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Ever.Ag Adds Dalex To Its Portfolio of AgTech Companies

by | Nov 30, 2022

Frisco-based AgTech provider Ever.Ag announced that Dalex, a pioneer in animal nutrition technology, has joined its portfolio, expanding the company’s range of on-farm offerings for livestock and dairy producers.

“Most livestock producers spend more on feed than on anything else, so we are proud to expand our on-farm solutions with industry-leading technology that allows them to maximize efficiency,” Ever.Ag...

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Pro Volleyball Federation Launches Out of Frisco and Ohio, Takes Court in 2024
by | Nov 18, 2022
Women's pro sports in North America just got a new attraction to cheer for with the launch of the Pro Volleyball Federation. The indoor women's volleyball league is based locally out of Frisco as well as Columbus, Ohio, and will feature eight to 10 initial teams playing in "volleyball hotbeds" across the U.S. But the dinks, spikes, digs, and sets are still more than a year away from happening.  Slated to take the court in February 2024, the federation has founding partners including former Baltimore Ravens quarterback and Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer, with involvement from volleyball legends Dr. Cecile Reynaud and Laurie Corbelli and Team USA veteran Jenna Rosenthal.
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RCS Secure Completes Series A Round, Rebrands as Third Wave Innovations
by | Nov 2, 2022
The fresh funding will allow the cybersecurity company to expand its customer base and invest in new parts of its core products and services, which include managed security, data, and IT services. Third Wave Innovations is eying growth. As the company puts it, "data security is no longer a luxury."
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Tuning Up: Frisco-Based Music Audience Exchange–aka MAX–Raises Series B Funding To Expand
by | Oct 26, 2022
Frisco-based MAX, a tech marketing company that powers brand and music partnerships, raised $6 million in 2017. A new round led by Interlock Partners will help fund the development of SET.Live. The new platform lets artists engage with fans at live shows while creating unique sponsorable assets for brands like Ford, McDonald's, and more.

“This investment allows MAX to continue fulfilling its mission to automate and digitize artist sponsorships and create a new marketplace for the creator economy,” says CEO and founder Nathan Hanks.

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Innovative Greenspace Coming to Frisco Is Named ‘Kaleidoscope Park,’ Gets Its Own Foundation

by | Sep 7, 2022
Kaleidoscope Park—under construction now near the Dallas North Tollway and Warren Parkway in Frisco's HALL Park development—will feature a performance pavilion, shaded promenades, Wi-Fi-equipped "technology terraces," and a permanent art installation by fabric artist Janet Echelman constructed of "atomized water particles" and an engineered fiber that's 15 times stronger than steel. Executive director Dr. Scott Stewart says the park "will be a community park in the truest sense of the word," offering "a free, open, and accessible public space to enjoy, create, and inspire."
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Frisco Startup DoTells Wants to Help You Find Your Lost Valuables
by | Aug 30, 2022
Husband-and-wife co-founders Neha Shah and Vir Mehta know the feeling. When you lose something, you want to get it back—but how does the finder know how to reach you? Their solution: DoTells, QR-tagged stickers for everything from keys to luggage to cell phones. After years of reading menus by phone cameras during COVID, people "just get it," Shah says. Finders scan the tag and connect anonymously with the owner to return the item. “It’s a low-key technology, but with game-changing effects,” Shah says.
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The Last Word: Frisco’s Dude Perfect on a Ticket to Space Thursday
Dude Perfect, the sports and comedy group that's been doing stunts, trick shots, and viral videos since 2009, is about to really take off. Or at least one of them is: Co-founder Coby Cotton has a seat on Thursday's scheduled Blue Origin space flight.
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Frisco’s POWERHANDZ Gets ‘Multimillion-Dollar Investment’ From Vanguard Holdings Group
by | Aug 1, 2022
PH Innovation Holdings, operator of fitness gear and training tech platform company POWERHANDZ, has landed a “multimillion-dollar” investment from Vanguard Holdings Group in an all-Frisco deal. In addition, Vanguard Holdings has issued a private tender offer to acquire all issued and outstanding minority shares of PHI. “This partnership will allow us to reach more athletes and shift mindsets about overall performance, physically and financially,” said POWERHANDZ CEO Danyel Surrency Jones.
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Aakha Biologics Relocates from BioLabs Pegasus Park to Permanent North Texas HQ in Frisco

by | Jun 22, 2022
The startup—which discovers and develops immuno-oncology therapeutics for cancer patients—was an inaugural tenant of BioLabs Pegasus Park, a 37,000-square-foot coworking laboratory and office space that opened in March. Aakha had previously been working out of interim space managed by BioLabs at UT Southwestern. “With the premier facility and synergies available within Pegasus Park, we moved from concept to a solid preclinical stage company in the course of one year," Aakha Founder and CEO Hemanta Baruah said.
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Frisco’s New Firefly Park Development Gets Dream Hotel As Anchor
by | May 25, 2022
Slated to break ground next year, Firefly Park will add "a significantly different, cool vibe to Frisco," says the city's mayor. Developer Kyle Wilks of Wilks Development hired Amsterdam-based UNStudio to develop the master plan in collaboration with Sasaki Associates.

That European influence is showing up in the 230-acre project's walkable, park-laden layout—and in the architecture's future-forward look. The Dream Hotel will be designed with hints of the region, with a design philosophy “both surreal and contemporarily chic."
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See How Three of the Top Four NFL Draft Picks (and Many More) Trained at Exos Institute in Frisco
by | May 2, 2022
Travon Walker (No. 1, to Jacksonville Jaguars), Derek Stingley Jr. (No. 3, to Houston Texans), and Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner (No 4, to New York Jets) were among the 99 NFL draftees in the 2022 class who trained at Exos facilities, including the Exos Athletes' Performance Institute in Frisco.

That's a record both for the company and the industry—and Exos says it's due to its integrated, "athlete-first" performance methodology, combining everything from technology to diet to sports psychology.
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Fueled by a $132M Series B Raise, Indian Automation Startup Expands to North America with Frisco Offices

by | Feb 16, 2022
Addverb produces around 10,000 robots a year at its Noida, India, manufacturing facility. Now Addverb's CEO has a mission for his robots: to help address pandemic supply chain disruptions in the U.S.
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Freakonomics Does Dallas, Part 2: Why Frisco is Dallas’ ‘Frenemy’
by | Jan 27, 2022
Last week, Freakonomics Radio host Stephen Dubner asked "Why Is Everyone Moving to Dallas?" In part two of his podcast this week, he looks north to Frisco, learns why it's Dallas' "frenemy," and asks a big question: Is Frisco the future of the American city?
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TravelSafely App Alerts Arlington Drivers to Potential Road Hazards
by | Dec 7, 2021
Arlington's Cooper Street Smart Mobility Corridor uses "connected vehicle-to-everything" technologies to alert drivers to traffic light changes, nearby pedestrians and cyclists, approaching fire trucks, and more.
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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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