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Barnston Agtech showed off its swarm farming robotic driverless tractors at the Barnstorm R&D Center in a recent YouTube video. [Video screenshot]

Robotic Agtech Startup Closes $217K Equity Raise for ‘Barnstorming’ Autonomous Tractor Swarms via Fort Worth’s Harvest Returns

by | Dec 28, 2022
Barnstorm Agtech, a Canadian startup developing driverless robotic tractors known as 'Barnstormers,' has closed on a $217,500 equity capital raise through Fort Worth-based Harvest Returns' investment platform.

The company, co-founded by a fourth-generation farmer and a robotics expert, plans to deploy 'swarms' of the tractors as a service to farmers in the U.S. Midwest and Canadian Prairies to address chronic labor scarcity and other "pain points" of traditional tractor systems.
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Follow the Money: Blue Star Invests in Payments Unicorn, Ryan Scoops Up Property Tax Firm in All-Local Deal, and TPG Co-Leads $160M Investment in Video Game Developer
by | Mar 8, 2022
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.
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Six Takeaways on What the USMCA Means to Texas and the World
by | Dec 15, 2020
Texas has a special trade relationship with Mexico and Canada, with the two countries employing roughly 1 million Texans and the relationship resulting in $270 billion in trade annually. You can find more takeaways from the United States and these countries' trade representatives below.
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USMCA (Formerly NAFTA) Goes Into Effect As Pandemic Disrupts Supply Chains
The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), formerly the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), launches at a tough time as supply chains are strained in the COVID-19 pandemic. Getting the right goods into the right hands has become a question of resiliency, experts say. The virus has accelerated urgent change in supply chains as they must quickly adapt—within days, in some cases. “What used to be possible with just a pencil, and pen, and paper is now impossible to operate” without technology, analyst Piotr Marczewski says.
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MoneyGram’s New Partnership Leverages Blockchain in International Payments

by | Jun 18, 2019
Ripple will make up to a $50 million investment in MoneyGram as the industry moves toward what might be the future of international money transfers.
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Follow the Money:
ParkHub Buys Competitor, Closes $13M Series B Round; Kibo Makes Acquisition
by | Feb 21, 2019
You’ll also find news about Neighborhood Goods' newest round and upcoming expansion, Peloton Therapeutics, Shop Simplay, Banner Oak Capital, Hyphen Solutions, and Naya Ventures in this roundup of investment, merger, and acquisition activity involving people and companies with ties to North Texas.
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970-NuvinAir International Expansion: Plano Startup Patents Car Odor-Elimination Tech, Builds on Marijuana Legalization
International Expansion: Plano Startup Patents Car Odor-Elimination Tech, Builds on Marijuana Legalization
by | Jan 22, 2019
Update | NuVinAir combines science and innovation to create its patented line of odor eradicators. With 5,000 percent growth this year and a newly launched Canadian distributorship, the company says it's on its way to becoming the new industry standard.
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Tyler Technologies
Tyler Technologies Acquires SceneDoc, Bolsters Law Enforcement Solutions
by | Dec 10, 2018
The Plano-based company says the acquisition helps it address the evolving needs of law enforcement agencies, from small municipalities to large counties.
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REVTECH

RevTech Retail Accelerator Selects Quartet of 2018 Cohort Companies

by | Aug 21, 2018
The companies were selected becaue they exhibit strong entrepreneurial experience and ability to solve retail’s biggest challenges.
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Eosera
Eosera Enters Canadian Market With Ear Treatment
by | Nov 14, 2017
The Fort Worth biotech startup developed a topical treatment that dissolves earwax, the first over-the-counter product of its kind.
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Smart Cities Tech on Mayors’ Canada Trip Agenda
by | Jun 9, 2017
Members of the delegation will get a Montreal Smart Cities tour, in which officials will share their experiences in the smart cities initiative.
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