Tech roundup: Alteryx gears up for new stock offering, SpaceX prepares for historic launch and more

September 7, 2017

Alteryx plans post-IPO stock offering

Alteryx, an Irvine-based provider of analytics software, announced on Tuesday that it is planning a follow-on offering in the wake of its initial public offering earlier this year. The offering is likely intended to provide liquidity to the company’s early-stage venture investors. [SocalTECH]


SpaceX completes early testing of Falcon Heavy rocket

This weekend, space exploration startup SpaceX announced that it has completed initial stage testing of the Falcon Heavy, which is slated to launch in November. If all goes as planned, it will be the largest rocket to do so since 1973. [SocalTECH]


Yardi launches housing website for hurricane victims

Yardi, a Santa Barbara-based real estate software developer, launched a free website specifically for Houston residents looking for housing after being displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Listings are screened for excessive pricing and other efforts to take advantage of the disaster. The company has also donated $1 million to Harvey relief. [SocalTECH]


DTS will soon support Alexa

DTS, a Calabasas-based maker of audio technology, announced earlier this week that three new wireless speakers that use its technology will also support Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service. The speakers will also support the company’s own Play-Fi technology. [High-Def Digest]


Acquisitions galore

Velocify, an LA startup that makes sales lead management software, was scooped up by Ellie Mae in a $128 million cash deal last week. Ellie Mae, which makes mortgage origination software, will incorporate Velocify’s software into its core offering. [FinSMEs]

Oomba, an Irvine-based maker of e-sports tournament management software, announced late last week that it has acquired GameWorks. A national network of arcades and restaurants, GameWorks offers Oomba a venue for hosting its own e-sports events. [PR Newswire]

AnyMeeting, an Irvine startup that makes online conferencing and webinar software, was acquired by Mountain View’s Intermedia on Wednesday. Intermedia, which previously licensed Skype for web conferencing, will integrate AnyMeeting into its product portfolio. [CRN]


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