Weekly Roundups: 4 Austin Startups to Watch

Lara Tanner

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.

Yotta Energy

Yotta Energy, an Austin startup that focuses on solar energy rooftop storage, raised $3.5 million in their Series A funding round. This new funding round brings their total to $16.5 million, with investments coming from APsystems. Yotta was also awarded $1.9 million for its new solar storage microgrid deal by ESTCP. 

Yotta was founded in 2017 by CEO and co-founder Omeed Badkoobeh. 


This “clean code” platform, based in Geneva with its U.S. headquarters in Austin, raised $412 million in funding from new and existing investors led by Advent International and General Catalyst. SonarSource plans to use this new funding to hire 150 local employees within the following two years.  

Co-founded by CEO Olivier Gaudin, SonarSource provides tech “clean code” solutions for companies worldwide. 

Clerk Inc.

Clerk Inc., a retail-tech company based in Austin, announced raising $30 million in Series B funding led by Sageview Capital. Clerk plans to use its money to continue developing its software platform to help grocery stores better manage products online. 

Formerly known as Popspots, Clerk was co-founded in 2016 by Don Oelke, Edward Cates, and Marlow Nickell. 



This Austin-based tech startup, QuotaPath, recently raised $41 million in series B funding, coming on the heels of $21.3 million in a Series A round. This funding will be utilized to increase paid users and triple their employees. 

Co-founded in 2018 by CEO AJ Bruno, Cole Evetts, and Eric Heydenberk, QuotaPath enables sales teams to calculate their commissions and track progress towards quotas.

About Lara Tanner: Lara is an Account Associate 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.