Infocyte Raises $500K for Assessment Platform that Determines If a Network Has Been Hacked

Infocyte, Inc., a San Antonio-based cyber security startup, has secured $500k in additional seed funding to accelerate development of its’ assessment platform, Pulse. Led by Austin-based LiveOak Venture Partners, the funding will be used to expand Infocyte’s development team ahead of their planned 1st Quarter 2015 product launch.

Ambiq Micro Announces $15 Million Funding Round Led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Austin-based Ambiq Micro, a leader in ultra-low power integrated circuits for power-sensitive applications, today announced that is has closed a $15 million Series C funding round to accelerate the development and marketing of its SPOT™ (Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology) platform. The funding round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and was supported by existing investors including Austin Ventures, Mercury Fund, and ARM Holdings. KPCB partner Wen Hsieh will be joining Ambiq Micro’s board.

S3 Ventures Invests in Metal Networks

Metal Networks, the foremost worldwide software solution for buying and selling semi-finished industrial metal, today announced $5 million in Series A financing. S3 Ventures, a leading Texas venture capital firm, led the round. After its 2013 graduation from SURGE Ventures’ accelerator program, Metal Networks is using this latest round of funding to extend its growth and sales.

Khorus Launches iPad App for On-the-Go Business Management

Khorus has launched an iPad version of its business management system designed to help align entire organizations with corporate strategy, predict performance, and deliver on company objectives. To facilitate this mission, this on-the-go version of Khorus software helps both leaders and their employees quickly view and manage corporate, department, and individual goals.

Eagle Eye Networks Cloud Security Camera Mapping Takes Video Surveillance to New Level

Eagle Eye Networks, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of interactive cloud security camera mapping as part of the Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera Video Management System (VMS). The new global mapping offers users the ability to view or record video directly from a map or physical layout.

Gravitant Announces $25M Round of Funding

Gravitant, the leading software company in the enterprise cloud brokerage and management market, today announced it has expanded its Series B funding round by an additional $25M led by new investor Cielo Private Equity and existing investor S3 Ventures.

New Austin Startup ReIntent Announces Product Launch

Announcing its product launch, new Austin-based software company ReIntent offers a fresh approach to lead cleansing and maintenance. In other words – an end to bad data or missing lead information for Sales and Marketing teams. “ReIntent’s mission is to solve marketing’s bad data problem for good,” said CEO Mathan Parasuram. He and partner Karthik […]

Clarify Lands $1M Financing

Clarify, an Austin-based startup offering a platform for audio and video search and analytics announced today that it has closed a $1 million seed financing with enthusiastic participation from Projector Ventures and Silverton Partners, and additional notable support from Austin-based Blake Chandlee together with several other early Facebook executives; Michael Rauchman, a pioneer in electronic trading; Brett Hurt, the founder of Coremetrics and Bazaarvoice; and Sam Decker, a founder of Mass Relevance (now Spredfast) and now a Clarify Board Member. The primary use of funds will be to continue to engineer the core platform, support early customers, and grow in key markets.

Spanning Acquired by EMC

Spanning Cloud Apps, Inc., the most trusted provider of data backup and recovery for cloud applications, today announced that it has been acquired by EMC Corporation. The company will continue to operate under the Spanning® Cloud Apps brand in Austin, Texas and will be the foundation of EMC’s “born-in-the-cloud” data protection strategy in its Core Technologies Division. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

HireBetter Acquires Expiritis Consulting Group

I’m excited to announce HireBetter’s third acquisition this year! We have expanded our presence in Texas by acquiring Expiritis Consulting Group, a Dallas-based firm specializing in providing growing companies executive search, interim search and talent management expertise.

By combining forces, HireBetter and Expiritis will be better positioned to help our high-growth middle market clients scale and get to the next level – across Texas and beyond. Patrick Webster, Expiritis CEO, and his team share our professional service, business-first philosophy on recruiting, which is quite uncommon in the industry.