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Kriya RevGEN, a hotel revenue management software and service company based in Irving, TX, recently expanded its client base within New York City by providing revenue management reporting software as well as full-service revenue management for Apple Core Hotels' portfolio

Hypergiant is in the news again. The game changing Texas-based startup announced the launch today of Hypergiant Sensory Sciences, an independent software company within Hypergiant Industries that will leverage AI to provide a fundamentally new way of engaging virtually with

StackPath, a leading platform of secure edge services, recently announced it has partnered with Sectigo, formerly Comodo CA, the global innovator of security solutions, to include private SSL certificates for no additional cost with StackPath content delivery network (CDN), web application firewall

Innovation is alive and well in North Texas. A recent summit hosted by Capital One not only shined a light on the latest in product and design innovation, but it also introduced an incredible lineup of industry thought leaders and

Dallas-based online travel agency Travelocity is launching its first augmented reality (AR) experience allowing users to snap travel photos and videos with the brand's popular spokesperson, The Roaming Gnome. The travel icon appears on-demand in 3D anywhere around the globe

Medical tragedies can strike anyone at any time and the last thing you want in that situation is to waste a ton of time trying to make sense of the mountains of paperwork and forms. That is why Kelli Thomas-Drake created

For most people who live inside a gated community, you are very familiar with the infamous remote or "clicker you receive when you move in. They are easy to lose, easy to break, but you have to have it if

Over the past few years, technology has been sneaking its way into everything from finance, to energy, to clothing and more. Many companies are now even adding in a coding requirement with their job descriptions. Technology is everywhere. Our educational system

NoD Coworking has announced a new partnership that combines gaming with raising awareness and funds for cancer patients.  The North Dallas-based coworking & events venue founded in 2014 by local entrepreneur Chirag Gupta, has partnered with local nonprofit to create a 1,000

Today's another big day for the Texas (and Dallas) startup ecosystem. Conversable, a leading conversational intelligence platform with a focus on the quick service restaurant and hospitality industries, today announced that is has been acquired by LivePerson, a New York-based, leading provider

Last month, two local membership organizations, Public Relations Society of America (Dallas Chapter) and ColorComm Dallas, hosted one of Uber's top executives in town for a special community event. Bernard Coleman III, global head of diversity and inclusion (D&I), served as the

Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Toyota AI Ventures announced today that it is participating in a series of events across the United States to meet promising entrepreneurs that are looking for funding. As part of the "call for innovation" initiative that it unveiled this

Glamping, virtual reality, techies and live music this weekend on a ranch about 25 miles outside of Fort Worth? No, we're not talking about the set of a new Texas indie film. We're talking about RebelCon and we'll bet serious money that, one of the world's largest travel e-commerce companies, is on the hunt for inspiring women in technology. They have have officially opened nominations today for the 2019 Technology Playmaker Awards. Introduced by in 2017, the awards aim to recognize and

Rank One Sport, a Dallas-based software company and leader in sports team management applications for K-12 athletic directors, certified athletic trainers (ATCs) and coaches, has announced the launch of Rank One Health, an app designed to help standardize student-athlete injury

Cognizant today opened its newest U.S. regional technology and service delivery center in Irving, Texas.  The opening follows a November 2017 announcement by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on the company's plan to invest more than $8 million to expand in

RollKall, a platform for managing and scheduling off-duty security officers, closed a $1.5 million Seed round investment led by Founder Equity Fund and The Athos Group. Founder Equity Fund, a venture studio with offices in Chicago and Dallas, looks for opportunities

Having only released the beta for video in the summer of 2017, active LinkedIn users have witnessed firsthand the platform's massive rebrand and new features. Top LinkedIn influencer Goldie Chan, known for her bright green hair and Disney themed videos,

Research findings from the first year of the Dynamic Learning Project, a national program led by Digital Promise and supported by Google, suggest that instructional technology coaching is a promising approach to improve education equity and close the digital divide,

Crestline Investors leads round with participation from North Bridge Venture Partners, 83North, Advanced Technology Ventures, Heritage Group, Andreessen Horowitz, and Others to Capitalize on $50B Market Opportunity as Enterprises Embrace Multi-Cloud Data-as-a-Service Actifio, the world's leading enterprise Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) software provider,

ODEM, creator of the world's first On-Demand Education Marketplace, is joining forces with the Institute and leveraging blockchain technology to provide displaced populations with digitized educational records. Collaboration with the IBO will use cutting-edge cryptographic technology and ODEM systems

New sleep research from Parks Associates reveals nearly 29 million U.S. broadband households currently own a product that helps them track their sleep quality, representing less than half of the nearly 60 million consumers who report having at least one sleep

Originally posted here. RevTech, a Dallas-based seed fund and venture accelerator focused on early-stage innovation, today announced the initial close of a $10 million follow-on fund. This new fund allows RevTech to support its portfolio companies as they scale, with investments

M12, Microsoft Corp.'s venture fund, in collaboration with the EQT Ventures fund and SVB Financial Group, recently announced the Female Founders Competition, seeking to accelerate funding for top women-led startups focused on enterprise technology solutions. Two winners will share $4

BenefitMall, the leading provider of employee benefits and payroll services, today launched PayFocus Mobile – a mobile app designed exclusively for PayFocus and PayFocus Pro end-users. PayFocus Mobile is the newest enhancement to PayFocus, state-of-the-art online payroll solutions designed to provide

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. You don’t have to be a tech whiz to take your company to the next level,

Compass' Sharif Fotouh has been recognized as one of the most influential executives in the edge computing industry by Data Economy Magazine in its first annual "Edge 50" list. Data Economy Magazine instituted the Edge 50 list this year to

On a side road, in an unassuming warehouse near Addison Airport, the lean team at Hand Drawn Pressing is producing 3,000 vinyl records per day. The company is part of a international resurgence of vinyl production and sales. Dustin Blocker,

Guest contributor: Michael Martin The popularity of solar power continues to grow daily in the states. According to Pew Research, 89% of American adults believe we should deploy more solar. Why? The quality of Solar power is getting better and cheaper every

Ever since the announcement last year that Capital Factory was launching a Dallas location, the local tech and startup scene has been buzzing about what the expansion would look like and why the move to North Texas. The org has

Last summer, we launched #LaunchCEO (pun intended), a new event segment designed to shine a light on North Texas CEO’s taking bold ideas and creative innovation to the next level at our monthly Dallas New Tech events. For our June #BigDNT event, we invited Marshall

Hypergiant continues to stay on our radar with the announcement of a new, but well known local addition to its Space Age Solutions Division. C.K. Sample will join the AI powerhouse as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), primarily responsible for engineering leadership. A

Startups are known for three things  - hustle, grit and an uncanny ability to keep going despite how hard things get. The Annual Startup of the Year program, created by TechCo, is looking for DFW's biggest hustlers, startup hustlers that is, for

If you're at all involved in Dallas's tech community, you know it's booming. But unfortunately our city does not always get the national recognition it deserves. Many Dallas entrepreneurs and companies are trying to change this. Doug Platts, Vice President

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 biweekly

Downtown and Uptown in Dallas has long been known as the place to go for a night out, but there is a new contender for hosting the best night out any day of the week. Big Beat Dallas, a multi-venue

Paddy Cosgrave, CEO of Web Summit, and Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, have announced that Collision, North America’s fastest growing tech conference, will be held in Toronto, Canada in 2019. Size of tech sector, diversity and inclusion of Canada and

Launch DFW appreciates the support of our Community Patrons who further our mission of building connections and collaboration in the region and enhancing the possibilities for the communities that we serve. When Longview-native Andrew Plan started his undergraduate career at Stanford

OrderMyGear, a high growth downtown Dallas based software company that provides e-commerce, order management, payment and supply chain software to the team sporting goods and group apparel markets, announced today that it received a $35 million investment from Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE).  The

Earlier this month, Dallas-based FastVisa pitched in front of a crowd of nearly a thousand people for the 10th annual 2018 SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event. "I was like don't screw up," said FastVisa co-founder Paul Kang. "All the other companies that

In recent months, blockchain and cryptocurrency have gone from technical talk to common terms among businesses and innovators. Community influencers like Sunday Ogwu-Chinuwa and Gerald Reihsen hope to start conversation on the future of these topics to Dallas. A few weeks

With private companies starting to take clients into space and continual talk of reaching Mars, we are entering a new age of space exploration. The Back to Space movement is positioning themselves to be on the forefront. Over 300 students and

With March Madness upon us, you've probably spent a decent chunk of time looking at statistics to find the winning bracket predictions. With his app EPLAY, RevSports's Co-founder and CEO Ryan Girardot is working to change the way basketball statistics are collected,

Techstars Startup Week Dallas (formerly “Dallas Startup Week”), returns to the Metroplex April 2nd through April 6th. Gaming, one of last year's most popular tracks due in part to the leadership of 2017 Track Captain David Fares, also returns to

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. You don’t have to be a tech whiz to take your company to the next level,

In the world of startups, who you know is everything. The team here at Launch understands this so an important part of our mission is introducing you to some of the leaders in our global innovation community. We love the

The idea of space exploration has always been an intriguing possibility for many. And no one knows this more than Apollo astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Charlie Duke. The living legends, who made history when they walked on the moon during each

McKinney-based ShearShare has secured a coveted spot (along with 11 other startups) to pitch at the sixth annual Google Demo Day on March 28. Google for Entrepreneurs is sponsoring this event at their San Francisco office, inviting startups from North and

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. You don’t have to be a tech whiz to take your company to the next level,

Coming from a background in small business solutions, Biztrack CEO Kevin Carrillo’s career so far has led him to where he is today: launching his own business. In his time working with smaller businesses, he began to realize that they

Texas-based Hypergiant has officially launched this morning with plans to provide a new industry model for machine intelligence and a commitment to providing business outcomes through technology. Leveraging platform products and services to create powerful technology solutions and smarter, more efficient

Most startups know that sometimes the great idea you start out with in the beginning of building a business isn’t quite the same one that you end with. Iteration is the name of the game, which often times results in

Wednesday, VMware announced its acquisition of Seattle-based CloudCoreo, a portfolio company of Dallas-based venture capitalist Aristos Ventures, just 20 months after CloudCoreo's launch. "VMware [is] integrating CloudCoreo and bringing our team on board in order to continue our vision, expand our charter,

Steve Case, co-founder of AOL Time Warner and now CEO of Revolution, announced on Wednesday morning that Dallas will kick off the Rise of the Rest 7.0 Tour on May 7. As in years past, this tour will consist of Case leading a

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. You don’t have to be a tech whiz to take your company to the next level,

Today is the day when the world recognizes the best of the best in football, but we would be remiss if we didn't talk about technology too. The NFL hosted its third annual "1st and Future" startup pitch competition which highlighted

As Launch DFW continues on our mission to inspire and empower startups in a big way this year, we'll be introducing you to an eclectic mix of tech/biz voices, locally and beyond, that will share their thoughts, experiences and advice

Are you launching a product or service during the first quarter of 2018? Apply now for the annual SXSW Release It pitch competition. Applications close Jan. 19 at 11:59 p.m. PST. The competition will take place on March 9, the opening

Ready to take your bold ideas to new heights? Run, don't walk, to the World In Flight Hackathon this weekend at The Study in Irving, Texas.The event is FREE; food, swag, and accommodations all be provided at no charge. WHAT: A hackathon dedicated

Raise Your Hand. Say Yes., hosted by Tiffany Han, features "the creative adventures of [extra]ordinary people”. Each Tuesday, the energetic host invites subject matter experts onto her show to speak the honest truth about the struggles and concerns we face

If you’re an avid Launch DFW reader, you know that we’re passionate about creating and supporting our local community. So in keeping with the holiday spirit, we’re bringing back a special annual tradition

On Thursday, Dec. 14, from 1-4 p.m., the City of Richardson will host a Smart Gigabit Cities Application Challenge event for app developers from the local high-tech ecosystem. This event, funded by two recent grants from the National Science Foundation’s

With so many events taking place across the metroplex, it can be tough to determine what events are right or most convenient for you. We’ve pulled out some of the major startup events taking place across the North Texas region

Who knew that just outside of the city of Dallas in suburban Richardson major innovation is happening inside the walls of the University of Texas at Dallas? Frankly, I did not realize this university had made such a name for

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. You don't have to be a tech whiz to take your company to the next level,

GoBone Inc., the maker of smart, connected devices for pets and their people, announces that its flagship product, GoBone, the world's first app-enabled smart bone for dogs, has been included on Oprah's Favorite Things List 2017. GoBone. which is already

What does a Rocket, BattleBots, and face painting have in common? Find out this Sunday as Rising Tide brings the community together to celebrate innovation a big way at their free, annual event. WHAT: Rising Tide Initiative, 2017 Celebrating Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Featured LDFW Contributor: Veleisa Patton Burrell Traxo, a leader in travel intelligence data, recently announced collaborations with three new travel risk management and duty of care providers: Anvil Group, Drum Cussac, and JESI. The partnerships will allow three organizations to utilize

CyrusOne, a global data center high-growth real estate investment trust (REIT), announced today plans for a new state-of-the-art data center campus in Allen, Texas, north of Dallas. The project will consist of three phases, with construction commencing in October. The

It’s no coincidence that one of the country’s hottest startups can be found right here in the Big D. StackPath is on a mission to not only “make the internet safe again” but also support and mentor the early and growth

In two weeks, the uber popular Techweek will descend upon the Big D again for a jam-packed week of content, community and collaboration and Launch DFW is honored to be a part of the festivities. See the full schedule of

As one of the fastest growing industries in the world, eSports shows no signs of slowing down. With record-breaking viewership and colossal fan engagement at events, North Texas has begun a massive push to attract eSports industry insiders to the

lobbyTV, a technology company headquartered in Fort Worth, TX, has announced the launch of a cloud-based digital signage solution that allows any TV to be turned into a digital sign. The company boasts that its platform is the most cost-effective

Up close and personal with the startups that call North Texas home. Featured Startup: ROBOAMP Founder: Roberto Inetti Neighborhood: Rockwall, TX What was the inspiration to start ROBOAMP?  I'm a software engineer. I love to solve problems, design systems, etc. So for me, every time

Viverae, a leader in workplace wellness technology announces the acquisition of health and wellness company, SimplyWell. The acquisition will expand Viverae's reach, and the company will continue to be rooted in care and focused on addressing, improving, and controlling health

Power Drop has announced the launch of its state of the art phone charging vending machines inside Frisco's Stonebriar Centre. The machines, which sell single-use, recyclable, phone chargers, are located in very high traffic areas and will be supported by manufacturing partner The-Venders. “The

GetInsured, a market leader in individual health insurance e-commerce, has acquired and its sister brand, Benefit Geek. Since its founding in 2005, GetInsured has helped millions of consumers enroll in health insurance through their very own marketplace and through public

The DFW technology scene is growing by leaps and bounds; much of this growth can be directly attributed to the kicka$s people that live, work and play here. And I may be a little biased, but this region's women in tech are

Tech EdVentures, now beginning its fourth year as a resource for young kids to learn engineering and coding skills, just hit a new milestone in the form of a three year agreement with Shelton School in North Dallas to develop

ABCOMRENTS has acquired SMART Technology Rentals in a strategic move that is expected to support the company's national growth initiatives into the Texas market. As a leading provider of event technology solutions since 1989, ABCOMRENTS strategizes, designs, and implements full-service solutions, with is a free application available through both Google Play for Android and iTunes for Apple devices and gives users the power to solicit the help required in case of an arrest situation. Whether the user needs to contact a

To celebrate the partnership, ALDI and Instacart are offering customers $20 off their first Instacart order with code ALDIDELIVERY until September 30. ALDI announced a partnership this week with Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service. The pilot program from

Vergent Communications just announced that it has acquired the assets of Opus3 and EllumNet, based in Deep Ellum. "We are excited about the opportunity to leverage the resources of these two dynamic companies. At the top of that list are the

Get Spiffy, Inc., an on-demand car care, technology, and services company, today announced the expansion to Dallas and the addition of over fifty office park partnerships. Spiffy's innovative technology allows clients to schedule, track and pay for car washing and detailing

Digility Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mastek UK Limited, announces plans to move its corporate office to  new headquarters at 15601 Dallas Parkway, Suite 250 in Addison, Texas. This move is a significant milestone in the history of the

$10 million facility to house 300 cybersecurity professionals to drive innovation, education and operations EY announced today that it will soon open an advanced, multi-million-dollar cybersecurity innovation and operations center in Dallas, Texas. The center will be part of EY wavespace™,

Dallas-Fort Worth makes fastest-growing metros list for software jobs In the past five years, software engineer jobs and other related tech roles have dispersed beyond the hubs of Silicon Valley and the technology industry into a wide variety of industries and

Embedded within a one-day technology, networking, and tradeshow, the CodeLaunch Startup Expo is a unique startup competition that celebrates innovation and entrepreneurship. It is one of the few accelerators which doesn’t require a minimally viable product (MVP) for an opportunity

Building upon its commitment to the digital community, Texas-based HostGator, an Endurance International Group company, has announced the launch of its latest line of dedicated servers, which are more than four times faster than before, giving customers the ability to

LIFT students Damon Richardson (foreground), and Jesus Santos (center) tested beta versions of the game last spring, providing valuable feedback to Corey Clark, SMU Guildhall Deputy Director for Research (left) and Lisa Hembry, LIFT CEO/president, (right). “Our adult learners face

Scientel Solutions and City of Allen team up to make Allen a smarter place to visit, work, live and play with Internet of Things technology. The City of Allen, Texas has awarded universal system integrator, Scientel Solutions, LLC , a contract

Texas Instruments (TI) today introduced a pair of highly flexible, single-chip buck-boost battery charge controllers for one- to four-cell (1S to 4S) designs. The bq25703A and bq25700A synchronous charge controllers support efficient charging through USB Type-C and other USB ports

Software-Based Smart Policing Technology Aims to Disrupt Marketplace Utility Associates, Inc. announces a significant investment from Dallas-based Hicks Holdings, LLC, to support the expansion of its BodyWorn™ product and position the company for growth within the first responder industry. BodyWorn is

photo credit: Free Press Today marks the Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality, an event dedicated to supporting net neutrality in the United States. Advocates of net neutrality believe that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications