DealHub Raised $20M, Firefly’s Hiring Spree, and More Austin Tech News

June 7, 2021
photo: DealHub / LinkedIn

Companies in industries from cybersecurity to electric vehicles raised funding last week to develop their tech. Find out how they’re investing and what other moves are underway. This is the Built In Austin weekly refresh.

A Cloud Guru is getting acquiredHelping enterprise teams build cloud development skills, learning SaaS platform A Cloud Guru is set to be acquired by Pluralsight sometime later this year. Pluralsight offers tech workforce development tools. By combining their tech, the companies are looking to meet growing demand for cloud skills development software. [Built In Austin]

Firefly Aerospace conducts a huge hiring spreeHaving entered into an economic development agreement with the city of Cedar Park, the aerospace company is bringing 682 new jobs to the city with an average salary of $90,000. It’s also planning to buy a new facility spanning 40,000 square feet at the Scottsdale Crossing Technology Center to accommodate all the new hires. [Built In Austin]

Austin Tech Quote of the Week

“Now more than ever, cybersecurity is critical to the functions of our public and private sectors, and to protect sensitive data on any device from any network. Unlike other solutions that are tied to the device and potentially impinge user privacy, Hypori breaks the binds to hardware by enabling secure access without divide enrollment, collapsing the security boundary from edge devices to the enterprise.” —Jared Shepard, CEO of Hypori

Hypori got $20MThe security and management company is working to keep enterprise data safe when employees access it via their personal mobile devices. With the addition of its GreatPoint Ventures-led Series A round, Hypori is investing in R&D to expand its platform into new markets. It’s also planning to hire over 30 new team members with roles currently open across engineering, sales and development. [Built In Austin]

Aunt Bertha pulled in $27MIts referral network helps people find social services wherever they live throughout the country. Its platform lists over 470,000 program locations and 1,295 vetted listings. With the fresh funding, Aunt Bertha is investing in enhancing its free and paid product offerings, expanding its Marketplace feature and providing more support for social workers. [PR Newswire]

Volcon ePowersports raised $17.5MVolcon, a manufacturer of all-electric, off-road-only powersports vehicles, pulled in a fresh round of funding to further its growth and customer satisfaction. It scheduled the release of its first two vehicles, motorcycles named Grunt and Runt, for this summer. Volcon is planning to grow its team across several departments and double its production lines. [Built In Austin]

DealHub secured $20MOffering enterprises a platform that helps them manage their sales engagements, DealHub closed on a Series B funding round to streamline more sales processes. The company aims to help its customers keep up with the ever-changing business scene. This raise was led by Israel Growth Partners and brings the company’s total funding to $24.5 million to date. [TechCrunch]

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