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Barnston Agtech showed off its swarm farming robotic driverless tractors at the Barnstorm R&D Center in a recent YouTube video. [Video screenshot]

Robotic Agtech Startup Closes $217K Equity Raise for ‘Barnstorming’ Autonomous Tractor Swarms via Fort Worth’s Harvest Returns

by | Dec 28, 2022
Barnstorm Agtech, a Canadian startup developing driverless robotic tractors known as 'Barnstormers,' has closed on a $217,500 equity capital raise through Fort Worth-based Harvest Returns' investment platform.

The company, co-founded by a fourth-generation farmer and a robotics expert, plans to deploy 'swarms' of the tractors as a service to farmers in the U.S. Midwest and Canadian Prairies to address chronic labor scarcity and other "pain points" of traditional tractor systems.
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Plano Multifamily Investment Firm BKE Capital Rebrands as APTVEST
by | Nov 15, 2022
The newly rebranded APTVEST says it evaluates, buys, renovates, and manages North Texas multifamily properties in-house. Its online platform enables investors to place funds in multifamily properties with "the click of a button," with historical investment minimums of $25K to $100K per investor. “As we surveyed the multifamily investment industry trajectory, we felt it necessary to brand up and think about the future," said Kevin Parrish, APTVEST founder and co-managing partner.
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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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Republic Cities Is Launching Its Investment Platform For Community Capital in Dallas
by | Nov 16, 2020
Republic is a funding platform that allows startups to raise up to $1 million from anyone—friends, family, fans, and the general public. The Republic Cities Dallas launch means that local startups can now be highlighted on the platform and participate in a campaign raise. Interested entrepreneurs can apply now (and check out the launch event on Nov. 19).
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Caris Life Sciences Raises $310M to Continue Rapidly Growing in the Precision Medicine Market

by | Oct 27, 2020
The growth capital will allow Caris to advance its position as a leading tumor profiling company that aims to reinvent cancer care.
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SMU Venture Capital Event Aims to Connect Innovators With VC Leaders
by | Oct 1, 2020
Entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, and others can register now for VC University LIVE where they can unlock their venture finance skills and build their networks in Dallas and beyond.
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StackPath Has a New CTO and ‘The Timing Could Not Be Any Better,’ CEO Kip Turco says
by | Sep 2, 2020
With a recent round of Series B funding and a new CTO, the fast-growing firm is ready for the global expansion of its edge-computing platform.
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Venture Dallas Announces Month-Long Virtual Experience to Connect Texas Startups and Investors Across the Country
by | Aug 5, 2020
Venture Dallas 2020 is "not your typical virtual conference." The 34-day event is an experience—one that will connect companies and investors with a curated networking platform. Applications are now open to participate.
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ReCode Therapeutics

Dallas Biopharma ReCode Therapeutics Gets $80M Series A Investment for Lung Disease Drugs

by | Mar 27, 2020
The investment from multiple sources, including local early-stage investor Hunt Technology Ventures, is the largest funding round by a startup this year in Dallas-Fort Worth.
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Green Bond Toyota
Toyota’s $750M Green Bond Backs Buying, Leasing Environmentally Friendly Vehicles
by | Feb 14, 2020
Toyota sees green bonds—this one being their fifth—as an important tool to fund the sale of environmentally friendly vehicles, while providing an attractive option for sustainability investors.
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Follow the Money: Crescent Raises $24.6M for Fund; Geoforce Sells Majority Stake; NTT Data Services Makes Acquisition
by | Dec 19, 2019
In this weekly roundup of funding, merger, and acquisition activity in North Texas, you'll also find news about Mark Cuban, Crestline Investors, Maverick Fitness Holdings, Texas Ventures, MoneyGram, Caregiver Inc., Vertical Communications, and Strait Lane Capital.
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Follow the Money: MacFarlan Raises $8.65M, MoneyGram Gets $20M, NTT Data Buys Austin IT Firm
by | Dec 5, 2019
In this weekly roundup of funding, merger, and acquisition activity involving companies in North Texas, you’ll also find news from RevTech, BARBRI Inc., McMillan Insurance Group, Liberty Trust Company, Emergent Cold, and Frito-Lay.
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Deep Ellum Cool Streets

Deep Ellum Among Top 20 ‘Cool Streets’ in North America, New Report Says

by | Oct 8, 2019
Deep Ellum’s ‘gritty, authentic feel’ lures everyone from small retailers to giant tech firms like Uber.
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Private Investors Find Polte’s Location Platform for $12.5M Investment
by | Oct 1, 2019
With its patented alternative to GPS, Polte leverages widely available 4G and 5G networks to help manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of goods effectively track and manage millions of assets.
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Venture Dallas: Big-Name Speakers Talk Tech, Funding, and Growth in Dallas-Fort Worth
Read about what you may have missed from panels and individual presentations.
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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.
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