Weekly Refresh: Everlywell Seeks $1B, The Zebra Turns Profitable, and More

October 12, 2020
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Neo Bites creates cricket kibble. The company, which launched in July of this year, wants to use crickets as the protein in its sustainable dog kibble. Founder Wesley Cooper plans to introduce a dried version of the food in November. [Built In Austin]

Austin tech companies adding record number of jobs. Despite the pandemic, 2020 saw a record number of new positions added in the city, with tech companies responsible for the bulk of the growth. Part of this is likely due to the fast adoption of remote work. [Built In Austin]

Everlywell seeks $1B in funding. The health startup sells at-home COVID-19 tests and other at-home medical tests. It’s currently in talks with prospective investors. [Bloomberg]

HUVRdata raised $5M. The company’s industrial asset management platform helps customers standardize and digitize the inspection processes for large equipment. Cottonwood Venture Partners led the Series A round with participation from Wild Basin Investments. [Built In Austin]

The Zebra reached $100M run rate. The startup offers a car and home insurance marketplace. It also announced that it turned profitable. [TechCrunch]

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