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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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Meet the Finalists: The Innovation Awards 2023, Presented by Dallas Innovates and D CEO
by | Nov 3, 2022
Now in its fourth year, the program from Dallas Innovates and D CEO honors 68 disruptors and trailblazers driving a new vision for innovation in North Texas. Finalists will be recognized in the January/February issue of D CEO magazine and online at DallasInnovates.com. Winners will be revealed at an exclusive awards event in January.
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Follow the Money: Dallas Unicorn Adds Cisco Investments as New Backer; Fort Worth Glove Maker Lands $58M for Facility, HQ Upgrades; and More
by | Jul 29, 2022
Plus: Southlake SPAC to take financial services firm public; real estate startup Nada Closes $8.1M seed round; Southlake PE firm is raising two biotech-focused funds; Jones family-backed investment firm acquires travel software company; and more North Texas deals.
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Plano Startup Nears Unicorn Status as It Helps Others Build on Blockchains
by | Jun 2, 2022
Launched in Palo Alto in 2018, InfStones relocated its HQ to Plano last year. With a goal of bringing the “AWS experience to Web3,” it's landed a new $66 million funding round and says it's nearing unicorn status—a designation for startups valued at $1 billion. “Our vision is to provide a rugged, easy-to-use Web3 environment to build a more transparent, intelligent world,” CEO Zhenwu Shi says.
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DI People: American Airlines, Mizzen+Main, Appspace, Copart, Island, Clear Street, and More Make Leadership Moves

by | Apr 1, 2022
In this week's roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you'll also find news from Recreational Realty, Island, The Food Hall Co., McKesson, TCU's Ralph Lowe Energy Institute, ClubCorp, Lone Star Analysis, Island, North Dallas Bank & Trust, Ranger Investment Management, Susan G. Komen, and Texas Security Bank.
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Follow the Money: Netflix Acquires Local Video Game Developer, Dallas Startup Becomes Unicorn, Alkami Makes its Largest Acquisition, and More
by | Mar 28, 2022
What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants and acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money.
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From left: Co-founder and CEO Mike Fey and co-founder and chief technology officer Dan Amiga. [Image: Islands]
Island Becomes Dallas’ Newest Unicorn Weeks After Emerging From Stealth
by | Mar 23, 2022
Island says it's creating the “desktop of the future" with its enterprise-focused browser built upon Chromium. Today it unveiled a $115 million Series B funding round led by Insight Partners, giving the startup a $1.3 billion valuation just weeks after it emerged from stealth.
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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.
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Dallas-Based Island Emerges from Stealth with Nearly $100M in funding, 100+ Employees

by | Feb 1, 2022
Island, an enterprise browser platform company, has landed nearly $100 million in funding from early-stage investors Insight Partners, Sequoia Capital, Cyberstarts, and Stripes. Its goal: to be "where today’s hybrid workforce lives."
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