MineralSoft Raises $4 Million in Venture Capital Funding

Austin-based MineralSoft announced on Wednesday that the company has raised $4 million in funding. The company plans to use the funds to market its software platform, which helps mineral, royalty, investors and others manager their assets. MineralSoft also signed an exclusive partnership with oil and gas data provider Austin-based DrillingInfo. Investors included Cottonwood Venture Partners, […]

Employee Wow Raises $1 Million in Seed Funding

Austin-based Employee Wow, a software company, announced Wednesday that it has raised $1 million in seed funding. The funds come from Sean Tomlinson, an investor based in Hong Kong. He also joined the company’s board of directors. Employee Wow plans to use the money to hire sales staff and market its Anonymous Employee Feedback Platform, […]

RigUp Lands $15.6 Million in Venture Capital Funding

Austin-based RigUp announced it has raised $15.8 million in funding. The company, founded in 2014 as an online marketplace for services and labor for the energy industry, also secured a $30 million credit line from Silicon Valley Bank. RigUp has raised $63.8 million to date, according to CrunchBase. The company plans to use the money […]

Verimos Launches in Austin to Build a Health Data Site Using Blockchain Technology

Bryan Menell, a serial technology entrepreneur, announced Tuesday the launch of Verimos, a data bank with information on health and wellness powered by Blockchain technology. Menell, who unveiled his latest company at a press conference at Capital Factory, said the company is partnering with all kinds of businesses in the wellness industry including health food […]

Shout-Out to Austin from Amazon During Alexa Super Bowl Ad

In Amazon’s Super Bowl ad, there are major hints that Austin is definitely on Amazon’s radar. Amazon’s personal assistant Alexa, a hardware device that runs on artificial intelligence, is the ad’s star along with Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos. The ad opens up with a woman in her bathroom brushing her teeth, listening to Alexa. Alexa […]

Dell Technologies Considers a Public Offering or Merger with VMware

In 2013, Dell went private in a $24 billion buyout deal backed by Silver Lake and Michael Dell. Today, Dell Technologies filed papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission disclosing that the company’s board is considering taking the company public again with an initial public offering or by merging with VMWare. Normally, the company doesn’t […]

5 Reasons a Startup Needs an Editorial Calendar

Content marketing is driving readers to websites. Startups that produce their own content can become an authoritative voice in the industry that they cater to. That creates trust, which can lead to higher sales of products and services. But it’s not just about throwing content onto a website and hoping something resonates with the audience. […]

SXSW is a Strong Reflection of What’s Hot in Austin says Hugh Forrest on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

By LAURA LOREK Publisher with Silicon Hills News When South by Southwest started in 1987, it was a music only event and in 1994, the Interactive conference launched. “There was this thing called the Web but not many people understood what it was,” said Hugh Forrest. “What was state of the art in 1994 was […]

Cool Tech Events to Attend in San Antonio This Week

It’s that time of the year where the folks at Geekdom give the state of the tech ecosystem report about the coworking and event incubator’s impact on San Antonio. If you’re interested in the tech scene in San Antonio, it’s the event to attend this week. Also, in the same vein of collaboration among Austin […]

Cool Tech Events to Attend in Austin This Week

Austin’s ice storms have finally passed (at least we think so). And the sun is shining. So it’s a great day to plan out events to attend during the week. Here’s just a few to consider. Sunday & Monday – The Culturati Summit, a program of the Entrepreneurs Foundation, takes place at Brazos Hall and […]