Funding increased in June by more than $25 million compared to May’s numbers. This month, Austin tech companies collectively raised over $102 million, spread across 17 rounds from industries that include IoT, fintech, healthtech and artificial intelligence. The last time Austin tech raised north of $100 million was June 2016 led by Spredfast’s $50 million round. Take a look who led this year’s big summer month of money.
5. Dosh, $5.1 million, June 15
Investors: Goodwater Capital, Brett Hurt and more
Bio: Dosh’s app automatically searches and applies cash savings opportunities for consumers. When users spend money via debit or credit card at participating merchants (which is over 100,000) the app applies money back.
In the news: Ryan Wuerch, Dosh’s CEO, said the company will continue to add merchants from retail, restaurant and travel industries, improve user experience and increase employee headcount.
4. Digital Pharmacist, $6.5 million, June 6
Investors: LiveOak Venture Partners, Activate Venture Partners
Bio: Digital Pharmacist provides mobile, online and communication solutions for independent pharmacies. To date, they support 6,000 pharmacies serving four million patients.
In the news: This month’s funding will be used to develop new productsand accelerate market adoption. The last time they raised funding — a $5.7M Series A in 2015 — the company expanded product offerings and employee headcount.
3. CongitiveScale, $15 million, June 13
Investors: Norwest Venture Partners, Intel Capital, Microsoft Ventures, The Westly Group and USAA
Bio: Supporting banks, insurance companies, healthcare and more, CognitiveScale’s AI solutions are tailored to the industries they serve. Its technology learns over time — just like humans. However, unlike humans, CognitiveScale’s machine learning algorithms can detect hidden data, make sense of it then offer insights to lower risk.
In the news: The funding will allow the team to further develop their existing platforms ENGAGE and AMPLIFY and integrate with MSFT Azure.
2. Ambiq Micro, $23 million, June 16
Investors: 33 undisclosed investors
Bio: Founded in 2010, Ambiq Micro designs technology that lowers the amount of power needed to fuel semiconductors. Its patented technology, Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT), can save up to 13 times less power for wearable technology, smart cards and IoT.
In the news: This round marks $23 million closed of a planned $35 million. Since launch, the company has raised almost $50 million.
1. SparkCognition, $32.5 million, June 26
Investors: Verizon Ventures, Boeing HorizonX
Bio: SparkCognition launched in 2014 with technology that predicts machine failure, detects cyber threats and reads and interprets dark data. Its technologies have spread into industries including maritime, aerospace, manufacturing, energy and national security.
In the news: This funding marks the largest in Austin tech for 2017. The company intends to use the funding to scale rapidly in order to meet market and customer demand.
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This post originally appeared on Built in Austin.
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