Tech roundup: Affordable housing startup raises big, Adlucent welcomes new CEO, and more

by Kelly O'Halloran
March 28, 2019
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Haven Connect relocates to Austin, raises $2.4M

Affordable housing platform Haven Connect has raised $2.4 million in funding following its move from San Francisco to Austin. Its system digitizes the often manual and elongated application process for people trying to secure affordable housing. The startup participated in Techstars Impact Accelerator in Austin. [Austin Business Journal]


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Adlucent announces new CEO

On Tuesday, Adlucent announced the promotion of Ashwani Dhar to CEO from his previous role as chief client officer. He replaces Adlucent’s former CEO and founder Michael Griffin, who will move into the SVP of acquisitions and data strategy position within Adlucent’s parent company, Advantage Solutions. Dhar joined Adlucent in 2008.  [Press Release]


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Cybersecurity JASK makes another key exec hire, this time chief architect

Kyle Derr is the most recent tech veteran to join JASK’s growing C-suite. Derr will serve the cybersecurity firm as chief architect, following the promotion from his previous role as principal platform architect. Before JASK, Derr held senior engineering and architect roles at Cisco Systems, Civitas Learning, AllClear ID and Rapid7. [Press Release]


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uShip launches e-commerce solution for oversized shipments

uShip has upped its In-Home Delivery platform for furniture purchases online by including instant shipping rates that integrate directly into sellers’ checkout processes, as well as curated carrier networks. The logistics tech company, which launched in 2004, announced the expansion last week. [Press Release]


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Spiceworks adds verification system similar to that on social media

Spiceworks, the IT software service and digital community, announced the rollout of a verified professionals system in the form of an orange check mark to help community followers understand who they’re talking with, including where they work and what their role is within the tech industry. [Spiceworks]


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CynergisTek sells off printing division for $30M

CynergisTek, the Austin-based healthcare and cybersecurity company, shared this week that it has sold off its printing services division for $30 million to Vereco. The move will allow CynergisTek to solely focus on its cybersecurity and privacy services that support the healthcare industry. [StreetInsider]


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