Waymap Enters D.C., Hurdle Expands to Other States, and More D.C. Tech News

Catch up on the latest news from the D.C. tech scene.

Written by Charli Renken
Published on Feb. 22, 2022
Waymap Enters D.C., Hurdle Expands to Other States, and More D.C. Tech News
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Between Valentines Day and the amount of company growth that happened, D.C. tech startups were certainly feeling the love last week. Read on for the local tech news you may have missed. This is the Built In DC weekly refresh. 

Generali rebranded as Iris and opened a new D.C. headquarters. To distinguish itself from parent company Generali’s insurance offerings, the cybersecurity company changed its name to Iris Powered by Generali, or “Iris” for short. The company also relocated its headquarters from Bethesda to the West End of D.C. [Built In DC]

Hurdle expanded its BIPOC-focused mental health platform to three new states. The D.C. company working to address the mental healthcare gap in BIPOC communities announced it expanded services to California, Texas and Massachusetts with more states to come. The teletherapy company provides culturally competent therapists to BIPOC individuals through its online platform. [Built In DC]

D.C. Tech Quote of the Week

“We continue to be concerned about what we are learning about the mental health status of Americans, especially as it relates to the disparities among members of the BIPOC community.” — Hurdle founder and CEO Kevin Dedner

U.K.-based Waymap expanded services to D.C. The wayfinding app for vision impaired people helps users navigate their cities by giving directions through geolocation software with laserpoint accuracy. The app is currently growing in the D.C. metro area, its flagship market in the U.S. [Technical.ly]

Eyrus raised $12M. Not to be confused with Generali’s Iris, Eyrus is a jobsite intelligence platform that provides stakeholders in construction and energy industries with key jobsite intelligence in real time. The company plans to use its new funds to accelerate new market expansion, product development and to hire new talent. [Built In DC]

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