Certain Affinity Moves to New Building, Plans to Double in Size

Max Hoberman grew up in Austin, graduated from the LBJ High School, now called the Liberal Arts and Sciences Academy of Austin. Then he went on to get a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Communications. After graduation, he decided to pursue a career as a game developer […]

San Antonio-based Xenex Raises $38 Million More

Xenex Disinfection Services, which makes a germ zapping robot for hospitals, just announced it has raised an additional $38 million. The San Antonio-based company, founded in 2009, has raised $94 million to date. Originally founded in Austin by Brain Cruver, Julie Stachowiak and Mark Stibich, the company moved its headquarters and manufacturing operations to San […]

Mailgun Raises $50 Million and Spins Out From Rackspace

Mailgun, an email startup, spins out of San Antonio-based Rackspace and announces it has raised $50 million. Mailgun, based in San Antonio has offices in Austin and San Francisco. Turn/River Capital led the investment round with participation from Scaleworks and Rackspace. The company plans to use the money to accelerate product development and expand customer […]

How to Get Your Company Noticed at SXSW Interactive

South by Southwest is a great place for a startup or even an established company to get some traction. It doesn’t matter if you have a big budget or a low budget, there are all kinds of ways to stand out from the crowd at South by. Some of them require a lot of advance […]

Apply Now to Pitch at Capital Factory’s Funding Day for a Chance at a $100,000 Investment

Got a world changing idea? Then you might want to apply to Capital Factory’s $100,000 pitch competition. Capital Factory, a high tech accelerator and coworking center in Austin, announced recently that it has gathered together a group of investors to give one startup a $100,000 investment. “Any tech or consumer startup can apply on AngelList […]

Klever Logic Rebrands to FlashParking

Klever Logic is no more. The Austin-based startup announced on Tuesday that it has rebranded to FlashParking since its parking attendants are known as the “Flash Guys.” Under the move, all of Klever Logic’s solutions including FlashValet, FlashPARCS and FlashMobile are now under the FlashParking brand. The company also launched a new website which provides […]

data.world Lands $18.7 Million More in Venture Capital Funding

The fast growing data.world, a social network for data people, Tuesday announced it has closed on $18.7 million in venture capital funding. The Austin-based startup reported the funding round closed at double the valuation of its previous round. To date, data.world has raised $32.7 million. The company plans to use the money to build its […]

Tech Events to Attend in San Antonio This Week

It’s a busy week for tech events in San Antonio with Startup Weekend kicking off Friday and running through the weekend. And the following week is the second annual San Antonio Startup Week. MONDAY – Feb. 20 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Southwest Research Institute – Southwest Research Institute Annual Meeting featuring presentations […]

Tech Events to Attend in Austin This Week

South by Southwest Interactive is less than a month away so it’s time to prepare. This week, there are several events that will help you do just that. Make plans to attend the PR Over Coffee Event at Galvanize on Wednesday evening featuring Silicon Hills News and other local media outlets discussing how to get […]

Microscope, Medical Device and Cancer Detection Technology Showcased at UT Austin StARTup Studio

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The StARTup Studio at the University of Texas at Austin gives professor led companies a chance to showcase their research and its applications. Last Wednesday night, three groups of professors presented their startups at the monthly invitation-only gathering in a conference room in the Ernest Cockrell Jr. […]