Weekly Refresh: Hitch’s New Routes, Data.world’s COVID-19 Portal, and More

Read our latest weekly refresh for trending Austin tech news.

Written by Anna Holmquist
Published on Apr. 13, 2020
Weekly Refresh: Hitch’s New Routes, Data.world’s COVID-19 Portal, and More
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Hitch added new routes. The ride-hailing company added new options and also lowered some prices for riders that still need to travel between cities during the pandemic. This includes 50 percent off private car rides to encourage safer traveling. [Statesman]

Living Security raised $5M. The company created a platform to gamify cybersecurity training. The Series A funds will help it grow to meet demand. [Built In Austin]

Data.world centralized open data sources regarding the pandemic. Its software allows for analyzing, linking, querying and cataloging different sets of data. The COVID-19 page includes research and data from a variety of organizations. [Austin Business Journal]

SourceDay raised $12.5M. The supply chain management platform wants to connect manufacturers and suppliers. Baird Capital led the Series B round. [Built In Austin]

AlertMedia raised $15M. It offers emergency communications software for businesses to use to alert employees about terror attacks, severe weather and more. JMI Equity, Next Coast Ventures and Silverton Partners led the Series C round. [Built In Austin]

 

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