Archive for the ‘Startup’ Category

‘3 Parts Hope, 2 Parts Capital Preservation’: How Dallas-based LinedanceAI is Building the Next Data Frontier from Human Movement Now

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Dallas Innovators on DallasInnovates.comMohamed Elwazer and Catherine Bentley are the husband-and-wife duo behind deep-learning software company LinedanceAI, which focuses on analyzing the performance of elite athletes.

LinedanceAI cofounder Elwazer, who is CEO/CTO of the Dallas-based company founded in 2013, was featured in Dallas

Infection Protection: Dallas Biotech Firm Lands Investment to Scale Operations, Meet Demand

Posted by Maddie Preston

Allied BioScience (ABS), a Dallas-based biotechnology company specializing in antimicrobial coatings for public spaces, announced that it is among Lydia Partners’ initial round of multimillion-dollar investments in consumer technology, healthcare, and biomedical ventures.

The capital will be used to scale …

Phishing Spike: As the COVID-19 Crisis Continues, Cyberattacks Are on the Rise

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

With the onslaught of the pandemic, a spike in phishing scams and spam has also emerged—by 667 percent to be exact.

And this is no coincidence—around 2 percent of the attacks have been classified as directly related to COVID-19 …

Front Lines: Blockit’s Online Patient Booking Tool is Now Free for All COVID-19 Test Sites

Posted by Alex Edwards

In an effort to increase the efficiency of COVID-19 testing—a problem medical facilities across the country are currently facing—Dallas-based Blockit has released its online patient scheduling solution to any licensed healthcare provider at no cost.

Blockit, a healthcare tech startup …

Economic Justice for All: Dallasites Ben Vann and Brandon Anderson Picked for Impact Fund-Building Cohort

Posted by Maddie Preston

Two Dallas social impact pioneers, Benjamin Vann and Brandon Anderson, have been selected to be a part of the 2020 Boston Impact Initiative’s Fund-Building Cohort. The Boston Impact Initiative (BII) deploys capital to help close the racial wealth divide in

The DEC Launches Free Virtual Mentoring to Help Entrepreneurs Through COVID-19

Posted by Lance Murray

The DEC Network announced that it is launching its Fast Start Mentoring Program in an effort to help entrepreneurs and small business owners get the support they need during the COVID-19 crisis.

It’s an effort to hook up entrepreneurs with …

Dallas Invents: 143 Patents Granted for Week of March 24

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

Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in March

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

As we wrapped up March, here are the stories of innovation and inspiration that are grabbed our readers’ attention the most in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.

From Alex Edwards’ top story on six locals in fashion who are

DI People: AECOM, Mohr Partners, and More Make 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 the people moves

Rideshare Startup Via Raises $200M in Series E Funding

Posted by Lance Murray

Mobility startup Via, which operates a rideshare service with the City of Arlington, has raised a $200 million Series E funding round that values the company at $2.25 billion.

The funding will allow New York-based Via to advance its vision …

AT&T Collaborates With Plano’s VitalTech On Telehealth Services During COVID-19 Outbreak

Posted by Lance Murray

AT&T Business announced that it is teaming up with Plano-based startup VitalTech to offer virtual house calls. Through the VitalCare telehealth platform, business customers such as hospitals can support their physicians and patients during the coronavirus pandemic.

VitalTech Telehealth

AT&T said the …

Trey Bowles: My 18 Favorite Free Tools to Help You Get Through the Coronavirus Crisis

Posted by Trey Bowles

I saw this wonderful article at a few days ago, and I wanted to pass along a few of the tools that I like the best. What started out as 65 Free Tools To Help has now become an

Peer-to-Peer Lending: Dallas Fintech Adds Corporate Partners, Offers Alternative to Borrowing During COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by Lance Murray

The COVID-19 crisis is creating financial hardships for many people who have been laid off, furloughed, or taken pay cuts, which could lead to some people taking out bank or payday loans or piling up debt on a credit card.

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

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

News travels fast, and we’re here to help you keep up.

Every weekday, Dallas Innovates brings you up to date on what you may have missed in the region’s top innovation news, from startup to enterprise, education to invention, and …

Tech Wildcatters: How COVID‑19 Will Affect Tech Investments and Startups

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas startup accelerator Tech Wildcatters—founded in 2009—has one of the longest-running programs of its type in the world. The seed-stage VC just opened its eighth fund, raising an undisclosed round last week, and has invested in 150 startups with eight

Dallas Biopharma ReCode Therapeutics Gets $80M Series A Investment for Lung Disease Drugs

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas biopharmaceutical company ReCode Therapeutics has received an oversubscribed $80 million Series A investment—the largest funding round this year in Dallas-Fort Worth—that it will use to bring new lung disease drugs to market.

The company said that it will file …

#SaaSTalentNow: Gregslist Launches List to Highlight Local Tech Talent Seeking Jobs

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

A few months ago, we told you about Greg Head, an ex-Infusionsoft executive who is now the CEO of Southlake-based Scaling Point. At the time, Head was working to keep track of DFW’s ever-expanding list of software companies with the

May the Trust Be With You: Plano Entrepreneur Shares His Latest Book on Kindle, Free

Posted by Quincy Preston

Trust is the most important quality you will ever have, says Dr. Yoram Solomon, the Plano-based author of “The Book of Trust” and founder of the Trust-Building Institute. And he wants to help companies and individuals build trust in teams,

Booster Lauds New Dallas Mobile Fueling Ordinance as Vital in COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Lance Murray

The Dallas City Council has passed an ordinance allowing and regulating mobile fueling within the city. Same-day fuel delivery service Booster has announced the move will allow it and other such businesses to help during COVID-19.

The ordinance amends the …

PrimeVox Doubles Staff, Moves Into New Frisco Offices, and Boosts Telecom Capabilities During COVID-19

Posted by Lance Murray

Frisco-based PrimeVOX Communications, a provider of cloud-based VoIP telecommunications services, said it doubled its full-time staff and relocated late last year into a larger, improved office space in Frisco.

Voice over Internet Protocol, or VOIP, technology allows for the delivery …