Tech roundup: Fundings, moves and — SXSW's 3D-printed concrete homes?

by Kelly O'Halloran
March 15, 2018
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ICON reveals 3D-printed concrete homes, wins SXSW pitch event

Austin-based ICON recently unveiled its low-cost 3D printing platform that prints 650-square-foot, single story cement homes — in 24 hours or less. The company debuted its construction technology at this year’s SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event and won for the social and culture category. Next up, ICON plans on launching in El Salvador by building 100 homes through 2019. [Press Release]


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TurnKey Vacation Rentals locks in huge $31M Series D

TurnKey Vacation Rentals completed a $31 million Series D round of financing on Monday, bringing the startup’s total funding to more than $70 million. The company’s vacation rental management platform provides renters and property owners with a number of in-house tools including digital locks, housecleaning scheduling, noise monitoring and 24/7 guest support. Co-founder and CEO T.J. Clark said the funding will be used to enter new markets and toward its smart home technology. [Built In Austin]


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ListingSpark raises $2M in funding

Real estate tech startup ListingSpark raised $2 million in funding last week from three investors, according to an SEC filing with the state. Launched in 2011, the company offers full-service real estate brokerage services for $7 a day without taking listing commissions. The company did not issue a statement regarding the news. [FormDs]


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Machine learning startup out of London opens U.S. headquarters in Austin

Adthena, a London-based company that provides big data marketing search solutions, announced this week the opening of its U.S. headquarters here in town. The company launched in 2012 and supports brands from retail, finance, travel, automotive and more. Adthena’s new office is located in Techspace, and the company will be hiring for roles in sales, recruiting, customer success, marketing and customer experience. [Built In Austin]


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Mood Media takes home 4 Leadership Excellence and Development Awards

Austin-based Mood Media received four awards at this year's Leadership Excellence and Development Awards in the areas of education, corporate and individuals. They earned recognition for Best Use of Executive Coaching Program; Best First Time Manager Program; Best Use of a Learning Management System, and Best Use of Classroom and Traditional Training. The company develops in-store media solutions to elevate customer experiences. [Press Release]

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