Planview Acquires Troux


Planview, an Austin-based software company, announced its acquisition of Troux, which develops IT project management software and is also based in Austin. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gregory S. Gilmore serves as the CEO of Planview. David Hood headed up Troux. “With the acquisition of Troux, the newly combined entity creates […]

RetailMeNot Defends Itself Against Mary Kay Coupon Lawsuit


RetailMeNot, which bills itself as the world’s largest digital offers marketplace, Friday filed a response to a lawsuit brought by Mary Kay in March. In the lawsuit, Mary Kay asked the court to stop RetailMeNot from using the Mary Kay name on “RetailMeNot, Inc. rejects Mary Kay’s attack on the rights of Americans using […]

Everfest Wants to Help You Discover the World’s Best Festivals


By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News As summer kicks off so does festival season including the Keep Austin Weird Festival, Austin Chamber Music Festival and Bat Fest. But hundreds of festivals also take place all over the world and often it’s difficult to find out what’s going on where and when. The solution […]

WayBlazer Receives $5 Million in Funding


WayBlazer, a travel search and discovery startup, received $5 million in Series A funding including an investment from IBM. The Austin-based company uses cognitive computing to help consumers buy and book travel plans. Its discovery engine uses Watson technology to crunch massive amounts of data easily and tailor recommendations to each consumer. Terry Jones, founder […]

CoachTube Acquires PlaySportsTV

CoachTubeLogo-SQUARE1, a startup founded last year by Wade Floyd in Austin, provides a platform to connect athletes with coaches via video tutorials. Some of the instructional videos are free. Others charge prices ranging from $10 to $100. The site offers hundreds of videos in a variety of sports including baseball, basketball, football, martial arts, skiing, […]

NewCo Conference Brings Together the Startup Community in Austin


NewCo is a new conference in Austin that seeks to introduce people to innovative companies with presentations on a variety of topics in their offices. It’s kind of like RISE Austin, which used to hold a week long series of talks in Austin at various startups around town. But RISE held its last event in […]

Sizmek Acquires StrikeAd for $11.2 Million


Sizmek, an ad management platform, announced Friday its acquisition of StrikeAd, a mobile ad platform, for $11.7 million. Austin-based Sizmek, founded in 2013, operated as the online segment of Digital Generation. In February of 2014, Digital Generation spun off Sizmek. Sizmek plans to integrate the StrikeAd platform into its Sizmek MDX platform. The acquisition gives […]

Austin’s A-List of Top Startups for 2015

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At a special event at the Moody Theater Thursday night, officials with the Austin Chamber of Commerce announced its 2015 A-List of the top 12 most promising startups in Austin. A panel of independent judges selected the companies from more than 275 nominations. “Austin is rich with innovative startups that are primed for rapid growth. […]

Peeple Launches Peephole Camera on Kickstarter


Peeple, a smart camera that attaches to the peephole of a front door, just launched its Kickstarter campaign today and is close to meeting its $50,000 goal. The Austin-based startup participated in the Highway1 Hardware startup accelerator in San Francisco last year and created quite a few prototypes before perfecting its product. The Peeple camera […]

Vyopta Moves to Bigger Austin Headquarters and is Hiring

Vyopta Founders Rick Leung, Chief Technology Officer and Alfredo Ramirez, Chief Executive Officer and Andrew Chen, Vice President and General Counsel, courtesy photo.

Vyopta Inc., which provides analytics for video and web collaboration technologies, has announced plans to move into a bigger headquarters in the Barton Creek Plaza Office Building. The Austin-based startup, founded in 2007, has 25 employees and plans to hire 12 additional employees to fill up its new office, which is more than 6,100 square […]