Austin’s Technology CEO Summit Opens for Registration

It’s time for another technology CEO summit. For the second year, the Austin Technology Council will host the event on May 17th and May 18th. More than 100 top level executives participated in last year’s technology summit. This year’s event will take place over two days is now open for registration to qualifying executives. “Last […]

Unwired Nation’s Partnership with Rackspace

At the Starbucks across the street from Rackspace, Stacey Zuniga, a founder of Unwired Nation, last Friday talked about the company’s latest partnership. “We’re here to enable the enablers,” Zuniga said. Austin-based Unwired Nation creates a mobile app platform for companies. It recently joined the Rackspace Partner Program to offer mobile apps as a service […]

Recent Roundup of Silicon Hills Tech News

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Forging the TechStars Cloud companies

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

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

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 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

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 […]