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Tech in the South: Diligent Robotics, Confirmation.com, TopCourt, Natalist, SaaSOptics

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AUSTIN – Robotics innovation. For two-plus years, Diligent Robotics co-founders Andrea Thomaz and Vivian Chu have been developing, testing and iterating on what may look like a simple idea — bringing robotic assistants to hospitals to help nurses with routine chores. Now, the Austin startup is ready to commercially launch its robot, named Moxi, starting with an unnamed hospital in Dallas. Take a look.

NASHVILLE – Maturing sector. The recent multi-million dollar sale of Nashville startup company, Confirmation.com suggests the mid-state’s technology sector is accelerating and maturing. The sale reportedly netted $430 million for investors. The online company allows organizations to exchange financial information quickly and securely. Vanderbilt grad and Nashville resident Brian Fox developed the software. Get the deets.

RALEIGH – Tennis community. TopCourt, a tech startup building an online platform for tennis instruction, is getting closer to its official launch after securing $195,000 in equity. The injection of capital will now enable the Raleigh-based startup to develop its software, create content, make new sales hires and roll out a marketing campaign. “TopCourt is the very first online instruction and storytelling platform that offers tennis fans an authentic look into the life, mind, and performance of the game’s best players,” co-founder Taylor Meyer said. Read more

CHARLESTON – Women’s health. A little more than a month after announcing its launch, a Charleston-based women’s health startup announced it closed a $5 million round of seed funding. Natalist sells fertility products on a subscription basis. Customers can buy ovulation and pregnancy tests, prenatal pills and a book on conception a la carte. A subscription for a monthly bundle of products costs $75. Natalist was founded under the leadership of health care and technology entrepreneur Halle Tecco. Learn more.

ATLANTA – Cloud-based businesses. Software subscription management platform, SaaSOptics, has raised a $12 million Series B round led by growth equity firm Fulcrum Equity Partners. The Atlanta-based company says this comes at the tail end of a high-growth 2019 which saw 70 percent ARR growth in Q3 over Q2. “We continue to see increased demand for our subscription management platform due to the explosion of SaaS and cloud-based businesses being funded at such a rapid rate,” CEO Tim McCormick said. Tech it out.