Plano-Based U.S. Renal Care Announces $328M Capital Raise to Accelerate Growth

by | May 15, 2023
The company says the new capital will be invested in programs that focus on innovation and continued delivery of high-quality kidney care—both in clinic and at home—as well as the continued professional development of care teams.
Founder of Uncle Nearest Whiskey Brand to Headline Impact Ventures’ First Inclusive Capital Summit
by | Feb 27, 2023
Fawn Weaver, a bestselling author, investor, entrepreneur, and the first Black woman to be founder and CEO of a major spirits brand, will headline the May 3-5 event. “The Inclusive Capital Summit will bring solution-based conversations to the forefront, equipping our community and business leaders with the knowledge, network and platform to carry their work forward," says Impact Ventures' Benjamin J. Vann.
Roomored Gets Investment to Boost its 3D Visualization Platform for Homebuilders—Timely Tech in a COVID World
by | Sep 16, 2020
Roomored's platform for homebuilders lets buyers shop for and design a home entirely online. The investment comes at a time when virtual touring is up 400 percent during the pandemic.
Dallas-Based Integrality Helps Borrowers and Lenders Navigate PPP Loan Forgiveness
by | Sep 2, 2020
The minority- and woman-owned company wants to help banks unsure of how they will handle the forgiveness workload and provide technical assistance to borrowers.

EarthX’s First Virtual E-Capital Summit Goes Public and It’s Free (But Don’t Miss the Deadline)

by | Apr 9, 2020
The summit, which is normally invitation only, will feature climate tech innovators, virtual happy hours, and a pitch competition with prizes up to $10,000. Organizers are serious about the deadline. Sign up by April 10, 11:59 p.m.
Businesses Must Lean In to Support Our Vibrant Region
by | Dec 19, 2019

Just a few weeks ago, I was in an interesting position. I was interviewing CNN’s Anderson Cooper at our Capital One campus in Plano, Texas. We had invited him to be our keynote speaker for the Collin County Business Alliance’s (CCBA) 8th Anniversary Luncheon....

Deep Dive: What Investors Should Know About the World of Healthcare
by | May 7, 2019
Dubbed a recession-resistant industry, healthcare is shaped largely by innovative startups, and investment is helping spur further growth.
Gillian Friedman Fox of the Dallas Symphony on the Intersection of Corporate, Arts and Entrepreneurship
by | Apr 18, 2019
As Director of Contemporary & SOLUNA Programs, Gillian Friedman Fox is partnering with Capital One to showcase the importance of keeping art and music relevant.
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Diversity Fuels North Texas Startup Funding

by | Jan 30, 2019
"We’re on to a second wave of what our innovation ecosystem looks like," says Proximity to Power's Clarisa Lindenmeyer.
Four rules for how startups can find money in Dallas Fort Worth
Raising Money: Four Rules for Finding Dough in DFW
by | Jan 29, 2019
There are rules to raising money. There are laws and regulations, yes. And admonitions on websites about how particular investors prefer to be pitched. But there are plenty of unwritten rules. To boost the odds of landing early-stage funding, you’ll need to know those, too.
Quest for Capital Dallas Texas
Quest for Capital:
The Dallas-Fort Worth Difference
by | Jan 29, 2019
Looking for startup capital? Dallas-Fort Worth has a powerful landscape of early-stage funders, from family offices to angels and VCs to institutional investors. Successfully finding the funds takes knowing where—and how—to look.
Golden Seeds: Dallas Branch of Angel Group Bolsters Women Entrepreneurs
by | Nov 20, 2018
The 20-member chapter of Golden Seeds Dallas helps fund startups with at least one woman in an operating role at the C-suite level.
Toyota AI Ventures Fund Provides $100M to Startups
by | Jul 12, 2017
Using a "call and response" model, the fund will operate differently than a traditional venture capital fund, identifying industry challenges and supporting new companies to address those pinpointed issues.
Brian Dick and the Launchpad headquarters in Addison
LaunchPad City Partners With Dallas-Based VC Firm
by | May 31, 2017
This is LaunchPad City's fourth business partnership this year, investing in a startup or venture capital firm.
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Dallas’ Top 10 Angel Investors
by | Mar 8, 2016
Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and one of the entrepreneurs on CNBC's Shark Tank, topped Common Desk's top 10 list of Angel Investors in Dallas.