Austin Startups: The Top Venture Capital Funding Deals, Mergers and Acquisitions in August

Joust, an Austin-based banking platform for freelancers, entrepreneurs and the self-employed, announced this morning that it has raised a $2.6 million seed round. The startup is designed to protect freelancers against late or missed payments, offering a suite of tools and a platform for managing and handling invoices. The funding was led by PTB Ventures, a NYC early-stage venture firm focused on companies in the digital identity ecosystem, and included participation by Accion Venture Lab, Financial Venture Studio and Techstars. According to the startup, the capital will be used to expand its platform to serve its growing freelancer segment.

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