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SAM secures funds from Austin Ventures

Surveying And Mapping, a provider of geospatial solutions in North America, has secured backing from Austin Ventures. The transaction will position the company for the next stage of its growth, expanding both its service capabilities and geographic coverage.

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This morning there is fund news aplenty with KKR pulling two of its retail vehicles, Austin Ventures in talks about its new fund and Vortus in the market with a maiden offering.

Spiceworks raises $57 mln led by Goldman Sachs – Reuters

Information technology network company Spiceworks has raised $57 million in venture capital funding led by Goldman Sachs. The Austin, Texas-based company has also secured funding in the past from Austin Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Adams Street Partners, and Tenaya Capital.

New Accelerator Program Launches with Backing from Austin Ventures, Battery Ventures and The Valley Fund

OpenIncubate, a new accelerator program formed to fund teams using open source IP to transform IT infrastructure, launched today with commitments from Austin Ventures, Battery Ventures and The Valley Fund. The program offers seed funding, work space, and mentorship, with no pre-defined limit on the dollars invested or the number of teams allowed into the program. Qualifying companies or teams of entrepreneurs must be software, software-as-a-service, and/or hardware-oriented. Applications are currently open at OpenIncubate.com.

Compare Metrics Secures $4.2M in First Round Funding

Compare Metrics, an analytics software startup that helps brands harness disconnected information to drive sales, has raised $4.2 million led by Austin Ventures. The round also included individual investors Mike Maples, Bob Greene, Julie Allegro, and Ralph Mack.

Handshakez Closes Series A Round

Handshakez has closed $3.6 million in venture capital financing. The Series A round was led by Austin Ventures with additional investment by First Round Capital, FLOODGATE, CrunchFund, Valhalla Partners and Thinktiv.

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