Weekly Roundups: 4 Austin Startups to Watch

Lara Tanner
Weekly Roundups: 4 Austin Startups to Watch

Want to stay updated on Austin’s latest startup funding, launches, and expansions? Startup Over Coffee’s weekly roundup of Austin startups to watch will keep you in the loop on the latest Austin tech news. 

Catch up on previous weekly roundups here.

White Sands

Austin-based metaverse startup White Sands announced raising $8 million in new funding through two mints, creating virtual sales. Led by Adam Hollander and Brandon Brown, this metaverse startup sells online personalized homes, NFTs, vehicles, and pets. This new funding will create virtual community homes through NFT and Ethereum platforms. 


Investment firm Mainsail Partners raised $915 million in funding, bringing their total funding to more than $2.2 billion. These new investors arise from high-profile charitable foundations and endowments. Founded in San Francisco, Mainsail opened an Austin office last year and has grown equal to the size of their headquarters. Mainsail focuses on supporting software startups.


Unmudl, an Austin-based ed-tech startup, raised $1.2 million in seed round funding led by Stand Together Venture Lab. Unmudl plans to use this funding to expand its course material marketplace and network of community colleges. Unmudl partners with community and tech colleges to provide training and certification courses for students to learn marketable skills and find job placements. 

SEON Technologies Ltd. 

SEON Technologies Ltd., a fraud prevention startup based initially in London, has established its U.S. headquarters in Austin. Founded in 2018 by co-founder and CEO Tamas Kadar, SEON recently raised $94 million in a series B funding round led by Silicon Valley-based IVP. With this new funding, SEON plans to hire 12 new employees and continue to grow its resources to help fight fraud. 


About Lara Tanner: Lara is an Account Associate Intern for Swyft, which is a tech PR firm in Austin and Houston and a top digital marketing and PR agency in Denver since its founding in 2011. Swyft also has a small satellite office where it offers tech PR in San Francisco. Swyft has been listed as one of the top tech PR agencies in Texas for two years running by the B2B services review site, Clutch.co.

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