Alabama startup Linq secures $2.5M in funding + more tech news

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Linq Co-founders, Jared Mattsson, Elliott Potter, and Patrick Sullivan recently secured $2.5M in seed funding for their company. Photo via Linq on Facebook

May is shaping up to be an exceptional month for the tech industry in Alabama—for instance, the Birmingham-based startup Mixtroz recently raised $1M in funding. But that’s not all—we found two exciting tech stories in Alabama to round out the month of May.

1. Linq secure $2.5M in seed funding (Birmingham)

Linq, a Birmingham-based tech startup that produces digital business cards for modern networking, has recently secured $2.5M in seed funding. The funding was led by California-based Mucker Capital, but several local investors, such as the Alabama Futures Fund and Shipt founder Bill Smith, participated as well. The $2.5M investment will help Linq continue to grow their company by adding new employees to handle marketing, sales, customer support and more.

2. HudsonAlpha expands biotech campus (Huntsville)

Earlier this month, state officials joined members of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology to celebrate the groundbreaking of a massive expansion to the facility. Once complete, the expansion will provide a home for two new facilities:

  • The headquarters for Discovery Life Sciences
  • 13,000 square-feet of greenhouse & lab space for HudsonAlpha’s Center for Plant Science and Sustainable Agriculture

As a hub for biotech companies in Alabama, HudsonAlpha’s campus currently supports more than 1,000 employees—some from HudsonAlpha’s own research wing, and some from the various biotech companies that call the campus home.

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Nathan Watson
Tennessee native who fell in love with Birmingham during college. Graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2019. Passionate about Birmingham and its continued growth.
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