Roundup: Caringo, Aging 2.0, Disruptors Agenda, Cloud Sites, Trey Bowles

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news from Xconomy Texas.

Caringo, an Austin startup that makes software that can enable customers to manage, organize, and search extremely large amounts of data, has raised $8.8 million in a Series B round of funding, bring its total investment raised to $33 million. Investors include New Science Ventures and Advantage Capital.

—Startup incubator programs that offer entrepreneurs the basics in business formation—creating legal entities, make sure tax laws are complied with, and the like—are an integral part of a startup’s success, says Caribou Biosciences co-founder Rachel Haurwitz. She co-founded Caribou with University of California-Berkeley professor Jennifer Doudna.

—San Francisco-based Aging 2.0 is adding a Houston chapter. The organization, which supports innovation geared to the care of older adults, will in Houston seek to leverage the city’s medical and technology communities.

—The full agenda for Xconomy’s upcoming Disruptors conference in Houston is released, featuring Texas innovators in artificial intelligence, space, transportation, biotech, energy, and other sectors. The forum, which will be held October 27 at the Texas Medical Center’s TMCx accelerator, will also hear keynote talks from Edward Jung of Intellectual Ventures and Andrew Scharf from OurCrowd.

—Michigan web hosting and server management company Liquid Web has bought Rackspace’s Cloud Sites business but says it plans to keep the operations in San Antonio, and that it plans to make additional hires in the city. Rackspace was sold to private equity interests for $4.3 billion last month.

Trey Bowles, CEO and co-founder of the Dallas Entrepreneurship Center, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The council, which is under the purview of U.S. Commerce Department Secretary Penny Pritzker, to work on issues that support entrepreneurs’ efforts to develop a skilled workforce, among other issues.

Angela Shah is the editor of Xconomy Texas. She can be reached at ashah@xconomy.com or (214) 793-5763. Follow @angelashah

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