Weekly Refresh: Icon’s NASA Deal, Virdee Raises $2M, and More

by Anna Holmquist
October 5, 2020
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Bumble launched initiative targeting domestic violence. The dating app is partnering with the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Over the next three years, the company plans to donate to the hotline’s “love is respect” initiative, which wants to help empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships. [Built In Austin]

Icon Technology to work with NASA. The company develops advanced construction technologies including robotics, software and building materials. It recently raised a $35 million Series A round for its 3D-printed homes. It plans to make 3D-printed structures for the moon and Mars. [Austin Business Journal]

Zymmo launched new feature. The on-demand foodie marketplace connects people directly with freelance chefs. The new addition lets people hire a private chef to come to their home, birthday party or company event. [Built In Austin]

Mitratech announced fourth acquisition this year. Its latest acquisition is Richmond, Virginia-based tech company Acuity ELM. Mitratech sells governance, risk, compliance and management software. [Austin American-Statesman]

Virdee raised $2M. The company offers software as a service for the lodging and commercial real estate industries. Investors included former La Quinta president Rajiv Trivedi. [Yahoo Finance]

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