Forging the TechStars Cloud companies

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At the Geekdom, twice a week, entrepreneurs behind the 11 TechStars Cloud companies gather to pitch their ventures. Jason Seats and Nicole Glaros, TechStars Cloud managing directors, critique those pitches along with a handful of others, ranging from interested bystanders to serious angel and venture investors and other TechStar members. “Jokes are only good if […]

MapMyFitness launches two new apps for Windows Phone

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Austin-based MapMyFitness, a mobile fitness app maker, today announced it has launched two new applications for Windows Phone. The app lets people record their running or biking routes via GPS and store them in a database. They can also search other routes all over the world stored by 7 million other users. “We’re thrilled to […]

FounderDating coming to Silicon Hills

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Welcome to the Family – Silicon Beach & Silicon Hills! ow.ly/9XFEb cc/ @pv @damon @wbelk — FounderDating (@founderdating) March 29, 2012 In this fast-paced digital world everything has to be done at microwave speed. First, Speed Dating took off connecting couples everywhere. The business, Speed Dating, claims to be the fastest growing dating site with […]

CNN Touts Austin’s Startup Culture

Famigo closes on a $1 million round of seed financing

Famigo Sandbox Provides Personalized App Recomendations and Parental Controls. It Automatically Filters Apps on the Device and Creates a Kid-Safe Space.

Famigo announced today that it has closed on $1 million in a seed round of financing led by Silverton Partners, with participation from Zilker Ventures, Liahona Ventures and CapitalFactory. Founded in 2009, Famigo has created a mobile phone application that lets families find kid-friendly content and restrict access to other mobile phone features on Apple […]

Austin Startup SilverCar raises $3.27 million

SilverCar, a luxury car rental company, has raised $3.27 million and plans to raise up to $11 million, according to a regulatory filing. PandoDaily first reported the news earlier this month. Bill Diffenderffer is the company’s president and CEO. Austin Ventures is an investor in the company, according to a job posting on LinkedIn. “SilverCar […]

Sponsormob of Germany opens Austin office

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Berlin-based Sponsormob is opening an Austin office to focus on expanding its mobile advertising clients. Founded in 2006, Sponsormob has 25 employees. “Austin is the obvious choice for us as a base in the U.S. It is a growing city with a lively start-up and tech scene,” Talya Shoup Burnett, Public Relations Manager for Sponsormob […]

Startup America Contest for Entrepreneurs to go to TEDMED and DEMO

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Calling all startup entrepreneurs to enter Startup America’s contests to go to TEDMED 2012 and DEMO 2012 But before you can apply, if you run a startup, you must register at Startup America to become a member. All entries must be submitted by noon eastern time on Friday, March 30th. Contest 1: TEDMED 2012 TEDMED […]

3 Day Startup Austin Kicks Off Friday

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By Luke Carrière Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News On Friday, 45 student entrepreneurs with diverse backgrounds will participate in the 30th iteration of 3 Day Startup in Austin, a highly energetic, often sleepless, weekend where big ideas are turned into viable companies over the course of three days. 3 Day Startup liberates students from […]

$80 Million Texas Emerging Technology Fund Available to Tech Startups

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San Antonio-based Startech Foundation is now accepting applications to the Texas Emerging Technology Fund from south central Texas based technology startups. The program is aimed at providing seed stage funding for technology startups, university faculty and others focused on emerging technology. “Funds may be used for any legitimate business purpose but the primary focus of […]