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Dallas-Based Sentiero Ventures Makes Its First Investment From AI-Focused $10M Fund

by | Jun 23, 2021
Sentiero Ventures sees opportunity for early-stage investment in Dallas. Founder and Managing Partner David Evans says it takes wins at the early stage that are "really visible to get the flywheel going." The VC firm invests in SaaS companies that use artificial intelligence as a core pillar, not a "nice to have" feature.
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North Texas-based Lender Compliance Technologies Closes $4.15M Series A to Mitigate Regulatory Risks
by | Jun 23, 2021
The provider of compliance solutions for automotive, RV, marine, and powersports lenders will use its investment to "set a new standard" for solving lender compliance issues.
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After Battling Nike in the Supreme Court, Dallas-based YUMS Relaunches Its Streetwear Brand
by | Jun 23, 2021
Founded by graffiti artist Tex Moton, who's designed uniforms for the Dallas Mavericks and worked with brands like Coca-Cola, YUMS is moving on from court cases and back to hitting courts—and streets and pop culture—with its innovative line of Sweet Series sneakers.
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Dallas Invents: 112 Patents Granted for Week of June 8
by | Jun 23, 2021
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 15 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: 7-Eleven's position tracking using edge computin, Halliburton's tracers and trackers in a perf ball , Colhurst Concepts' temporary pool cover and floor system, Ingenious Ingredients' compositions to promote muscle growth and function , My Favorite Groomer's animal supporting device , Reflect Systems' location-specific digital media advertising, and Motus Labs' spiral cam gearbox mechanism.
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Bedford Biotech Restores “Meaningful Vision” in Blind Patients With Gene Therapy—and May Soon Go Public

by | Jun 22, 2021
Nanoscope Therapeutics successfully treated 11 patients blinded by advanced retinitis pigmentosa (RP). A single intravitreal injection produced positive results that persisted through one year. The startup plans a Phase 2b trial this summer and plans to develop gene therapies to treat more common retinal diseases—like dry age-related macular degeneration.
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Gov. Abbott Signs Teledentistry Bill, Ending Ban and Allowing Virtual Dentistry in Texas
by | Jun 22, 2021
Frisco-based telemedicine company DialCare worked with state legislators to help see the bill through. Now if you're afraid to visit the dentist you can stay home, open an app, and just say "Ahhhh."
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How North Texas Can Become a Top‑Ranked National Technology Innovation Hub
by | Jun 22, 2021
The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, which passed in May, has the power to develop 20 tech hubs throughout the United States. According to Tech Titans' CEO Bill Sproull, Dallas-Fort Worth could be a strong contender for one of those spots.
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Plano Hospitality Tech Firm Enseo Sells Majority Stake to H.I.G. Capital
by | Jun 21, 2021
The Latina-led provider of in-room technology services plans to use the capital to continue innovating in the hospitality industry—and rapidly expand into the senior living, education, and healthcare markets.
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