Match Group Appoints Laura Jones and Spencer Rascoff to Board of Directors

by | Mar 29, 2024

Veteran executives Laura Jones and Spencer Rascoff have been appointed to the Match Group’s board of directors, effective immediately.

Match Group Chairman Tom McInerney expressed enthusiasm about the new board members, highlighting the unique contributions they’re poised to bring. Welcoming Jones and Rascoof is a step towards enhancing the board’s collective expertise, which is crucial for its strategic goals, McInerney said in a statement. ...

‘Managing the Craziness’: Teens in Dallas and Other Cities Can Soon Ride in an Uber Alone
by | May 18, 2023
Parents who have to rise at 5:45 a.m. to drive their 15-year-old to cross-town band practice just breathed a sigh of relief. Under a new Uber policy, teens will be able to use the rideshare service all by themselves in more than a dozen metro areas—including Dallas, Houston, New York City, and Atlanta.
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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Follow the Money: ParkHub Acquires Parking Software Startup, UpSmith Raises $3.3M, Maverick Bancshares Seeks $17M for new Fort Worth Bank, and More
by | Oct 28, 2022
In this week’s North Texas deal flow, you’ll also find news about Taysha Gene Therapies landing a $50M investment; music tech startup MAX’s Series B raise; Dallas Venture Capital’s latest investment; Tyler Technologies’ $68M acquisition of Rapid Financial Solutions; NaturalShrimp hitting the Nasdaq Capital Market; and more.

Frisco EDC’s First Director of Innovation Will Focus on Startups, Tech, and Venture Capital

by | Mar 25, 2022
Entrepreneur Jasmin Brand will take on the newly created role. The goal? To make Frisco a “major national hub” for venture capital and innovation.
Aurora Unveils Ride-Hailing Test Fleet, Gives Toyota Execs an Autonomous Ride Toward DFW Airport
by | Mar 23, 2022
Aurora capped off a six-month pilot test of its autonomous Toyota S-AM minivans in Dallas-Fort Worth by giving Toyota North America CEO Ted Ogawa and other execs a ride toward DFW Airport yesterday.

Aurora will continue to test and develop its ride-hailing and autonomous trucking tech from Dallas, including a new trucking route from Dallas to El Paso. It expects to launch its ride-hailing product, Aurora Connect, in late 2024.
‘Eyes in the Sky’: Bell Textron Completes Autonomous Flight Test with NASA
by | Feb 14, 2022
NASA is looking to shape the future of flight, and Bell is on board. Its drone was able to successfully detect and avoid other objects in the airspace while integrating with its ground-based radar surveillance system. Bell says the flight test will aid in expanding the industry, as things like drone delivery services and air taxi companies mature.
Frisco-Based Transplace Acquired by Uber Freight in $2.25B Deal
by | Jul 22, 2021
With the deal, San Francisco-based Uber Freight aims to create "one of the leading logistics technology platforms." The combined services—Uber Freight’s network of carriers and Transplace’s shipper technology and operational solutions—make for a fully scaled logistics platform.

Match Group Names Former Uber Exec to Its New Role: Head of Safety And Social Advocacy

by | Oct 1, 2020
Tracey Breeden joins Match Group after serving as the head of women's safety and gender-based violence operations at Uber. She brings a breadth of knowledge to the new role—Breeden has worked with more than 200 women's safety groups and advocacy organizations.
Uber Receives Three-Year Contract to Supplement DART Microtransit Service
by | May 28, 2020
As transit agencies are turning to rideshare services to fill transportation gaps during the pandemic, DART is continuing its partnership with Uber through their latest contract.
Uber Starts its Hiring Process in Dallas
by | Jan 21, 2020
Uber has laid out its plan for the 3,000 jobs it's bringing to The Epic in Deep Ellum. Here's how to potentially get hired, what to expect with the Uber Dallas hub, and what Uber plans to offer the workforce here.
Uber Groundbreaking: Five Local Nonprofits Were Chosen for Uber’s New Community Impact Initiative
by | Nov 1, 2019
At Uber's planned hub at The Epic in Deep Ellum, the rideshare company announced its 12-city Community Impact initiative. With the launch, grants will be given to the Human Rights initiative of North Texas, the Jubilee Park & Community Center, Empowering the Masses, Paul Quinn College, and The Family Place.
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Deep Ellum Among Top 20 ‘Cool Streets’ in North America, New Report Says

by | Oct 8, 2019
Deep Ellum’s ‘gritty, authentic feel’ lures everyone from small retailers to giant tech firms like Uber.
Uber Taps Dallas for Major Hub at The Epic in Deep Ellum, Bringing 3,000 Jobs
by | Aug 20, 2019
Dallas was the first city in Texas where the Uber app was available in 2012. Now, the city will host the second largest Uber hub outside of its headquarters in San Francisco.
High-Flying Connectivity: AT&T Partners With Uber to Put 5G in Air Taxis
by | Jun 11, 2019
The newly announced collaboration intends to boost Uber’s plans to get a commercial rideshare service in the sky by 2023.
View from the Scooter: Uber Brings ‘Ride Pass’ to Dallas, SMU Tests Scooters on Campus
by | Mar 28, 2019
You'll also find doctors urging scooter safety, and 'Birdeo + Limet,' a classic tale of romance, rivalry, and, yes, scooters.