Archive for the ‘Startup’ Category

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 …

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

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

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 …

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

Kanna’s Home Base is Dallas, But It’s Growing Outside the State

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Kanna, a cannabis industry company, is a fresh face in the Dallas startup scene.

Founded in June 2019 by CEO Farhaj Mayan, along with Bradley Faught, Vu Francois, Ziljian Aguirre, and Alexa Silvers, its business model is vetting, training, and …

DI People: Wingstop, Ansira Partners, and Varsity Brands Make Leadership Announcements

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

A Front Row Seat: Debra von Storch Looks Back on Four Decades in the DFW Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Posted by Debra L. von Storch

According to William Shakespeare, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts …”

Looking back at my 38-year career …

Dallas’ Spacee Announces a Partnership That Could Change the Future of Casinos

Posted by Alex Edwards

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show further proved Dallas-Fort Worth’s status as a growing hub for innovation through a myriad of local companies and corporations showcasing their latest and greatest. One major announcement came from Addison-based Spacee, which formed a

Outside Sales Software Provider Spotio Receives $4.5M in Series A Funding

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based software provider Spotio has received a $4.5 million series A investment from Florida venture capital firm Ballast Point Ventures.

The new funding brings the company’s total to $5.1 million, according to Crunchbase.

Spotio provides cloud-based sales acceleration and …

Dallas PropTech Dottid Raises $3.85M in Seed Funding Round

Posted by Lance Murray

Dottid, a Dallas-based commercial real estate software-as-a-service technology platform, announced it has raised $3.85 million in seed funding.

The proptech startup says it’s the first-of-its-kind to provide a singular location for owners, brokers, and tenants to seamlessly transact throughout the …

CES 2020 Recap: Dallas-Fort Worth Shows Up and Shows Off

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

The tech industry was abuzz this week with news from 2020 International CES, which ran from Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas. 

Each year, the Consumer Electronics Show serves as a hotbed for experts on the business of consumer technologies. The …

Ansira Partners Names Chief Delivery and Innovation Officer

Posted by Lance Murray

Rajdeep Endow has joined Dallas-based Ansira Partners Inc., one of the largest independent marketing agencies in North America, in the new position of chief delivery and innovation officer.

Endow will be responsible for scaling Ansira’s delivery capabilities, as well as …