Lyda Hill Philanthropies Makes $5.25M Gift to American Cancer Society Venture Capital Arm

by | Nov 6, 2023
The gift, the largest to date for BrightEdge, will fund a "first-of-its-kind program" called the ACS BrightEdge Texas Accelerator. The two-year pilot innovation program will invest in cutting-edge companies making headway in the fight to eliminate cancer.
Kanarys Inc. Appoints Google’s Chief Diversity Officer to Its Board of Directors
by | Aug 30, 2023
"Since data is crucial for maintaining ongoing DEIB initiatives and dedication, Kanarys leads the way in establishing quantifiable DEIB strategies, thanks to its data-centric methodology aimed at creating a fairer future for all work settings," says Google CDO and Kanary's Board Member Melonie Parker.
Dallas Tech Unicorn Names Cybersecurity, Software Sales Veteran As President
by | Jul 28, 2023

Island, the Dallas-based tech unicorn startup valued at $1.3 billion in 2022 has named Steve Tchejeyan president of the company that is a leader and pioneer in the Enterprise Browser market....


Dallas-Based LTK Launches Social Media Advertising for Brands

by | Mar 31, 2023
The new LTK Boost advertising solution lets brands amplify creator collaboration content directly from the creator’s social media handles. The Dallas-based global creator marketing platform says that will lead to "higher engagement and conversion."
Betting Platform SB22 Brings in Ex-FanDuel Exec as Strategic Advisor
by | Mar 3, 2023

Dallas-based SB22, the first fully immersive betting and transactional platform that does not rely on any legacy technology, has brought on Keith Wall as a strategic advisor to support its continued expansion....

Allen-Based SaaS Tech Startup ScaleWith Appoints New President
by | Mar 2, 2023

ScaleWith Inc., an Allen-based SaaS technology company, announced it has appointed Edward L. Dandridge as president, effective immediately.

The startup said its tech transforms social impact from a cost center into a revenue generator by embedding social impact funding into B2B and B2G transactions.

“Ed’s accomplished background in law, deep expertise in corporate affairs, extensive management experience leading global organizations, and demonstrated track record of converting vision into business results ideally qualifies him to serve as our president as we position ScaleWith for significant growth,” ScaleWith founder and CEO Paul Polizzotto said in a statement....

Enterprise Browser Unicorn Island Adds VP of Worldwide Channel Sales
by | Mar 1, 2023

Dallas-based enterprise browser unicorn Island has added Keith Weatherford to its executive team as vice president of worldwide channel sales.

Island emerged from stealth in February 2022....


Virtual Meeting Platform Scoot Emerges from Preciate Rebrand, Secures $12M in Funding

by | Feb 22, 2023
"Scoot is a fun name, and it reflects the energy our product brings into meetings," founder and CEO Ed Stevens said. The dynamic virtual meeting startup will use the funding for product development and scalability to serve "a growing set of global customers."
Dallas-Based Quiltt Launches Fintech’s ‘First Easy Button’ to Simplify Financial Data Connections for Businesses
by | Feb 21, 2023
Quiltt Connector launched on Product Hunt this week. The fintech startup, which emerged from stealth in 2022, said that with a single line of code, its Connector helps businesses "go live" with leading account aggregation, transaction enrichment, and other financial APIs — no upfront engineering required.
Fortress Solutions Names New Chief Executive Officer
by | Dec 23, 2022

Plano-based Fortress Solutions has appointed John Shelnutt as its chief executive officer, replacing Brendon Mills, who resigned to pursue other opportunities.

Fortress Solutions is a global provider of critical infrastructure management and support services for telecommunications carriers, wireless networks, electronic vehicle charging stations, and IoT devices.

“Fortress has an incredibly deep bench of talent that has gained the respect of the largest telecom companies in the world and other providers of critical infrastructure for many years,“ Shelnutt said in a statement....

Techstars’ Demo Day Brings Health Tech Pioneers to Historic Fort Worth Stockyards
10 startups will make history themselves as part of the world’s first physical health accelerator. Techstars Demo Day is the culmination of Techstars Physical Health Fort Worth Accelerator. It signifies more than a year of planning and a lifetime of dreaming, innovating, and disrupting industries for the 10 startups.

‘I’ve Never Been More Bullish on Our Region’: Longtime Dallas Investor Aaron Pierce Joins Perot Jain as Partner

by | Oct 12, 2022
Aaron Pierce, the co-founder and board chair of Venture Dallas, has a deep investment background and a history of supporting the local entrepreneurial community. As partner at Perot Jain, his role is "all encompassing." One item on his agenda is overseeing the firm's investments in Major League Cricket—along with managing the firm's investment portfolio of more than 60 companies.

“We have the ingredients required to be a major player in the national investment landscape," Pierce says, "especially as the family office and private investment focus grows from funds to direct investments in venture-backed companies.”
Form Bio Spins Out of Colossal Bioscience to Offer Scientists the ‘Missing Piece’
by | Sep 27, 2022
Dallas-based Colossal Biosciences, the de-extinction company behind plans to bring back the woolly mammoth and thylacine, developed its own software solution "after reviewing everything available on the market." Now it's sharing the platform with the launch of Form Bio.

The spinout's technology tools can help drive the “entire molecular revolution” that is occurring in the life sciences and biotech space, in addition to bolstering the Lone Star state as a hub for the industry, says Chief Strategy Officer Claire Aldridge.
Dallas Route Optimization Startup Routora Aims to Help You Save Time, Money on the Road
by | Sep 20, 2022
It's easy to get from A to B. But what if you have to go from A to B to C to D to E? Finding the fastest way to complete all the stops can be daunting. But now a UT Dallas computer science student has co-founded Routora—a free Google Maps extension tool that reorders your stops for the fastest, most efficient trip. While still in beta, the tool has already attracted around 3,000 users from 70 countries. “By creating more efficient routes, not only are they saving money on gas, but they're also emitting less carbon into the atmosphere," says Routora Co-founder and CEO Tom Vazhekatt.
Local Accelerator and Investment Platform MLTPLY Launches Insurance Tech Startup Proxima
by | Sep 19, 2022
Dallas-based MLTPLY launched late last year with the goal of helping seed-stage insurtech startups get to market up to 18 months sooner than they would on their own. Today it announced the launch of its third portfolio company, Proxima—which helps clients develop "highly complex" insurtech projects while providing back-office support via "operations hubs" in Latin America. “This partnership also allows MLTPLY to expand our footprint into Latin America, where extraordinary talent is already yielding impressive results for the insurance sector," MLTPLY Founder and CEO Gloria Gutinas says.