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Alto Rideshare’s Apres Hour Art Car Offers Free Espresso Martinis All This Month

Alexis Smith and Nicole Craven, co-founders of the Après Hours line of canned espresso martinis, have become brand partners of Alto. An Après Hours Alto "Art Car" is now riding city streets as part of Alto's local fleet. If it happens to pick you up this month, you'll be served free espresso martini cocktails during the ride to your destination. 
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Dallas-based Alto Rolls Out Another ‘Art Car’
by | Dec 6, 2022
Alto, the Dallas-based luxury rideshare startup, is known for rolling out "art cars" in Dallas and the six other U.S. cities where it operates. Now it's introduced a new one in Dallas with its newest partner, Wildlike. Wildlike founder Alysa Teichman mashed up the tattoo/piercing culture with an "elevated jewelry experience" when she launched her company last year.
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Dallas’ Alto Hits 1 Million Mark in U.S. Rideshares
As the tech boom began declining earlier this year, Coleman says his startup took "adaptive and agile" steps, "making cutbacks early on." In a statement, he added that the costs to be headquartered in Dallas "allows his company to stay ambitious and aggressive, and acquire top-tier talent."
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Tech Talk and ‘Meaningful Connections’: 10 Takeaways From Venture Dallas 2022
by | Nov 7, 2022
At last week's Venture Dallas conference, more than 300 VCs, angel investors, startups, and business leaders gathered for a showcase of North Texas' entrepreneurial and venture ecosystem. Here's a look at the highlights—from Troy Aikman saying "There are no shortcuts" to Alto Founder Will Coleman on the power of doing "the opposite" to Mark Cuban's "ready, fire, aim" approach. “Regions like Texas and Dallas-Fort Worth, we’re the model for the rest of the nation on how to get things done," Ross Perot Jr. said at the conference kickoff.
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The Last Word: QIP Founder Chad Cook on the Dallas Design District

“I believe we’ve hit the tipping point.”

Chad Cook Founder and Managing Member  Quadrant Investment Properties .…on the growth and momentum of the Dallas Design District, via the Dallas Business Journal.

“There’s this compounding effect that we’ve never seen anywhere else,” Cook told the DBJ. “The Design District is its own little subdistrict....

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Rideshare Startup Alto To Open New ‘Community-Centric’ HQ in Dallas Design District
by | Jun 27, 2022
The ridesharing startup is moving into bigger digs in Quadrant Investment Properties' Manufacturing District development in the Dallas Design District.

The relocation follows Alto's $45M Series B round last June and a recent expansion to Silicon Valley. Alto's new 16,000-square-foot HQ offers "community-centric" amenities like Lounge 141, a shared rooftop lounge with panoramic views of downtown Dallas. 
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State of Entrepreneurship 2022: More Than $2 Billion Invested in North Texas Entrepreneurs Last Year
by | Mar 14, 2022
It's the second year in a row to surpass $1 billion, said Trey Bowles at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center's annual State of Entrepreneurship event.
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Alto Expands Service to Silicon Valley as It Builds a New Dallas HQ and Aims to Go All‑Electric
by | Mar 8, 2022
Dallas-based ridesharing company Alto is entering its sixth market, after launching in Dallas and expanding to Houston, L.A., Miami, and Washington, D.C. With $60 million in funding since its 2018 launch, CEO Will Coleman talks about building a new HQ in the Dallas Design District, aiming to be in 25 metros over the next few years, and planning to be 100% electric by end of 2023.
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Dallas Rideshare Alto Closes $45M Series B, Bringing Total Funding to $60M

by | Jun 28, 2021
When Alto initially joined the ride-hailing industry in 2018, it wanted to take a different approach by hiring its drivers as W-2 employees and operating its own branded, luxury vehicles. With the new capital, the local startup plans to continue innovating by transitioning to a 100 percent electric fleet by the end of 2023.
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Arty Automobiles: Alto and Gray Malin’s Collaborative Art Car Will Soon Drive Dallas’ Streets
by | May 5, 2021
Local rideshare Alto has dressed some of its vehicles in a wrap inspired by Dallasite Gray Malin's iconic photography. They represent both's parallel journeys in being born in Dallas and expanding to LA. Check out our photo gallery so you know what to look for when driving on the roads.
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Meet the Finalists: The Innovation Awards 2021, Presented by Dallas Innovates and D CEO
by | Oct 13, 2020
Now in its second year, the program from Dallas Innovates and D CEO honors disruptors and trailblazers driving a new vision for North Texas.
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Headed to Houston: Local Rideshare Alto Makes Its First Expansion Outside of Dallas-Fort Worth
by | Sep 21, 2020
In 2018, Alto's founder and CEO told us he had plans to reach a national presence by 2020. Houston residents can currently book pre-scheduled rides through Alto, with on-demand rides launching Oct. 1. And California could be next.
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Follow the Money: Shiftsmart Raises $16.3M, Alto Scores $6M, BG Staffing Makes $21.6M Acquisition

by | Feb 6, 2020
In this weekly roundup of funding, merger and acquisition activity in North Texas, you’ll also find news from Worlds, Tricolor, Puration, Atos, Kriya Capital, Kofile, and more.
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Four Pieces of Advice For Women in Tech From Dallas’ Female Founders
by | Aug 1, 2019
The women behind Alto, Book a Birdie, Productable, and Rent My Wardrobe were a part of a panel discussion this week called "Women in Tech Tell All." Here's what they had to say.
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One North Texas Rideshare Company Launching, Another Expands Coverage Area
by | Jun 19, 2019
Alto is adding more North Texas cities to its app, while Pick says it will launch later this year in the DFW area.
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Startup Funding: Who Got the Money in 2018
by | Feb 15, 2019
Regardless of what type of funding it is—seed, venture capital, angel, or corporate—here are 17 North Texas companies that successfully pulled in capital to back their ventures.
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