Weekly Refresh: ATX Debuts New 3D-Printed Houses, Hard Seltzer with a Twist

by Tatum Hunter
September 16, 2019
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Austin real estate and wealth management startup Realized raised $6 million. Realized is on online marketplace for real estate investors looking to defer taxes by investing the proceeds from one property’s sale into another. The company vets each listing on the site, making it easier for investors to play by the IRS’s rules. [Built In Austin]

New York startup AfterShokz will make a new home in Austin. AfterShokz makes headphones that conduct sound by vibrating the bones in your face — so there are no earbuds involved. The company announced this week it will move its headquarters to Austin’s, uh, bone-a-fide tech scene. [Built In Austin]

Artificial intelligence company KungFu.AI added to its leadership team. The company, which helps enterprises apply AI to product development, brought on notable futurist Nancy Giordano part-time, appointed Dwayne Stoltz as head of operations and client service and promoted Steve Meier to chief creative officer. It plans to hire more engineers in the next few months. [Austin Business Journal]

Icon Technologies will help decrease homelessness with 3D-printed houses. Icon will print six homes at Community First Village, a community for formerly homeless people in Northeast Austin. This is just a glimpse of the affordable housing Icon hopes to provide in Latin America and Central Texas, and the company said it will soon seek more funding to finance its big spending on research and development. [Austin Business Journal]

Buckle up: Austin startup Future Proof is launching its own hard seltzer line called Brizzy. The company formerly known as BeatBox will take on the basically-omnipresent White Claw in the battle for millennials’ attention, armed with shorter, beer-sized cans and flavors reminiscent of craft cocktails. The new line of mule-, mojito- and mimosa-inspired drinks are just 100 calories. [Austin Business Journal]

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