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ICYMI: What’s New and Next in Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation Today

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

News travels fast. We’re here to help you keep up.

Each weekday, Dallas Innovates brings you up to date on what you may have missed in the region’s innovation, technology, and impact news. From startup to enterprise, education to invention, and creative to social innovation, here’s our daily mix of what’s new and next in Dallas-Fort Worth.

ICYMI: What’s New and Next in Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation Today

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

News travels fast. We’re here to help you keep up.

Each weekday, Dallas Innovates brings you up to date on what you may have missed in the region’s innovation, technology, and impact news. From startup to enterprise, education to invention, and creative to social innovation, here’s our daily mix of what’s new and next in Dallas-Fort Worth.

These North Texas Innovators Had ‘The Last Word’

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

These quotable North Texans inspire, inform, motivate, or simply make us laugh.

Have wise words of your own? Let us know.  You can also sign up here to get “The Last Word” in the Dallas Innovates e-newsletter each weekday.


Friday, October 15

“A lot of times I feel in a weird way that I’m from the future.”

Calendar: Not-to-Miss Events for Innovators in Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Event details courtesy of organizers.


Saturday, October 16

RACING SHOW RUN DALLAS

Hosted by Red Bull
Harwood District
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Red Bull Racing Show Run will arrive in Dallas for the first time, taking over the Harwood District area for an unforgettable experience where the spectators’ hearts will race nearly as fast as an F1 car.…

The Water Cooler at Pegasus Park Gathers 15 New Tenants for Its Social Impact Hub in Dallas

Posted by Quincy Preston

The Water Cooler at Pegasus Park is becoming the gathering spot for high-impact nonprofits. The social impact hub, named after the proverbial water cooler collisions that foster community and ideas, has announced its “next 15” tenants.

The 15 nonprofits were picked after a competitive application process last summer.…

Dallas’ Sole Source Capital Raises $555M for Its Second Industrial-Focused Fund

Posted by David Seeley

Industrial isn’t the sexiest of sectors—but it attracts many suitors who desire value and growth over flash and splash. Just look at Dallas-based Sole Source Capital. Today it announced it has raised $555 million for its second industrial-focused fund, a significant oversubscription from its initial $400 million target. 

Texas-Based GP Capital Partners Launches $275M Small Business Fund—With a Key Focus on Texas Companies

Posted by David Seeley

Small businesses in Dallas-Fort Worth and across Texas just got a new potential funding source: Four Houston-based finance leaders have launched the $275 million GP Capital Partners fund.

The fund is structured as a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) through the U.S.…

6 Dallas Private Equity Firms Make Inc.’s ‘Founder-Friendly’ Investor List

Posted by Quincy Preston

Inc.’s 2021 list of founder-friendly investment firms shines a light on investors that support founder-led companies. This year—at 146 firms—it’s the biggest list yet.

The Inc. list recognizes firms that “entrepreneurs can trust and collaborate with while receiving the financial support they need to help accelerate growth,” Inc.…

Plano’s AmplifAI Closes $18.5M in Series A Funding to Boost Its People Enablement Platform

Posted by Alex Edwards

Plano-based AmplifAI, an artificial intelligence startup dedicated to improving employee satisfaction, has closed on an $18.5 million round of Series A funding led by Greycroft, a seed-to-growth venture capital firm located in New York and Los Angeles.

The capital is comprised of $12.5 million in equity funding and $6 million in venture debt from Comerica Bank.…

Dallas Invents: 93 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 28

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 future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. 

Irving-Based Biotech Joins Rare Disease Company Coalition to Support Innovation in Life Science

Posted by Quincy Preston

Irving-headquartered Signature Biologics, a regenerative medicine company, has joined the ranks of the Rare Disease Company Coalition.

The RDCC, formed in May 2021, aims to be a unified voice of life science companies committed to discovering, developing, and delivering rare disease treatments

Signature Biologics, which is currently pursuing several pre-clinical products aimed to provide new solutions to patients with rare diseases, manufactures perinatal-derived products that could improve the body’s natural healing processes.…

High-Tech U.K. Bar Concept Electric Shuffle Is About to Slide Into Deep Ellum

Posted by David Seeley

If golf can turn into gamified entertainment at venues like Puttery and BigShots, just imagine what you can do with a shuffleboard. Well, Electric Shuffle has—and it’s coming soon to Deep Ellum in Dallas.

The U.K.-based chain of bar-eateries “reimagines” shuffleboard with “unparalleled vision technology” for an immersive, highly social experience.…

Former RedBird Capital Partner Launches Braemont Capital, a New ‘Relationship-Driven’ Equity Firm

Posted by David Seeley

A new investment firm has launched with offices in Dallas and New York City—and relationships will be a key driver of its growth investment strategy. Robert Covington, a former partner at RedBird Capital Partners, today announced the launch of Braemont Capital.

Dallas-based MLTPLY Launches to Help Insurtech Startups Get Off the Ground—Fast

Posted by Quincy Preston

MLTPLY, an investment and accelerator platform, wants to help insurtech entrepreneurs bring their ideas to market. Fast. 

The Dallas-based platform, which launched this week, was created to help seed-stage companies “cut through red tape”—and get to market up to 18 months sooner than they would on their own.…

4 Dallas Innovators You Need to Know Today—and Why

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

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 from startups to big-name corporations. Here are six people you need to know right now—and why.…

Richardson-based BUiLT Turns One and Pushes Forward in Its Diversity-in-Tech Mission

Posted by Maddie Preston

Last week, BUiLT International celebrated its one-year anniversary as a non-profit organization working to advance the representation and participation of Black people in tech. Peter Beasley, the co-founder of the organization, was voted in as chairman of the board for another year. 

The Shadow CEO:
Early-Stage Insights for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Dennis Cagan

The Shadow CEO is an ongoing series with tips for entrepreneurs from serial founder and high-tech industry veteran Dennis Cagan, who has served on sixty-seven for-profit corporate boards, including ten publicly traded companies.

Many first, second, and even third-time founders get themselves into bad situations that could be avoided if they knew more about how corporate governance and equity distribution worked in early-stage companies.

Dallas-based Adyton Launches Mustr App to ‘Revolutionize’ How Critical-Mission Military Teams Operate

Posted by David Seeley

From commanding officers to soldiers on the ground, the U.S. military needs a way to ensure mission readiness, duty status, and more. Today Dallas-based Adyton launched its Mustr app, a new accountability tool it hopes will “transform the Department of Defense into a twenty-first century, mobile-enabled organization.”

Dallas Invents: 127 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 21

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 future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. 

Follow the Money: Dairy.com Acquires Mr.Milkman; Takkion Acquires Airway Services; Events Planning Startup Fêtefully Receives $1.3M Seed Round

Posted by David Seeley

⟫ GOT LOTS OF MILK? Frisco-based Dairy.com, the leading provider of tech, services, and intelligence platforms to the dairy industry, has acquired New Delhi, India-based Mr.Milkman, an SaaS platform that manages milk distribution subscriptions and deliveries. Financial terms were not disclosed.…