Everlywell’s New Acquisitions, Vyopta Got $8M, and More Austin Tech News

March 23, 2021
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Companies in industries across the board made new moves last week. From acquisitions to relocations and new funding, read more on the latest. This is the Built In Austin weekly refresh.

Everlywell acquired two companiesJoining its team are PWNHealth and Home Access Health Corporation, based in New York and Illinois, respectively. Everlywell manufactures at-home testing kits. With the closure of this transaction, the three companies will condense into one entity under parent company Everly Health. It’s also partnering with DoorDash to deliver tests for COVID-19. [Built In Austin]

Acrisure pulled in $3.45BWith a huge injection of fresh funding led by BDT Capital Partners, this international insurance brokerage repurchased senior preferred stock and certain warrants. It has tech-enabled partnerships with agencies that provide property/casualty commercial and personal lines of insurance as well as employee benefits. [Insurance Journal]

Austin Tech Quote of the Week

“Pre-pandemic we were pretty much [unified communications] focused, and after the pandemic, we have significantly accelerated our coverage of other enterprise communication and collaboration technologies. That’s really opened the window of opportunity for us to grow more quickly.” —Vyopta CEO and co-founder Alfredo Ramirez

Vyopta secured $8MThe company has seen an increase in the adoption of its monitoring and analytics tech for enterprise collaboration recently with more workplaces taking advantage of video conferences. It’s latest round of funding was led by Vistara Capital Partners and gives Vyopta the means to grow its tech, expand go-to-market activities and cloud coverage as well as hire new team members in engineering and sales. [Built In Austin]

Harmonate moves to AustinThe company that specializes in expediting private capital document processing and data operations just announced the relocation of its HQ from Silicon Valley. Harmonate is scaling to meet increased demand for its automated data extraction platform, Conductor. [PR Newswire]

Newscape Studios is hiring in AustinThe media production company has seen increased viewership for its videos that focus on video games. As it continues to grow, the company is looking to hire staff in two new offices, one in Austin, the other in Denver. In both offices, Newscape is looking to onboard talent for marketing as well as illustration and animation. [Built In Austin]

Hookbang gaming division was acquiredNew York-based 2K made the announcement that the new team will be rebranded under the video game developer as Visual Concepts Austin. The new studio will be based out of an Austin location, and the company has plans to recruit hundreds more developers as it works to support NBA 2K and its expanded business. [Businesswire]

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