Weekly Refresh: $123M+ in Funding, QuestionPro’s New Launch, and More

May 18, 2020
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Homeward raised $105M. Its platform helps agents buy and sell clients’ homes. The bulk of the money will go toward hiring as it aims to triple its 33-person headcount. [Built In Austin]

QuestionPro launched LivePolls. It’s a trivia, quiz and poll platform that’s free with no login required. The real-time, interactive polling means it can also showcase real-time outcomes. [WFMZ]

ALTR gained $15M. It uses blockchain technology to ensure that sensitive cloud data is stored securely. The funds will help it grow into the broader market. [Built In Austin]

ConverseNow got $3.25M. It offers an AI platform for restaurants that automates orders from voice channels like phone calls, drive thru terminals and more. It plans to use the seed funding to grow its customer base and expand its footprint. [Built In Austin]

Lower costs and lifestyle draw tech companies to Austin. It’s fast become a strong alternative to New York and the Bay Area for startups to grow. Last year, 2019, saw 58 relocations to Austin, which doesn’t count companies opening second offices. [Crunchbase]

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