Dallas-Based Dave’s Gourmet Is Taking TikTok-Viral ‘Pink Sauce’ to Store Shelves Everywhere

by | Aug 18, 2022
Dave's Gourmet is known for its super hot Dave's Insanity Sauce, created by Founder Dave Hirshkop (AKA the “Brigadier of Burn”). Now, after getting a strategic investment from Gourmerica Inc. in 2021—along with a new president, David Neuman—Dave's is in the pink. Literally.

The company waded knee-deep into one of the biggest TikTok memes of the summer—'Pink Sauce,' a much-parodied creation from Miami influencer Chef Pii—by partnering to give it an official international CPG launch.
From Innovative Ice Cream to Energizing Kombucha, SKU Dallas Accelerator Aims to Grow the Next Batch of Consumer Brands
by | Aug 4, 2022
SKU Dallas set up shop in North Texas in 2020, partnering with DFW CPG as a local arm of the Austin-based CPG-focused accelerator. It's graduated 12 companies since then, including local plant-based jerky brand All Y’alls Foods, along with Texas-based mmmpanadas and Meli’s Monster Cookies. Now it's announced its third lineup of CPG startups. All female-founded, they range from a Brooklyn sexual wellness and body product company to a California-based Vietnamese cold-brew coffee brand.
Lakewood Brewery Founder Wim Bens On the Art and Science of Brewing
by | Feb 13, 2022
The Belgium-born brewer, who sold his first keg of beer in 2012, cut the cord to his ad-world career and never looked back. Ten years later, Lakewood Brewery is a family-owned success with a lineup of award-winning craft beers. Every beer starts with a kernel of an idea, Bens says. His taproom has an R&D system in place so Lakewood’s "mad scientist brewers" can explore new styles and flavors.
Shavelogic razor startup funding
Dallas’ Shavelogic Hones Its Edge With $100 Million in New Growth Capital
by | Sep 17, 2021
The cutting-edge razor brand introduced a new shaving system last year, after a decade-plus of R&D, more than 150 global patents, and legal battles with Gillette. Now Shavelogic plans to expand innovation and market reach to upgrade the shave.

Irving-Based Sow Good Raises $2.5M, Adds CRE Expert to its Board

by | Feb 8, 2021
Sow Good last month announced its entry into the global freeze-dried food market by changing its stock symbol and name from Black Ridge Oil and Gas.
SKU DFW: Introducing the Inaugural Cohort for the ‘First Consumer Products Accelerator’
by | Sep 8, 2020
Five consumer packaged goods later-stage startups have been chosen for an eight-week accelerator program taught by the industry’s top experts.
DFW CPG to Support the ‘Nation’s First Consumer Products Accelerator’ Coming Soon to Dallas-Fort Worth
by | Jul 13, 2020
SKU DFW is an eight-week program being kicked off this fall by former Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb. Later-stage startups focused on consumer packaged goods can apply now for the chance to receive best-in-class curriculum taught by top CPG leaders.