Posts Tagged ‘startup funding’

SMU Announces Winners of ‘Big iDeas’ Competition

Posted by Jewels Clark

Southern Methodist University has awarded a select group of students with seed and startup funding for coming up with “Big iDeas.”

Big iDeas is a two-part competition hosted by SMU that gives undergraduate students a chance to pitch their …

Former Choose Energy Employees Launch VC Firm

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Early-stage startups have a new investor to pitch to called Intelis Capital, a Dallas-based venture fund that’s proud to be part of the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The founders could have made the leap to Silicon Valley, but decided to lease …

Dallas-based Fanpage Raises $3M in Cash, Media Promotion

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

Fanpage has raised $3 million in cash and media promotion and announced partnerships this week with Townsquare Media and iHeartMedia.

The Dallas-based startup allows users to create fan pages for music, sports teams, comics, and more via its app. Through …

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

Posted by Chloe Bennett

In this year alone, Deep Space Ventures has seen more than 200 pitches from entrepreneurs vying for funding from the Dallas-based venture capital firm.

Since it’s founding last March, there have been more than 500.

So, what does it …

Deep Space Ventures Closes Two $500K Investments

Posted by Lance Murray

Deep Space Ventures has closed $500,000 investments each for two companies, continuing a busy year and half of activity for the Dallas-based venture capital firm.

Stephen Hays

The companies are Austin-based Self Lender and Haste, which is headquartered in Atlanta.…

Toyota AI Ventures Fund Provides $100M to Startups

Posted by Mallory Houser

The Toyota Research Institute announced Tuesday it’s investing $100 million to create a new corporate venture capital subsidiary, Toyota AI Ventures, to assist upcoming startups around the globe. 

Three tech companies — Nauto, SLAMcore, and Intuition Robotics — …

LaunchPad City Partners With Dallas-Based VC Firm

Posted by Mallory Houser

In an effort to further cultivate North Texas’ innovation community, LaunchPad City announced a partnership recently with venture capitalist firm, Blossom Street Ventures.

This is LaunchPad City‘s fourth business partnership this year, investing in a startup or venture capital …

Mark Cuban Leads $1.5M
Meta SaaS Seed Round

Posted by Lance Murray
Meta SaaS

Mark Cuban

Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban led a $1.5 million seed round that was closed recently for Meta SaaS, an Austin-based provider of technology that helps companies save money and better manage and utilize their software-as-a-service subscriptions. 

Cuban …

REVTECH Raises $1M Fund for Early-Stage Retail Tech Startups

Posted by Heather Noel

REVTECH has raised $1 million to boost early-stage startups focused on retail innovation, according to D CEO‘s Danielle Abril. 

It’s the largest fund yet for the 5-year-old Dallas retail technology accelerator. With the capital, REVTECH plans to make six …

Dallas’ Perot Jain Looking to Double its Investment Portfolio

Posted by Heather Noel

For Dallas venture capital fund Perot Jain the draw for an investment is the entrepreneur rather than the company itself. 

“We are looking for good entrepreneurs. We know that they might have to change and pivot. We will work with …