Weekly Refresh: SXSW Going Virtual, Holograms at UT Austin, and More

Read our weekly refresh for trending Austin tech news.

Written by Anna Holmquist
Published on Sep. 28, 2020
Weekly Refresh: SXSW Going Virtual, Holograms at UT Austin, and More
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TikTok HQ could set an Austin record for job growth. TikTok Global will likely be headquartered in Austin, Texas, due to Oracle’s partnership. This could lead to a lot of new jobs for locals. The company already lists 44 open roles based in Austin on its website. [Built In Austin]

SXSW Online announced. The digital experience will run from March 16–20, 2021. It will include screenings, keynotes, networking and more. [Press Release]

SigmaSense raised $22M. The company creates touchscreen technology. Foxconn Technology Group led the Series A. [Built In Austin]

Bright Health got $500M, plans Austin growth. The Minneapolis-based startup offers individual, family and Medicare insurance plans. It has a large Austin presence and is planning to make nearly 50 local hires this year. Tiger Global Management, T. Rowe Price Associates, Blackstone and more contributed to the Series E. [Built In Austin]

UT Austin using hologram technology in classroom. The hologram app called Recourse beams a professor into the classroom. Contextual Content Group created the app. [SiliconHills]

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