Curb Meets and Exceeds its Indiegogo Campaign Goals


Curb, an Austin-based energy tech startup, has raised more than $44,000, almost double its $25,000 goal for its Indiegogo campaign for its smart home monitoring system. The three year old company launched its Indiegogo campaign June 22nd and it runs through July 21st. Curb makes a monitor that tracks all electricity usage in a house […]

Shareholders Approve NPX’s Acquisition of Freescale for $11.8 Billion


Shareholders for NXP Semiconductors and Freescale Semiconductor approved NXP’s acquisition of Freescale for $11.8 billion on Thursday. Of the votes cast during special meetings for both companies, more than 99 percent voted in favor of the merger. At the close of the deal, Gregory L. Summe and Peter Smitham will become non-executive directors of NXP, […]

Got an Idea for the Next Big Thing? Pitch It on SXSW PanelPicker


One of the best ways to get a big idea in front of movers and shakers in the technology, music and film industry is to submit a proposal to the South by Southwest PanelPicker. And even though it seems like the dust has barely settled from the largest ever SXSW held this past March, it […]

RideScout Acquires GlobeSherpa


RideScout, a mobile app for ground transportation options, Tuesday announced its acquisition of Portland-based GlobeSherpa. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Austin-based RideScout’s CEO and Founder Joseph Kopser discussed the acquisition with GlobeSherpa CEO and Co-Founder Nat Parker in a video that was livestreamed from Portland. GlobeSherpa provides a mobile app that […]

Admittance Technologies Gets $3.9 Million Investment


Admittance Technologies has received $3.9 million in funding, according to a filing with federal regulators. The Austin-based startup raised the money from 15 unidentified investors on June 26th, according to its filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The startup, founded in 2010, created the CardioVol technology platform to measure blood volume using a […]

Dell Supports Women Owned Businesses

Mark Pringle, vice president of procurement for Dell.

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Dell spent $4 billion on goods and services from small, minority and women owned businesses last year. And the computer giant wants to increase that number and further diversify its supplier network, said Mark Pringle, vice president of procurement for Dell. “Diversity is tremendously important to Dell,” […]

Milestone Technologies Opens Austin Office


Milestone Technologies, a Fremont, Calif.-based IT services company, is opening a new office in Austin on July 1st. The office will serve Milestone’s growing customer base locally. “Austin is a great choice for us and our customers,” Prem Chand, CEO and Founder, said in a news release. The Austin office is Milestone Technologies’s fifth office. […]

Burro Wins TechCrunch Pitch Off in Austin

Ethan Hurtado, co-founder of Burro, pitching at the TechCrunch Pitch Off in Austin.

Burro, a startup that connects truck owners to people or stores that need goods moved, won the TechCrunch Pitch Off event in Austin on Tuesday night. A packed house of people showed up at the Palm Door on Sixth to listen to ten startups give one-minute pitches to a panel of judges. The judges then […]

Alert Media Raises $4.16 Million in Venture Capital


Alert Media, a platform for interactive mass notification, announced Tuesday that it has raised $4.16 million in a Series A funding round. The Austin-based startup plans to use the money for product development and to hire more sales and business development employees. Silverton Partners led the founding round which included participation from ATX Ventures and […]

Qualcomm Donates $1 Million for New UT Engineering Center


Qualcomm Inc. has donated $1 million to the University of Texas’ Cockrell School of Engineering for its new Engineering Education and Research Center. The Qualcomm gift will provide funding for the new home of UT Austin’s Wireless Networking and Communications Group in the new engineering center, which opens in 2017. The new space will be […]