Archives for February 2013

Grapevine Alerts Businesses to Online Customer Reviews

BY ANDREW MOORE Reporter for Silicon Hills News How influential are online reviews? Have you used a review site such as Yelp to find a restaurant lately? If you have, you may be one of the 100 million people to use Yelp in January of 2013. Did you review that restaurant? I hope it was […]

Geekdom’s Educational Geekbus Rolls Out in San Antonio

By L.A. LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Think of it like a souped-up high tech bookmobile for today’s tech savvy students. A sleek new teaching tool, the Geekbus, plans to roll out to schools, social agencies and military bases in San Antonio in March. Louie Pacilli, director of education at Geekdom, a collaborative coworking […]

Outbox Mail of Austin Makes Huge Strides, Launches in San Francisco

BY IAN PANCHEVRE Reporter with Silicon Hills News Austin-based Outbox Mail has been making huge strides as of late. Outbox, a self-described “beautiful inbox for your postal mail,” is expanding beyond its initial pilot in Austin, where for the past year and a half more than 500 customers have enjoyed the service. As of this […]

The Spotlight Will Be on Coworking at GCUC in Austin Next Week

Liz Elam, founder of Link Coworking in Austin, is getting ready for a huge conference next week. But it’s not South by Southwest. It’s the Global Coworking Unconference Conference, which takes place next Tuesday and Wednesday at the Austin Music Hall at 208 Nueces St. The first day is a formal conference with an unconference […]

We Are Austin Tech Shines the Spotlight on Chuck Gordon of Sparefoot

This week, We Are Austin Tech shines the spotlight on Chuck Gordon, co-founder of the world’s largest market for self-storage: Sparefoot. The company, founded in 2008, is a graduate from Capital Factory accelerator and has raised $4.5 million. Gordon and Mario Feghali founded the company during their senior year at UCLA. Today, SpareFoot has 60 […]

Door64 to Host Startup Showcase on March 8th

Door64 is putting on a startup showcase next Friday, March 8th. The event is designed to shine the spotlight on local startups right as South by Southwest Interactive kicks off. Already, 200 people have signed up to attend the event, says Eve Richter, Door64 spokeswoman. The event takes place at the Norris Conference Center at […]

Austin-based Click Security Lands $17.7 Million in Financing

Click Security a real-time security analytics company, has received $17.7 million in Series B financing. The Austin-based company raised a Series A round led by Sequoia Capital of $7 million in 2011, bringing its total funding raised to $24.7 million. Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round of financing with other investors including Citi Ventures and […]

Texas State University’s STAR Park keeps High-Tech Companies in Texas

BY ANDREW MOORE Reporter with Silicon Hills News How does a small or mid-sized company create a product on the cutting edge of material science or nano-technology? Not only would they need to acquire or rent multi-million dollar equipment, but they would need access to dedicated lab space and support staff. Traditionally, companies would need […]

From Cloud to Crowd: Nuboso Feeding SiteB Growth

BY RANDY LANKFORD Reporter with Silicon Hills News SiteB Data is becoming larger by thinking smaller. Founded in 2009, SiteB Data in San Antonio is primarily a colocation data storage service. Businesses that don’t have the wherewithal to build the infrastructure to securely manage and store massive amounts of data, use SiteB’s data center instead. […]

Infochimps Raises $2.78 Million

Infochimps raises $2.78 million of a $3 million offering, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Austin Business Journal reported the “filing is an update to an April 2012 report in which the company received $305,000 of a planned $1.3 million financing from six investors.’ “In 2010, about a year […]