Tagged: texas

Fintech Saas Company HighRadius Announces Houston Expansion

HighRadius, a fintech enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company specializing in integrated receivables, announced on Tuesday it has expanded into Katy, Texas, which is near Houston, Texas. This news comes just a few months after the company secured a strategic investment from Citi Ventures and PNC.  As previously… Read More

What Lessons Can Token Issuers Learn from Recent Federal / State Securities Enforcement Activity?

In this article we discuss a number of lessons that we believe issuers of digital tokens can draw from recent enforcement actions brought by federal and state securities regulators. But we first need to define the perimeter we will be covering. There has been a… Read More

SXSW Announces Winners of the 10th Annual Accelerator Pitch Event

South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals announced over the weekend the winners of the 10th annual Accelerator Pitch Event, which took place March 10th-11th during the Startup & Tech Sectors Track at the Downtown Hilton Austin. The event’s organizers also reported in addition to the 10 winners… Read More

Wanchain Teams Up With Various Austin Companies to Form Regional Blockchain Innovation Hub

Wanchain, a distributed financial infrastructure powered by cross-blockchain smart contracts with privacy protection, announced last week it has teamed with various Austin companies to form the Austin Blockchain Collective (ABC), which has a mission to advance blockchain-based education to the local community and grow the ecosystem and… Read More

Hippo Opens New Office in Texas Just Weeks After Announcing $25 Million Series B Investment

Less than a month after Hippo announced it secured $25 million through its Series B round, the California-based insurtech company announced the opening of its second office in downtown Austin. While sharing details about the new Texas location, Assaf Wand, Hippo Co-Founder and CEO, stated: “Hippo is… Read More

Texas Insurtech InsuredMine Launches New Consumer Insurance Management App

InsuredMine, a Texas-based insurtech startup that focused on providing consumer-focused tools for insurance management, announced on Thursday the launch of its new insurance management app for both iOS and Android users. Founded in 2017, InsuredMine describes itself as a cloud-based insurance dashboard that stores all… Read More

SXSW Announces 2018 Accelerator Pitch Event Finalists

  South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals announced on Tuesday the finalists for the 10th annual SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event, to take place March 10th-11th during the Startup & Tech Sectors Track at the Downtown Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas. According to the organization, 50 startup finalists… Read More

Recent Cease & Desist by Texas Regulators Targeting BitconnectX ICO May Foreshadow More Enforcement Actions

The regulatory drums are getting louder when it comes to initial coin offerings (ICOs). The first shot across the virtual bow was the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Report addressing the DAO and the fact it was an unregistered security. Since last July, there have been… Read More

Orchard Platform Initiates Analysis: Severe Weather’s Effect on U.S. Unsecured Consumer Lending Industry

That this past hurricane season wreaked economic havoc on metropolitan Houston, southern Texas, Louisiana, southern Georgia and Florida is not surprising (Hurricane Maria’s effects on Puerto Rico were not covered in this analysis); in a recent blog, Orchard Platform posted initial research how much Hurricanes Harvey… Read More

Donors Raise More Than $1 Million For Texas Church Shooting Victims on GoFundMe

Just days after the tragic shooting at the Sutherland Springs’ First Baptist Church, more than 16,000 supporters of the victims have flocked to GoFundMe and has raised over $1 million in funding through more than a dozen crowdfunding campaigns. On Sunday, alleged gunman, 26-year-old Devin Kelley,… Read More

Kimbia Announcement: Ninth Annual North Texas Giving Day Raises $39 Million For More Than 2,700 Nonprofits

Last week, Kimbia announced the ninth annual North Texas Giving Day, which was hosted by Communities Foundation of Texas(CFT), raised $39 million for more than 2,700 nonprofits through its crowdfunding platform. The funding portal revealed that the event took place on September 14th and raise $2 million… Read More

Lend360 Panel to Explore the Future of Online Small Business Finance During Upcoming Dallas Conference

On Wednesday, Lend360 announced a panel of experts will discuss what’s “Coming Down the Pipeline: Innovative Products and Contributing Factors Affecting the Future of Small Business Finance” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 11th during a session at the Lend360 conference in Dallas. According to Lend360, the session, which… Read More

ArborCrowd Announces $40.8 Million Multifamily Real Estate Deal

Commercial real estate crowdfunding platform ArborCrowd announced on Tuesday it is now offering a $40.8 million multifamily real estate deal to investors. The property, Quarry Station Apartments, is located in San Antonio, Texas. According to ArborCrowd, Quarry Station was built in 1993 and has 18 buildings… Read More

JJ Watt’s Houston Flood Relief Fund on YouCaring Closes With More Than $37.1 Million Donated

Less than three after Hurricane Harvey made landfall and caused flooding through the city of Houston, Texan NFL player JJ Watt has secured more than $37.1 million through its Houston Flood Relief Fund on YouCaring. The initiative, which attracted a total of 209,432 donations, was closed… Read More

DonorsChoose Launches Recovery Fund to Help Teachers Rebuild Classrooms Damaged by Hurricane Irma

Following the devastation that Hurricane Irma in Florida and also the Carribean, DonorsChoose announced it launched a recovery fund dedicated to helping teachers rebuild their classrooms that were damaged by the storm. While sharing details about the recovery fund, Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose, stated: “Hurricanes Harvey… Read More

Update: JJ Watt’s Houston Flood Relief Fund Surpasses $31 Million; Set to Close on September 15th

JJ Watt’s popular YouCaring initiative Houston Flood Relief Fund has successfully secured $31 million from more than 200,000 donors. The campaign was launched just after the Texas city was hit by Hurricane Harvey at the end of August.The Texans football player kicked off the fund… Read More

Jimmy Fallon & “Tonight Show” Donates $1 Million to JJ Watt’s YouCaring Campaign For Hurricane Harvey Relief (Video)

On Tuesday night’s episode of the Tonight Show,  host Jimmy Fallon announced the talk show’s crew will be donating $1 million to JJ Watt’s Hurricane Harvey Relief campaign on crowdfunding platform YouCaring. Fallon stated to his audience: “Last week, we saw the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey on the… Read More

JJ Watt’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Campaign Raises More Than $16 Million

JJ Watt’s Hurricane Harvey Relief campaign on YouCaring has successfully raised more than $16 million! The initiative was launched following the devastating storm’s hit the state of Texas, causing flooding in and around the city of Houston. The Texans football player kicked off the campaign… Read More

Mobile Marketplace 5miles Unveils New Blockchain Technology Lab

Earlier this week, Dallas-based mobile marketplace 5miles announced the opening of its new blockchain technology lab, 5xlab, which will offer technology development services for building a new digital network infrastructure. The lab’s description reads: “A new, improved blockchain network infrastructure will make it easier than… Read More

Update: JJ Watt’s YouCaring Campaign Secures More Than $9.4 Million For Hurricane Harvey Victims

Just days after Texans football player JJ Watt launched a crowdfunding campaign on YouCaring dedicated to Hurricane Harvey victims, the initiative has successfully secured more than $9.4 million from nearly 100,000 supporters. As previously reported, Watt kicked off the campaign on Sunday afternoon with a… Read More