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Cash Flow Is King.
This Dallas Fintech Tackles Challenges for Businesses, 1099 Workers in the Ever-Changing Gig Economy

by | Jul 20, 2022
Gig Wage has found new ways to help business owners manage cash flow and payment speed. But even more so, it aims to help create "a social safety net for 1099 workers" by offering non-predatory Faster Pay solutions and other features, with a debit card and mobile app offering also in the works.
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Dallas-Founded Shiftsmart Raises $95M Series B Round to Grow Its On‑Demand Labor Marketplace
by | Dec 2, 2021
On the tail-end of a landmark year—one that saw Shiftsmart double both staff and revenue—the labor platform has raised funding to fuel growth and continue empowering its 600,000 workers across 50 countries with flexible gigs.
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Gig Wage Raises $2.5M Follow-On to Its Recent $7.5M Series A Round
by | Jan 19, 2021
The latest round brings the Dallas-based fintech's total Series A funding to approximately $10 million, the startup told us. Founder and CEO Craig J. Lewis plans to quadruple his team by the end of 2021.
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This New Fort Worth Tech Firm Is Bringing the Gig Economy to the Energy Industry
by | Dec 3, 2020
Energy Freelance, a MineralWare company, provides a first-of-its-kind online marketplace that can match energy experts with project-based work from mineral managers and royalty owners across the U.S.
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Entrepreneurs celebrate a 2019 Impact Ventures' cohort, photographed in the time before COVID. [Photo: Impact Ventures]

Apply to Accelerate: Diversity‑focused Impact Ventures Opens Applications for Fall 2020 Program

by | Sep 15, 2020
Founder and CEO Benjamin Vann says the startup accelerator aims to create more diverse and inclusive ecosystems.
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Dallas-based fintech Exgratias co-founders Emanuel Green and Thomas Langehennig [Photos: Courtesy Exgratias]
Impact Ventures: Meet Exgratias, a Financial Platform for Entertainment Gig Workers
by | Jul 16, 2020
Dallas Innovates is highlighting startups in Impact Ventures' accelerator program, which aims to assist the underrepresented startup community. First up is Exgratias, a first-of-its-kind financial platform for the entertainment industry that helps contractual workers get paid quickly and effortlessly.
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Minority-Focused Startup Accelerator Aims to Help Underrepresented Startups
by | Jul 16, 2020
Founder and CEO Benjamin Vann was motivated by the opportunity gap: "As of 2018, just 2 percent of minorities received venture capital funding and 2 percent of minorities were represented in the tech industry workforce,” he says. A Dallas Innovates series highlights startups in Impact Ventures' first spring program.
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The ‘Un-Agency’: Why a Third‑Generation Dallas Business Owner Built a Company to Connect ‘Gig’ Talent
MAG Impact Collective Founder Zach Weismann helps solo branding, marketing, strategy, and design experts benefit from belonging to a team while remaining independent. The social entrepreneur pairs the talent with organizations and businesses that need nimble, affordable expertise focused on impact.
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Dallas-based MoneyGram Wants to Give Gig Economy Workers Better Access to Cash Payments

by | Apr 12, 2019
MoneyGram announced a strategic partnership that would allow the platform to streamline and simplify the complexities of managing and paying contract workers.
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Workforce of the Future: How Companies Should Handle ‘Onboarding’ in the Gig Economy
by | Sep 27, 2018
As companies within the gig economy such as Uber, Airbnb, and Lyft continue to expand, Brian Sullivan and Katherine Vatalaro believe that companies should focus on the onboarding process.
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Skratch co-founder and CEO Scott Bennett
Q+A: Skratch CEO Talks About Building Job App for Teens
by | May 14, 2018
In advance of his appearance at the Digital Dallas Startup Comedy Roast, Skratch co-founder Scott Bennett talks about his inspiration for the app and its development journey.
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Tech Trends:
The Gig Economy in Dallas-Fort Worth

Here’s the thing about innovation: It’s new, it’s exciting, and it leads to trends in a variety of industries. Here is one of the major trends that will be evident in innovation in the coming months....

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Dallas-based Startup Offering Comprehensive App for Scheduling Services On-Demand

by | Sep 7, 2017
Dallas-based mo-de launched a beta version of its app earlier this year on the Apple and Google Play stores. It has 25 companies signed up, so far.
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