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ICYMI: Dallas VC Funding Report, Delivery Bots Are Coming, Infrastructure Week & What We’re Reading

by | Oct 20, 2018
From mobility mavens (YourDrive, Alto, Lyft) to our weekly Top 10 (data center markets), here's your briefing on the innovation, ideas, and impact driving business and culture in North Texas.
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Fort Worth’s First Zero-Waste Salon Will be Featured in ArtsGoggle
by | Oct 19, 2018
Seven models will strut an eco-inspired catwalk, each representing different types of waste being tossed in salons each day. Models will be decorated from head to toe in full recyclables, from paper to plastic.
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Southern Dallas-Based ‘YourDrive’ Launches Vehicle Subscription Service
by | Oct 18, 2018
Three monthly plans starting at $660 give subscribers access to a fleet of vehicles and a service focused on eliminating the hassle of car ownership.
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Follow the Money: Investment Pushes Ryan to $1.1B Valuation, Oncor Makes $1.275B Acquisition
by | Oct 18, 2018
You'll also find news from D.R. Horton to ORIX, and from Cambium Learning Group to Anblicks and Good Returns. Here are notable funding and acquisition deals with North Texas ties.
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Investor Assets Meet Social Impact: Good Returns, Inverdale Raise $10M for Guarantee Program GIVS

by | Oct 17, 2018
The Good Returns GIVS program is an innovative new model for impact investing that caps risk. Capital is used to make interest-free, fully guaranteed loans to impact organizations—while targeting a financial return for the investment.
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Dallas Invents: 84 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 9
by | Oct 17, 2018
Patents were granted for Triune IP's adaptive power control for energy harvesting, Reddy Ice's apparatus for storing and dispensing bagged ice, OraMetrix's Ortho treatment planning that uses a lip tracer, Dell's out-of-band beacon for securing IoT devices, and Essilor's self-healing hard coatings.
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New ‘Era’ for Vinli:
Out of Stealth With Mobility Intelligence Platform, ALD Automotive Partnership
by | Oct 16, 2018
Vinli co-founder and CEO Mark Haidar outlined the pivot from the company's original business model of selling direct-to-consumer connected-car hardware to its new data intelligence engine—Era—in a post on their website.
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Lyft Rolls Out Monthly Subscription Option
by | Oct 16, 2018
With the All-Access subscription plan, riders will pay $299 every 30 days for 30 trips up to $15 each. Interested? The plan is coming to Dallas-Fort Worth.
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