Here we are at the midpoint of 2016 already. Time to look back on the past six months—and some of the top stories of the year so far.
The following represent a cross-section of what Xconomy offers on a daily basis:... Read more »
Dallas—With the dismissal of two top executives from Dallas’s Tech Wildcatters, the startup accelerator has made a deep pivot in operations since its founding seven years ago.
Molly Cain, TW’s executive director, and Clarisa Lindenmeyer, chief revenue officer, were both... Read more »
Google Fiber plans to acquire Webpass in a deal that trims the ranks of independent Internet service providers—an industry already maligned for its lack of competition—but ultimately could boost consumer access to high-speed Internet.
San Francisco-based Webpass has spent the past... Read more »
Radicle, a new accelerator fund focused on agricultural ventures, is launching today with plans to seed and nurture the next generation of agtech companies addressing global farming problems.
The new accelerator will have locations in multiple states and around the world.... Read more »
Austin—Julie Goonewardene grew up in academia; several members of her family are professors.
Still, at the start her of career, Goonewardene choose to go into business, founding a software company in Indiana and serving in the executive suite at others.... Read more »
[Updated, 6/21/16, 5:40pm. See below.] Despite worries about conflict of interest, a National Institutes of Health committee that oversees the use of gene therapy and other cutting edge biomedical technologies voted today to let researchers move ahead with a... Read more »
Beat from the Texas heat? Try to cool down inside while catching up on some headlines from Xconomy Texas this month. But be careful: It’s acquisition season, and deal-making has been hot.
Austin—Savara Pharmaceuticals, a privately held drug developer with an inhaled formulation of an antibiotic for a type of lung infection, is announcing today that it is acquiring two new drug programs. The Austin, TX-based company also is seeking new funding that... Read more »
Things literally just got real in New York. Real, a digital mobile real estate brokerage that got its start in Houston, recently relocated its headquarters to the Flatiron District.
CEO Tamir Poleg says via e-mail that the startup’s platform is aimed... Read more »
Familiar biotech names—not necessarily familiar for the right reasons—made news this week in biotech. Data from a hematology conference stoked dreams of approval, though still on a far horizon, for a couple drug makers. Long anticipated, Walgreens officially cut ties with... Read more »
A lesser-known annual gathering in Austin that has nonetheless gained traction since it was first held in 2014... Read more »
Austin — Data analytics is all but ubiquitous in most startup businesses—at that, most businesses in general at least try some sort of analytics in hopes of boosting revenues by tracking customers’ buying habits and interests.
Houston—Innovators tend to be polymaths, standouts at a lot of different activities.
Houston heart surgeon William “Billy” Cohn exceeds even that broad definition. By day, Cohn is a Texas Medical Center fixture, caring for patients or tinkering on his never-ending... Read more »
Dallas—Centre Technologies of Houston has bought Dallas-based Architel, and Architel co-founder Alexander Muse says he now is launching a new early stage investment fund called Sumo Ventures.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Centre Technologies, founded in 2006, is... Read more »
San Antonio — For any modern company, it’s always possible that some hacker has breached its security network, and is waiting to mine private information or steal other data. The fear is more prevalent today than ever as stories of security... Read more »
The Techstars Mobility accelerator, operating out of a 10,000-square-foot office in downtown Detroit, will welcome its 2016 class of startups on Monday.
Houston—A truly innovative city takes its gifts and constantly looks to reinvent itself, fighting against complacency that can take hold of a community.
That was the gist of a recent panel discussion that brought together an assortment of Houston innovators... Read more »
If you blinked, you probably missed something this week in biotech. The nation’s biggest annual cancer meeting took place in Chicago, while biotech’s trade group held its annual confab in San Francisco. In Boston, there were more twists for a closely... Read more »
San Antonio — [Corrected 6/10/16, 11:10 a.m. See Below.] Incell, a contract manufacturer for the biotech industry for two decades, is starting a new business with a Belgian investor. Its purpose: to potentially produce a slew of spin-offs.
Called... Read more »
San Antonio — Andre Sandoval was born with a rare genetic condition. It was five months before his physician delivered a definitive diagnosis: he had a derivative of symphalangism, a stiffness of the hand caused when some of the finger... Read more »
Houston—AT&T’s latest Foundry, an in-house corporate skunkworks, officially opened at the Texas Medical Center’s Innovation Institute Tuesday.
The ribbon-cutting marked the second outside company to establish a presence at the TMC campus. Earlier this year in March, JNJ Innovation’s JLabs... Read more »
Texas Medical Center president and CEO
Provost and professor of chemistry, Rice University
Co-founder of LiveOak Venture Partners
Former CEO, Pike Powers Group; Entrepreneur
CEO of Xenex
President and COO, Tasktop Technologies
President, University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston
Chairman & CEO, Asuragen
Vice president, chief strategy and operating officer of the Texas Medical Center
Director of South By Southwest Interactive