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Mark Cuban-Backed Opioid Recovery Startup Sonara Health Raises $3M for Medication Monitoring Platform

by | Oct 5, 2022
Founded in 2020, Dallas-based Sonara Health has a big mission: "We want to end the opioid epidemic and save lives." To help tackle it, Sonara secured a patent last month for a take-home methadone monitoring system. With the new funding and earlier support from backers including Mark Cuban, the startup has raised $5M to date. "In a world where we send billionaires to space in reusable rockets, I thought we ought to be able to create a solution that helps patients with opioid use disorder to get their daily medication in a way that does not disrupt their daily lives," said CEO Michael Giles, M.D.
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Mortgage Comparison Startup Confer Moves HQ From San Francisco to McKinney
by | Sep 15, 2022
Confer, whose app platform lets mortgage shoppers compare multiple mortgage offers, has found a new home in the Serendipity Labs coworking space in McKinney's Craig Ranch. It aims to open its platform to brokers, banks, and lenders in order to help them provide a plug-and-play model to give more options to borrowers. It's now looking to raise a $4 million seed funding round. “The end goal is to guide buyers in making a conscious and intelligent decision,” says Yatin Karnik, Confer's founder and CEO.
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Dallas-Based Nada Closes $8.1M Seed Round to Make Real Estate Investments More Accessible to All
by | Jul 27, 2022
Nada's Cityfunds enable people to invest in single-family rental homes and fractionally invest in owner-occupied homes in Dallas, Austin, and Miami. With the new funding, Nada plans to expand Cityfunds to six new cities, grow its Oak Lawn-based staff to around 60, and develop a home equity-accessing debit card.

“We fundamentally believe that we can make a material difference to people's lives by making real estate as an asset more accessible,” co-founder and CEO John Green told Dallas Innovates.
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The Techstar team briefed the Fort Worth City Council on the new accelerator program Tuesday. [Courtesy photo]

Public-Private Partners Bring Global Investment Platform Techstars to Fort Worth, Name Managing Director

by | Feb 22, 2022
Trey Bowles, a longtime startup champion in DFW, will helm Fort Worth's Techstars physical therapy-focused accelerator.  "It's a big win for the region," Bowles says. "Customers and capital are the things that help startups grow." 

Techstars Physical Health Fort Worth is the first accelerator for Techstars in North Texas—and the "first true accelerator in Fort Worth," says HSC's Cameron Cushman, a key player in attracting the program.
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Dallas Fintech Zirtue Receives Investment From Northwestern Mutual, Bringing Its Total Seed Funding to $4M
by | Apr 27, 2021
The VC arm of Northwestern Mutual, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, invests in financial technology startups that are focused on historically underbanked and underfunded populations. That's Zirtue's bread and butter: The growing startup touts the first and only relationship-based lending app that drives financial inclusion and freedom.
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Dallas Proptech Founder: Industrial Assets Are More Than ‘Just a Box’
CEO Kyle Waldrep's fast-growth startup is using technology to streamline commercial real estate deals and give a birds-eye view of portfolios. It gained ground with the development of the first digital asset and lease management tool for the industrial sector.
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McKinney-Based Beauty Tech Startup ShearShare Closes $2.3 Million Seed Round
by | Nov 9, 2020
The announcement comes during a time of rapid financial growth for the company, as ShearShare reaches $3.4 million in overall funding.
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Tech-Focused On the Road Garage Gets $3M Seed Funding From Perot Foundation to Rebuild More Than Cars

by | Jul 21, 2020
Founded by social entrepreneur Michelle Corson, On the Road Garage intends to fix cars affordably, while tackling underemployment and transportation challenges among vulnerable populations. The first location in Irving is now open, and applications for technology-forward apprenticeships and training are online.
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Follow the Money: Mercado Labs Gets $3.2M, PLH Group Raises $25.7M, Three Agencies Merge to Form $500M Firm
by | Jan 30, 2020
In this weekly roundup of funding, merger, and acquisition activity involving businesses and organizations in North Texas, you’ll also find news from Hilltop Opportunity Partners, On the Road Lending, Mindstream Media, Southwest Media Group, Digital Addix, TPG Growth, Novaria Group, and Trilogy Circuits.
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Mercado Labs Gets $3.2M in Seed Funding for Global Supply Chain’s ‘First Mile’
by | Jan 29, 2020
Mercado's platform "brings order to your imports" by optimizing the first 120 days of the supply chain. The Dallas-based tech startup said the recent funding will be used for new product development and marketing outreach.
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Follow the Money: Toyota Invests $394M in Air Taxi Maker, TestFit Nets $2M Seed Round, Transplace Makes Acquisition
by | Jan 16, 2020
In this weekly roundup of funding, merger, and acquisition activity, you’ll also find news from TestFit, Valify, Pharos Capital, EDSCO Fasteners, and Dottid.
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Dallas PropTech Dottid Raises $3.85M in Seed Funding Round

by | Jan 13, 2020
The startup also recently hired a former Toyota Connected engineer as its new CTO and completed a pilot program with a major Texas developer.
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Follow the Money: Safe Harbor Marinas Gets $41M, Mooala Nets $8.3M; Improving Acquires Code Authority
by | Nov 7, 2019
In this weekly roundup of funding, merger, and acquisition activity involving North Texas businesses, you’ll also find news from Supply, Double Eagle Capital, RealPage, Madelinetosh, Bombardier, Vivify Health, Principal Solar, Zona Energy, ClubCorp, and Del Frisco’s.
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Follow the Money: Actuate Raises $3.9M, TPG Closes $14B in Funds; Sabre Acquires Radixx
by | Oct 17, 2019
In this weekly roundup of funding, merger, and acquisition activity involving companies and investors with ties to North Texas, you’ll also find news from Solovis, Traveller Capital, SSE Holdco, Sanara MedTech, Bios Partners, Mark Cuban, Nebula Healthcare, HMS Holdings, The Living Company, Sun Holdings, BBG, and Eyevance Pharmaceuticals.
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Package Delivery Startup Fetch Raises $10.5M in Series A Funding
by | Sep 26, 2019
Fetch operates local warehouses, where it accepts all deliveries then provides scheduled, door-to-door service directly to apartment residents. The funding backs its national expansion. 
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