Weekly Refresh: Varuna’s $100K Google Nod, Podium Got $12M, and More

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Written by Anna Holmquist
Published on Oct. 19, 2020
Weekly Refresh: Varuna’s $100K Google Nod, Podium Got $12M, and More
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DISCO raised $60M. The legaltech company offers an AI-powered platform that searches documents to identify if they’re relevant to a case. Georgian Partners led the funding round. The company is currently hiring for its go-to-market teams and other roles. [Built In Austin]

OJO Labs acquired Digs. Chicago-based app Digs helps consumers manage their finances before and after purchasing a property. OJO Labs uses an AI system to gather users’ home preferences and budget to help them find the right place. [Built In Austin]

QuickStart Learning raised $10M. The edtech company offers IT bootcamps so grads can earn certifications and use that to find jobs. Its B2C business grew by 200 to 300 percent during the pandemic. [Austin Business Journal]

Podium Education gained $12M. The company offers an online learning platform with a focus on tech. Sid Krommenhoek at Album VC and Zander Rafael at Spring Tide Capital led the Series A. [EdSurge]

Varuna received $100K from Google. The Black-owned startup creates sensors and cloud-based software for monitoring water in cities and municipalities. The funds will help Varuna subsidize services to some clients. [AustinInno]

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