Weekly Refresh: Hoss Raised $1.6M, Canva Opens ATX Office, and More

June 29, 2020
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Tesla presented its plan for an Austin Gigafactory. Tesla leadership revealed the company’s official pitch at a public hearing. If it chooses Austin, it would bring 5,000 new jobs to the area. [Built In Austin]

Canva opened first U.S. office in Austin. It offers a graphic design platform with drag-and-drop templates. It’s raised funding from backers including Blackbird Ventures, Bond, Sequoia Capital and more. [AustinInno]

OJO Labs raised $62.5M. The platform helps prospective buyers through the process of finding and buying property. Wafra led the Series D round. [Built In Austin]

Vilua opened global HQ in Austin. It uses AI and and brick-and-mortar care centers to help people live more healthful lives. It plans to hire 15 people in Austin over the next year. [Austin Business Journal]

Hoss raised $1.6M. With the funds, it launched its API solution. Investors include Y Combinator, Funders Club, Soma Capital, Liquid 2 Ventures and more. [AustinInno]

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