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Champion Impact Capital Launches Investment Platform to Match North Texas Tech Entrepreneurs with Potential Funders

by | Oct 28, 2021
The free investment platform—Spark North Texas—is funded by a $950K grant from the U.S. Economic Development Association. Its "matchmaking algorithm" will connect entrepreneurs with suggested innovative financing structures and capital. Investors—including several angel networks that have already committed—will peruse the founders' projects seeking opportunities that meet their criteria. The goal: Spark new ideas that will help North Texas emerge from the pandemic, by bringing new tech solutions to market. Deadline for entrepreneurs to apply is November 24.
Dallas Startup Rhithm Raises $4M for Emoji-Based Student Wellness Platform
by | May 19, 2021
To prevent suicides, hunger, and learning issues, Rhithm's emojified bio-social assessments app lets kids say how they feel.
Ed Stevens of Scoot
Dallas-Based Preciate Gets $4.6M Seed Round to Scale Its Virtual Social and Peer Recognition Tech
by | Jan 26, 2021
The startup's flagship product— Preciate Social—grew more than 200 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020.

The virtual socializing platform for businesses and teams officially launched in September with nearly 10,000 users from 1,700 companies including AAA, SSI, Brock Solutions, and National Science Foundation/Emory.
Republic Cities Is Launching Its Investment Platform For Community Capital in Dallas
by | Nov 16, 2020
Republic is a funding platform that allows startups to raise up to $1 million from anyone—friends, family, fans, and the general public. The Republic Cities Dallas launch means that local startups can now be highlighted on the platform and participate in a campaign raise. Interested entrepreneurs can apply now (and check out the launch event on Nov. 19).
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Health Wildcatter’s Startup Ataia Medical Secures $300K Seed Round

by | Jul 18, 2018
The capital will help Ataia launch its flagship product — a medical communications device — as well as bring on Amy Foertsch, co-founder and chief operating officer, as a full-time employee.
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Chicago VC Fund Deepening Its Roots in Dallas, Planning First Texas Investment
by | Feb 15, 2018
Founder Equity is expanding its fee-free venture capital model to Dallas with plans to close its first area investment in the next month.
Follow the Money: MediBookr Seed Round Nets $675K, defi Solutions Has $55M Series C Raise
by | Jan 25, 2018
From health care and esports startups to a provider of lending industry software, see some of the latest capital garnered with North Texas ties.
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Funding Roundup: Frisco Wearable Tech Startup Raises $95K, Burleson Project Gets $900K Incentive

by | Dec 8, 2017
From startup capital to state incentives, take a look at recent funding announcements with Dallas ties.
Funding Roundup: Mark Cuban, Perot Jain Make Investments & Dallas’ BenefitMall to Be Acquired
by | Dec 1, 2017
From Series A to Series D, take a look at recent funding annoucements with Dallas ties.
SMU Announces Winners of ‘Big iDeas’ Competition
by | Oct 16, 2017
The students business ideas range from an app that incentivizes people to stay off their phones while driving to a bike-share program for SMU.
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Former Choose Energy Employees Launch VC Firm
by | Sep 13, 2017
Dallas-based Intelis Capital will focus on providing seed and Series A funding to early-stage startups.

Ask a VC: Event Gives Entrepreneurs Insight into Getting Noticed by Funders

by | Jul 21, 2017
The event was the first of many Stephen Hays, Sammy Abdullah, and Kevin Vela hope to offer in the startup community.
Deep Space Ventures Closes Two $500K Investments
by | Jul 18, 2017
The investments in Self Lender and Haste continue a busy year and a half of activity for the Dallas-based venture capital firm.
Toyota AI Ventures Fund Provides $100M to Startups
by | Jul 12, 2017
Using a "call and response" model, the fund will operate differently than a traditional venture capital fund, identifying industry challenges and supporting new companies to address those pinpointed issues.
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LaunchPad City Partners With Dallas-Based VC Firm
by | May 31, 2017
This is LaunchPad City's fourth business partnership this year, investing in a startup or venture capital firm.