Perot Jain

Dallas-Based Worlds Raises $21.2M to Help Build the Industrial Metaverse

Worlds' platform brings AI-based automation directly into the ground-floor operations of large industrial companies—with IoT sensors, people, and processes all coming together inside a live digital twin. Companies can then reimagine their operations in ways that were previously impossible, co-founder and CEO Dave Copps says. "We're fortunate because what we built is the right thing to have at the right time," Copps told us. "I think we're really in the catbird seat right now."
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Grata Raises $6M in Seed Funding for Recognition Platform, Adds Industry Experts to Executive Team
by | Dec 16, 2022
Founded in 2019 by Mark Bunting, Grata is a first-of-its-kind online platform for consumers to convey recognition directly to a brand's frontline employees in real-time. The company said that investors who have joined to support the success of Grata include Capital Factory, Clutch, Hall Group, and Perot Jain. The startup has assembled a team of entrepreneurial veterans and industry experts including Patrick Brandt, Wesley Bryan, Allison Swope, and John Rabara.
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Anurag Jain Shares the Seven Trends Shaping Innovation and His Investment Strategy
by | Nov 8, 2022
Anurag Jain and longtime business partner Ross Perot Jr. talked about the region's high growth with a roundup of innovators and investors at Circle T Ranch in Fort Worth's AllianceTexas development. The VIP reception was the prelude to the 2022 Venture Dallas conference—and one of the most coveted invitations in town.
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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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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.
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Follow the Money: Sherman Lands $5B Silicon Wafer Plant; Dallas Investment Firm Raising $35M Fund, Robotics Startup Raises $14.6M from Local VCs, and More
by | Jun 24, 2022
Plus, Primoris Services acquires PLH Group for $470M; Keurig Dr Pepper acquires rights to non-alcoholic cocktail brand; Harvest Returns raises $4M for new fund; and more North Texas deals.
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Follow the Money: Mobile Fuel Startup Raises $125M, Engineering Firm Eyes SPAC Merger, Dallas VC Firm Raises $80M, and More
by | May 31, 2022
Plus, Fort Worth-based Harvest Returns looks to raise $2.5 million; Sentiero Ventures invests in Geminus.ai; Frisco firm launches two ETFs on Nasdaq; and more North Texas deals.
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Fuel Delivery Startup with Fort Worth Ties Lands $125M to Push for Renewable, Alternative Options
by | May 26, 2022
Launched in 2014 out of Fort Worth's AllianceTexas development, Booster provides delivery of traditional and alternative fuels to fleets, corporate campuses, and retail properties.

The $125M funding round included a longtime Booster backer—Dallas-based venture capital firm Perot Jain.
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Retail, Tech, and Innovation Leaders Join North Texas AR Startup’s New Advisory Board

by | Apr 6, 2022
Spacee, a computer vision- and AI-powered augmented reality company, has unveiled a new three-person advisory board in a moment that founder and CEO Skip Howard calls “critical.”
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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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DFW Leaders Discuss How COVID-19 Has Fueled Innovation in Health Care, Philanthropy, and More

by | Oct 12, 2020
"The downside of a pandemic is that it's frightening. The good thing is, sometimes it speeds up things that probably needed to happen. Like telemedicine," Nicole Small, CEO of LH Capital/Lyda Hill Philanthropies, said during the event.
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Children’s Health Innovators Program Lifts Veil on Health Care Research and Breakthroughs
by | Oct 6, 2020
Health Wildcatters CEO Hubert Zajicek, Perot Jain Principal Cindy Revol, Lyda Hill Philanthropies CEO Nicole Small, and others will be on a panel about how the health care and tech industries have been innovative during COVID-19 as part of the new Children’s Health program launch on Oct. 8.
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Venture Dallas’ Event Sponsors Prepare for 34-Day Virtual Pitch Conference
by | Sep 9, 2020
Meet the supporters of Venture Dallas' upcoming month-long virtual experience that connects Texas founders with active investors. They say now is an ideal time to build the startup ecosystem, investment opportunities, and new relationships.
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Get Shift Done COVID-19
Get Shift Done: New North Texas Fund Puts Hospitality Workers Hit by COVID-19 Back to Work—at Nonprofits
by | Mar 18, 2020
The initiative is the brainchild of business leaders Anurag Jain and Patrick Brandt.
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