Under Armour Acquires MapMyFitness

Under Armour announced Thursday it has acquired Austin-based MapMyFitness for $150 million. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year. The acquisition gives Under Armour, based in Baltimore, more digital products and solutions to help athletes train and perform. MapMyFitness’ 100 employees will remain in Austin. The company has more than […]

Austin Chamber’s New A-List of Startups to Watch

Stacy Zoern, CEO of Community Cars, Inc., runs a car manufacturing business out of Pflugerville. But that’s not the most remarkable part. Zoern, who uses a wheelchair to get around, wanted to find a car that would provide independence to wheelchair users. Online, she found the Kenguru, an electric smart car. Only problem was the […]

MapMyFitness lands $3 million in Financing

MapMyFitness, a collection of fitness apps, has landed $3 million in financing from Square 1 Bank. The Austin-based startup also announced it has more than 10 million registered members. MapMyFitness is also sponsoring Le Tour Challenge in conjunction with the Tour de France. The challenge gives cyclists worldwide a chance to compete against other athletes […]

MapMyFitness aims to fight the obesity epidemic

By SUSAN LAHEY Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News When Richard Jalichandra, formerly CEO of Technorati, moved from Northern California to Austin to become CEO of MapMyFitness, he was surprised to find that Austin is the fittest city he’s ever seen. “We’ve got purple haired pierced hippies with six-pack abs” he observed. Which makes the […]

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 […]