Postmates, which is like “Uber” for stuff, unlocks the inventory of a city by connecting customers with a dedicated fleet of couriers to deliver anything in under an hour. Postmates is currently doing over 15,000 deliveries a week in six cities across the U.S., and starting today will allow Austinites to get nearly any item — from takeout and groceries to retail items and even prescriptions — delivered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Today’s feature is with Tom Klein, co-founder of iM5.
Pingboard, the modern social company directory, today announced that the company has closed a $1.25M seed round of venture funding led by Silverton Partners.
Will Scott, a leading software developer based in the Austin area, officially launched his ground-breaking app, ServaBid, in the iTunes app store today. ServaBid uses short, user-recorded videos to connect them with service providers in virtually any area.
Over a year ago we wrote about Silvercar raising $3M of their planned $11M round from Austin Ventures, and nobody commented. It must have been the best kept secret in the Austin technology community, even though they had job openings on Indeed.com at the time. Well, the wait is finally over. CEO Luke Schneider previously worked at Ford, and was the CTO at ZipCar. Now he’s creating the technology-focused car rental company that we all wish existed.
Rockify.TV, the online music video channel, is excited to announce the launch of its public beta.
Today’s guest blog is by Will Rodenbusch: “I’m from Austin, the greatest rising tech center in the world! I am a 29 year old code monkey who loves the great outdoors, travel, entrepreneurship, and almost anything that involves an element of danger. When I’m not at my desk, you can find me with my wife, Cora. We are your typical Austin DINKs, out enjoying life.”
RxNetwork today announced that it has launched the firstonline prescription drug marketplace giving consumers the ability to search and find accurate and transparent pricing from both online and local U.S. pharmacies. Now by just entering in a drug name and a city location, consumers can see prices from multiple pharmacies in their area including major chains, grocery, and warehouse clubs and shop for their medications based on location, convenience, and price.
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 [...]
Calxeda today unveiled its ARM-based “EnergyCore” Server-on-a-Chip, which consumes as little as 1.5 watts, the industry’s first server processor to achieve this milestone. Following HP’s announcement to incorporate Calxeda technology in its first-generation of extreme low energy server development platforms, Calxeda is launching EnergyCore at simultaneous events in Palo Alto, CA and Austin, TX. A [...]