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Startup Profile: Javadrop, Connecting Singles through Coffee

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There are a good number of dating apps out there, and if you’re single and looking it can be quite overwhelming. College roommates, Andrew Weatherby and Sean Caldwell, knew they’d always wanted to work together on some kind of business, and saw the need for a dating app that encouraged users to actually meet in person. “There’s too much of a game behind Tinder, and with platforms like Match, you’re…


Aristos Ventures Invests in Tech Wildcatters Alum, Nimbix

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Aristos Ventures’ invested an undisclosed amount in a Series B round of funding for cloud computing software company, Nimbix. “They’re killing it,” Felipe Mendoza, managing director of Aristos, told Dallas Business Journal in a recent interview. He met Nimbix in 2011 when it was part of the Tech Wildcatters accelerator program. “So when they needed more financing, I was able to jump right in.” The investment will range between $3…


Health Wildcatters Alumni InRFood wins at Rice Alliance

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Health Wildcatters Alum, INRFOOD, was named one of the 10 Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship I.T. and Web companies at the 12th annual I.T. and Web Venture Forum in Houston last week. Information Technology and Web companies showcased their ideas at the “largest venture capital conference in the Southwest with more than 350 attendees, including investors, venture capitalists, industry representatives, business leaders, service providers, and entrepreneurs,” according to a recent…

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Third Annual WELD Show This Thursday!

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Dallas coworking and studio space, WELD, is pleased to announce The WELD Show, this Thursday, December 18th at 7:00PM. The event is shaping up to be quite impressive, and has been guest curated by Sabine Meyer, former Director of Photography for National Geographic Adventure and a contributing photo editor at Time Magazine. Since opening its doors in 2012, “WELD has received local and national attention for its unique brand of coworking, which…


Unbranded’s Six Week Pop-up Experiment Comes to a Close

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Over the last few weeks, a space in Deep Ellum has been open to the community, offering opportunities to independent retailers and creatives to show their work and sell their products. Unbranded began as an experiment. Its founders, Matt Alexander and Bryan DeLuca, wanted to give local entrepreneurs the space to get in front of a larger audience. Both Matt and Bryan have founded startups and wanted to give back to…


January’s Dallas New Tech Presenters!

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No doubt, the last Dallas New Tech was an absolute blast — you can  check out pictures from the event on our Facebook page. Thanks again to Joseph Brewster for capturing the evening so well! We’re looking forward to everything that’s in store for 2015, and are thrilled to announced our January Dallas New Tech presenters! Courtem Courtem, a mobile dating app, offers its users the ability to instantly propose unique…


Men’s Lifestyle Retailer, Need, Partners with Private Jet Service, Rise

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Dallas-based lifestyle retailer, Need, just announced its partnership with Rise, the fly-all-you-want air travel membership service, and recent Dallas New Tech presenter. Matt Alexander, Need’s founder and CEO, launched the company just a year ago, and, in that year, Need has become known around the world. “From its co-sponsorship of New York Men’s Day (NYMD) as part of New York Fashion Week with Cadillac to its sold out monthly collections,…


An Entrepreneur’s Field Guide To Mentors and Advisors

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This morning I had coffee with a young entrepreneur who is building a really cool business here in Dallas. This entrepreneur and I talked about marketshare, technology, growth plans and he really seems to have a solid plan. The startup is a super lean one person show with some outsourcing, it is getting strong traction in a very big space and the potential acquirers are obvious and slow. In general…


Weighing in on the new equity crowdfunding rule

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In Texas, crowdfunding has been taken to a new level. Recently, the Texas State Securities Board passed a ruling to allow any resident, regardless of net worth, to invest up to $5,000 in companies via equity crowdfunding. Before the ruling, only “accredited” investors with high net worth and income levels could buy equity stakes in companies. Now, anyone with Internet access can be a venture capitalist and invest in startup…

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THANK YOU for another successful Dallas New Tech!

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Last night’s Dallas New Tech was completely brilliant, you guys, and it’s all because of YOU. Our Holiday Dallas New Tech hosted 200 North Texas startup enthusiasts at Lofty Spaces (where the first Dallas New Tech was held), and boy, did we have a blast with our community. We collected toys to donate to the Children’s Health program, so that local children who are in the hospital over the holidays…