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USPTO, Commerce Department Launch Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative to Empower More Women Founders

by | Nov 17, 2022
The WE initiative launches ahead of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day this Saturday, November 19, and comes on the heels of President Biden’s recent proclamation naming this month as National Entrepreneurship Month. “Unleashing the potential of women entrepreneurs is good for business, good for families, and good for our economy,” the U.S. Secretary of Commerce says.
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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.
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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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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.

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Dallas Startup Eyes $2M Seed Raise for Automated Stock Trading Marketplace

by | Jun 22, 2022
AlgoPear, a subscription-based algorithmic stock trading platform, has onboarded more than 4,000 users and grown its monthly recurring revenue with a team of 15, according to co-founder and CEO Ronnie Green.

Green says the startup is seeing the "hypergrowth that any founder or any investor would love to see right now."
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The Shadow CEO: Entrepreneur startup tips
The Shadow CEO:
Determining Startup Valuation
by | May 10, 2022
Entrepreneur, investor, and corporate governance authority Dennis Cagan shares insights on seldom-taught things an entrepreneur needs to know about equity and governance—before making needless mistakes—in The Shadow CEO series.

Part 8: Determining Valuation
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Smart City Boost: Agency Adds Broadband to its Transportation Solutions Toolkit
by | Apr 13, 2022

Most anyone who has been commuting to work over the past two years has likely noticed a decrease in traffic.

Brookings Institution noted that metro traffic congestion was cut in half after COVID-19 hit in 2020, attributing it largely to employees working virtually from home, and more flexible work schedules (though government stay-at-home orders figured prominently as well)....

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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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Blackstone Invests in Dallas-based LifeScience Logistics as the 3PL Leader Ramps Up in Pharma and Medical Device Market
by | Nov 16, 2021
LifeScience Logistics founder Richard Beeny calls the demand for FDA-compliant healthcare supply chain solutions “unrelenting.” The third-party healthcare logistics provider, which has more than 4-million-square feet of space in locations across nine states, has seen exponential growth since launch in 2006. LSL is in the sweet spot of Blackstone's "highest-conviction, firmwide investment themes": life sciences innovation and next-gen logistics.
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Women’s Sexual Health Startup Rosy Closes $2M Seed Round to Boost Its Evidence-Based Platform
by | Nov 15, 2021
Rosy plans to further develop its flagship platform, which gives women trusted access to sexual health resources from professionals in the industry.
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Israeli Network Automation Company Moves HQ to Dallas, Closes $32M Series A Round
by | Oct 26, 2021
BackBox will grow its operations and network management and security solutions from its new HQ in Dallas. Leading that is Andrew Kahl, an operating advisor at Elsewhere Partners—the investment firm that led BackBox's Series A—who will build out an executive team locally.
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United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Awards $1M in Health Innovation Technology Prize Funding

by | Oct 19, 2021
Five local winners received up to $200,000 in funding to activate their solutions throughout North Texas.
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Dallas-based MLTPLY Launches to Help Insurtech Startups Get Off the Ground—Fast
by | Oct 8, 2021
The new investment and accelerator platform wants to help seed-stage companies "cut through red tape"— and get to market up to 18 months sooner than they would on their own.
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The Shadow CEO:
Early-Stage Insights for Entrepreneurs
by | Oct 6, 2021
Entrepreneur, investor, and corporate governance authority Dennis Cagan kicks off a new series on seldom-taught things an entrepreneur needs to know about equity and governance, before making needless mistakes.

Part I: Getting the right advice
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