Posts Tagged ‘venture capital’

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 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-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


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.


Sheldon Stein

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

New VC Firm JF2 Makes Selery Fulfillment Its First Investment

Posted by Lance Murray

Aaron Pierce, managing director of JF2

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 …

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, is …