Weekly Refresh: CityOne Challenge, Spruce Executives Named and More

by Anna Holmquist
January 27, 2020

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Vapor IO raised $90M. The company offers services through its "Kinetic Edge" edge computing network. The extended Series C will allow it to expand its services. [Built In]

Spruce announced new executives. Spruce's app allows apartment residents to book services like housekeeping, pet care and laundry from certified professionals. Ash Bell joined as chief revenue officer and Marcy Comer as VP of marketing. [PRNewswire]

The city of Austin announced two winners of City:One Challenge. Produce delivery service Good Apple wants to increase access to healthy groceries in east Austin, and Tappy Guide offers an app that provides navigation for the hearing impaired, visually impaired, senior citizens and people with mobility impairments. The companies will split $150K. [Press Release]

Silvercar, Inc. named new executives. The company develops mobility solutions for Audi. It hired Jefferson Macks as CFO, Kerry McGowne as EVP of corporate communications and Brand and Nathan Yang as VP of product. [Press Release]

Forcepoint appointed chief product officer. The cybersecurity company works with clients in over 150 countries. As CPO, Nico Popp will oversee its behavioral-based cloud security platform. [Press Release]

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