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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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Digital Training: Dallas Startup Skyllful Keeps Frontline Workers and Remote Professionals Up to Date on Essential Tech
by | Nov 23, 2020
In the ongoing pandemic, Skyllful co-founder and CEO Justin Lake is working to bridge the gap between new apps and rates of adoption by frontline workers due to poor training and rapid change.
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This New Texas-Based BioSecurity Company Is On a Mission to Protect All Businesses From COVID-19
by | Nov 2, 2020
Born from COVID-19, ReturnSafe is a new company that wants to help educational institutions, nonprofits, long term care and nursing home facilities, sport event venues, and more safely open. Its holistic platform incorporates the best breed of technologies, from thermo temperature readings to Bluetooth contact-tracing, to give administrators access and information in the event that an employee tests positive.
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Frisco-Based TUBBR Raises Angel Funding to Support the Launch of its Beta
by | Oct 21, 2020
TUBBR is a new social network that aims to give the control back to the users. The platform allows people to see and share what they want—and potentially get paid for it. With the new funding, founders are preparing for a January beta launch.
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Southlake BioTech Startup Gets $10M Grant from CPRIT for Technology That ‘Lights Up’ Cancer

by | Aug 20, 2020
OncoNano Medicine, a spinout of University of Texas Southwestern, uses pH as a biomarker to detect metastatic cancer. Its technology, which visualizes a tumor, could be a gamechanger.
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MassChallenge Texas: This Frisco-based Voice-Enabled Platform Helps Seniors Age in Place
by | Aug 5, 2020
More than 90 percent of senior citizens would prefer to age right where they are. Briocare's smart voice technology allows them to do that, while providing caregivers with peace of mind.
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Match Group’s BLK Dating App Lets Users Sound Off on Social and Cultural Issues through New Initiative
by | Aug 4, 2020
The #BLKVoices initiative gives the Dallas-based dating app's users a chance to have conversations that impact their life beyond the dating world.
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Dallas Entrepreneur Develops App To Help Laid Off Workers Connect with State Unemployment Agencies
by | Aug 3, 2020
After being laid off due to the economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis, John McCarley created Stay A-OK, a platform that helps people call state unemployment offices, banks, airlines, and telephone companies while saving time.
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Dallas’ Mercado Gets $2.5M Investment for its ‘First Mile’ International Supply Chain Platform

by | Jul 21, 2020
Mercado brings the world of international trade into the digital age by transforming the global supply chain. That's been especially important in the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Clinical-Stage Biotech Expands From Silicon Valley to the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth
by | Jul 13, 2020
CAGE Bio—currently a resident at Johnson & Johnson Innovation—uses a proprietary platform to develop therapeutic products for dermatology, inflammation, and immunology.
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Now Streaming: Dallas-Based AfroLandTV is the New ‘Netflix for the Global Pan African Diaspora’
by | Jun 25, 2020
The newly launched streaming platform is the first to showcase original TV shows and movies that are African, African American, Black European, Caribbean, and Afro-Latino on a global scale.
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Frisco-Based Trivie Closes $5M Series A to Expand its Workforce Knowledge Retention Platform
by | Jun 24, 2020
Trivie plans to use the investment to bring its remote learning technology to Fortune 1000 companies in energy, manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare, and consumer goods.
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This Resell Platform Gives Couples a Cost-Effective Wedding Solution

by | Feb 21, 2020
Dallas-based Snag My Wedding—which recently competed on the TV show "Elevator Pitch"—helps brides cut costs for their big day.
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iDonate Receives New Funding to Grow its Digital Giving Platform for Nonprofits
by | Feb 11, 2020
The $8.7 million will allow iDonate to create an SaaS/payments solution that supports new tender types like Apple Pay and Google Wallet as well as international payments.
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Mobile Delivery App Brings Food Straight to Your Seat
by | Feb 4, 2020
iJustOrder's mobile engagement and e-commerce platform allows event attendees to place orders, make in-app payments, and get orders delivered directly to them.
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Ryder Expands Peer-to-Peer Truck Sharing Platform COOP to North Texas
by | Feb 3, 2020
Ryder allows people to safely share and rent trucks through its peer-to-peer truck sharing platform COOP by Ryder.
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