OwnLocal Acquires Print2Web

Austin-based OwnLocal announced its acquisition of Print2Web, a digital service provider to the newspaper industry, on Monday. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Print2Web, founded in 2001 in St. Petersburg, Florida, was one of the first companies to digitize print ads for newspapers. The company works with more than 450 newspapers and […]

Andela Connects Austin Tech Companies with Tech Talent in Africa

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The shortage of tech talent is acute in Austin and every U.S. city. The U.S. faces a shortage of as many as 21 million skilled workers by 2020 in manufacturing, energy, health care, technology, education and other fields, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. To […]

ConfirmX Launches Urgent Care Check-In Service

Austin-based ConfirmX has launched its Urgent Care Check-In Service in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and Phoenix, Arizona. The company, founded by Dr. Sherard Houston, an emergency room physician, makes online search and check-in for emergency rooms and urgent care facilities easier for patients. And the company drives more business to the healthcare facilities. Dr. […]

Texas Program to Test Driverless Vehicles in Austin, San Antonio and Other Cities

Institutions in Austin and San Antonio are collaborating on a ground breaking new pilot program in Texas to test driverless vehicles. The alliance of organizations helped land a U.S. Department of Transportation designation for Texas as a national proving ground for testing connected and automated vehicle technologies. The Texas Automated Vehicle Proving Ground includes Southwest […]

Laura Kilcrease Leaves Austin to Head up the Alberta Innovates Corp.

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Austin has lost one of its greatest proponents of the technology industry, Laura Kilcrease to Alberta, Canada. Last week, hundreds of people turned out at the Four Seasons Hotel downtown for a going away happy hour to honor Kilcrease, who has been a pillar of the Austin […]

RxWiki Merges with TeleManager Technologies and Launches Digital Pharmacist

Austin-based RxWiki, a digital health company, has announced its merger with TeleManager Technologies, a communications solutions company based in Newark, New Jersey. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Together, they have launched Digital Pharmacist with 55 employees. The company provides digital, communications and other solutions for 5,500 pharmacy locations, national pharmacy wholesalers, […]

UT at Austin Professors Present Early-Stage Pharmaceutical Startups

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The StARTup Studio put on by the Innovation Center at the University of Texas at Austin had a decidedly pharmaceutical focus during its January presentations. Three professor-led startups presented a variety of ideas including a traumatic brain injury treatment drug, a peptide sequencing platform to combat bacteria […]

Austin-based BuildGroup Invests $30 Million in CSDC Systems in Toronto

Austin-based BuildGroup announced Tuesday that it has invested $30 million in CSDC Systems, a software company based in Toronto, Canada. CSDC Systems makes software for licensing, permitting, and compliance duties for local, state and federal governments hosted on its online platform. The company plans to use the money to support customer growth, product expansion, support […]

ATX Seed Ventures Invests in GoCo’s $2.5 Million Round

ATX Seed Ventures announced it is the lead investor in GoCo’s $2.5 million financing round. Other investors included Guardian Life Insurance and Salesforce Ventures. GoCo.io, based in Houston, is a software startup that provides an all-in-one Human Resources platform focusing on small to medium sized companies. Its founders, Nir Leibovich, Jason Wang and Michael Gugel […]

car2go Offering Mercedes-Benz Vehicles in Austin

car2go, the largest flexible one-way carsharing service in North America, announced this week plans to offer Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Austin and other cities. The company, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corp, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, announced that the majority of its 5,500 car fleet in North America will be comprised […]