Tag: Techstars Cloud Demo Day

Threat Stack Created a Security Platform for Businesses

138249-31813f6602a25a4bd607e4686a3f2ebb-thumb_jpgThreat Stack is an online security system for businesses that provides a firewall to prevent hackers from breaking in.
The company, based in Washington, D.C., has also created an incident response system that reacts immediately if it detects an intrusion.
The company provides its customers with a “lightweight agent that can be rapidly deployed to their internal or cloud infrastructure that detects active intrusions and actively records attacker activity and other changes made to the system.”
“At our core we are obsessed with cybersecurity,” said Jason Meller, one of the company’s founders. The other team members are Dustin Webber and Jen Andre.
The company is raising a $750,000 seed stage round and already has $300,000 committed. The company pitched Thursday at the TechStars Cloud Demo Day at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre in downtown San Antonio.

Silicon Hills News Founder Laura Lorek recently interviewed the Threat Stack team.

Skit!’s App Lets You Create Animated Stories

BIJjfPzCcAE1NQMSkit!, based in Boston, has created an app that lets anyone take photos and drawings and create an animated story to share online.
Robin Johnson pitched the company Thursday at the TechStars Cloud Demo Day at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre in downtown San Antonio. Several hundred people attended the event.
Skit! is a member of the 12 companies in the TechStars Cloud class of 2013. It’s the second class to graduate from the 13 week TechStars Cloud program which kicked off in January on the 10th floor of Geekdom in San Antonio.

Silicon Hills News Founder Laura Lorek recently interviewed the Skit! team of Johnson, Max Woon and April Johnson.

TechStars Cloud’s Drifty.co Plans to Double in Size

BIJb1RoCMAAM_O_Drifty.co already has 140,000 people using its web development tools.
Founded in 2012, the company, based in Madison, Wisc., makes cloud-based tools that let anyone easily create mobile apps and websites. Max Lynch and Ben Sperry have created two products: Codiqa for mobile sites and websites and Jetstrap for developers. Sperry said he expects up to 300,000 users on its platform by the end of the year.
Drifty.co was part of the TechStars Cloud class of 2013. The team participated in the TechStars Cloud Demo Day Thursday at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre in downtown San Antonio.

Founder of Silicon Hills News Laura Lorek spoke with the founders of Drifty.co about their venture at the Silver Fox Studios at Geekdom.

ParLevel Systems Makes Vending Machines Smarter

BIJlRpHCIAE6xPM-2ParLevel Systems, founded by Walter Teele and Luis Pablo Gonzalez, created a monitoring system for vending machines.
San Antonio-based ParLevel installs wireless meters inside vending machines so that operators can generate real-time data on the machine’s inventory. ParLevel Systems gives vending machine operators more information about their customers and products.
ParLevel pitched before several hundred people at the Empire Theatre in downtown San Antonio Thursday during TechStars Cloud Demo Day.
The company was one of the 12 startups participating in the TechStar Cloud accelerator program for the 13 weeks on the 10th foor at Geekdom in the Weston Centre downtown.
All participants have spent that time perfecting their idea with mentors and others. Each team gets $18,000 in seed funding and an optional $100,000 in a debt note. Demo Day puts the startups in front of investors to further fund their initiative.

San Antonio-based TrueAbility Pitches at TechStar Cloud Demo Day

TrueAbility_logoTrueAbility’s CEO Luke Owen pitched the San Antonio-based company today at TechStars Cloud Demo Day.
The company also announced that it has successfully completed its beta program with Rackspace Hosting.
TrueAbility has created a cloud-based technical assessment platform that allows companies to assess the technical abilities of their job candidates.
Rackspace has been using TrueAbility’s platform to hire new employees and it reports that by using the testing platform it has improved its recruiting process which resulted in higher quality job candidates.
Rackspace used TrueAbility’s platform to hire 28 Linux professionals. Rackspace also used TrueAbility’s contest at SXSW Interactive to find and test more than 350 Linux professionals in five days.

Silicon Hills News Founder Laura Lorek sat down with Luke Owen and Dusty Jones, two of the four co-founders of TrueAbility, recently for an interview.

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