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Cypress Growth Capital’s Oversubscribed Fund V Hits $60M in 43 Days Amid Firm’s Unprecedented Deal Activity

by | May 22, 2024
With 10 investments in the past 15 months and another deal expected to close soon, Cypress Growth Capital is expanding its team to support its growing portfolio. The Dallas-based private equity firm recently welcomed new partner Cliff Sentell with the launch of its fifth fund—and looks to make additional hires in the near term.
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Venture Titans Gather at Circle T Ranch to Power North Texas’ ‘Next-Level’ Growth
by | Nov 9, 2023
The exclusive Circle T Ranch reception—an annual highlight of the Venture Dallas franchise—drew founders and funders for pivotal connections and conversations. But the headliner unfolded on stage as Anurag Jain, Hill Perot, and Brendan Gaffey strategized the future of the startup and venture ecosystem in North Texas.
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The Last Word: Dialexa’s Scott Harper on Founders Who Can’t Handle the Truth
by | Nov 6, 2023
Mizzen+Main Founder and Chairman Kevin Lavelle caused a bit of a stir on LinkedIn recently when he wrote candidly about the need for venture capitalists to provide feedback to founders— especially when they're passing on a pitch. 
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‘Conversations With Champions’: Sports Titans Hunt, Nowitzki to Headline Venture Dallas Summit
by | Oct 16, 2023
The NFL and NBA icons—Clark Hunt and Dirk Nowitzki—will kick off and wrap up discussions on innovation and investment. They add to an "impressive speaker lineup" including Nextdoor Co-Founder Nirav Tolia and other trailblazing speakers. Here's the full roster.
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CodeLaunch DFW is Bringing its Seed Accelerator Competition Finals to Dallas for the First Time

by | Nov 2, 2022
After years of holding its annual event in Frisco, CodeLaunch DFW is coming to Southside Music Hall at Gilley’s in Dallas on November 16. Six companies will face off for the top prize in an event that comprises a tech tradeshow, a startup conference, and a “raucous networking event.” And this year it's modeling itself after local favorite Digital Fight Club. “CodeLaunch is a startup and rock-n-roll show like nothing you've ever seen before,” promises President and Founder Jason Taylor.
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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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The Last Word: Dialexa Co-Founders on How They Started Their Company, Which Was Just Acquired by IBM, With a Beer
by | Oct 6, 2022
Late last month, IBM acquired Dallas-based digital product engineering services firm Dialexa “to deepen its product engineering expertise and provide end-to-end digital transformation services for clients.” Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. But this week the company's co-founders, Scott Harper and Mark Haidar, disclosed something else on LinkedIn: How they both quit their jobs 12 years ago to launch a new adventure that would become Dialexa.
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Follow the Money: tree3 Aims to Raise $2M, Traveller Capital Raises $28.5M, IBM Acquires Dialexa, and More
by | Sep 26, 2022
In this week’s North Texas deal flow, you’ll also find news about Universal EV Chargers landing $10M in grants; The Beneficient Company Group's plans to go public in a deal valued at $3.5B; NTT DATA’s acquisition of Apisero, ‘one of the largest all-stock transactions in the mid-to-upper-management recruiting space'; and more.
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32 North Texas Companies Make List of 2022 Best Workplaces in Texas

by | Jun 15, 2022
Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine have released their list of the 2022 Best Workplaces in Texas—and 32 of them are in North Texas. Honored locals include 10 of the 25 large companies on the list, and 22 of the 50 small and medium companies.

Here's the list of locals.
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DI People: Jacobs, Southwest Airlines, AT&T, Sunwest Communications, KKR, Comerica, and More Make Moves
by | Mar 18, 2022
In this week's roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you'll also find news from Ecobat, Wingstop, ActivePure Technologies, Communities Foundation of Texas, Texas Health Resources, and other area organizations.

Plus, meet the UT Arlington professor helping to lead a NASA mission.
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McKinney-Based Autix Wins CodeLaunch DFW Competition with Auto Enthusiasts Platform
by | Nov 18, 2021
McKinney-Based Autix Automotive was the big winner at Wednesday's CodeLaunch DFW event held at Comerica Center in Frisco. The startup is an online app platform for automotive enthusiasts, enabling them to create, share, and explore custom vehicle profiles. One of six startups that competed at the event, Autix is now looking to raise $1.5 million for marketing, product development, and execution of its social media strategy.
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Husqvarna Increases Its Investment and Ownership in Robin Autopilot, the McKinney-Based Robot Mowing Tech Firm
by | Apr 16, 2021
Robin Autopilot USA acquired Durham, N.C.-based Mowbot in April, aiming for a bigger cut of the $105B landscaping services market. The two companies are consolidating in a new HQ in McKinney, with help from an MEDC Innovation Fund grant.
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Inc. Names 14 North Texas Companies to the Best Workplaces 2020 List

by | May 21, 2020
Dialexa, Munck Wilson Mandala, and OutMatch are among the DFW businesses that made this year's list.
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Meet the Innovators: Lyndsey Harper, CEO and Founder of Rosy
by | Feb 27, 2020
Lyndsey Harper is on a mission to change the landscape for women’s health and sexual wellness. And she's doing that from right here in Dallas with Rosy, an evidence-based tech platform providing resources to the 31 million women who need them.
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Meet the Finalists: Innovation in Technology
by | Jan 17, 2020
This January, Dallas Innovates and D CEO magazine hosted The Innovation Awards 2020, an inaugural event honoring local people and companies in 13 categories.
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Culture Cues: Here’s How Dialexa Encourages Its Employees To Be Creative Problem-Solvers
by | Jan 2, 2020
The company's internal “innovation and development engine” called Dialexa Labs even has a goal of spinning off new companies.
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