Archive for the ‘Enterprise’ Category

Dallas’ On The Road Lending Could Receive Up to $10M from Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Dallas-based financial nonprofit On The Road Lending announced it’s receiving a loan of up to $10 million from the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group.

The funds are expected to be used to expand an initiative geared toward underserved communities across …

13 Companies and Organizations Spawned by Alcon Alumni

Posted by Jeff Bounds

At one time, even a corporate giant like Alcon was a startup. Alcon began in 1945 as a pharmacy opened by William Conner and Robert Alexander in Fort Worth. Now, it’s the world’s largest maker of eye care devices worth

Dallas Invents: 109 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 14

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of

The (Alcon) Family Tree: How One Company Seeded a DFW Life Science Legacy

Posted by Jeff Bounds

Wearing multiple hats in a startup isn’t easy, especially in the high-risk world of biotechnology.

But Elyse Stoltz Dickerson got a soup-to-nuts education on launching products to dissolve earwax from an unlikely source: Alcon, the eye care products manufacturer with …

Dallas is No. 3 Among Global Data Center Markets, C&W Study Says

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-Fort Worth has ranked third among 38 global markets and their 1,162 collective data centers in Cushman & Wakefield’s newly released global Data Center Market Comparison.

If you thought that data centers were just a niche investment and inflexible asset …

Plano’s DoctorLogic Announces $7M Series A Round

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Healthcare website marketing platform DoctorLogic announced a $7 million series A round led by Unbundled Capital, an Austin-based private equity firm.

Founded in 2003 by Stuart Lloyd and Ray Myers, Plano-based DoctorLogic works with more than 330 medical practices in …

DI People: Toyota North America, Sally Beauty, Allie Beth Allman, Bottle Rocket Make Leadership Moves

Posted by Lance Murray

Across North Texas, companies are promoting and hiring people to take on leadership positions within their organizations. Dallas Innovates covers prominent personnel moves in Dallas-Fort Worth businesses and nonprofits—from the newest startups to well-established companies. Here are people moves tied

Uber Starts its Hiring Process in Dallas

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Last August it was announced Uber was opening a U.S. General and Administrative Hub at The Epic in Deep Ellum. The outpost will be one of the rideshare pioneer’s largest offices worldwide—second only to its San Francisco headquarters—and will

It’s Tyme: Local Organizers Apply to Form a New Bank in Dallas

Posted by Lance Murray

A group of Dallas organizers has filed a de novo application for a new bank in North Texas, something that hasn’t happened in the region since 2009.

The process has been a three-year journey for proposed CEO Joseph Hansen, who …

Meet the 46 Winners and Finalists from the Innovation Awards 2020

Posted by Dallas Innovates and D CEO

To celebrate the innovators driving meaningful change in Dallas-Fort Worth, we partnered with our colleagues at D CEO Magazine to present The Innovation Awards.

The inaugural program honored a wide range of companies and leaders—CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, entrepreneurs, and more—all

Stryve Announces Four Leadership Moves as the Plano Snack Company Ramps Up Growth

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Stryve, a Plano-based snack food company, sells its products at retail locations including Walmart, CVS, and 7-11. With Stryve’s food & beverage category, meat snacks, growing by more than 9 percent in 2019 while U.S. biltong sales grew more than

Dallas Mavericks Partner with Chime on Entrepreneurial and Community Initiatives

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The Dallas Mavericks announced a multi-year partnership with banking company Chime, which will include supporting programs in North Texas communities.

Chime’s initiatives across DFW will focus on financial literacy and education and contribute to the Mavs Foundation’s mission of supporting …

New Year, New Home: Pioneer Natural Resources Settles Into High-Tech Hidden Ridge

Posted by Lance Murray

Oil and gas exploration company Pioneer Natural Resources relocated its headquarters late last year within Irving to the new Hidden Ridge development, the 150-acre mixed-used project being built in partnership with real estate development firm KDC.

On land that once …

Follow the Money: Toyota Invests $394M in Air Taxi Maker, TestFit Nets $2M Seed Round, Transplace Makes Acquisition

Posted by Lance Murray

What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants and acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money every Thursday. Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay in the loop.

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Startup Funding: Who Got the Money in 2019

Posted by Lance Murray

Scores of startups and established businesses in technology and other sectors are developing products, expanding, and hiring in North Texas.

All those activities require money, and funding rounds—seed, VC, angel, and even corporate—are helping fuel entrepreneurial ventures in Dallas-Fort Worth.

2019’s Exits and Acquisitions Include Notable DFW Startups and Enterprises

Posted by Lance Murray

From entrepreneurs exiting startup ventures to major companies being bought and sold, the mergers and acquisitions activity in North Texas was bustling throughout last year.

While the tech sector recorded many transactions, other sectors such as healthcare, marketing, and real …

Logistics Tech Firm Transplace Buys Cloud Platform Lanehub in Strategic Move

Posted by Lance Murray

Frisco-based Transplace, a provider of transportation management services and logistics technology solutions, has bought Lanehub in what’s being called a strategic acquisition.

Green Bay, Wisconsin-based Lanehub is a cloud-based platform and community created to encourage shipper-carrier collaborations by automatically identifying …

Cannabis Capital: Why One DFW Investor Saw a Market Opportunity and Staked His Claim

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Texas may be behind the national trend around marijuana’s legal status, but one North Texan has staked a claim in the world of cannabis investment. He left Dallas private equity firm Tuscan Capital Partners in 2014 to found and serve

Dallas Invents: 147 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 7

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of

Downtown Dallas Inc. Commits $300K for West End Square Water Feature

Posted by Lance Murray

A West End Square park virtual groundbreaking on Jan. 13 at Dallas City Hall was highlighted by the announcement of a $300,000 commitment from the Downtown Dallas Inc. Foundation to ensure a water feature for what will be the only