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rewardStyle raises $15M at a $290M Valuation

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Dallas startup rewardStyle, a monetization platform for fashion bloggers, just announced it has closed $15 million in funding at a $290 million post-money valuation. The company, run by husband and wife team Amber and Baxter Box, was also the recent recipient of the EY Innovation Award. See the full press release below:   DALLAS, TX — (Marketwired) — 06/30/15 — rewardStyle, the first and only monetization platform solution that empowers…


Equity Crowdfunding Town Hall to take place in Arlington

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Curious about equity crowdfunding? Check out the Texas Equity Crowdfunding Town Hall next week in Arlington. Thinkcrowdfund.com, in collaboration with the Texas State Securities Board, U.S. Small Business Administration, City of Arlington Public Library, CrowdPay, NextSeed, Lendoor, MassVenture, TruCrowd.com and Comerica Bank, will host its upcoming equity crowdfunding town hall in Arlington, Texas on June 30, 2015. The exciting new town hall was created for Texas business owners interested in selling shares in their businesses to raise capital. Attendees…


Drizly Partners with Goody Goody Liquor to Launch Alcohol Delivery in Dallas

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Drizly™, the technology company powering a superior shopping experience for beer, wine and liquor, today announced the launch of its delivery service in Dallas. Powered by a partnership with Goody Goody Liquor, the No. 1 volume liquor retailer in North Texas, legal-age drinkers can shop thousands of products right from their smartphone with delivery in less than one hour. Dallas marks the 15th major metropolitan city that Drizly is now available in. The Drizly service…



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In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, AT&T*, Plano-based LaunchAbility and Dallas-based Tech Wildcatters are working with the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) and New York University’s ABILITY Lab to find ways technology can enhance the lives of people with physical, social, emotional, and cognitive disabilities. To do this, they’re challenging technology developers in North Texas to take part in the first-ever Connect Ability tech…

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Level Office Buys Katy Building, Launches Coworking & Private Office Space

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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 office and coworking space geared towards small businesses and entrepreneurs. “Downtown Dallas is a fantastic place to be an entrepreneur right now, and we want to support those small…


Dallas New Tech Summer Break

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While summer doesn’t officially begin until the 21st, we all know that the summer season here in DFW is well underway.  As such, Launch will be taking a summer break from Dallas New Tech for July and August (that means no DNT in July and August).   Don’t worry though! That just means you have a couple of free Tuesday evenings to enjoy with your friends.  And we look forward to…


Vinli Raises $6.5 Million in Series A Funding

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Vinli, Inc., developer of a connected car platform providing applications and services for consumers, developers, and distributors, announced that it has completed a $6.5 million Series A financing led by Samsung Venture Investment Corporation. Cox Automotive, The Westly Group, and Continental also participated in the round. The financing will help the company aggressively grow its sales through distribution partners, expand its partnerships with key players in the automobile and technology industry, and fuel engineering and…


Movers and Shakers: Jennifer Conley heads to Vinli

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It was announced this morning that Jennifer Conley, long-time fixture of the Dallas startup community and VP of Programming for The DEC, will become VP of Communications for Vinli. While we’ll have more news on Vinli’s recent funding later today, we would be remiss if we did not take a moment to recognize the tremendous impact Jen has had on the startup community. When I first found my way into…


Startup Hustle: Michael Walsh of Cariloop

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Startup Hustle showcases leaders in technology, startups, and entrepreneurship across North Texas. Not your typical news story, this weekly series gives an inside look at the personalities of the diverse and multi-faceted people who make the DFW startup community so special. Be sure to check in every Friday for this weekly series!  Michael Walsh, CEO of Cariloop Hometown: Frankfort, Illinois Current Neighborhood: When I moved from Chicago down to Texas, I landed up…

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Discover Trends in Workplace Innovation at RealTech: Office Edition

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RealTech seeks to influence the conversation between real estate and technology. And on June 23, they are hosting RealTech: Office Edition to explore the latest innovations impacting real estate and the built environment! You’ll also have a chance to learn from some startups that are changing the game like VyooIT, Roam, and Skyrise. Discover trends in workplace innovation and learn about new tools impacting the industry. Network with the brightest minds in DFW real estate and…