LiveOak Venture Partners Raises $210M Fund to ‘Double Down’ on Texas

by | Nov 17, 2021
Fund III is the largest institutional Texas-focused, early-stage venture fund in the past decade.
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Fast-Growing Telehealth Startup Expands HQ With McKinney EDC Innovation Fund Grant
by | Oct 12, 2020
The incentive-based innovation fund, launched just this year, continues to fuel the growth of tech startups in McKinney. The latest is MyTelemedicine, a SaaS platform that powers modern remote healthcare technologies.
McKinney Innovation Fund Draws Hundreds of New Jobs, 11 Tech HQs in Eight Months
“We’re building an ecosystem and creating a space for startups to access funding, and helping them scale at the timeliest need for their company during the startup lifecycle,” Senior Vice President at McKinney EDC Danny Chavez said.
Dallas College Restructure Focuses on Collaborative Partnerships for the Future of Higher Ed
“Our students don’t really want to enroll in college, they want to enroll in a job," Dr. Joe May of Dallas College said. Here are takeaways from a discussion on the college's restructure and its renovation plans spurred by a billion-dollar bond fund.

Get Shift Done Fund Goes National, Expands Hunger and Unemployment Initiative

by | Jun 18, 2020
Get Shift Done for North America aligns national partnerships (the likes of Capital One, Sarah and Ross Perot Jr. Foundation, Access Healthcare, and Shiftsmart), seed funding, and technology to offer a program that can be quickly launched in any city.
Kimberly-Clark Foundation and the Falk Family Donate $1M to United Way Covid-19 Fund
by | Apr 16, 2020
The Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund—which in March came together in under a week—aims to tackle both urgent and long-term needs in North Texas, including those affecting education, income, and health.
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AT&T Launches $10M Fund to Provide Home Learning Resources During COVID-19
by | Mar 23, 2020
The effort starts with a $1 million donation to the Khan Foundation, which will give teachers, parents, and students online educational materials.
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United Way’s Susan Hoff: ‘We’re All in This Together.’ It’s Not a Catchphrase Right Now
by | Mar 23, 2020
A new United Way Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response and Recover Fund—seeded at $1.2M—came together in less than a week. We talk with UWMD's Susan Hoff about what it took, how the fund works, and what's next.

McKinney EDC Launches Innovation Fund for Tech Startups

by | Jan 29, 2020
Startups in a variety of sectors, from cybersecurity and fintech to SaaS and life sciences, are invited to apply online for the McKinney Economic Development Corporation's new Innovation Fund.
Follow the Money: Aligned Energy Gets $495M, TPG Fund Nets $1.7B; AT&T Buys Ad Platform
by | Oct 24, 2019
In this weekly roundup of funding, merger, and acquisition activity involving companies in North Texas, you’ll also find news from Trinity Private Equity Group, Crestline Investors, Lone Star Analysis, and Baymark Partners.
Harvest Returns Starts Opportunity Zones Fund to Nurture Ag Investments
by | Jul 10, 2019
The fund will invest in agricultural businesses in economically disadvantaged regions of the nation, and will give investors tax-favorable risk-adjusted returns.
Follow the Money: Novo Labs Reaps $2M in Seed Funding; Jacobs Buys Intelligence Company for $815M
by | Apr 25, 2019
You’ll also find news about Transwestern Investment Group, WNG Capital, Blue Star Innovation Partners, Calise Partners, Imaginuity, THMED, and Arcis Golf in this roundup of investment, merger, and acquisition activity involving companies in North Texas.

Golden Seeds: Dallas Branch of Angel Group Bolsters Women Entrepreneurs

by | Nov 20, 2018
The 20-member chapter of Golden Seeds Dallas helps fund startups with at least one woman in an operating role at the C-suite level.
Bart Goodwin, co-founder and managing director; Ed Mello, co-founder and managing director; Vik Thapar, partner; and Joel Gheen, principal.
Cypress Growth Closes $42M Fund Aimed at Software, Tech Companies
by | Nov 1, 2017
Cypress Growth Capital said it is actively looking for growing companies that are led by committed entrepreneurs who value their equity.