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Hyosung Innovue: The ATM Maker Rebrands to Embrace a ‘Customer-Led Revolution’   

by | Jan 31, 2023
The Irving-based maker of ATM technology based its new "Innovue" branding on the words "Innovation + VIsion"—expressing Hyosung's goal of creating exciting new solutions, services, and experiences. "Nowhere in our new frame of reference will you find the words ATM, cash, retail, or banking," CMO Brad Nolan told Dallas Innovates. "We have opened the aperture and unshackled our employees to think big."
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Ag Resource Management Announces New Chief Executive Officer
by | Dec 6, 2022

Fort Worth-based Ag Resource Management, one of the nation’s top providers of agricultural lending and crop insurance, announced that Rip Mason has been appointed chief executive officer, effective immediately....

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DI People: Dynata, AMN Healthcare, Mary Kay Announce Moves at the Top
by | Nov 4, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from Allied Electronics & Automation, Cooksey Communications, Stream Data Centers, NexBank, McKissack & McKissack, Zirtue, and more.
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Apex Fintech Solutions Hires Schwab-TD Exec as Chief Product Officer of Advisory
by | Oct 13, 2022
Dallas-based Apex Fintech Solutions has tapped Jon Patullo to lead the technology product strategy for Apex Advisor Solutions, its advisory channel.

The industry veteran was most recently managing director of digital trading and wealth management for Southlake-based Charles Schwab Corp. and managing director of technology platform management at TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.
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Mortgage Comparison Startup Confer Moves HQ From San Francisco to McKinney

by | Sep 15, 2022
Confer, whose app platform lets mortgage shoppers compare multiple mortgage offers, has found a new home in the Serendipity Labs coworking space in McKinney's Craig Ranch. It aims to open its platform to brokers, banks, and lenders in order to help them provide a plug-and-play model to give more options to borrowers. It's now looking to raise a $4 million seed funding round. “The end goal is to guide buyers in making a conscious and intelligent decision,” says Yatin Karnik, Confer's founder and CEO.
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North Texas lands in the Top 10 of CBRE’s Annual Scoring Tech Talent Report
by | Jul 14, 2022
According to Dallas-based CBRE’s most recent annual Scoring Tech Talent report, Dallas-Fort Worth now stands in the No. 9 spot, jumping up four places from last year’s report—one of the biggest gains seen by any metro area. The region also ranks No. 5 for women in the tech workforce.

Over the past five years, DFW’s talent pool has grown by nearly 15%, with close to 188,000 residents employed in the industry.
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Dallas Startup Quiltt Emerges from Stealth to Help Businesses Build Their Fintech Infrastructure
by | Jul 11, 2022
Quiltt, a low-code financial tech platform that "lowers technical barriers for innovators," announced its beta launch for other startups and small businesses. The company closed a $4 million seed funding round earlier this year. “Quiltt's vision is to make fintech development more accessible so that more growing businesses and startups can create seamless experiences for their customers,” says Ruben Izmailyan, Quiltt co-founder and CEO.
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zogo and Apex team up on next-gen financial literacy

Dallas ‘Fintech for Fintechs’ Teams Up With Texas-based Zogo for Bite-Sized Financial Literacy

by | Apr 20, 2022
“Millennials and Gen Z are reinventing investing," says Zogo founder Bolun Li. The company's next-gen financial education takes a Gen Z approach to covering financial literacy—gamification.
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Dallas Fintech Gig Wage Helps Freelance and Contract Workers Find Financial Stability
by | Apr 4, 2022
“Our mission is economic empowerment, period.” says Craig Lewis, Gig Wage founder and CEO. The Dallas 1099 payroll solutions company collaborated with Green Dot and nonprofit Commonwealth on a study of what types of 'financial interventions' help provide financial security to a fast-growing non-traditional workforce in the gig economy. Empowerment starts with understanding, Lewis says. "We want to get involved to start to set the tone on what that understanding should be, so that we can replicate it at scale.”
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New York Fintech Expands to North Texas with New Hires
by | Mar 30, 2022
Clear Street, a fintech that says it’s building a better infrastructure for capital markets with a cloud-based trading platform, has expanded operations into Dallas with three new director-level hires.
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Arlington’s First Rate Ventures Makes Second Investment from $25M Fintech-Focused Fund
by | Mar 10, 2022
Arlington-based First Rate, which provides technology and services to wealth management companies, launched its corporate venture arm First Rate Ventures in December. Now it's made its second investment—in New York-based RegAlytics, a regulatory data analytics company.
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Dallas Bill Payments Platform Emerges From Stealth With $4.5 Million in Funding

by | Feb 9, 2022
Highline's platform reimages "the broken bill payment system." To avoid customers' overdrafts and build their credit, the fintech links bill payments directly to their payroll platforms, rather than their bank accounts.
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Gig Wage Hires LTK Founding Member to Lead the Launch of Its First Consumer Product
by | Dec 20, 2021
It's been dubbed the creator economy, freelancer economy, gig economy, independent economy—but to Gig Wage, it's just becoming the economy. In 2022 the Dallas-based fintech will be hyperfocused on its next phase of growth in a booming industry in need of its seamless, reliable banking platform. Kristen Blum, the new senior director of strategic brand initiatives, will be at the center of that.
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Arlington’s First Rate Launches $25M VC Fund to Boost Seed-Stage Fintech Startups
by | Dec 8, 2021
First Rate Ventures says it's the first fintech-focused venture capital firm in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that will focus on investments in early-stage startups in wealth, investment, regulatory, and mortgage technologies.
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Dallas Fintech Zirtue Opens Its Platform to Businesses as a New Alternative Payment Solution
by | Dec 7, 2021
Zirtue's Alternative Payment Solution—operating in stealth mode to Fortune 500 corporate partners since early 2021—is now open to all businesses for consumers to pay their bills. It's a "new level of convenience," CEO and Co-Founder Dennis Cail says: The product gives those who are struggling a way to lean on friends, family, and loved ones to make payments, while providing accountability and trust to the lender.
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