Posts Tagged ‘venture capital’

Golden Seeds: Dallas Branch of Angel Group Bolsters Women Entrepreneurs

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Golden Seeds has a simple investment mission: Funding companies with women in leadership and management.

Founded in 2005, Golden Seeds is an angel investment group aimed at raising capital for women entrepreneurs and to encourage women and men to become

Follow the Money: $1M Grant for Luminant Battery Project, Playful Nets $5M, NTT Data Makes Acquisition

Posted by Lance Murray

What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants to acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money every Thursday. Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay in the loop.

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McKinney Game Developer Playful Corp. Raises $5M in Venture Round

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

McKinney-based game development studio Playful Corp. raised $5 million in a venture capital round, according to Crunchbase.

The capital raise joins a $25 million private round from October 2015, according to Crunchbase, totaling $30 million in funding for the 6-year-old …

Follow the Money: Caris Raises $150M, Meritize Gets $13.2M, iDonate Secures $10M, BenefitMall Buys Phoenix Firm

Posted by Lance Murray

What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money every Thursday. Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay in the loop.

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UTD LaunchPad Director
Wins Tech Titans Award

Posted by Brittany Magelssen

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorIt was a class Bryan Chambers wishes he could have taken in college.

A few years ago, Chambers, director of  Blackstone LaunchPad at The University of Texas at Dallas, designed a program that would teach the business of venture …

Clean Tech Funding May Return, With an Assist From DFW

Posted by Jeff Bounds

Private investments in environmentally-friendly energy inventions may be poised for a rebound — and North Texas is helping lead the charge, according to panelists at a conference last week.

Known as “clean technologies,” or clean tech, the field …

Follow the Money: Minnie’s Food Pantry Gets $1.3M Venture Round, Waxahachie’s Texzon Nets $720K

Posted by Lance Murray

MINNIE’S FOOD PANTRY NETS $1.3M IN VENTURE ROUND

Minnie’s Food Pantry of Plano, a charity that provides healthy, nutrititous food to those in need, raised $1.3 million in a venture round.

The lead investor in the round was not named.…

Follow the Money: Nuvothera Raises $2.06M, Naya Ventures Nets $2M, Investar Seeks $5M

Posted by Lance Murray

FORT WORTH PHARMA NUVOTHERA RAISES $2.06M

Fort Worth-based Nuvothera Inc., the maker of the psoriasis treatment Prosoria, has raised $2.06 million in an equity round, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Nuvothera recently announced that Prosoria

Chicago VC Fund Deepening Its Roots in Dallas, Planning First Texas Investment

Posted by Heather Noel

Chicago-based Founder Equity, known for its fee-free model for early-stage investing, has officially expanded its venture capital fund to Dallas.

The move has been years in the making, said Founder Equity partner Joe Dwyer.

“We’ve purposely structured our fund so

Venture Associate Students Tasked With Awarding $50K to Deserving Startup

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorFor a true startup experience, nothing beats sitting in the venture capitalist’s seat — and seeing what entrepreneurs want funded.

At UT Dallas, students are not only able to learn in the seat of those seeking venture funding, either …

Follow the Money: Exxon Leads $13.7M Yoshi Raise, Agrinos Nets $14.7M Equity Investment

Posted by Lance Murray

EXXON, GM VENTURES LEAD $13.7M SERIES A ROUND FOR YOSHI

Irving-based Exxon Mobil Corp. and General Motors Ventures were the lead investors in a $13.7 million early stage Series A round by Yoshi, which delivers gasoline, oil changes, car washes,

Chamber, Capital One Create Online Guide to Help Innovators Succeed

Posted by Lance Murray

Innovation is a big deal in the Dallas area. We see it in every business sector, and innovators are hard at work all across the region creating new products, generating new ideas, and starting new companies.

Now, there’s a new …

Dallas Business Leaders Run VC Firm Backing Israeli Startups

Posted by Lance Murray

Startups in Israel are looking to an investment firm with a Dallas connection to back their companies.

Gefen Capital Investments LLP is a unique U.S.-Israeli investment group led by general partner Sheldon Stein of Dallas, who is also president of …

New VC Firm JF2 Makes Selery Fulfillment Its First Investment

Posted by Lance Murray

JF2 Capital Partners, a new Dallas-based family office venture capital firm, announced that it has made its first deal, placing a substantial investment in Farmers Branch-based startup Selery Fulfillment.

The investment by JF2 comes on the heels of Selery receiving…

Startup Champion & Tech Visionary Speaking at UT Dallas

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorEven for those who have heard the full-throttle, make-it-happen message of Guy Kawasaki, there’s nothing quite like hearing him live. The Silicon Valley visionary, “brand evangelist” for Apple, Mercedes-Benz, and Canva, and venture capitalist who started garage.com, is …

Motivation to Create Insanely Great Products and Services

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorHave you heard this Guy speak? Guy Kawasaki – have you ever heard him speak?

If you are looking to reignite the entrepreneurial fire in your belly and are struggling to figure out why startups are so difficultall

MarketScout Starts $25M Fund For InsurTech Ventures

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

Dallas-based MarketScout is looking to give a boost to insurance-focused tech startups with a new venture fund. 

The insurance distribution and underwriting company runs the MarketScout Exchange and more than 40 other online and traditional underwriting and distribution venues, according …

TechFW to Honor 4 Emerging Tech Companies at TCU

Posted by Chloe Bennett

Four up-and-coming companies will be recognized for their technological impact potential during the upcoming TechFW IMPACT Awards Luncheon at Texas Christian University. 

The Oct. 17 event also will celebrate participants and graduates of TechFW programs along with the portfolio companies …

Entrepreneurial Development Series: Six Seminars Offer Best-Practice Tips — and Facetime

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorInformation is the best offense when entering the competitive entrepreneurial field. And the very best information is research-based cutting-edge knowledge, putting innovators at the head of the pack when tackling issues such as venture capital, marketing, and distribution.

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Unfiltered Entrepreneurship: CometX Startup Coach Talks Grit, Hustle, and Sweet Success

Posted by UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorSometimes, the benefits of being a university student far outweigh the actual cost of attending college. Take Comet Accelerator — an experiential program that pulls student teams from The University of Texas at Dallas and throws them into a 10-week …