WP Engine Reports Record Growth

WP Engine, a leading platform as a service for websites and applications built on WordPress, today announced that the company has surpassed 23,000 customers with 200,000 + domains, representing a customer increase of 130 percent in the last 12 months. The company has expanded its offices in Austin, San Antonio and San Francisco to 195 employees – almost a 150 percent growth over the same time period. The company anticipates exiting 2014 with more than 220 employees as the company continues to add talent to its customer support, customer experience, development, sales and marketing teams.

Querium and Sapling Learning Sign Strategic Partnership

Querium Corporation today announced a strategic partnership with Sapling Learning, a wholly owned subsidiary of Macmillan Publishers Ltd., to provide mobile-ready review and preparation platform for the Texas STAAR Algebra 1 End of Course assessment. Under the agreement, students in more than 1,200 school districts will have access to the Querium “Step-by-Step” performance assessment program designed to assist mastery of concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Good Technology Acquires Macheen

Good Technology, the leader in secure mobility, today announced its acquisition of Macheen, Inc., a privately held, mobile cloud application service provider based in Austin, Texas. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Building on the company’s recent hassle-free BYOD announcement, this acquisition further enhances Good Technology’s capabilities to provide customers with embedded corporate data plan support across business-required apps, and broadens Good’s carrier relationships, offering organizations more access and choice to work with their preferred wireless operator. Additionally, these new split-billing capabilities will enable customers to tie data usage costs directly to the apps using that data, reducing regulatory risks associated with traditional mobile billing models.

Famigo Pre-Loaded on Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Famigo, an educational mobile app company, is now pre-loaded on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, one of the most anticipated Android devices of 2014.

The Note 4 ‘phablet’ is the latest device to feature Famigo pre-loaded. Other devices include Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 4, Galaxy Note Pro, HTC One M8 and LG G Flex. Famigo’s partnership with device manufacturers underlines the company’s commitment to provide the best available education and child approved entertainment to as many families and schools as possible.

Austin YamJam This Sunday (Cancelled)

Created by Austin technology veterans, Operation Turkey provides thousands of home cooked meals to the homeless on Thanksgiving day. One of the events that generates funds for that is the Yam Jam, an incredible day of music coming up this Sunday, October 26th at Simphony Square.

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.