these days isn’t whether or not you’re using Twitter, it’s how.