SIVI, the startup behind LaunchLeader, a gamified e-learning platform for aspiring entrepreneurs, announced yesterday that they've raised a financing round of over $340k and closed a partnership with The Dallas Entrepreneur Center. “You can't talk about the thriving entrepreneurship community in Dallas without mentioning the DEC,”...

Local startup, DropShades, has reaped significant success from its sound reactive shades. The initial goal was set for $15,000 on its Kickstarter campaign earlier this year. Backed by over 1500 people, DropShades successfully closed its campaign with over $78,000. These party shades will entertain all as they...

This is a guest post written by Clarissa Redwine (@ClarissaRedwine).  Clarissa runs UNT’s Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization and is organizing TEDxUNT.  She also co-curates Startup Digest Dallas, Startup Weekend Denton, and LittleDOCC. Denton | Hacker Hordes and Entrepreneurs LittleD has always been a tightknit community of top-notch talent. ...

Fort Worth-based Encore Vision has just raised a $5M investment round according to an article posted by the DMN's Hanah Cho this morning. Encore Vision (EV) is developing a patented eye drop that treats presbyopia, which is a condition in which the lens of the eye...

CoFoundersLab, an entrepreneurial matchmaking site recently launched a mobile app to enhance meet-up interaction. The CoFoundersLab platform utilizes a variety of algorithms to match your startup needs with local entrepreneurs who possess complementary skills. With a messaging feature and social profiles, connecting with potential matches prior...

Launched on Black Friday, social shopping site Ravesy is finding its niche in the virtual marketplace. Born from founder and local entrepreneur Michael Bielinski, Ravesy takes a new approach to finding trending items for you. Bielinski's other company, ToggleShift, powers Ravesy and provides analytics and feedback to...

Kicking off this evening, 3 startups will present a business problem to a selected panel and discuss solutions at the House of Genius hosted by The Grove. House of Genius is a once-monthly entrepreneurial gathering designed to provide startups with anonymous feedback by skipping formal introductions. The...

As you all know Jenna officially joined LAUNCH DFW not too long ago as our first paid writer after a long stint volunteering her time and efforts. We've been so fortunate to have Jenna on the team. She works hard and is passionate about sharing your...

Fort Worth-based Simpli.fi just announced that they've closed a $16M Series B financing led by Frontier Capital. Simpli.fi is an ad-tech company that leverages massive amounts of unstructured data to provide customers with highly targeted marketing solutions. The latest financing will be used to support accelerating demand from...

Tech Wildcatters will host a free Christmas party next Thursday, December 19 from 6 to 9 pm at the Tech Church. Special guest speaker Fadi Bishara will lead the Wildcatter signature fireside chat as he shares his experiences of being an entrepreneur abroad. Holiday sweaters are highly...

Passbee aims to simplify digital interaction between merchants and customers. Through its API, Passbee Media has created a platform for business owners to create digital coupons or passes for their customers in a four step process. These passes can be limited by a range of factors for...

Local tech company Dialexa just announced they are opening an office in Cambridge, Massachusetts near MIT. The company also plans to increase its presence in NYC as well. Here is the full announcement from their blog: Dialexa opens an office in Cambridge, Massachusetts near MIT/Kendall Square to...

via Press Release Satori Capital, a private equity firm that partners with companies operating with a sustainable approach, has acquired Ranger Wireless Solutions, a technology-enabled service provider to the wireless telecom industry. Ranger Wireless' patented service connects roaming wireless subscribers to their provider's customer care center...

Dallas New Tech was a huge success Tuesday night as 6 startups presented to an awesome crowd. Among the presenters was YoBelly, a recently launched app designed to answer the infamous question, "where should we eat?" By answering a few questions in an initial survey after signing...

When this year wraps up and the Christmas decorations come down, Denton Public Library will host Startup Weekend beginning January 24, which you won't want to miss. Fifty-four hours of collaboration, coaching, coding, feedback, and caffeine all in the name of supporting the global entrepreneurial community. Headquartered...

The University of North Texas will present awards to its students who demonstrate an exceptional drive in pursuing their natural innovative inclinations. The Inspiration Awards are intended for all students in any field to come up with an original idea that benefits the community. This includes...