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The first-ever AI 75 — the most innovative people in artificial intelligence in Dallas-Fort Worth — is revealed on May 2 at Convergence AI.

Presenting the First-Ever AI 75: Meet the Most Innovative Leaders in Artificial Intelligence in Dallas-Fort Worth

by | May 2, 2024
Dallas Innovates, the Dallas Regional Chamber, and Dallas AI have teamed up to launch the inaugural AI 75 list. The 2024 program honors the most significant people in AI in DFW in seven categories—the visionaries, creators, and influencers you need to know.
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Venture Dallas Names Three Winners in Inaugural ‘Startup of the Year’ Awards
by | Nov 6, 2023
The winning companies were selected from 100+ nominees and eight semifinalists. They reflect "strong themes" in the Dallas-Fort Worth ecosystem: FinTech, DefenseTech, and PropTech, says steering committee member David Evans.
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The Last Word: Sentiero Ventures’ David Evans On Why Jeff Bezos’ ‘Customer Obsession’ Is a Good Idea for Startups
"Everyone by now has seen the video of Jeff Bezos just repeatedly saying 'customer' and his customer obsession is a well known part of Amazon lore," Evans wrote today in a LinkedIn post. "But what amazes me is how few companies think about customer success as a core function and just something 'we have to do once we get bigger,'" he adds.
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Meet the Top VCs in Dallas-Fort Worth, According to Business Insider
by | Mar 3, 2023
If you've founded a North Texas startup, chances are you'd love to meet a venture capitalist. Here are a four to know in North Texas.
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Tech Talk and ‘Meaningful Connections’: 10 Takeaways From Venture Dallas 2022

by | Nov 7, 2022
At last week's Venture Dallas conference, more than 400 VCs, angel investors, startups, and business leaders gathered for a showcase of North Texas' entrepreneurial and venture ecosystem. Here's a look at the highlights—from Troy Aikman saying "There are no shortcuts" to Alto Founder Will Coleman on the power of doing "the opposite" to Mark Cuban's "ready, fire, aim" approach. “Regions like Texas and Dallas-Fort Worth, we’re the model for the rest of the nation on how to get things done," Ross Perot Jr. said at the conference kickoff.
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The Last Word: Sentiero Ventures’ David Evans On the Pure Entrepreneurship Narrative: ‘Find a Need and Fill It’
by | Sep 22, 2022
Writing on LinkedIn, Evans links to an intriguing AIGA Eye on Design story: "We Spoke With the Last Person Standing in the Floppy Disk Business." According to the article, the long-ago-and-faraway floppy disk is "more in demand than you'd think," as the founder of FloppyDisk.com could tell you.
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Follow the Money: Mobile Fuel Startup Raises $125M, Engineering Firm Eyes SPAC Merger, Dallas VC Firm Raises $80M, and More
by | May 31, 2022
Plus, Fort Worth-based Harvest Returns looks to raise $2.5 million; Sentiero Ventures invests in Geminus.ai; Frisco firm launches two ETFs on Nasdaq; and more North Texas deals.
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Dallas-Based Sentiero Ventures Makes Its First Investment From AI-Focused $10M Fund
by | Jun 23, 2021
Sentiero Ventures sees opportunity for early-stage investment in Dallas. Founder and Managing Partner David Evans says it takes wins at the early stage that are "really visible to get the flywheel going." The VC firm invests in SaaS companies that use artificial intelligence as a core pillar, not a "nice to have" feature.
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