Weekly Refresh: LawnStarter Raises $10.5M and Bumble Is Now Valued at $3B

by Anna Holmquist
November 18, 2019

austin tx

LawnStarter raised $10.5M. The app and website let you search for and book outdoor services like lawn care, landscaping, and irrigation, among others. The funding will be used to grow the business and add more services. [Built In Austin]

Qualia raised $55M to grow in Austin. The company’s suite of digital products is meant to streamline the process of homebuying. Both the Austin and San Francisco offices will grow thanks to this Series C funding as Qualia looks to double its headcount. [Built In Austin]

Bumble valued at $3B. The news comes as Andrey Andreev, one of the main early investors in Bumble, sold his share of the business. Founder Whitney Wolfe Herd will now become the CEO. [AustinInno]

UBEO acquired A&A Office Systems. The business technology organization will partner with A&A to increase their service and equipment offerings. For the past 58 years, A&A has provided print technology, document management and cloud services to their customers. [Statesman]

Punchh raised $40M Series C. Punchh is a marketing platform for physical retailers. The funding raised will go toward furthering their AI as they expand to convenience stores and beyond. [PRNewswire]

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