David is the national correspondent at Xconomy. He has spent most of his career covering business of every kind, from breweries in Oregon to investment banks in New York. A native of the Pacific Northwest, David started his career reporting at weekly and daily newspapers, covering murder trials, city council meetings, the expanding startup tech industry in the region, and everything between. He left the West Coast to pursue business journalism in New York, first writing about biotech and then private equity at The Deal. After a stint at Bloomberg News writing about high-yield bonds and leveraged loans, David relocated from New York to Austin, TX.
He graduated from Portland State University.
San Antonio—Lockheed Martin, the largest U.S. government contractor, is announcing today it is moving into a 15,400-square foot cybersecurity facility at Port San Antonio in hopes of landing a... Read more »
Fridays can be the most productive work day, as you look to shore up everything before the weekend starts.
Or, maybe instead, it’s a day filled with long lunches and listless... Read more »
San Antonio—Dura Holdings is trying to put a different spin on the model of acquiring and improving a business that has either underperformed or may have room to grow.
San... Read more »
LoftSmart, a website that helps college students find off-campus housing, has raised $12.9 million in an equity funding round, according to a securities filing.
New York-based LoftSmart lets students search... Read more »
San Antonio—The intellectual property of WiseWear, the bankrupt company that sold fashionable wearable devices, may be sold to the new employer of WiseWear founder Jerry Wilmink.
Austin—Ambiq Micro, which makes energy-efficient chips and sells them internationally, has raised $11.4 million in an equity funding round, according to a securities filing. The company may raise up... Read more »
Mindstrong Health, a technology company that wants to help treat neurological conditions by tracking a person’s smartphone use, announced this morning it has closed a $15 million Series B round of... Read more »
San Antonio—Cities across the country are offering Amazon billions of dollars in incentives to locate its second headquarters there, from Maryland’s $8.5 billion in tax breaks and credits to Atlanta’s... Read more »
San Antonio—The venture capital arm of Bethesda, MD-based security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin is doubling the size of its venture capital arm to $200 million for investments in sensor... Read more »
San Antonio—PhyzData, a digital healthcare analytics company that provides physicians, patients, and pharmaceutical companies with information about biotech drug prescriptions, has raised another $2.5 million, according to a June 1... Read more »
Since Satya Nadella took over as CEO of Microsoft in 2014, the company’s dedication to cloud computing and developer-focused software products has been palpable.
Nadella was executive vice president of... Read more »
San Antonio and Austin—Almost two decades after Bill Boebel and Pat Matthews began a startup career that led to founding e-mail service Webmail.us, which was sold to cloud computing giant... Read more »
Austin — [Updated 5/30/18, 11:08 a.m. See below.] Shattuck Labs, a biotech that licensed technology from cancer drug developer Heat Biologics, added a cash windfall right before the holiday... Read more »
San Antonio — [Updated 5/31/18, 4:20 p.m. See below.] Kiromic, a Houston-based biotech company with artificial intelligence software that it’s using to develop two experimental cancer immunotherapies, may move... Read more »
More money continues to flow into startups seeking to harness the massive amount of data available in healthcare using artificial intelligence and machine learning. This time, GV, the venture capital arm... Read more »
San Antonio — Two Texas startup programs are teaming up to run a “pre-incubator” for startups that are still developing their business ideas.
Called the Velocity360 program, the incubator is run... Read more »
San Antonio—Cloud computing giant Rackspace has acquired a company that helps other businesses implement and use the Salesforce software. The deal expands Rackspace’s focus on helping companies use software and... Read more »
San Antonio—StemBioSys has closed a $4.3 million Series B round of funding about two years after the company started raising it, according to regulatory filings.
San Antonoio — BioAffinity, the maker of a cancer diagnostic test, has added Peter Knight, who was the chief of staff for Al Gore when he was in Congress, to its... Read more »
Austin—NarrativeDx, a startup whose software helps hospitals analyze patient feedback to improve or prevent problems related to their experiences, has added about $1.1 million in an equity financing, according to... Read more »
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