Goff Capital

Jerry Jones- and John Goff-Backed GameSquare Esports Merges With Streaming Platform

by | Dec 13, 2022
Toronto-based GameSquare announced a merger agreement last week with Engine Gaming & Media, a data-driven gaming, media, and influencer marketing platform company. The all-stock deal could give the combined company "an audience and reach as large as any gaming and esports company currently in the market," management said. Jerry Jones and John Goff will continue to be the largest investors of the combined entity, with the Jones family and Goff Capital holding "significant" board representation.
MORE
Techstars’ Demo Day Brings Health Tech Pioneers to Historic Fort Worth Stockyards
10 startups will make history themselves as part of the world’s first physical health accelerator. Techstars Demo Day is the culmination of Techstars Physical Health Fort Worth Accelerator. It signifies more than a year of planning and a lifetime of dreaming, innovating, and disrupting industries for the 10 startups.
MORE
Venture Dallas Brings ‘the Premier Venture Capital Conference in North Texas’ to George W. Bush Presidential Center this November
by | Oct 4, 2022
Venture Dallas 2022—a full-day conference to be held Nov. 3 at the George W. Bush Presidential Center—will connect investors from all over the U.S with the “best founders in our region” with the goal of sparking “collisions” and “meaningful connections," co-founder Aaron Pierce says. He adds that those could potentially lead to fundings—and successful exits. Here's a look at why the North Texas startup and VC scene is hopping, and what Venture Dallas 2022 could mean for you.
MORE
Follow the Money: Book.io Aims to Put E-Books on the Blockchain with New Funding, Tech Startup Kalpa Aims to Raise $1M, and More
by | Sep 30, 2022
In this week’s North Texas deal flow, you’ll also find news about crowdfunding platform Harvest Return landing $2.5M; Supply’s acquisition by Foundry Brands; Moss Adams acquiring local CPA firm Kurtz & Company P.C.; Tri Global Energy being acquired for $270M by Canada's Enbridge; and more.
MORE

Gamified Exercise, Medical Devices, and More: 10 Startups Bring Their Ideas to Techstars Physical Health Fort Worth Accelerator

by | Sep 15, 2022
The inaugural Techstars Physical Health Fort Worth Accelerator is kicking off with 10 startups who come from all over the map—from Dallas to cities across the U.S. as well as Canada, Switzerland, and Germany. They'll be taking up residence in Fort Worth for an "intensive" 13-week mentorship program that makes each eligible for $120,000 in seed funding from the UNT Health Science Center and Goff Capital. “We believe that Fort Worth can become the physical health innovation capital of the world, and this is an incredible next step to making that vision a reality,” says Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams, president of UNT HSC.
MORE
The Last Word: John Goff on Why GameSquare Is Moving its HQ to The Star
Toronto-based GameSquare Esports acquired Frisco's Complexity Gaming in June 2021. Since launching in 2003, Complexity has won over 140 esports championships in nearly 30 games, and is headquartered at The Star in Frisco.
MORE
The Techstar team briefed the Fort Worth City Council on the new accelerator program Tuesday. [Courtesy photo]
Techstars’ Fort Worth Program Puts Out Last Call for Applicants Ahead of Fall Accelerator
by | May 3, 2022
The Techstars Physical Health accelerator has an application deadline of May 11 for its 13-week program this fall, where 10 companies will be eligible to receive up to $120,000 in seed funding capital from the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and Goff Capital, in addition to mentorship and programming.
MORE
State of Entrepreneurship 2022: More Than $2 Billion Invested in North Texas Entrepreneurs Last Year
by | Mar 14, 2022
It's the second year in a row to surpass $1 billion, said Trey Bowles at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center's annual State of Entrepreneurship event.
MORE

Techstars Seeks Physical Therapy-Focused Startups for Its First North Texas Cohort in Fort Worth

by | Feb 25, 2022
Applications opened to startups everywhere on Tuesday.
MORE
The Techstar team briefed the Fort Worth City Council on the new accelerator program Tuesday. [Courtesy photo]
Public-Private Partners Bring Global Investment Platform Techstars to Fort Worth, Name Managing Director
by | Feb 22, 2022
Trey Bowles, a longtime startup champion in DFW, will helm Fort Worth's Techstars physical therapy-focused accelerator.  "It's a big win for the region," Bowles says. "Customers and capital are the things that help startups grow." 

Techstars Physical Health Fort Worth is the first accelerator for Techstars in North Texas—and the "first true accelerator in Fort Worth," says HSC's Cameron Cushman, a key player in attracting the program.
MORE
Dallas-Based Alto is Going 100% Electric as It Expands to Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley
by | Jan 4, 2022
Six months after a $45 million Series B raise, Alto will be a coast-to-coast company by end of this month. It now aims to transform its fleet of owned rideshare vehicles to 100% electric by the end of 2023, with a network of EV Ops Centers keeping them charged, maintained, and ready. The first center is being built now near its Dallas HQ.
MORE