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.

2014 Innotech Beta Summit Companies

If you’re attending the Innotech Austin conference in Austin on October 15th, you should stop by the Beta Summit from 11am – Noon to check out some of the newest, freshest technologies from Austin.

Nominate Someone for CTO of the Year

Nominations are still open for the Austin Information Technologist/CTO of the Year. Below is information about the process and award. CTO’s won’t submit a nomination themselves, so we ask a member or team close submit the nomination for this worthy candidate by end of day October 1st.

Apply for SXSW Accelerator 2015

SXSW Accelerator returns for its seventh edition to showcase some of the most exciting startup innovations in technology – do you know a company that could be presenting?

Infographic: The Startup Scene in Austin, Texas

A handy infographic about the startup scene in Austin, Texas.

College Retention Partner Upswing Opens Headquarters in Austin after Graduating from Dallas Tech Accelerator

Higher education in Austin, and the surrounding areas, may see an increase in student retention rates and technology-facilitated learning, if recently migrated company Upswing has anything to say about it.

Acxiom Opens Austin Office, Plans To Hire 150 People

AcxiomAcxiom Logo, a publicly traded enterprise data, analytics and software-as-a-service company, today announced that it will be opening a new office in Austin, Texas, to accommodate growing demand in its technology, engineering and operations. The company intends to fill up to 150 positions in technology fields including network engineers, security engineers, systems engineers, security architects, network architects, infrastructure architects, software engineers and project managers.

Innotech Beta Summit 2014 Applications Now Open

This is my 8th year of running the Innotech Beta Summit, which highlights the freshest new technology companies in Austin. It takes place during the Innotech Conference at the Austin Convention Center on October 15th. Each year we showcase 6 companies who do 6-minute demos of their new products.

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