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Dallas Nonprofit VolunteerNow Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

by | Feb 6, 2023
VolunteerNow is a nationwide provider of volunteer recruiting and management software. The nonprofit said that in a typical year, it mobilizes more than 310,000 volunteers who give 1.6 million hours to 3,500 local nonprofits.
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Annual EarthX E-Capital Summit on Tap for April at Fair Park in Dallas
by | Jan 30, 2023
EarthX is seeking innovators and investors to participate in its 2023 EarthX E-Capital Summit April 19-22 at Fair Park in Dallas. At the summit, early-stage climate tech companies will be able to make pitches for a chance at a cash prize. There will also be discussions on investment and industry trends by leading industry professionals, investors, startups, and policymakers, EarthX said, along with curated and self-selected one-on-one networking meetings between investors, dealmakers, and innovators.
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Evolon and ZeroEyes Partner on Long-Range AI Gun-Detection Technology
by | Dec 6, 2022
With the partnership, Dallas-based Evolon Technology will unite the long-distance object detection of its analytics with ZeroEyes' proprietary AI gun detection technology. The result: The ability to detect and track someone with a firearm more than a football field away. "Current events point to the need for a partnership like ours," Evolon President and CEO Kevin Stadler says.
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ParkHub Acquires California-Based Parking Software Provider

by | Oct 28, 2022
Two months after acquiring Fuzse, a payment processing integrator, Dallas-based ParkHub has scooped up Smarking to broaden its product suite and expand into new end markets. Founded in 2014, San Francisco-based Smarking is a SaaS-based solution that enables customers across North America to effectively manage their parking assets through access to real-time data and analytics.
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Tuning Up: Frisco-Based Music Audience Exchange–aka MAX–Raises Series B Funding To Expand
by | Oct 26, 2022
Frisco-based MAX, a tech marketing company that powers brand and music partnerships, raised $6 million in 2017. A new round led by Interlock Partners will help fund the development of SET.Live. The new platform lets artists engage with fans at live shows while creating unique sponsorable assets for brands like Ford, McDonald's, and more.

“This investment allows MAX to continue fulfilling its mission to automate and digitize artist sponsorships and create a new marketplace for the creator economy,” says CEO and founder Nathan Hanks.

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Retail, Tech, and Innovation Leaders Join North Texas AR Startup’s New Advisory Board
by | Apr 6, 2022
Spacee, a computer vision- and AI-powered augmented reality company, has unveiled a new three-person advisory board in a moment that founder and CEO Skip Howard calls “critical.”
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Follow the Money: Blue Star Invests in Payments Unicorn, Ryan Scoops Up Property Tax Firm in All-Local Deal, and TPG Co-Leads $160M Investment in Video Game Developer
by | Mar 8, 2022
What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants and acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money.
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With Mark Cuban Cos.’ Backing, This Plano Startup Helps Police Find Moonlighting Jobs

by | Feb 9, 2022
Illuno is a staffing and scheduling platform that co-founder Luke Guthrie calls an “officer on-demand system.” It helps departments and officers coordinate moonlighting work with transparency, including rental payments for police cars used for after-hours security work.

With backing from the Mark Cuban Companies, Illuno is now looking to expand nationwide.
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Frisco-Based Apty Raises $7.5M in Series A Funding to Grow Its Digital Adoption Platform Software
by | Jul 13, 2021
The latest investment follows $5.4 million in post-seed funding Apty raised in December. Since then the team says it's seen fast momentum for its Digital Adoption Platform software for enterprises—so much so that they decided to accelerate the round.
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Dallas-Based Arcade Raises $4.5M Seed Round to Expand Its Incentivized Gamification Platform for Sales Teams
by | Jul 1, 2021
Arcade believes engaged sales teams provide better customer service and sell more. Its proprietary approach is based on an SaaS solution that intelligently gamifies the workplace—focusing employees around actions that "move the needle" for a business. With the new capital, the team wants to expand into inside sales teams and automotive dealerships and continue to boost its front-line sales teams in wireless retail.
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AI Startup for the Land and Title Industry Expands Its Headquarters in McKinney
by | Oct 26, 2020
SaaS startup Alanna.ai, which uses artificial intelligence software to simplify land and title transactions, will use a grant from the McKinney Economic Development Corporation to add 3,000 square feet and 20 high-tech jobs at its headquarters.
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Holly Reed Exits Texas Central, Joins Ryan as Principal and Practice Leader of U.S. Advocacy Services Practice

by | Aug 25, 2020
Reed's new role at the Dallas-headquartered tax services and software provider will involve representing the firm and its clients at all levels of government.
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Dallas Innovators: Mahendra Alladi’s AccelQ Software Works to Help Healthcare and Retail Organizations Achieve Digital Transformation
by | Jul 28, 2020
The Dallas-based startup has worked with companies like Peapod, Anthem, Cardinal Health, and YPO Dallas to make sure their operations are optimized.
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From left, Invene CEO James Griffin, full stack developer Jonathan Sayre, backend developer Brian Kamra, and UX designer Sam Bajwa. [Photos: Invene]
UTD Venture Development Center-Based Healthcare Startup Relocates HQ to McKinney
by | Jul 16, 2020
A grant from the McKinney Economic Development Corporation's Innovation Fund will fuel the expansion of Invene, a growing product-as-a-service company. The move could create up to 12 “highly specialized” software engineering jobs in the next three years.
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