Scott Harper

Cypress Growth Capital’s Oversubscribed Fund V Hits $60M in 43 Days Amid Firm’s Unprecedented Deal Activity

by | May 22, 2024
With 10 investments in the past 15 months and another deal expected to close soon, Cypress Growth Capital is expanding its team to support its growing portfolio. The Dallas-based private equity firm recently welcomed new partner Cliff Sentell with the launch of its fifth fund—and looks to make additional hires in the near term.
Venture Titans Gather at Circle T Ranch to Power North Texas’ ‘Next-Level’ Growth
by | Nov 9, 2023
The exclusive Circle T Ranch reception—an annual highlight of the Venture Dallas franchise—drew founders and funders for pivotal connections and conversations. But the headliner unfolded on stage as Anurag Jain, Hill Perot, and Brendan Gaffey strategized the future of the startup and venture ecosystem in North Texas.
The Last Word: Dialexa’s Scott Harper on Founders Who Can’t Handle the Truth
by | Nov 6, 2023
Mizzen+Main Founder and Chairman Kevin Lavelle caused a bit of a stir on LinkedIn recently when he wrote candidly about the need for venture capitalists to provide feedback to founders— especially when they're passing on a pitch. 
‘Innovation Meets Investment’: Venture Dallas Sets Sights on National Stage with New Branding, Expanded 2023 Summit
by | Sep 27, 2023
The rebrand "marks the start of our next chapter of growth," says Venture Dallas Chair Aaron Pierce. The nonprofit's 2023 summit, backed by JPMorgan Chase and Perot Jain, is set for October 25.

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.
How IoT, Artificial Intelligence will Affect Our Future
by | Nov 2, 2016
The future looks amazing yet scary, too, as people sacrifice privacy for convenience and rely on AI to handle repetitive tasks.
The Future of the
Internet of Things
by | Aug 24, 2016
Digital Fight Club, Fight 2 | Scott Harper (Dialexa) vs Nathan Huntoon (Pepsi/Frito-Lay)
Dialexa co-founders Scott Harper,CEO, (upper left) and Mark Haidar, Chairman, (center) win EY Emerging Technology Entrepreneurs of the Year 2016 Southwest Award.
Dialexa Co-founders Earn EY Emerging Tech Honor
by | Jun 28, 2016
The Dallas firm is known for creating world-class tech products.