Logo

News Tab

Category : Venture Capital

17123250059_8b2fd8d6ce_k

$330 Million week: IBM Acquires Ustream, FireEye nabs iSight Partners

Read More

Last week IBM acquired Brad Hunstable’s Ustream for an undisclosed sum. Reports on the street estimate the a value in the neighborhood of $130 million. But here’s what you may not know – Brad Hunstable and John Hamm founded Ustream in our region in 2007. Brad has always maintained his residence in Fort Worth, choosing instead to commute to the valley. There are many reasons one would choose to do…

1004035_565376516847508_1027565035_n

Aristos Ventures invests in Austin-based startup, JamKazam

Read More

Dallas-based micro-venture fund, Aristos Ventures, announced their investment in JamKazam late last week. Aristos Ventures invests in highly capital-efficient tech companies in Texas in need of early capital. JamKazam is headquartered in Austin, and has developed a live music platform and social network for musicians. The platform enables musicians to play music together in real time from different locations over the Internet. The service is currently available to musicians and music fans as a free…

time-371226_1280

Raise $200K in 2 minutes!

Read More

Notice I didn’t say two deals every two years. This story takes place  in San Francisco, well-known for how quickly business gets done. But I’m hopeful that the DFW startup and investment community will soon have this type of excitement in our ecosystem. Full disclosure: It was actually $187K and it took 45 minutes. But, 1. that title would have sucked,  and 2. you’ll see where the 2 minutes part…

Cariloop  Search For Assisted Living, Home Health Care, and Hospice  Find Trusted Care for the Ones You Love 2014-06-04 16-43-19 2014-06-04 16-43-24

Cariloop Closes on $400,000 Seed Financing

Read More

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 senior care facilities and related services. The company was a participant in the inaugural class of startups for the Health Wildcatters accelerator program, of which GP&G is also a…

dr.-evil-one-million-dollars

How to raise $1 Million+ outside of Silicon Valley

Read More

Let’s first start with the mind-set that capital is not scarce, the opportunity for improvement evolves around becoming a better, modern entrepreneur, with a bigger vision and better execution. Say it with me “THERE IS CAPITAL… MONEY IS AVAILABLE!” Now that we have that covered let’s get to it. The first thing you must know is it’s not about money, it’s about people. Money follows people. Starting with your team….

Money-Safe

SAFE and Sound? A Primer on the new YC Docs

Read More

This is a guest post by Ryan Roberts of Roberts Foster LLP covering his thoughts on the recently released SAFE financing documents released by seed accelerator Y Combinator. Roberts Foster LLP is a LAUNCH DFW Community Champion. A Primer on the SAFE Seed Financing Documents Y Combinator (YC) recently released a set of seed financing documents called SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity). Some background on seed financing structure and…

simplifi

Simpli.fi Raises $16M Series B

Read More

Fort Worth-based Simpli.fi just announced that they’ve closed a $16M Series B financing led by Frontier Capital. Simpli.fi 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 to support accelerating demand from agencies, trading desks, local media networks, and other marketers looking to take advantage of the benefits of unstructured data in programmatic marketing. The…

Editorial: Mistakes to Avoid when Raising Capital

Editorial: Mistakes to Avoid when Raising Capital

Read More

Almost every startup raises capital at some point and many startups do it more than once.  At The Dallas Angel Network, I see startups raising capital on a daily basis and for all but the hottest new companies, it’s not easy.  While raising money is a challenge, there are a few things an entrepreneur can address early on that can lessen the headache. Initially, raising capital the first time is…

ENTOUCH

EnTouch Controls Raises $8.2M Series B

Read More

Another day another Dallas VC raise. Things are picking up! Entouch Controls provides cloud-based energy management systems to restaurants and retail stores via a SaaS business model and counts chains such as Mooyah Burger amongst their customers. This is yet another signal for the community that there is plenty of investment money available in Dallas once your startup has demonstrated some customer traction. Congrats to the Entouch team! Full press…

Southwest Angels Gain Share of Deals/Dollars, California Loses

Southwest Angels Gain Share of Deals/Dollars, California Loses

Read More

The 2012 HALO Report (http://www.svb.com/halo-report/) reports that angel investment dollars in the Southwest region, which includes Texas, grew from 7.9% of nationwide angel investments in 2011 to 11.0% in 2012 while “biggies” like California and the Southeast took significant hits, dropping from 31.0% to 23.1% and 18.5% to 10.8% respectively.  The number of deals in California also registered a loss from 21.0% to 18.1% while the Southwest registered more deals…