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.

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.

Indeed Agrees to Acquire MoBolt

Indeed has agreed to acquire MoBolt, an alliance that will enable any employer to accept mobile job applications.

HomeAway Acquires Australian-based Stayz

HomeAway acquired Australian-based Stayz for $198M in cash.

BreakingPoint Acquired for $160M

Congrats to our friends at BreakingPoint Systems on their acquisition announcement today. Acquiring company Ixia just completed its acquisition of Austin-based Anue Systems a month ago. Austin has definitely proven itself as a startup hotbed for cyber security technology.

Bazaarvoice Makes First Acquisition as Public Company

What’s the biggest sign that you’ve “won” in your market? It’s when you can acquire your biggest competitor. HomeAway has done the same thing, and dominates the market for vacation home rentals. Bazaarvoice just announced that they have acquired their largest competitor, PowerReviews. Largest is a relative word, as Bazaarvoice enjoys a market value of over $1B and PowerReviews was acquired for $150M.

Sailpoint Continues Growth, Acquires CloudMasons

SailPoint, the leading provider of governance-based identity management solutions, today announced it has continued to grow at a record pace, nearly doubling its bookings in Q1 of 2012 compared to the same time last year. In the last six months, the company has added dozens of Global 1000 customers, including three of the United States’ 10 largest companies. SailPoint now counts eight Fortune 20 companies and a fifth of the Forbes Global 100 companies as customers. As part of the company’s accelerated investment in cloud identity solutions, SailPoint announced that in January it acquired Cloudmasons, a developer of cloud and mobile access management solutions.

Brazos Software Rebrands as Noesis Energy, Acquires Managing Energy

Noesis Energy is targeting the estimated $70B in annual U.S. energy waste by helping commercial and industrial customers drive greater energy efficiencies out of their operations. Backed by an initial investment of $6.5M from Austin Ventures, and support for follow-on acquisitions, the company plans to unveil a cloud-based energy management platform that combines free analytics [...]

InfoChimps Acquires Keepstream

Two of my favorite companies have now combined forces. Today in my email I received a message from the founder of Capital Factory company Keepstream. I will re-post it here for you. Congratulations to everyone involved! Keepstream is joining Infochimps! We are excited to announce that Keepstream has been acquired by Infochimps, leading API provider and data marketplace! [...]

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