According to a recent Reg D filing, Fort Worth-based Simpli.fi has raised $2.13 million of a $3 million dollar equity offering. Simpli.fi's business model is based on matching real time ad bids with online marketers. They have several different services to offer. Their basic service allows...

Hosting provider SoftLayer has announced a partnership with Dallas-based startup incubator Tech Wildcatters.  SoftLayer will provide up to $1,000 per month of free hosting for 12 months to assist the startups in getting up and running. That amount can be applied to any of SoftLayer's services, including...

FireHost, which we've covered previously is growing rapidly. In a press release Wednesday they announced that they've hired a new COO in Bruce MacFadyen. Additionally, FireHost will be bringing on new employees in all departments including networking, development, customer support, sales and marketing. Later this spring FireHost...

Tech Wildcatters has announced their second class of 9 startups. Here's a quick lineup: Sparkcrowd - Social mobile apps. Their first product is already live here. MemoryReel - Mobile app that allows event participants to submit comments and photos in real time. Nimbix - Cloud-based infrastructure and applications. Vignature...

Here's a run down of some of the news over the past week. Two green energy companies in the Austin area received venture funding in January. HelioVolt raised $8.5 million and Solar Power Technologies received $6.1 million. The Dallas Regional Chamber unveiled plans in encourage VC activity...

On Tuesday, TeamSupport.com released sales and revenue numbers for 2010. Here are the highlights: Customer base increased by over 300%. Top line revenue increased by a factor of 8. Tripling of their staff. Release of many user-requested features. You can read the entire press release here (PDF). TeamSupport.com  is a Dallas...

Velocis Web Technologies announced today that they have acquired UseQwitter.com for an undisclosed sum. Velocis is a web development shop started in 2008 by Bradley Joyce and Russ Rosehill. They specialize in Ruby on Rails applications and Twitter-related applications such as TweetSaver and Floxee. Qwitter is a...

The application for Tech Forth Worth Impact Awards has been made public. This is the third year for the awards. Past winners have included companies from the healthcare, environmental and military support industries. Applications are due February 25th. Eligible applicants are early-stage businesses in North Texas...