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SMU Cox Caruth Institute of Entrepreneurship Releases Alphabetical Dallas 100 List

by | Oct 7, 2022
CEOs of the 100 fastest-growing privately held companies in the Dallas region joined the SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship for the kickoff of its annual celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit on Thursday. 

Now the countdown begins for the institute's Nov. 2 reveal of which one is THE fastest-growing privately held company in Dallas-Fort Worth. Here are the contenders.
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DI People: UNT Health Science Center, McKesson, Cyrus One, and More Make Leadership Moves
by | Sep 16, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from Jacobs, HF Sinclair and Holly Energy Partners, Caris Life Sciences, Fossil Group, Deloitte, TRG, Invited, Instil Bio, RealPage, Critical Start, Genuine Article, and others.
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Follow the Money: D.R. Horton Acquires Public Water Resources Firm, Critical Start Raises $215M, Fort Worth Biotech VC Raises New Funds, and More
by | Apr 15, 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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Plano Cybersecurity Firm Raises $215M as Threat of Attacks Grows
by | Apr 12, 2022
Plano-based Critical Start—which says its mission is "delivering badass cybersecurity"—raised the $215 million strategic growth investment from Austin's Vista Equity Partners. The move comes as ransomware attacks increased 104% in North America last year, and as other Dallas-area cybersecurity firms have been recent targets of $525M to $1B acquisitions and investments.
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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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EY Names 40 Entrepreneur of the Year Southwest Finalists for 2020
by | Jul 20, 2020
The finalists chosen for the prestigious business award program were named in a special at-home virtual announcement. EY Partner Morgan Watson and Program Manager Candice Moody will take the EOY reigns from longtime leader Debra von Storch, who had a cameo appearance on the video.
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DI People: Boeing Global Services, Six Flags Entertainment, Michaels Make CEO Announcements
by | Oct 29, 2019
In this weekly roundup of leadership and executive moves by Dallas-Fort Worth companies and organizations, you’ll also find news from Critical Start, OrderMyGear, EarthXFilm, Sally Beauty Holdings, Hill+Knowlton, and KidKraft.
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Follow the Money: Cresco Closes $60M Cannabis Fund, Critical Start Nets $40M; Xpressdocs Buys Direct Mail Provider

by | Jun 13, 2019
You’ll also find news about Alkami, KoiReader Technologies, Metropolis Truck Yard Partners, 4FRONT, Boulevard Media, MyndVR, Jacobs, Trive Capital, Comstock Resources, Covey Park Energy, OmniSYS, and Federal Heath in this roundup of funding, mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships involving companies in North Texas.
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Follow the Money: Hedera Raises $18M, CareView Completes $2M Round
by | Mar 15, 2018
From cryptocurrency to health care and industrial metals, here are some of the latest capital raises, mergers, and acquisitions with DFW ties.
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