Tech Money

Genprex, Austin startup developing anti-lung cancer treatments, raises millions in IPO

Genprex, a startup developing anti-cancer therapies, is Austin’s newest publicly traded company. The biotech company’s shares debuted Thursday at an initial public offering price of $5. Genprex offered 1.28 million common shares in the IPO, as well...

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Austin’s Asure Software makes two more purchases, secures capital to continue acquisitions 

Asure Software announced two more purchases on Monday and said it has secured additional capital to continue its acquisition strategy. Austin-based Asure said it has acquired Wells Fargo Business Payroll Services’ Evolution HCM customer portfolio...

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Talking about Bitcoin and the basics of blockchain tech with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we go back to basics explaining why Bitcoin is a thing that people care so much about and what blockchain technology actually does. Are we entering a new technological Valhalla of online transactions?...

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Austin’s SpareFoot acquires Raleigh-based software maker SiteLink

Austin-based SpareFoot, which runs an online marketplace for finding storage units, is buying North Carolina-based software maker SiteLink. Based in Raleigh, N.C., SiteLink sells cloud-based software solutions for the self-storage industry. Also as...

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Austin cybersecurity startup SpyCloud raises $5 million to ramp up development 

Austin cybersecurity startup SpyCloud, which prevents account takeovers, has raised $5 million to ramp up product development and expand its team. The company was founded in 2016 and specializes in detecting breaches of employee account information...

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Austin-based Mythic lands $40 million to launch its artificial intelligence platform

Austin-based Mythic has landed $40 million in funding to launch its artificial intelligence platform aimed at devices ranging from smart watches to robots to drones. SoftBank Ventures, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp., was...

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Austin athletic apparel startup Outdoor Voices scores $34M in new funding

Austin-based fitness apparel startup Outdoor Voices has raised $34 million to open more shops and host events nationwide. The Series C round of funding was led by GV (formerly known as Google Ventures), which has invested in brands such as Jet.com...

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Austin’s TurnKey Vacation Rentals books an additional $31 million for expansion

For TurnKey Vacation Rentals, raising money in March has become an annual event. In March 2016, the Austin-based company announced it had landed a $10 million investment. Last March, the company brought in an additional $21 million. And on Monday...

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You could get judged by McConaughey, DJ’d by Snoop Dogg at SXSW pitch event

Sometimes concentrations of major celebrity gatherings at South by Southwest fly under the radar under the sheer crush of RSVPs and event announcements; that may be the case with Pitch Perfect, a $100,000 startup competition taking place Saturday...

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Austin’s Phunware to break into public markets via merger with Greece-based company

Fast-growing mobile software company Phunware plans to break into public markets by merging with an Athens, Greece-based company. Phunware said it has agreed to merge with Stellar Acquisition III Inc. Following the closing, the common stock of the...

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