Weekly Refresh: Cimarron Acquired Aereon, Rev’s Free Captioning, and More

May 11, 2020
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Ethos plans to hire 100. The San Francisco-based life insurance startup offers predictive analytics that helps people find a good insurance match without overpaying. It’s planning to increase its Austin presence significantly. [Built In Austin]

Rev offers free live captioning for student video conferences. For the rest of the school year, the AI speech-to-text startup will offer this service free of charge for students whose classrooms have moved to Zoom due to the pandemic. [AustinInno]

Hypergiant used AI to show COVID-19 climate change impact. The company used data from the Energy Information Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and other places to show the short- and long-term impact of the pandemic on the climate. It helps show people the difference between temporary and sustained reductions in emissions. [Built In Austin]

First Dollar raised $5M. It offers an HSA account with no monthly fees. Next Coast Ventures and Meridian Street Capital led the seed funding round. [Built In Austin]

Cimarron acquired Aereon. Aereon offers emissions control solutions for energy and infrastructure market applications. Cimarron provides environmental and emissions control equipment and services. [PRWeb]

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