Federal Intelligence Researchers Court Austin

By YASMIN GHAHREMANI Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News Austin’s high-tech business and academic community is being courted by the research arm for the federal intelligence community. Officials from IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) were in town for a full-day session June 5 to meet with potential partners for R&D grants. IARPA invests in […]

fisoc Gets Venture Capital, Brings total to $5 Million

Austin-based fisoc, Inc. has closed on a venture capital round with Greycroft Partners. fisoc, founded in 2010, has more than 1,000 financial institutions as customers. The company offers data analysis tools online so that banks and credit unions can offer rewards to their debit card customers enrolled in fisoc’s BuzzPoints program. “We strongly believe that […]

CSID Acquires Dataspaces Corp.

CSID has acquired Dataspaces Corp., based in London. The Austin-based CSID, which specializes in identity protection, says the acquisition will increase its identity monitoring product offerings and expand its market globally. The terms of the acquisitions were not disclosed. Two new executives based in London will join CSID as a result of the acquisition. Andrew […]

New Water Institute of Texas at UTSA

Water scarcity is a huge issue facing the world today. And the University of Texas at San Antonio recognizes that. It has launched the Water Institute of Texas to promote water research. Nearly three dozen UTSA researchers currently are focusing on water issues. The institute will help them collaborate and it will also provide access […]

Alereon Closes on $6 Million in Financing

Alereon has closed on $ 6 million in financing led by Enhanced Capital Partners, Pharos Capital Partners and Duchossois Technology Partners. The Austin-based company reports the capital will allow it to expand its wireless monitor docking station technology used in products such as Samsung Central States and the Samsung Smart Station. The money will also […]

Austin Startup Olympics Summer Games this Saturday

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will kick off July 27th in London. But you don’t have to wait that long. Some of the best geek athletes in Austin will be demonstrating their athletic prowess this Saturday at the Summer Austin Startup Olympics. (And if it’s anything like the Winter Austin Startup Olympics, held last January […]

MapMyFitness Receives $9 Million in Venture Capital

MapMyFitness, which makes fitness apps, has received $9 million in venture capital. Austin Ventures and Milestone Venture Partners led the Series B investment round. Competitor Group, Inc. and The Running Specialty Group, LLC also announced their participation in the funding as part of larger business partnerships. Susan Lahey, reporter with Silicon Hills News, recently did […]

Xtreme Power raises $10 million

Xtreme Power, based in Kyle, has secured $10 million in financing, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The company, founded in 2004, designs, engineers, manufactures and operates integrated energy storage and power management systems, called Dynamic Power Resources. It sells its products to independent power producers, transmission and distribution utilities and commercial and […]

Silicon Labs helps light up ColdPlay’s Concerts

When your product helps light up the crowd at a Coldplay concert, you know you’re cool. And Silicon Laboratories in Austin has created embedded technology that powers Xylobands LED wristbands that thousands of Coldplay audience members wear to the band’s concerts. The actual Xylobands use wireless ICs and ultra low power microcontrollers from Silicon Labs […]

Civitas Learning Launches and Lands $4.1 million in funding

Civitas Learning has raised $4.1 million in funding to launch a new data analysis service to help college students succeed. The Austin-based startup launched in late May and is working with community colleges, four-year universities and other schools. Civitas Learning combines student demographic, behavioral, and academic information with the latest analysis and recommendation technologies, and […]