Weekly Refresh: Tesla Plant Confirmed, City-UT Austin AI Partnership, and More

July 27, 2020
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Tesla confirmed Austin gigafactory. Elon Musk announced the news on July 22 during a second quarter earnings call. It’s also been rumored that the electric car maker may next relocate its corporate headquarters there. [Built In Austin]

The Helper Bees raised $6M. It offers an at-home care service that uses a tech platform powered by data. Silverton Partners led the Series A. [Built In Austin]

SciPlay to hire 30. It’s a digital game developer and publisher based in Las Vegas. The new hires will all happen at its Austin office, however. [Built In Austin]

Hippo Insurance gained $150M. The insurtech startup will use the funds on building a 310-person Austin campus. FinTLV, Ribbit Capital, Dragoneer, Innovius Capital, BOND, Comcast Ventures and more invested in the Series E. [Built In Austin]

The city of Austin partnered with University of Texas–Austin. Together, they’re using AI to help improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness. They also want to help identify residents who are at risk of experiencing homelessness. [Government Technology]

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