The Zebra Raised $150M, Blockcap Moved to Austin, and More ATX Tech News

The tech scene in Austin is continuing to grow. Last week, companies announced new funding rounds and new offices in the city. Read more for the latest. This is the Built In Austin weekly refresh.

Written by Ashley Bowden
Published on Apr. 19, 2021
The Zebra Raised $150M, Blockcap Moved to Austin, and More ATX Tech News
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The tech scene in Austin is continuing to grow. Last week, companies announced new funding rounds and new offices in the city. Read more for the latest. This is the Built In Austin weekly refresh.

Blockcap relocated to AustinSpecializing in Bitcoin mining and blockchain tech, the company announced the relocation of its headquarters from Las Vegas. It aims to establish the U.S. as a central global player in the digital asset mining and blockchain space. This move follows the company’s $38 million raise as it works to increase crypto mining capabilities. [Built In Austin]

The Zebra pulled in $150MHelping users get real-time quotes from over 100 auto and home insurance companies available on its marketplace platform, the company closed on its Series D round to cover a wider range of insurance types. As it pursues further growth, The Zebra is looking to make 100 Austin hires across departments like engineering, development and marketing. [Built In Austin]

Austin Tech Quote of the Week

“We are planting our flag in Austin and plan to make it a center of gravity in the coming years for our growing sales organization. Between the world-class universities and the burgeoning tech company, Austin is the place to find diverse and ambitious talent.” —Carlos Delatorre, TripActions’ chief revenue officer

TripActions expands into AustinThe developer of a cloud-based corporate travel and expense management platform is bringing its sales operations to the Lone Star State’s capital. TripActions plans to open the site with 25 employees and grow from there. It currently operates out of Palo Alto, San Francisco, NYC and other locations as well. [Built In Austin]

DocStation raised $3.1MThe seed funding round for the software developer was led by investor 8VC. It’s working alongside health plans to mobilize pharmacists as front-line care providers. The fresh capital will enable DocStation to launch payment programs in new markets, bring more services to patients and help pharmacies increase revenue. [PR Newswire]

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