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Tech Talk and ‘Meaningful Connections’: 10 Takeaways From Venture Dallas 2022

by | Nov 7, 2022
At last week's Venture Dallas conference, more than 300 VCs, angel investors, startups, and business leaders gathered for a showcase of North Texas' entrepreneurial and venture ecosystem. Here's a look at the highlights—from Troy Aikman saying "There are no shortcuts" to Alto Founder Will Coleman on the power of doing "the opposite" to Mark Cuban's "ready, fire, aim" approach. “Regions like Texas and Dallas-Fort Worth, we’re the model for the rest of the nation on how to get things done," Ross Perot Jr. said at the conference kickoff.
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SXSW’s 2023 ‘PanelPicker’ Opens For Voting—and DFW Companies Are Vying to Take the Stage
by | Aug 10, 2022
South by Southwest has opened its 2023 "PanelPicker" for crowd-sourced community voting through August 21. You could be among the people who vote to decide which panelists will take the stage next March at SXSW. Out of the thousands of session proposals up for voting, many have Dallas-area ties. We share just 10 of them—including ideas from Mark Cuban, the Dallas Cowboys, Venture Dallas, Dallas Innovation Alliance, CollateralEdge, Kanarys, Zirtue, Masterplan, and more.
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Dallas Fintech Names Industry Heavyweights to Advisory Board After Oversubscribed $3.5M Seed Round
by | Oct 20, 2021
Dallas VC-turned-entrepreneur Joe Beard and financier Joel Radtke are innovating debt capital delivery at CollateralEdge.

It's a mission: The founders want to reduce the barriers for businesses to access lower-cost bank financing. By partnering with the banks, the founders can solve problems for all stakeholders with their tech solution that's backed by high-powered capital partners.
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‘The Next Fintech Unicorn’: Dallas-Based CollateralEdge Emerges From Stealth With $3.5M and a Stellar Investor Group
VC-turned-entrepreneur Joe Beard and financier Joel Radtke co-founded the new fintech to solve a "massive problem" in middle-market lending. CollateralEdge aims to help community and regional banks overcome collateral shortfalls, improve credit risk management, and drive profitable, long-term customer relationships. Capital partners include VC firm Perot Jain, Capital Factory CEO Josh Baer, and Kneeland Youngblood, the founding partner of Pharos Capital Group.
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The State of North Texas VC: Insights from 4 Insiders

by | Apr 23, 2019
The first quarter figures are out for venture capital investing in Dallas-Fort Worth and the rest of the state. We take a look at how North Texas fared, with insights from some of the region's top VCs.
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Alyce Alston: ‘Let’s Be Really Clear. The State of Entrepreneurship is Strong in DFW’
by | Apr 4, 2019
Also at the SOE19 event, The DEC announces a partnership with the North Texas Angel Network, Craig Hall remembers Herb Kelleher, Mike Rawlings looks at the city's history of innovation, Dumb Money talks success on YouTube, and the Dallas Startup Evangelist of the year is named.
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