Founded by former employees of travel booking site Hotwire.com, Limos.com, an online marketplace for limo and car services, this morning announced that they’ve secured $10 million in financing from Austin Ventures. The new Austin Ventures investment adds to the company’s original funding of $5 million from Canal Partners.
Coinciding with the funding announcement, the company has released a new… → Read More
Today, an SEC filing revealed that Solar Power Technologies raised $6.08 million for technology that helps wirelessly measure, manage and optimize the performance of large, solar photovoltaic power systems. Investors included Austin Ventures and Oxantium Ventures, the filing said.
The company’s website claims its core technology — the Clarity optimization and monitoring system — enables… → Read More
You can always count on Hunch founder Chris Dixon for interesting Tweets. He just sent out this one:
turns out patent trolling might not pay. Intellectual Ventures has negative 78% return.http://bit.ly/bSfamC
The link is a PDf download of a document from the University of Texas Management Company listing all of its private investments in venture funds and private equity funds, along with their… → Read More
The third quarter saw the number of U.S. venture funds raising new cash decline by 29 percent to 55 funds, according to data from the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters. That compares to 78 new funds a year ago and 76 new funds in the second quarter of 2008. And 45 of that 55 were follow-on funds rather than new funds.
Each of those funds, though, raised a lot more money… → Read More