ESO Solutions Lands $4 Million in Funding from Austin Ventures

ESO Solutions lands $4 million in funding from Austin Ventures in a Series B round. The Austin-based company plans to use the money on sales and marketing efforts and for expansion and acquisitions. ESO Solutions makes electronic medical record software that lets healthcare providers access patient records. The software is aimed at better informing hospitals […]

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 […]

eyeQ wins the Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition Finals

The startup eyeQ won the 2012 Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition Finals last night at the University of Texas’s McCombs School of Business. The founders, Michael Garel, CEO, and Harish Jayakumar, CTO, beat 15 other teams during the semifinals held earlier in February and three teams in the finals. The students will receive their MBAs […]

Apollo Endosurgery Inc. Lands $47.6 million in Financing

Who’s got $47.6 million in new financing? That would be Apollo Endosurgery Inc. The Austin-based medical device maker announced that it has landed a big round of funding to develop its line of minimally invasive, scarless surgical procedures. Apollo Endosurgery’s investors include Novo A/S, Remeditex Ventures, CPMG, Inc., PTV Sciences and H.I.G. BioVentures. The company […]

Austin Entrepreneur Andrew Busey joins Austin Ventures

Austin Ventures announced that Andrew Busey, a well-known Austin entrepreneur, has joined its firm as a venture partner. Busey formerly served as vice present and general manager at Zynga, makers of Farmville. “In his new role, Andrew will help the venture team identify and attract very early-stage companies,” John Thornton, general partner of Austin Ventures, […]

Appconomy lands $10 million in financing

The venture capital continues to flow into Austin. This time, Appconomy has landed $10 million in a first round venture debt funding deal designed to accelerate its operations in China. Appconomy has created a merchant payment system called AppWallet and offers an app for smartphones, tablets and feature phones. The company has a Chinese corporate […]

As China’s power consumption grows, GE invests in clean energy to meet future demand

The tremendous drive toward clean energy exists because of increased demand for fossil fuels from China and the developing world. “I’m not a clean energy guy, I’m an energy guy,” said Kevin Skillern, managing director of venture capital for GE Energy Financial Services. He spoke to several hundred people attending the second day of the […]

A storify wrap up of The Capital Factory’s Demo Day 2011

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An explosion of entrepreneurship at Demo Day 2011

Like a hungry mob at an all you can eat buffet, people gorged themselves on entrepreneurship information Wednesday at the third annual Capital Factory Demo Day 2011. The day-long event at the AT&T Conference Center in downtown Austin kicked off with a keynote speech by Bob Metcalfe, the co-inventor of the Ethernet, founder of 3Com […]

The Capital Factory’s Demo Day 2011

At The Capital Factory’s office, founder Josh Baer gave an overview of Demo Day 2011 during the Startup Crawl. The third annual Capital Factory Demo Day took place on Wednesday at the AT&T Conference Center in downtown Austin. Five Capital Factory Finalists showed off their companies to investors and others at the day-long sold out […]