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.

If you have a pair of ears on your head and you live in/around Dallas, you probably heard the emergency sirens going off last night. With no severe weather in the area, nor the forecast, everyone was wondering what was going

Secure cloud company Armor, based in Richardson, announced this week $89M in new funding from ST Telemedia (STT). This brings Armor's total funding to almost $150M. STT has become a joint lead shareholder with The Stephens Group (TSG), the existing majority shareholder.

Denton-based Kubos Corporation announced today that it has closed $1.65M in new funding led by Silicon Valley icon Tim Draper of Draper Associates. The round brings strong validation to the Kubos team and its platform with the round including new investors Draper

Spring always seems to bring change. For LAUNCH DFW, what's old is new again

Chicago-based Level Office recently purchased the historic Katy Building in Dallas' West End and will host the grand opening for its first Dallas (and second Texas) location on Thursday. Level Office is the latest entrant into an ever-crowding market of turn-key

What does your startup need right now? We've been asking this question across Twitter and Facebook recently to encourage conversation amongst our community. What is community, after all, if not helping each other out when we can? What do you need? What

Houston/Austin/NYC (I know right?!) startup The Square Foot is making inroads into the Dallas commercial real estate market and has started heavily advertising via Facebook, of all places. The company "enables businesses to search and find the ideal space for their business,

Dallas-based TeamSupport announced today that they've closed $1.25 million in additional financing from investors in Dallas, New York, Atlanta and Toronto. The company provides customer support software to companies such as AT&T, Comcast, the NBA and more. TeamSupport was founded in 2008 and

Cariloop announced today that it has closed on $400,000 in seed funding, led by Greenpark & Golf Ventures (GP&G) and Corbett Capital. Cariloop provides those looking for help with senior care management a massive amount of information and resources related to

There is a new app in town to save your bacon when you're about to get your car back from the valet and you realize you have no cash on you. It's happened to all of us. Given the sheer proliferation

I am so happy that TeXchange and the DBJ have put this together. There are SO MANY amazing women in the Dallas technology community, I'm sure it was incredibly hard to narrow down the list to the top 25 and I

Curated men's retailer and lifestyle magazine Need has announced the closing of its $500,000 seed financing round. The round was led by New York-based investor and apparel industry veteran Greg B. Abbott, Imran Sheikh, Chief Executive Officer of Aftershock London U.S.,

The Deep Ellum neighborhood  just got some serious pipes!, a service of Opus 3, has strung fiber optic lines throughout the neighborhood and has already begun providing local business like coworking space Common Desk with speeds up to 1Gb/s. Prices start

Finally, the story is "officially" out and about in the news so we can spread the word here

iFind, from WeTag Inc - a Plano-based startup, may just be the lost item dongle to end all lost item dongles. I mean, it doesn't have any any batteries, so how cool is that?! First, you pair up an iFind tag w/

I am SUPER pumped to announce today that LAUNCH DFW has partnered up with the one and only FoundersCard to bring you special pricing on FC membership! I absolutely love my FoundersCard benefits and am constantly telling friends they need to

NerdWallet, a personal finance website, recently conducted a study to find the best cities to start a business in the nation – and both Dallas and Fort Worth made the list. Small business financing is on the rise, signaling renewed optimism

Dallas Startup Happy Hour is teaming up with PledgeCents to help our teachers! PledgeCents is in the current Tech Wildcatters class and is hosting their launch party on Thursday, May 15th. All ticket proceeds go to the selected cause. ** YOU MUST PURCHASE

We'll be at Dallas New Tech, but if Healthcare is more your thing you may want to check out the Healthcare Startup Showcase at the next Health 2.0 Dallas meetup this coming Tuesday. Summer is upon us and the weather is

Lean Startup Machine is coming to Dallas June 6-8 and we have some exclusive discount counts for LAUNCH DFW peeps! If you're in the early stages of a startup, you owe it to yourself, your cofounders, your customers and your future

Dallas startup rewardStyle is in the middle of putting on its second annual conference for fashion bloggers at The Joule downtown. rewardStyle is an affiliate network and platform that connects brands and retailers to the top fashion bloggers across the globe.

TeXchange and TravisWolff present 2014 One to Watch Awards SAVINGS WINDOW EXTENDED TeXchange has extended the early registration window so get your tickets asap! May 1, 2014 6-8:30PM Sixth Floor Museum Speakers George Dunham, Chairman & CEO of epaCUBE Eric Fortenberry, President & CEO of OrgSync Jay Lopez, President & CEO of

InnoTech is back in Dallas and there will be a Women in Tech summit event as well, for which LAUNCH DFW is a very proud sponsor. The Women in Tech Summit is a special event designed specifically for women in IT.

FPX, a Dallas-based company that provides "configure-price-quote" software and contract management solutions, just announced it has acquired Portland, Oregon startup Glider. Glider had built a beautiful, modern contract management platform. With the acquisition "FPX now has one solution to manage the entire

The upcoming SAI Community Action Conference will be hosted on May 3, 2014 at the Winspear in downtown Dallas. The conference brings together leaders in the business, education, non-profit, healthcare, and social services communities to develop commitments to action. Since there are

Editor's note: Kickstart Monday is our ongoing series of profiling local crowdfunding campaigns each Monday (or at least we try to do one every Monday!) iPal wants to get you into a pair of smart glasses and they just launched their

Plano-based startup iLumi hit the big time on ABC's Shark Tank this past Friday night. Founders Corey Egan and Swapnil Bora squared off against the sharks as they pitched their bluetooth-enabled smart lightbulbs, initially asking for $350,000 in exchange for 15% equity

Everywhere Else Tennessee is a national startup conference focused entirely on helping entrepreneurs and startups tackle the unique challenges of starting up outside of Silicon Valley. The event is expecting a sellout crowd of 400 for its 2nd annual event in

After a few month's off, Startup Happy Hour is finally making its way back to Cowtown! Hosted and sponsored by TECH FW, you won't want to miss the best event for getting connected with fellow tech entrepreneurs. Be sure to head over

Hopefully y'all are as excited as we are for tomorrow's Dallas New Tech! We already have over 120 attendees so this will be the biggest BigDNT yet! If you don't have your ticket yet, be sure to register ASAP! Here are this

As the metroplex continues to draw people from all over the country for jobs, etc, its also pulling startups from Silicon Valley. The latest is GeneSolve, a company that believes it can improve your life by analyzing and tweaking your body

LiveOak Venture Partners, an early-stage VC firm based in Austin, is looking to get more involved with Dallas startups. In a story by Danielle Abril of the Dallas Business Journal, LiveOak co-founder Venu Shampant said that last year they did 5 deals,

UPDATE: Chui is now over 100% funded on their crowdfounding campaign. There are only 16 pre-order slots left for the first batch so you better get on it if you're interested. Want to see who's at your door? Leave an automated

IBM's Dallas Innovation Center is holding a workshop next Monday to learn about BlueMix, IBM's new cloud development platform. BlueMix is an open-standards, cloud-based platform for building, managing and running apps of all types (web, mobile, big data, new smart devices).

The UNT Innovation Greenhouse (shoutout to Nancy Hong who is a warrior for startups/entrepreneurs!) is hosting THE Big Data Hackathon at the end of this month, and you won't want to miss it. The event will feature Lisbeth McNabb, CEO and

Before today I had no idea that there was even such a thing as church management software. But there is

Hinge is coming to Dallas this Thursday and they want you, dear LAUNCH DFW reader, to attend their launch party. So we've partnered up with Hinge to get you on the list to this invite-only shindig. What: Hinge, the app that helps you meet

FireHost founder Chris Drake announced today that he will be transitioning from CEO to CTO of the fast growing hosting provider. FireHost is known for it's "secure cloud" products and has raised a significant amount of money to date. Replacing Drake

In case you haven't noticed, we're on a bit of a FREE spree here at LAUNCH DFW. Last week, we made all job postings 100% free (go post one!). In case you haven't already noticed, we've also made tickets to April

Mouyyad Abdulhadi wanted a better way to stay connected with his contacts, so he built Luper, a simple mobile application to keep in touch. We caught up with Mouyyad to learn a little more about Luper. What's the 1-sentence elevator pitch? Helping you stay

Every week at airports across the country, 1000s of batteries are being consumed by marshaling wands and thrown away. Photonic Designs is looking to solve this problem with their new technology. A marshaling wand is that flashlight with a cone on the

PingGo is a location-based social network recently launched by Varsity Letterman LLC. We caught up with cofounder Tom Munley to learn more. What's the 1-sentence elevator pitch for PingGo? Ping. Chat. Meet. What do you do and who are your customers? We just launched our first,

The one and only Jennifer Conley is making waves all the way up to the Big Apple. The DEC cofounder was just featured in NY Mag's Dress to Address series, a collaborative effort with Kenneth Cole to highlight the style of tasetmakers

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC), in partnership with UT Dallas and the Kauffman Foundation, has just released the initial North Texas Startup Scene Survey. Many months in the making, the survey should help benchmark all the growth and awesomeness that's

I've just upgraded our job board section and to celebrate you can now post jobs for free right here on! Free listings are visible for 30 days. You can upgrade to a featured listing (premium placement and 60 day visibility)

Dallas startup Yvolver just unveiled its product to the public on Monday. The company provides game developers with tools to keep their existing user base more engaged with their games. "Yvolver™ lets everyone earn prizes simply by playing their favorite phone

According to research conducted by Professor Yael Hochberg (MIT) and Professor Susan Cohen (University of Richmond), Tech Wildcatters lands at the number 8 spot in the their Top 15 Accelerators list. The rankings come out amidst a growing sentiment that the

A local Kickstarter project is well on its way to helping you learn how to program in python. Mike Driscoll of Garland has brought together over 800 backers already who have pledged close to $10,000 for him to write/publish his book,

CardSpur, the Dallas startup that combines offers with gift cards to give consumers and the retailers more value in a much more likely transaction, was selected to present at Startup Oasis at SXSW today! CardSpur cofounder Rich Fletcher will be doing the

Time is running out (today!) on $10 early bird tickets so if you haven't got one for March 4th yet hop over to Eventbrite and gittterdone. Here are your presenting companies for Dallas New Tech on March 4th: MyDealerService A service that connects

Every year droves of startups and entrepreneurs from the metroplex make their way down to SXSW. This year, there are even more opportunities to turn the trip into a breakout event for your startup. Here's a quick rundown on some of

Tech Wildcatters just announced their 2014 class of startups and it's their biggest one yet, with an acceptance rate of about 4%.  This year's class also includes a number of international startups. “We are increasingly impressed with the quality and number of

Two local startups have been selected to participate in Tech Cocktails Startup Celebration event at SXSWi this year. Kinesio and Puhsh will join 17 other startups as they battle to be labeled the hottest startup of SXSW and win an invitation

Tech Wildcatters Program Director Stewart Youngblood will be leaving the accelerator and moving on to new things, he and TW announced yesterday. “I cannot thank the Tech Wildcatters staff, investors, mentors, and alumni companies enough for the amazing experience I had

Big news everyone! I've just upgraded our calendar plugin and community members can now directly add both calendar feeds and single events to the LAUNCH DFW Community Calendar. Our goal with the calendar has always been to provide a single source

Dallas travel startup Traxo released a new version of their iPhone app, updated w/ iOS 7 styling as well as a brand new Android app. The mobile app allows you to track all of your travel plans as well as loyalty

OrderMyGear, the Dallas company that provides a platform for sporting goods dealers to create and manage online stores for team uniform and equipment sales, announced this morning that it has closed $550,000 in funding as well as bring on serial entrepreneur Len Critcher

Health Wildcatters graduate Cariloop just announced a big milestone for their company. Not only have they come of beta and launched their new website, but they've also closed a partnership with the Texas Organization of Residential Care Homes, or TORCH. Cariloop walks

Video is an underutilized marketing medium and especially so for startups. Often times, the cost can be difficult to justify when you're a cash strapped startup. Luckily for you, loyal LAUNCH DFW reader, we've partnered up with Hatchett Media to bring

Uber continues their special occasion craziness with the introduction of Uber Sky, an opportunity for you to skywrite a message to your significant other with the same ease as requesting an Uber ride.   At just $500, it's a steal, right? Here are

Common Desk, sponsor of last week's Dallas New Tech event and Deep Ellum coworking space, was just listed as one of 10 cutting-edge coworking spaces on a Coca-Cola company blog post. While oil (or maybe the Cowboys) might be the first

FoodFumble is a local startup with a mobile app to help restaurant goes avoid places with low health ratings. We caught up with the team to learn more! What's the 1-sentence elevator pitch for FoodFumble? Don't fall victim while dining out, use

Dallas startup Zipyap wants to help simplify your social media life by bringing all your streams into a a single, beautiful app. Not only that, but Zipyap aims to help you improve life by suggesting places to go and activities based

Remember when we told you about a new version of March Madness about to hit? Well local startup Kinesio is getting in on the action. 64 companies are currently competing to move on in the bracket-style competition with Kinesio currently pitted

February Dallas New Tech is NEXT WEEK and we're excited to announce the next 6 presenting companies. This will also be a very special #BigDNT with food provided by culinary sensation Rhonda Sweet. Rhonda has an amazing entrepreneurial story and we're

Filesharing service Box will be making a stop in Dallas on February 18th during their "World Tour" event series. The event will be a lunch "summit" at the Intercontinental and will feature Box VP of Customer Success Jon Herstein as well

Michigan-based Avegant will be in Dallas on Wednesday to show off the Glyph, their head-mounted display that utilizes virtual retina display technology to project images directly onto your retina. This isn't your bulky VR gear of generations past. Imagine having incredibly

The Garage, a new collaborative workspace in Deep Ellum, is holding its grand opening event this Thursday. The event will feature guest speaker Ben Davis, founder of The Gent's Place. RSVP to the grand opening on Facebook. We caught up with The Garage

Another day, another episode in the city's crackdown on tech-enabled ridesharing/car services like Uber and Lyft. This evening the city will hold a public hearing where a special committee put forth new recommendations on regulations affecting how such services can/should operate. Many

TLDR: We need to know attendance numbers further in advance, we'll be having Feb event catered by Master Chef Season 2 contestant Rhonda Sweet! Ticket prices will go up 5 days before event. The Dallas New Tech event has been growing

To celebrate the new year and connect the startup community with the foodie scene, YoBelly (, the foodiac-themed mobile app that matches palates to dishes, will be giving away 2 FREE Chef DAT Underground Dinners to LAUNCH DFW readers in

Applications for the next cohort of Tech Wildcatters are due this coming Friday. Tech Wildcatters, while one of many seed accelerator programs out there, is uniquely focused on B2B companies. If you've been considering applying to a seed accelerator and have

2014 is off to a killer start for the DFW tech/startup community. Already there's been buzz around acquisitions, new incubators and all kinds of awesomeness. Well you can add to the list a couple of local entrepreneurs gracing the pages of

New York-based Infor, a provider of a multitude of business software solutions, announced today that they've acquired Dallas-based PeopleAnswers. PeopleAnswers, a predictive talent analytics platform, enables companies to bring science/analytics into their human resources processes. From the press release: PeopleAnswers' cloud-based talent science

We are pleased to announce the next 6 companies to present at Dallas New Tech happening TOMORROW, January 7th. Dallas New Tech is a monthly event showcasing some of the most interesting tech companies from around the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex. Each

Let's bring Lean Startup Machine to Dallas! LSM is a hands-on workshop that helps entrepreneurs follow Lean Startup principles to test and validate their startup ideas. They've ran their program in cities all over the world and have helped many a

It's been a really great year here at LAUNCH DFW. We've been putting out a lot more content every week, and as a result visits and pageviews on the site have been making new records just about every month. Here's a look

Yesterday we wrote about local startup Render winning the 500Hrs competition. What we didn't realize at the time was that another DFW startup came in at the #2 slot! CardSpur combines offers with gift cards to give both consumers and the retailers more

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

Render, a startup founded by University of North Texas students, has won CauseCode's 500Hrs competition. CauseCode, a company that looks to help entrepreneurs bring high-impact ideas to life, recently launched their 500Hrs competition in which early stage startups compete to get

Sometimes innovation comes in relatively low-tech forms, and we celebrate it! After all, who doesn't want completely interchangeable tap handles that not only work on your trusty kegerator, but also your growler. BOOM. Say hello to Switch Taps' recently launched Kickstarter

Dialexa will be hosting an event titled The Hardware Startup Revolution to discuss just that with one of the foremost experts in the space. Scott Miller is the CEO and cofounder of Dragon Innovation, a manufacturing services and crowdfunding firm that helps makers go

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

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

Fort Worth-based just announced that they've closed a $16M Series B financing led by Frontier Capital. 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

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,

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

Secret Happy Hour just launched in the App Store and is set to bring you the best deals from restaurants and bars near you. While there is certainly no shortage of location-based apps that bring you deals, you would be mistaken

It's so exciting to see how fast the DFW tech/startup scene is growing right now in all aspects. One indicator of that is how local media outlets are really starting to take notice of the stuff that's going on. I was

Roberts Foster LLP continues its INSIGHTS seminar series next week with an event highlighting IP issues for entrepreneurs. The event, hosted by The Grove, will cover the basics of intellectual property issues that entrepreneurs face as well as some common misconceptions. It's

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center "officially" launched last night and as part of that event released this amazing infographic highlighting why Dallas is a great place for your startup. LAUNCH DFW is proud to be a part of our exploding tech and

This Friday the Dallas-area will enjoy its first TEDxWomen event, to be held at the Winspear Opera House. The event will continue with the TEDWomen's theme of "Invited Here", though of course with a Dallas-style twist. Over 15 speakers, innovators and