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Dallas’ Foundry Brands Is Building a Portfolio of ‘Micro-Tribe’ Direct-to-Consumer Businesses

by | Oct 13, 2022
Launched last year with $100 million in debt-free equity capital, Dallas-based Foundry Brands is an acquisition platform that aims to amass a portfolio of 30 to 50 direct-to-consumer e-commerce brands. It's already acquired eight—most recently the Fort Worth-based men’s grooming product company, Supply. Co-founder Matt Rhodes told Dallas Innovates that Foundry seeks brands who've developed "micro-tribes." “Ultimately, we're looking to be a multibillion-dollar business," Rhodes told us.
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IBM Acquires Dallas’ Dialexa to Tap Its Product Engineering Expertise
by | Sep 22, 2022
From hanging hula hoops on its ceilings for drone races to designing a lawn-mowing robot app to developing a platform that trains human brains, Dallas-based Dialexa does things different. Now—with its acquisition by IBM Consulting—it will help one of the world's leading tech companies deepen its product engineering expertise. "IBM and Dialexa's shared vision for delivering industry-defining digital products could be a game changer," says Scott Harper, Dialexa's co-founder and CEO.
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A Slice of Fashion: Plano-Based Pizza Hut Drops Tastewear Line
by | Jul 27, 2021
Pizza Hut has innovated pizza, so why not innovate consumer fashion too? Now you can wear the pepperoni-slice necklace of your dreams ($19.99), impress friends poolside in Pizza Hut slides ($24.99), get full-on crusty with a Pizza Hut tracksuit ($99.99), and more.
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DI People: Match Group, DRC, Poo~Pourri, Interlock Partners, Exxon Mobil Make Moves
by | Oct 2, 2020
In this week's roundup of hires and promotions in North Texas, you'll also find news from Pizza Hut, Revint, HealthMine, Suffolk, OneDay, and more.
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Women’s Foodservice Forum to Honor 3 ‘Industry Titans’ With North Texas Ties

by | Dec 17, 2018
Joseph DePinto, Wyman Roberts, and Greg Creed are among 35 foodservice industry leaders who will be recognized by the Dallas-based WFF.
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Follow the Money: TPG Raises $12B for Flagship Fund; Pizza Hut Acquires Online Ordering Platform
by | Dec 8, 2018
Also, you'll find news about deals involving Cypress Growth Capital, D.R. Horton, Aspira, ECi Sofware Solutions, Ryan, and Accenture in this roundup of activity by companies and investors with ties to North Texas.
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Ben Lamm and Andrew Busey founded Conversable in 2016. [Photo: Conversable]
Texas AI Company Conversable Acquired by LivePerson
by | Oct 1, 2018
Conversable will join LivePerson in "taking conversational commerce to the 'Main Street' market," according to Conversable co-founder Ben Lamm. Conversation technology is a “transformative interface,” he says.
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By the Numbers: Tech Roots Give DFW the Edge in UX/UI Boom
by | Sep 28, 2018
The user experience sector is exploding in Dallas-Fort Worth. That's a good pairing with the region's history as a high-tech hotbed.
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Teaching the Next Evolution of UX Design Thinking

by | Sep 27, 2018
Multi-dimensional UX: Preston McCauley has been working to help UX professionals discover new ways to approach the craft.
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Cassini Nazir is the director of design and research for the ArtSciLab at the University of Texas at Dallas. [Photo: UTD]
Societal Urgency: UTD’s Cassini Nazir on the First-Person Experience
by | Sep 27, 2018
It would make sense that the best education in user-experience would involve a first-person experience. It's about finding needs and figuring out how to fill them.
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The University of Texas at Dallas School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (ATEC) program. [Photo: UTD]
A Look Into the Future: Industry Leaders Say Universities Provide UX Firepower
by | Sep 27, 2018
From developing autonomous trucks to incorporating science and the arts, universities in Dallas-Fort Worth are churning out UX-perts
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Spacee founder Skip Howard wrote the code for the computer vision technology that allows individuals to interact with surfaces, which display information in response. [Photo: Spacee]
XR: 4 North Texas Companies ‘Extend the Experience’
by | Sep 26, 2018
In a service economy, winners will be companies who can best anticipate customer needs and can provide the best customer experience. Enter Extended Reality: Here are some DFW companies making bets on its future.
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Site Selection Ranks DFW No. 1 Most Competitive in Food & Beverage

by | May 25, 2018
The impact of the more than 15,000 food and beverage businesses in DFW is substantial, accounting for roughly 370,000 local jobs. And, DFW remains a center of invention in one of the most competitive sectors in the nation.
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Pizza Hut Exec During US India Chamber Tech Conference: ‘Security is as Strong as the Weakest Link’
by | May 14, 2018
Technology leaders gathered Friday to discuss the latest trends, legislations, and opportunities across industries including cybersecurity and protecting growing amounts of data.
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How Large Corporations, Nonprofits Face Challenges of New Technologies
by | Apr 6, 2018
Representatives from American Airlines, Pizza Hut, Hypergiant, and the United Way to Metropolitan Dallas talk about how digital innovation affects their organizations.
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Pizza Hut Fundraising Campaign Targets Global Literacy
by | Feb 27, 2018
The fundraising campaign runs through April 15, supporting the company’s goal of transforming the lives of 100 million people in 10 years through reading.
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