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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.
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DI People: Frisco’s EDC, Vistra, Lennox International and More Make Moves
by | Mar 25, 2022
In this week's roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you'll also find news from Cicis, Complexity Gaming, Digit7, Design Connect Create, Vaxxinity, and more.
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Two Dallas VCs Make First Three Investments in Food and Beverage ‘Disrupters’ from $15M CPG Fund
by | Nov 10, 2021
Blake Wiley and Grant Christopher reviewed 300 companies before deciding on the CPG fund's first 3 "disrupter" investments—Austin-based Tiff's Treats; Chicago cloud-kitchen startup Epic Kitchens; and a California plant-based supplements firm. As the VCs search for five more startups, they believe co-investing will triple their fund's holdings to $45 million.
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CPG Accelerator SKU Selects Six Startups For Its Second Dallas Cohort
by | Aug 12, 2021
Meet the companies participating in the Dallas arm of SKU, the country's first accelerator dedicated to entrepreneurs in consumer packaged goods.
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