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Thoma Bravo Acquires San Antonio’s Mailgun as Scaleworks Takes Exit

San Antonio—Thoma Bravo has acquired a majority stake in Mailgun Technologies, a spinout of Rackspace that offers software to help developers manage automated e-mail systems for their employers. Mailgun separated from cloud computing service provider Rackspace in 2017, securing a $50 million financing round led by Turn/River Capital, Rackspace, and San Antonio investment fund Scaleworks […]

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Seeded with $2.5M, Sales Tech Firm Polis Is Coming for Your Front Door

There’s at least one thread tying together clean energy providers, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, and home security systems, and it runs through a small Cambridge, MA, startup founded in 2015 by Kendall Tucker. Her sales and political canvassing technology company Polis has helped sell all three of them by sending people to residents’ front […]

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New Funds for ParkHub, Neighborhood Goods, Rabbet, & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas. —ParkHub, a Dallas startup that is digitizing how and when users pay for parking, raised $13 million in a Series B funding round, according to a press release. The investment round was led by Arrowroot Capital in Santa Monica, CA and is the first institutional money […]

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May Mobility Snags $22M Investment, Will Expand to New Cities in ’19

May Mobility, an Ann Arbor, MI-based startup developing self-driving shuttles, today announced that it has raised a $22 million Series A funding round. The company has raised approximately $33.5 million since its inception in 2017. The new investment was co-led by Millennium New Horizons and Cyrus Capital Partners, with participation from LG Technology Ventures, Thayer […]

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Sentinel Healthcare Raises $2M For Hypertension-Monitoring Software

A Seattle-based startup, Sentinel Healthcare, is developing a platform combining software and wearable medical devices that it believes can help healthcare providers monitor patients who have high blood pressure—and perhaps one day predict their risk of heart attack or stroke. In the United States, about 75 million people, or one in three adults, have hypertension, […]

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Sam’s Club Goes Digital, BNSF’s Electric Locomotive, & More TX Tech

Let’s get caught up with the latest innovation news from Texas. —The Texas Medical Center’s TMCx accelerator has been included in a list of best programs for the first time. With platinum status, AngelPad, StartX, and Y Combinator topped the list released by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project. The rankings, which are in part compiled by […]

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Icon Snags $9M for Tech to Print 3D Homes in 24 Hours for $4,000

Austin—Icon Technology, a company that builds 3D-printed homes and was permitted to construct its first home in Austin, TX, earlier this year, has closed a $9 million seed round of funding. The company plans to use some of the money to continue building homes in the U.S. and in the developing world, where it is […]

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Packers, Microsoft Drop Accelerator Plans; TitleTownTech Still a Go

TitleTownTech, a soon-to-be-launched joint venture between the NFL’s Green Bay Packers and tech giant Microsoft, has hit the brakes on a startup accelerator the two organizations had previously said they planned to run together. Craig Dickman, whom the Packers named managing director of TitleTownTech earlier this week, says the goal of the joint venture—spurring digital-age […]

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Microbiome Startup uBiome Expands into Drug Research with $83M

Biotech company uBiome started as a “citizen science” project that collected and studied microbiome samples in order to learn how the trillions of bacteria living in and on people’s bodies affect human health. Six years and 250,000 samples later, uBiome is now moving beyond simply helping people understand their microbiomes. The San Francisco company has […]

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Convoy Reloads With $185M For Its Freight Shipment Marketplace

Convoy, an online marketplace that connects shippers with freight truck fleets and independent drivers, announced today it raised $185 million in a Series C fundraising round led by CapitalG, the growth equity investment fund of Alphabet, Google’s parent company. With its new funding, Seattle-based Convoy  plans to continue expanding its network of customers and truckers […]

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