RideScout Now Offers Car2go Access

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RideScout, an Austin-based startup that has created a transportation app, now offers access to car2go. RideScout’s app is currently available for iPhones and provides aggregated information on public, private and social transportation options and recommends a “best ride” based on cost and time. Now car2go members can reserve a vehicle using the RideScout app. The […]

Food on the Table Partners with Mom365

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Austin-based Food on the Table, a meal planning app, has partnered with the Mom365 app to provide recipes and more. Together, the two companies have launched Mom365 Meals, a comprehensive Mom365-branded mobile and website app for busy new moms. “Food on the Table has been a leader in its category with the highest user rating […]

BitAngels Invests in BlueSeed, an Offshore Incubator

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BitAngels, a network that invests in early-stage Bitcoin and cryptocurrency startups, has invested $100,000 in BlueSeed, an offshore Bitcoin incubator. The venture is based offshore in international waters in the Silicon Valley area so it’s not subject to U.S. regulators. “Bitcoin is a digital currency which allows anonymous and instant peer-to-peer payments,” according to the […]

Silverback Enterprise Group Buys Noetix Corp.

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Austin-based Silverback Enterprise Group announced Thursday the purchase of Noetix Corp., which makes business intelligence and data analytics software. Noetix, based in Redmond, Wash, has more than 1,500 customers for its software products. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are excited to welcome Noetix to the Silverback family of companies,” Jack McDonald, Chairman […]

Toopher Featured on Slice of Silicon Hills

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By ANDREW MOORE Reporter with Silicon Hills News How can your smart phone make your life more secure? Well, Toopher has created a security solution that uses your phone’s location awareness to provide additional authentication when you login to a website or perform a web transaction. Focused on creating something that’s “cool enough for James […]

Leto Solutions Creates Prosthetics Cooling System

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By ANDREW MOORE Reporter with Silicon Hills News Iraq war veteran Gary Walters lost his lower leg in an improvised explosive device explosion outside Baghdad in 2006. He now wears a prosthesis. Walters likes to stay active, but simply mowing his lawn can cause so much sweat buildup in his prosthesis that it quickly becomes […]

Civitas Learning Lands $8.75 Million in Funding

Civitas Learning has received $8.75 million in funding with Emergence Capital Partners leading the funding round joined by returning investors Austin Ventures, First Round Capital and Floodgate. New investors include Felicis Ventures and New Markets Venture Partners. The funds will allow Civitas Learning to expand its predictive analytics platform and software program and to hire […]

Quantifying Stories for Health Care Reform

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Is it possible to marry the insights from stories—quantitative data, or data-in-context—with the qualitative world of big data? How do you scale the collection and interpretation of thousands of stories that might contain truths more pithy and authentic than you could ever mine from a survey? And […]

Tech Ranch Founder Kevin Koym’s Mercurial Entrepreneurial Journey

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By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Tech Ranch was born on the side of a mountain, when Kevin Koym was snowboarding. He’d started about seven companies, including the very first internet banking application. He’d worked for Steve Jobs at NeXT, participated in several skunkworks projects—loose teams working without much organizational structure on innovative […]

Skyonic Secures $128 million to Build a Carbon Capture Plant

Skyonic Corp. announced it has raised $128 million in funding to build a carbon capture and mineralization plant. The Austin-based company raised $9 million last July and has raised a total of $48 million in a Series C round of investment. It also secured a loan of $80 million from Apollo Investment Corp. and Maxus […]