Gig Wage Hires LTK Founding Member to Lead the Launch of Its First Consumer Product

by | Dec 20, 2021
It's been dubbed the creator economy, freelancer economy, gig economy, independent economy—but to Gig Wage, it's just becoming the economy. In 2022 the Dallas-based fintech will be hyperfocused on its next phase of growth in a booming industry in need of its seamless, reliable banking platform. Kristen Blum, the new senior director of strategic brand initiatives, will be at the center of that.
Dallas-Based Creator Economy Pioneer LTK Raises $300M from SoftBank
by | Nov 22, 2021
The investment values LTK, formerly rewardStyle, at $2 billion. The fashion-forward tech innovator plans to use the capital to rapidly grow its team and accelerate its multifaceted, influencer-driven marketplace for creators, brands, and shoppers.
Nails, Net Worth & Networking: How Amber Venz Box Is Empowering Women Through New Ventures
by | Jun 16, 2021
A decade ago, Amber Venz Box founded rewardStyle and completely redefined the way influencers monetize their original digital content. Her newest business, Cherry, is on its way to doing the same—the app provides on-demand nail services from professional technicians, with the intent to support economic mobility for low-income women and their families. With a recent partnership from United Way Metropolitan Dallas, the organization's first impact investment in a for-profit venture, the app is now offered in all of Texas' zip codes.
Industry Veteran Joins rewardStyle to Lead Coveted App to Exponential Growth
by | Sep 16, 2020
Catherine “Kit” Ulrich, the former CPO of WeightWatchers and Shutterstock and the youngest-ever CPO of a publicly traded company, is the new general manager of rewardStyle's fast-growing influencer-driven consumer shopping app.
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DI People: RoboKind, rewardStyle, Jacobs, and Idea Grove Make Leadership Announcements

by | Nov 19, 2019
In this weekly roundup of leadership and executive moves by companies in North Texas, you’ll also find news from Medecision, Magna5, the Panther Island project, Frost Bank, RAVE Restaurant Group, HollyFrontier, and Gateway First Bank.
Influencer Firm rewardStyle Gets an Industry Veteran as its New CTO
by | Nov 18, 2019
Bill Bodin is bringing three decades of experience, including from working at IBM and Kony, to the Dallas-headquartered global influencer marketing firm.
North Texas Businesses Embrace Design Thinking To Tackle Their Challenges
by | May 15, 2019
Leaders from AT&T, BBVA Compass, Frito-Lay, Imaginuity, rewardStyle, and Toyota North America gathered at the Dallas Regional Chamber to discuss how they’re applying design thinking to advance their companies’ missions.
Dallas Invents: 147 Patents Granted for Week of May 7
by | May 14, 2019
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Bank of America's dynamic employee security risk scoring, Dolby Laboratories' optical system for image projectors, Freeflight Acquisitions' autonomous anonymity system, IBM's video sentiment analysis tool for video messaging,Peloton Therapeutics' methods of treating pulmonary arterial hypertension, Siemens Healthcare's image-based tumor phenotyping with machine learning from synthetic data, and STMicroelectronics' zero standby power for powerline communication devices

Dallas Invents: 136 Patents Granted for Week of April 23

by | May 1, 2019
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Hammond Development's system for enabling a communication device to remotely execute an application, Amazon's technology for job processing using a public service network, University of Arkansas' new white wine grape plant named "Opportunity," Textron Innovations' takeoff/landing touchdown protection management system, Tuesday Morning's cookware lid with basting projections, Olaeris' battery status and failure detector, 3i AVI's computerized exchange network, and an unassigned patent for hair-cutting techniques for an automated hair-cutting system.
Dallas Invents: 115 Patents Granted for Week of April 16
by | Apr 24, 2019
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 14 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: AT&T's augmented reality visual Wi-Fi signal, Bank of America's autonomous software containers, Genband's method for blocking notification messages during screen sharing, Linear Labs' brushless electric motor/generator, Sabre's tokenized data security, Phazr's window-installed wireless communications device, Conduent's method for video-based detection of drive-offs and walk-offs
Dallas Invents: 145 Patents Granted for Week of April 9
by | Apr 17, 2019
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros. 
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Dallas Invents: 129 Patents Granted for Week of April 2
by | Apr 10, 2019
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Velos Media's device for decoding a video bitstream; Apple's cylindrical compact computing system; State Farm's detection of anomalous computer behavior; Texas Instruments' estimation of time to collision in a computer vision system; USAA's monitoring systems and methods for personal safety; Toyota's smart necklace with stereo vision and onboard processing; and Watchguard's system for peer-to-peer operation of multiple recording devices
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Dallas Invents: 87 Patents Granted for Week of March 19

by | Mar 27, 2019
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Capital One's asset tracking systems US Concrete's concrete with a reduced surface drying time Toyota's integrated truck bed washing system MoneyGram's promotion generation engine for a money transfer system McAfee's system for calculating an object's trust level Dr Pepper/Seven Up's sweet taste improving compositions
Dallas Invents: 97 Patents Granted for Week of March 12
by | Mar 20, 2019
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 12 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: • Futurewei Technologies' foldable mobile device • IBM's cognitive geofencing • Lockheed Martin's aircraft laser detector • Uniloc's pedestrian traffic monitoring and analysis
Startup Couples: How These Entrepreneurial Duos Bet it All on Business
by | Mar 15, 2019
Success, challenges, family, and business—North Texas' entrepreneurial couples take it all in stride. Meet the duos behind HaxIot, Once-Kids, Dialexa and Rosy, ShearShare, and rewardStyle, and see how they're doing it all together.
Platooning trucks create “road trains” where two or more trucks follow each other closely. Paccar’s platooning light fence system may communicate to passenger vehicles that trucks are traveling as a team to discourage cut-ins or cut-offs. [Illustration: Fig. 1, Patent No. 10220768 via USPTO. Background: Dallas Innovates.]
Dallas Invents: 148 Patents Granted for Week of March 5
by | Mar 13, 2019
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: • Toyota's vehicle bumper damage indication • Bell's aircraft with manned and unmanned flight modes • University of Texas' methods for light-dependent gene regulation • Conduent Business Services' system for optimizing passenger pick up • Amazon's system for impairment issues of distributed hosts • Paccar's platooning light fence system for trucks