Grapevine’s Sera Systems Reports ‘Eight-Figure’ Series B Funding Round

by | May 25, 2023
Sera—a SaaS service for small-to-large size HVAC, plumbing, and other field service businesses—said it closed the oversubscribed funding round with a market cap three times the value the company had at the close of its Series A round in November 2021.
Plano-Based U.S. Renal Care Announces $328M Capital Raise to Accelerate Growth
by | May 15, 2023
The company says the new capital will be invested in programs that focus on innovation and continued delivery of high-quality kidney care—both in clinic and at home—as well as the continued professional development of care teams.
MB2 Dental Raises $20M in ‘Sidecar’ Investment, Secures $150M Debt Facility for Growth
by | May 8, 2023
From its scrappy beginnings in Texas in 2007, MB2 Dental has grown into a nationwide network of over 550 practices across 38 states. The organization's doctor partners are also shareholders, giving them financial freedom and a say in decision-making for patient care. With a record-breaking $20M fundraising round and a new $150M debt facility, the DPO is poised for more growth.
Trinity River Promenade_970_18BIG GREEN - PANTHER ISLAND Fort Worth, Texas

Corps of Engineers Steers $20M More to Fort Worth’s Panther Island Project

by | Mar 13, 2023
The project aims to reroute part of the Trinity River near downtown Fort Worth and create Panther Island—which the city hopes will become a massive housing and mixed-use entertainment and recreational district. The new 2023 funding is on top of $403 million already allocated to the project as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2022.
Against All Odds: 13 Months of Standout Funding Deals in North Texas
by | Feb 13, 2023
Check out these 31 deals—and North Texas newest unicorns. Last month, two of the three newly minted unicorns in the U.S. were from Dallas.

Harvest Returns Helps Idaho-based American Beef Ranch Raise $470K

by | Jan 10, 2023

Harvest Returns, a Fort Worth-based crowdfunding platform, recently helped American Beef Ranch complete a $470,000 raise.

According to Harvest Returns, the Idaho-based ranch aims to raise high-quality grass-fed, grass-finished beef and lamb.

A fifth-generation rancher, owner, and operator, Jesse Nelson has worked the ranch for over 10 years giving him an advantage in understanding how and where certain improvements are to be implemented, Harvest Returns said....

Dallas-Based Gardenuity Gets Seeded by Investors, Local Angels for Its High-Tech Growing Experience
by | Nov 28, 2022
Six members of the North Texas Angel Network invested in Gardenuity via AngelList, an investment platform that allows individual NTAN members to invest as a single entity in startups.
Island Co-founder & CEO Mike Fey

Dallas-Based Island Extends Series B Funding With $60M Investment for Its Desktop Disruptor—a Browser Built for Enterprise

by | Nov 14, 2022
Island, a Dallas-based unicorn that emerged from stealth last February, was valued at $1.3 billion in March. It continues to attract big investments for its Enterprise Browser, which protects companies' SaaS tools and internal web apps from data leaks with a long list of security features. "Being able to further validate our valuation, even with the headwinds facing the broader market, is an honor,” Island CEO and co-founder Mike Fey said.
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."
Nathan Hanks
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.

Biz Workshop: Texas Innovation Commercialization Lab Helps With Customer-Driven Strategy to Product Development
Want to map your innovation-to-market commercialization path or apply for federal money through the $4 billion America's Seed Fund program? Or maybe you're an entrepreneur seeking to validate your customer's needs. The Texas SBDC Technology Commercialization Center wants to help.