A disruptor is any entity that effects the shift of fundamental expectations and behaviors in a culture, market, industry, technology or process. Lincoln Stephens has lived a very predictable life. But not in the traditional sense of the word. His journey has predictably been a lesson-filled exploration of the...

Starting a business is exciting, but it often comes with many risks and uncertainties. For most entrepreneurs, having a trusted resource when problems arise can often be the very element needed to achieve game-changing success. “Ask the Expert”, our bi-weekly feature designed especially for startups, invites...

Brazen, a membership organization for female CEOs and women entrepreneurs, recently partnered with Golden Seeds and law firm Polsinelli, to host cocktails and a thought-provoking conversation on the state of capital and current resources available for female entrepreneurs in Texas, specifically DFW. [caption id="attachment_1350645" align="aligncenter" width="1100"]...

BenefitMall, the leading provider of employee benefits and payroll services, announced its acquisition of Planet Payroll, a payroll service bureau located in Phoenix with a client base in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Headquartered in Dallas, BenefitMall partners with a network of 20,000 Brokers and CPAs to deliver employee benefits and...

Bestow Inc., the company expanding insurability and democratizing access to consumer life insurance, today announced its expansion to 32 states bringing its modern life insurance products to families across the country, including Massachusetts, Colorado, Washington, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Arizona, Utah, and Texas. The expansion news comes...

 Bestow Inc. today announced it closed $15 million in Series A funding, led by Valar Ventures, with participation from existing investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Core Innovation Capital, 8VC, and Morpheus Ventures. This closing brings Bestow's total financing to more than $18 million to-date. Today, less than...

Starting a business is exciting, but it often comes with many risks and uncertainties. For most entrepreneurs, having a trusted resource when problems arise can often be the very element needed to achieve game changing success. [caption id="attachment_1349633" align="alignright" width="365"] Jay Hamilton[/caption] “Ask the Expert”, our biweekly...

In Focus Brands announced a merger with Dallas-based firm BM5 Consulting and L Martin Management, hoping to expand resources for startups to the Dallas area. "I've seen hundreds of companies approach business development with poor and outdated strategies, causing stagnant growth and uninspired employees," said Brent...

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman, a podcast about growing and scaling businesses, is on a mission to "illuminate big concepts and simple hacks that can change everything". Each episode features an entrepreneur (i.e. Mark Zuckerberg, Linda Rottenberg, Reed Hastings, and many more) to discuss relevant...

For many vendors at the Re-Imagine RedBird Pop-Up Market, the blossoming revitalization and investment in the region, spearheaded by the Dallas Regional Chamber, Dallas Entrepreneur Center and the Red Bird Mall redevelopment team, is bringing much-needed excitement and interest in Southern Dallas. “I grew up in...

When it comes to running a successful business these days, entrepreneurs need a formidable mix of grit, ambition, faith, a strong network and technology too. [caption id="attachment_1347690" align="alignright" width="470"] Scottie Smith II[/caption] You don't have to be a tech whiz to take your company to the next...

Clavis Capital Partners, a Dallas-based private equity firm, has invested growth capital in Azimuth Technology, a leading manufacturer of precision components for OEM’s and aftermarket distributors in the firearm and defense industries. Financial terms weren’t announced. Headquartered in Naples, FL, Azimuth has grown rapidly since its...