SIVI Raises $340k, Announces Partnership w/ The DEC

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,” said Kamal. “As ground zero for catalyzing young startups, the DEC is a perfect partner to connect SIVI to our target audience of aspiring entrepreneurs. At the same time, our entrepreneurship education platform provides the DEC with another way to efficiently scale its programming. SIVI and the DEC share a mission of empowering entrepreneurs and we’re privileged to have their support as we launch in Dallas.”

SIVI, a graduate of VentureSpur’s most recent class, also announced partnerships with the Rice Alliance at Rice University, the SURGE Accelerator in Houston, and i2E in Oklahoma. The company will also relocate from the current headquarters in NYC to Oklahoma City.

“SIVI started in the accelerator with an idea and two extraordinary, committed co-founders. We worked closely with them to hone the business model, find great mentors and help them make new connections in both Oklahoma and Texas,” said Kraettli Epperson, Managing Director of VentureSpur. “SIVI made great use of our seed capital to survey the market, design and build an initial product, attract partners and test marketing channels. This is how seed capital is supposed to work,” said Epperson.

The new funding will allow the company to continue development of their LaunchLeader product and begin national and international marketing efforts.

Bradley is the founder of LAUNCH DFW and an avid proponent/supporter of the DFW Startup Community. Bradley is also the founder of Skyrise, a community, communications and concierge platform for commercial office buildings.