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Is Austin finally on radar of East and West Coast VCs? New numbers suggest it is.

Is Austin finally on the radar of East and West Coast venture capitalists? A new survey suggests the answer is yes. At least 24 Austin startups raised rounds of $10 million or more in 2017, according to a MoneyTree report by PricewaterhouseCoopers...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Qualcomm set to win EU backing for $39B NXP deal, plus more tech news

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: Qualcomm set to win EU approval for $39B deal for NXP Qualcomm Inc. is set to clinch European Union antitrust approval for its...

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Austin’s Shelfbucks, which helps retailers make the most of in-store displays, rings up $9M

Shelfbucks, which lets retailers analyze the performance of in-store displays, has rung up $9 million in new funding. Founded in 2012, Austin-based Shelfbucks has developed mobile technology that brands and retailers integrate into product displays...

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As it fine-tunes its business model, Austin-based Snap Kitchen has raised $16M, according to filings

Austin-based Snap Kitchen, which recently left the Chicago market and closed locations in Philadelphia, has raised $16.3 million, according to a new securities filing. The company received the funding in equity and options, warrants or other securities...

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Austin-based TrendKite lands $11 million for growth

TrendKite, which helps clients gauge the effectiveness of their public relations, has raised an additional $11 million to accelerate its expansion plans. The Austin-based company, which was founded in 2012, makes analytics software that lets agencies...

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Austin’s Asure Software starts new year with three acquisitions

Asure Software is starting the year with three more acquisitions. The Austin-based company said Tuesday it has purchased TelePayroll Inc. and Pay Systems of America Inc., which both provide human resources,  payroll and employees benefit services...

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Three Austin companies close year by collecting a combined $17 million

Three Austin companies -- two software makers and an LED lighting manufacturer -- have raised a combined $17 million, according to securities filings. Illumitex, which develops LED lights for various industries, has received $7 million, according...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Tim Cook has to fly in private planes now, Edmunds sizes up new car-safety technology and Apple had a very good holiday season. Again.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: Tim Cook will be flying in private planes from now on Apple's board of directors is requiring CEO Tim Cook to fly on private...

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Lawsuit challenges sale of Austin’s Bazaarvoice

Austin software maker Bazaarvoice is facing a lawsuit that contends the company’s planned $521 million sale undervalues the company and hurts its shareholders. The lawsuit, which was filed by a shareholder, says the sales process “was hamstrung by...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Do Facebook ads exclude older Americans from jobs? Plus, Romanian hackers and more tech news

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s going on: Facebook, Amazon and others are accused of using Facebook ads to exclude older Americans from jobs Three workers and a large union...

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