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DSW Dispatches: Investors Offer Tips on Navigating the Changing Startup Economy

by | Aug 11, 2022
At Dallas Startup Week today, three leading early-stage investors offered tips on how founders should pivot in today's shifting economy. Perkins Coie's Valeska Pederson Hintz, LiveOak Venture Partners’ Mike Marcantonio, and S3 Ventures' Eric Engineer shared insights and advice. Despite the downturn, "If you've got a capital-efficient, growing business that has strong unit economics, at the end of the day that business is fundable, and that's what we're looking for," Marcantonio said.
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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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Dallas-Based Nada Closes $8.1M Seed Round to Make Real Estate Investments More Accessible to All
by | Jul 27, 2022
Nada's Cityfunds enable people to invest in single-family rental homes and fractionally invest in owner-occupied homes in Dallas, Austin, and Miami. With the new funding, Nada plans to expand Cityfunds to six new cities, grow its Oak Lawn-based staff to around 60, and develop a home equity-accessing debit card.

“We fundamentally believe that we can make a material difference to people's lives by making real estate as an asset more accessible,” co-founder and CEO John Green told Dallas Innovates.
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Follow the Money: Backflip Lands $35M Funding Package, TPG’s Impact Arm Is Raising New Fund, Mark Cuban Makes Two Investments, and More
by | May 6, 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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Mercado Labs Gets $3.2M in Seed Funding for Global Supply Chain’s ‘First Mile’

by | Jan 29, 2020
Mercado's platform "brings order to your imports" by optimizing the first 120 days of the supply chain. The Dallas-based tech startup said the recent funding will be used for new product development and marketing outreach.
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LiveOak Venture Partners Closes $105M Fund for Investing in Texas Startups
by | Apr 9, 2019
The firm's partners have a strong track record of investing in Dallas-Fort Worth startups that dates back nearly 20 years.
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Making People Better: AI Startup AmplifAI Raises $3.9M to Accelerate Market Growth
by | Mar 15, 2019
AmplifAI combines artificial intelligence with customer data to improve employee satisfaction. The new capital from Naya Ventures, LiveOak Venture Partners, and Capital Factory will get the startup closer to real-time assistance.
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