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During a Dallas Startup Week event, Ryan Roberts gave a presentation on Common Seed and Venture Capital Deal Terms that intended to help sort through raising capital, with a particular focus on what that situation is like in Dallas. A self-described

There's an unwritten rule for startups -- don't disclose the terms of a term sheet. Recently, a frenzy hit the Austin startup community when a founder posted an Op-Ed on Medium disclosing essential terms he received from two different venture capital

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

Entrepreneurs and Founders, It is truly exciting to see how the accelerator community is growing in DFW. Tech Wildcatters has done an amazing job pioneering the accelerator community and with the recent announcement of their addition with Health Wildcatters, this is a wonderful

It's that time of year again - a buzz of excitement is pervading throughout the DFW tech ecosystem as our very own Forbes Top 10 startup accelerator, Tech Wildcatters, announces their next class of startups they've accepted for the Spring

Joel Fontenot is Managing Partner at Trailblazer Capital, the only Texas VC firm to consist solely of entrepreneurs. I met with him recently to get a better idea of what makes VC's tick. We began the discussion talking about the

A panel discussion on Incubators and Accelerators will be held on Wednesday 5:30pm at Maggiano's in NorthPark Center. The panel will be moderated by John Reed, Partner/Mentor at Tech Wildcatters, and feature 3 CEOs of local DFW startups. David Stiles,

Formally established in June 2002, North Texas Enterprise Center for Medical Technology, Inc. (NTEC) is a Frisco based Incubator/Accelerator focusing on medical devices.  NTEC provides everything early stage Start-ups need to operate as effectively and efficiently as possible—saving these new start-ups hundreds

According to a Dallas Morning News Article, VC funding decreased by approximately $230 million in North Texas, while venture capital investments rose both nationwide and in Texas during 2010. Based on comments by John Jaggers of Dallas-based Sevin Rosen Funds, this drop is

Mobestream Media, the company behind the highly successful mobile app Key Ring, has raised $1.75 million according to an SEC Form D filing uncovered by launchDFW and confirmed by founder Chris Fagan in an interview this morning. Key Ring is an