Sarah-Allen Preston

The Last Word: Afloat’s Sarah-Allen Preston on Why She Launched Her Dallas-Based Gifting App

by | Apr 26, 2023
Last year, Dallas Innovates introduced you to Preston just after the SMU grad had launched Afloat, an app that lets users send curated gifts from local retailers with same or next-day delivery.  Just over a year after launching, Afloat now has 10 employees, 12,000 users, and connections to 70 local business in Dallas and Kansas City, the Dallas Morning News reports—and is looking to raise $3 million in growth funding after earlier raising over $1.5 million.
Women of Innovation Dallas Startup Week 2022
Here’s What’s Happening at Dallas Startup Week’s Women of Innovation Summit
The Women's Innovation Summit during Dallas Startup Week celebrates women who transform their ideas and ambitions into a reality.

The summit, powered by Toyota Financial Services, features a dynamic group of leading visionaries to give all women in business greater insights and knowledge into the trends and possibilities of the future. The goal? To set women leaders up for success, says Toyota's Stacey Gee-Miller. Here's what you can look forward to on August 10.
Dallas-Based Gifting App Afloat Puts Local Shops Just a Tap Away
by | Feb 15, 2022
Afloat lets its app users send curated gifts from local retailers including Saint Bernard, The Gem, and Madison with same or next-day delivery. "At your fingertips, you can give gifts, support local businesses, and reinforce relationships," its SMU grad founder Sarah-Allen Preston says.