Attention Tech Companies: DO NOT – I repeat – DO NOT Launch at SXSW

I’m not kidding this just happened to me: this morning, last day of SXSW Interactive 2012, I get an urgent plea from a friend helping a friend who’s “PR firm dropped the ball” b/c the client was ticked no one wrote about them yet, and they needed to call in some favors, get some coverage. This client launched at SXSW (and I’m not making this up): a Smartphone app that’s a free mobile guide for events, complete with location based mapping and social media integration. iPhone only now, but coming soon for iPad, Android.

Humm’s Restaurant Review App Goes Live

Humm, an Austin-based startup aimed at changing the way guest-centric businesses interact with customers, today officially unveiled its patent-pending technology and analytics platform.

Boxer Acquires Android Email App Enhanced Email

Boxer, the next generation mobile inbox, today announced its acquisition of leading Android email app developer, Enhanced Email.

Famigo Partners with United Way to Power Early-Childhood Learning

Famigo, a company providing safer experiences for children on mobile devices, today announced a partnership with United Way for Greater Austin around the Play To Learn initiative. Already proven successful for 200 local families, Play To Learn teaches parents how to help their children become school-ready.

CopperEgg Posts Record Growth for 2013, Announces Chad Bockius as CEO

CopperEgg today announced year-end results for 2013, achieving 380 percent growth in monthly recurring revenues year-over-year, and adding 440 new customers. The company also named Chad Bockius as CEO, Heidi Farris as vice president of marketing, and Chris Yndo as vice president of sales.

Spiceworks Closes $57 Million Funding Round

Spiceworks, the professional network for IT, today announced it has closed a $57 million Series E round of funding led by Goldman Sachs with participation from existing investors.

Silverton and Floodgate Now Match Capital Factory Investments

The benefits of putting your tech startup into the Capital Factory incubator continue to grow. Today it was announced that some top Venture Capital firms will provide matching investments. To get accepted into the incubator, you must get two lead mentors to each invest $25K in your company. The Capital Factory Fund will match that $50K with another $50K. Then Silverton and FLOODGATE will each kick in $25K bringing your total funding to $150K when you get into the incubator.

Austin Tech Happy Hour Thursday (2/6) at Molotov

Austin Tech Happy Hour is this coming Thursday (2/6) at Molotov, courtesy of LogicMonitor.

Querium Corporation Launches TSI Math Prep for the New Texas College Placement Assessment

Querium Corporation has launched an adaptive learning program to enable prospective Texas college students to prepare for the mathematics portion of the new Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment. Querium’s TSI Math Prep, built on an A.I.-based learning platform, is designed to rapidly identify students’ strengths and weaknesses, deliver an optimized learning path for the TSI, and advance students as soon as they demonstrate mastery.

Innography Completes $3.5M Funding

Innography, the innovative software provider of better intellectual property answers for improved business results, today announces the company has completed a new round of funding aimed at fueling product expansion and overall growth.