Weekly Refresh: Assurely Growing in ATX, Supply Drop Launched, and More

November 9, 2020
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$7.1B public transit plan approved. The plan, called Project Connect, will help support Austin’s growing population. It’s expected to double over the next 20 years. [Built In Austin]

Assurely to grow in Austin. The insurance-technology startup moved its HQ to the city in May. It also raised a $3.7 million seed round on October 29. [Austin Business Journal]

Texas hired anti-human-trafficking AI experts. The startup Collective Liberty uses machine learning to help law enforcement agencies identify human traffickers in the United States. The company started in 2018. [Built In Austin]

Zoho HQ turned into a farm. The international software company bought the land to build a new headquarters. Instead, it started a farm just before the pandemic shut everything down. [Business Insider]

Supply Drop emerged from stealth. The e-commerce subscription company uses AI, predictive analytics and conversational interfaces to automate the purchase and delivery of household items. It’s already raised $2 million. [Austin Business Journal]

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