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Next Coast Ventures, Diligent Robotics and ICON win annual Austin Inno Fire Awards

December 1, 2022
August 22, 2023

Austin Inno and Austin Business Journal shined the spotlight on 55 of the region's most exciting startups during the Inno Fire Awards ceremony November 30th at Capital Factory's downtown headquarters. Next Coast Ventures was proud to be a part of three awards at the event.

Software: ICON

"Icon is one of Austin’s most exciting companies. It started its monster 2022 with a $185 million funding round. It went on to announce big partnerships to 3D-print more homes in the Austin area, team up with NASA to one day build structures on the moon and its higher-end home, which debuted at SXSW, was one of Time magazine’s inventions of the year."

HealthTech: Diligent Robotics

"The needs of hospitals and the broader health care system have perhaps never been as clear as they are now, in the Covid era. And Diligent Robotics has developed a solution to help with staffing needs with its robot, Moxi, which can manage a host of hospital duties that free nurses up for what they do best. The company raised a $30 million funding round this year, and is continuing to bring its robots to new hospitals."

Investor: Next Coast Ventures

"Austin has been fortunate to have several local VC firms announce major new funds this year. One of the biggest was raised by Next Coast Ventures, which announced a $310 million raise across three funds."


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