Addressing the needs of a climate-changing world seems like an important cause, but many cleantech startups that are developing sustainable products face an intractable challenge.
Producing a “green” alternative for an industry already using petroleum-based raw materials usually requires selling a... Read more »
Happy weekend. But before you head off, let’s catch up on the latest innovation news from Xconomy Texas.
—Favor, the Austin, TX-based startup that offers to deliver anything, is going international. With the addition of a “u”—hello, Favour—the... Read more »
In April, San Diego-based Achates Power announced it was opening a Michigan office to capitalize on the market momentum of its opposed-piston engines. I caught up with Achates CEO David Johnson this week to find out how things were going.
“We... Read more »
Yan Engines, an Austin, TX-based startup that is building a more fuel-efficient engine, said Wednesday it has picked up an additional $700,000 to launch a subsidiary in the United Kingdom, which will focus on automobile engines.
The company has focused so... Read more »
[Corrected, 8/21/15, 1:53 p.m. See below.] The week began with an acquisition deal for Zulily, the flash sale retailer for moms. Zulily rode the IPO roller coaster and ended up selling to QVC for $2.4 billion in cash... Read more »
For a city like Austin, known for its tech innovations at the forefront of cognitive computing, enterprise software, and the like, the rubber industry seems decidedly old school.
“We see ourselves as a bridge from the way energy and materials-related industries... Read more »
Xconomist Ann Marie Sastry, founder of the Ann Arbor, MI-based advanced battery startup Sakti3, has collected many accolades during her career. But this week might have been the first time she got an in-person “atta girl” from the leader... Read more »
Here is the latest innovation news from Xconomy Texas:
—Houston-based FlexGen Power Systems announced Monday it has raised a $25.5 million Series A round of financing to further market and install its hybrid energy storage software in oilfield and power generation... Read more »
We at Xconomy Texas have some sad news to share.
Rathindra Bose, the vice chancellor and vice president for research and technology at the University of Houston, died July 10 after a short illness. He was 63.
In an email to... Read more »
Steve Altemus wants to bring the rigor of manned spaceflight to energy and healthcare, as well as the private space industry.
As one example, the company he founded to do that, Intuitive Machines, creates software that helps oil companies do more... Read more »