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Hard work is rewarded here, and we celebrate our wins. Who are those companies that are finding funding or having a big exit? We're tracking what's happening in DFW so you can join the party. This list is aggregated by the Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) from various sources. Although the information in this list is presented in good faith and believed to be correct, DRC makes no representations or warranties as to the completeness or accuracy of the information. Did we miss something? Send us a message →

Pieces Technologies Raises $3M

February 16, 2018

Dallas-based AI and predictive analytics startup Pieces Technologies has raised $3.25 million in a debt-only funding round. The funding is part of a total offering of $15 million, according to a Form D filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Federos, a Frisco-based developer of IT service management tools and services, has raised an undisclosed amount in Series B funding. The funding included un-named family offices from the U.S., Germany, and Austria, Texas TechPulse reported. Started in 2005 as Monolith…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based protein snacks startup Stryve Foods LLC has received $1.25 million in funding from a new equity investment rounds, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The total offering in the round is $8 million, leaving $6.875…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Agrinos Inc., an Irving biotechnology company, has completed a $14.7 million equity investment with support from long-term investors Manor Investment SA, Havfonn AS, and EuroChem Group AG. The investments will help Agrinos accelerate execution of its business plan this year…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Two North Texas pharmaceutical industry companies controlled by Richard Appling both announced raises recently. Hurst-based Right Value Drug Stores Inc. announced a $13.3 million debt-only raise, while Denton-based Appling Enterprises LLC announced a debt-only raise of $700,000. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-bios-partners-targeting-50m-fund-mooala-raises-5m/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Mooala, the Dallas-based startup that is a purveyor of dairy-free beverages, has raised $5 million in a new funding round, the Dallas Business Journal reported. The publication said Mooala likely will make an announcement on the funding next week. Mooala's…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

TechCrunch reported that Square has bought Entrees On-Trays, the 32-year-old restaurant delivery service, with plans to expand to expand Square's on-demand food delivery service, Caviar, in Dallas-Fort Worth. Caviar product lead Gokul Rajaram told TechCrunch that the acquisition will allow…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

ShearShare founders Courtney and Tye Caldwell won $100,000 in the Dallas Diversity & Inclusion Investment Challenge Tuesday evening, clearing the way for the McKinney startup to grow its team. The challenge was put on by Capital Factory in partnership with…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Netherlands and Dallas-based medical device developer Endostim raised more than $12.1 million in equity funding from 20 investors, according to a Form D filing. The company's treatments include those for gastroesophageal reflux disease, which causes severe heartburn and acid reflux.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Filely received a $10,000 investment from Acupo Ventures that will be used for a major rebranding in the coming weeks. Acupo Ventures is a pre-seed venture capital firm and said its investment is to help Filely through its rebranding…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

defi Solutions, a Grapevine-based provider of lending industry software, raised $55 million in Series C funding, with an investment of primary and secondary capital from Bain Capital Ventures. The company will use the primary capital to accelerate development of existing…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

MediBookr, the Dallas-based health-care shopping platform, raised $675,000 in seed funding that will go toward product enhancement and client support. The MediBookr website and mobile app allows users to search for and find health-care providers' profiles, including price and ratings,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

RevTech, the mentor-driven retail accelerator in Dallas, led the first $1 million of a $3 million Series A funding round for Birdzi, a New Jersey-based technology startup. Birdzi is a mobile engagement platform for small- and mid-size grocery chains, and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Caddo Technologies Raises $1M

January 19, 2018

The Dallas-based biotechnology firm announced in a Form D filing that it had raised $1 million in equity financing, which was 100 percent of the offering. Caddo, which was formed in 2013, did not specify what the funding will be used for, and has not returned a call for more information.

 

Double Pull Inc. Nets $75k Equity Raise

January 19, 2018

Irving-based Double Pull Inc., announced a $75,000 equity raise, with proceeds to be used for product development, pilot projects, legal expenses, and marketing and sales, according to a Form D filing with the U.S. government. Double Pull has not responded to a call for more information about the round.

 

Valify Inc. Gets $652k for R&D

January 19, 2018

Frisco-based Valify Inc. announced in a Form D amendment that it had raised $652,352 of a $700,000 debt offering. Valify said it is the only 100-percent dedicated web-based solution allowing health-care organizations to quickly identify, benchmark, and track their savings in hospital-purchased services. The company will use the funding for continued research and development, Chief Technology Officer Matt Clark told Dallas Innovates.

 

Traxo Inc. Raises $725k in Equity Funding

January 19, 2018

Traxo Inc. has raised $725,510 in new equity funding, the company announced in a Form D filing with the U.S. government. In 2016, the Dallas-based company raised a $5.2 million Series B funding round led by TripAdvisor. Traxo specializes in data aggregation and tracking passenger loyalty and behaviors. It lists German airline Lufthansa and other travel companies as its clients.

 

Mycroft Completes $1.75m Seed Round

January 19, 2018

Kansas City-based Mycroft, which has an open source voice recognition platform, has completed a $1.75 million seed round. Among the company's investors is Dallas-based Deep Space Ventures.

 

Darren Woodson played defense for the Dallas Cowboys in the Super Bowl years of the 1990s, and now his technology startup CounterFind is helping businesses defend against counterfeit versions of their products being sold on the internet. Some of the…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

There’s a startup in Texas that’s been quietly building the technology that powers mobile banking apps. Plano-based Alkami has developed a white label service that credit unions and banks use across digital platforms. And Alkami’s 4.5 million users have generated…read more at techcrunch.com

 

Reix Corporation, a Dallas, TX-based owner of data and software platforms for the commercial real estate industry in the United States and Latin America, completed its Series A funding. Minority investments were provided by Altus Group Limited (TSX:AIF), Real Capital…read more at www.finsmes.com

 

A Dallas startup that is building the “Uber of Photoshopping” has received an investment from a former Apple executive and pioneer of the photo editing software. The company, Mendr, released an app in March to allow users to hire from…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

Nimbix is a provider of cloud-based High Performance Computing infrastructure and applications. The company offers its customers hardware accelerated server platforms and HPC applications as a service through the Nimbix Accelerated Compute Cloud, speeding up data processing for Life Sciences,…read more at www.formds.com

 

Magnitude Software, Inc., a leader in delivering business insights for organizations with increasingly fragmented application and data environments, today announced its second acquisition this quarter: Innowera, a global software provider that enables users to more efficiently manage SAP processes and…read more at www.innowera.com

 

A Dallas startup aimed at disrupting the home repair and warranty business recently raised $2 million in seed money so it can expand to Austin, San Antonio, and Houston in January. The Fixd app gives homeowners a way to find…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fastlane developers of the online car-buying platform that enables car buyers to purchase a vehicle directly from the car dealer's website and in-store sales while giving them an easy Amazon-like checkout experience, today announced it has completed a $1.5 million…read more at www.chicagotribune.com

 

Head injuries, concussions, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy suffered on the football field have been a topic of public discussion in recent years. According to the Chicago Tribune, growing concerns about head injuries is leading to a decline in youth football…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based BenefitMall, the provider of employee benefits and payroll services which is backed by Austin Ventures, has been acquired by The Carlyle Group. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. The Carlyle Group said it believes thatcapital investment, an expanded salesforce, and…read more at www.texastechpulse.com

 

Irving, Texas-based Miraca Life Sciences, which operates an anatomic pathology laboratory, has been acquired by private equity investor Avista Capital Partners. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Miraca Life Sciences provides anatomic pathology services in the fields of gastroenterology, dermatology,…read more at www.texastechpulse.com

 

CyberMiles Raises $30M via ICO

November 22, 2017

Dallas-based CyberMiles, a startup developing a blockchain-based platform for decentralized, online marketplaces, said it has raised close to $30M in its "initial coin offering" (ICO). CyberMiles said it sold 420 million "CyberMiles Tokens" in its ICO, with funds to go…read more at www.texastechpulse.com

 

Cufflinks.com, the Dallas based manufacturer and distributor of men's fashion accessories, has been acquired.  The 18-year-old firm manufactures and sells over 4000+ SKU's and has almost every high-end license to produce cufflinks, tie bars, ties and pocket squares as well…read more at nbherard.com

 

Ecological Service Partners, a Dallas, TX, and Washington, D.C.-based provider of ecological restoration of wetlands, streams and habitats for endangered species, raised $250m in equity funding. The backers were not disclosed. The company intends to use the funds to support…read more at www.finsmes.com

 

JF2 Capital Partners, a new Dallas-based family office venture capital firm, announced that it has made its first deal, placing a substantial investment in Farmers Branch-based startup Selery Fulfillment.   https://dallasinnovates.com/new-vc-firm-jf2-makes-selery-fulfillment-first-investment/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

In just 18 months, Dallas startup Cosmic JS has racked up 60 customers, including Big Fish and Brand New Congress, and is just finishing up a $250,000 angel round. And, it’s already planning to raise more funding in a seed…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

The apartment rewards startup announced the results of the investment round this week, which was led by San Francisco’s AXA Strategic Ventures and included Dallas-area investors. Through its Community Rewards app, Modern Message gamifys apartment living giving residents reward points…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Denton-based Kubos Corp. announced Thursday that it has closed $1.65 million in new funding that will help it hire more employees and expand its platform. The round brings Kubos’ total funding to more than $2.4 million. Included in this round…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

WatchGuard, the Allen-based provider of mobile video cameras and evidence management software for law enforcement, has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a $75 million IPO. The company plans to list on the Nasdaq exchange under the…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Stealthy Syntilla Medical has raised $1.5 million in a round of debt financing, according to an SEC filing posted last month. The company has not publicly disclosed its developments, but has filed for a number of patents related to implantable…read more at www.massdevice.com

 

Dallas-based online Linux and cloud training platform and community Linux Academy and Cloud Assessments has secured $6.8 million in Series A funding from Arthur Investments. The company said it will use the funds to continue expansion of Linux Academy’s content…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based property management software firm ResMan has secured a $36 million investment from Mainsail Partners and plans to use the funding to grow the company. ResMan said it will use the injection of cash to accelerate development of its products,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Astrapi Corp., which enhances satellite communications through its proprietary spiral-based modulation technology, is ready to move into the next phase of growth thanks to recent grants, equity raises, and partnerships. The National Science Foundation awarded Astrapi a Phase II…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based home down payment protection insurance provider ValueInsured has received a $6.5 million injection of capital from longtime partners Everest Re Group Ltd. and Houston International Insurance Group. The capital raise will give ValueInsured — the only provider of homebuyer…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

CRM Web Solutions, a Bedford, TX-based provider of a SaaS CRM and marketing platform for the early childhood learning industry, received a growth equity investment from Growth Street Partners. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. In conjunction with…read more at www.finsmes.com

 

Fathomd has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant for $739,752 to commercialize innovative technology by conducting research and development (R&D) work on developing web-based interactive educational games focused initially in the…read more at www.fathomd.com

 

Maxxsure is an independent cyber risk assessment platform providing quantitative framework-based (NIST and others) detailed assessment of processes, hardware/software and network vulnerabilities. Maxxsure allows you to identify and assess risks by process and technology.   https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/maxxsure  read more at www.crunchbase.com

 

Swych, Inc., a Plano, Texas-based provider of a digital gifting platform, completed its Series A round of funding.The amount of the deal was not disclosed. Backers included UAE Exchange Group, a global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions provider.…read more at www.finsmes.com

 

Dallas-based BioLum Sciences has received another round of funding from Intelis Capital, which invests in early stage ventures. The startup co-founded by Southern Methodist University graduates is working on a non-invasive device for asthma management. The device measures airway inflammation…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

On-demand life insurance company Bestow announced this week it has raised $2.5 million in seed funding. That brings the Dallas-based startup’s total funding to $3.1 million since its founding last year. Bestow’s digital solution to life insurance will take the…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Simpli.fi, the programmatic advertising platform that delivers localization and personalization at scale, announced today that GTCR, a leading Private Equity firm based in Chicago, IL, will acquire a majority stake in the company.  The investment from GTCR, along with additional…read more at www.simpli.fi

 

A $7.7 million funding round will help the startup Truss — which simplifies the office leasing process for small- and medium-sized businesses — expand its real estate offerings and add employees. TechCrunch’s Frederic Lardinois reported that the funding round was…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Spaceek has secured a $1.4 million investment in a round led by Clear Future, per Israeli business publication Globes. The company develops technology which navigates drivers to available parking spaces.   https://pitchbook.com/newsletter/spaceek-raises-14m  read more at pitchbook.com

 

@RISK Technologies Inc., a Cyber Network Consensus SaaS company that provides automated Digital Forensic Investigation and is the creator of the InVictus Cognitive Cyber Defense Platform, announced that it has secured $2M in seed funding after spending 9 months in…read more at www.prweb.com

 

A company founded by current and former University of Texas at Dallas professors recently received a multimillion-dollar boost in its work to develop non-opioid alternatives to treat pain. Last week, CerSci Therapeutics closed a nearly $4 million Series A round…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Spotio, a mobile sales management platform for field sales teams is based in Dallas.   https://www.crunchbase.com/funding_round/spotio-series-unknown--c9c8b381  read more at www.crunchbase.com

 

One of the little reported on changes in how you enjoy sports and concert experiences has been the expansion of “pop-up experiences”. Gone are the days of just going to an event and having to pre-party or, at best, hang…read more at blockpartypresents.com

 

UT Dallas Seed Fund made its first two $25,000 awards – one to ShearShare, the other to Cosmunity. Both are apps, but that’s where the similarities end. Cosmunity is a platform specifically targeted to comics, cosplay, gaming and anime adherents.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Carable is an asset light, partner centric P2P marketplace where people can buy and sell vehicles in full trust and transparency.The business of facilitates used car sales online through its own market place where private and business used vehicle sellers…read more at www.crunchbase.com

 

Fortress Security, a full-service residential and commercial security system company based here, announced that it has secured funding worth up to $2 million, which will be used to expand the company, according to CEO Jerrod Smith.   http://www.securitysystemsnews.com/article/fortress-security-secures-2m-funding  read more at www.securitysystemsnews.com

 

Zyston LLC, an information security solutions company, today announced it has raised $2.2 million of equity capital exclusively from existing investors and company management to fund accelerated growth of the business. Zyston previously raised $3.8 million of equity capital in…read more at venturebeat.com

 

Solovis, a multi-asset class portfolio management, analytics and reporting platform for limited partners and asset allocators, today announced it has raised $8 million in a Series A round. The funding was led by Edison Partners, a leading growth equity capital…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

A Dallas area startup is reaping the benefits of its local community, with Mark Cuban, Deep Space Ventures, and angel investors pouring $1 million of capital into the company. It’s the largest funding round yet for Farmers Branch-based Selery Fulfillment,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Today Lantern Pharma Inc. announced the closure of its Series A equity financing of $3.7 million for the biotech company and its clinical-stage cancer treatments. This Series A closing was led by Bios Partners, GPG Ventures and other private investors.…read more at www.businesswire.com

 

CommonEdits, the Dallas startup that created a drag-along license that helps music artists get a cut of each download of their songs, is ready for its North American product launch in June. The launch is supported by $600,000 in seed…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Chris Drake used to jump out of planes and call in artillery fires as a paratrooper for the U.S. Army. He's traded his tools of the trade and now fends off a different kind of enemy: cyberattacks that can take…read more at www.dallasnews.com

 

Officeprise is a hosted workspace-as-a-Service that stores all your company’s applications, available anywhere, through any desktop, laptop, tablet or phone.   https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/officeprise-com  read more at www.crunchbase.com

 

Mizzen+Main, an American-made menswear brand, announced today that it has received a significant growth investment from L Catterton, the largest consumer-focused private equity firm in the world. L Catterton's capital investment will be used to support Mizzen+Main's growth by expanding…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

TrophyHunts.com was built by an entrepreneurial group of avid hunters and digital marketers who came together to solve the biggest problem that exists for hunters – the lack of a publicaly accessible, up-to-date, easy-to-use, comprehensive directory of hunting ranches, leases,…read more at www.crunchbase.com

 

An incredibly powerful technology that creates a dynamic & trackable OOH advertising technology and channel called Trailerskirt Advertising   https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/streetgreen-llc  read more at www.crunchbase.com

 

Dallas-based Door is on a growth spurt. The real estate startup, which charges homeowners a flat rate of $5,000 rather than the standard 6 percent commission fee collected by other brokers, recently closed a $2.3 million funding round, according to…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Startup healthcare tech company Blockit, Inc., has raised $152,000 in seed funding. The raise was structured in two rounds; $60,000 closed in late 2016 led by Co-Founders Jake McCarley and Mark Carver, MD, and a second round of $92,000 closed…read more at www.blockitnow.com

 

Peloton Therapeutics, Inc., a drug discovery and development company focused on advancing first-in-class, small molecule cancer therapies, announced today the exercise of an optional tranche of its previously-announced Series D financing round. With the exercise of this optional tranche, investors…read more at www.businesswire.com

 

Music Audience Exchange (MAX) today announced it has secured $6 million in a funding round led by MATH Venture Partners and KDWC Ventures. G-Bar Ventures and Gregg Latterman, Founder and CEO of Aware Records, also contributed to the raise.  …read more at www.musicaudienceexchange.com

 

Legalinc is a technology company that automates business services for attorneys, accountants, and small business service providers.   https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/legal-inc  read more at www.crunchbase.com

 

They say necessity is the mother of invention. At least that was the case for Brenda Stoner. Stoner, a single mom and serial entrepreneur, came up with the idea for a pickup truck delivery company when she had to get…read more at www.dallasnews.com

 

Share Rocket, the leader in social media ratings for broadcast media, has announced that it secured $5 million in a Series A round of funding led by Tribune Media, with Fox Television Stations and Capitol Broadcasting also investing. These leading…read more at www.businesswire.com

 

Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant that owns Alcon, is buying Encore Vision, a Fort Worth startup that has developed a drug to treat presbyopia. Novartis said Tuesday that the acquisition would add a “first-in-class” treatment to its ophthalmology pipeline, “providing…read more at www.star-telegram.com

 

Dallas startup Traxo took off this week with a $5.2 million Series B funding round led by TripAdvisor. Traxo specializes in data aggregation and tracking passenger loyalty and behaviors. It lists German airline Lufthansa and other travel companies as its…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

ES Xplore, LLC, a unique company that has developed a proprietary method for direct hydrocarbon indication at seismic resolution, announced a $12 million funding round led by Dallas based investors Sovereign Resources LLC and Unity Hunt, Inc.  With this funding,…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Addison-based Brainspace is set to join a new global cybersecurity company being formed by private equity firms Medina Capital and BC Partners, according to D CEO.  The Brainspace acquisition is part of a $2.8 billion deal, which is expected to…read more at www.dallasnews.com

 

Catapult Health, a national preventive healthcare practice that brings technology-enabled checkups to worksites across the country, announced the completion of a $10M Series B financing which includes a significant investment by a new partner, UCHealth.  Catapult Health's existing investors also…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Chris MacFarland had his eyes set on one main target when he joined Plano-based Masergy Communications in 2008: Take the company from startup to an established, fast-growing business. After Masergy agreed to be acquired recently by Boston-based private equity firm…read more at www.dmagazine.com

 

An $8 million cash infusion will open more doors for Plano startup OpenKey as it speeds toward its goal of being in 16,500 hotel rooms by year’s end. The company developed a mobile app solution that allows hotel guests to…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Tech EdVentures, a Dallas-based company focused on providing STEM-based education to young learners in PK-8th grade, has announced that it has raised $675k in seed funding.  The raise was structured as a convertible note and was syndicated by Tech Wildcatters,…read more at globenewswire.com

 

DocSynk, a Dallas, TX-based provider of a machine-learning platform for healthcare, closed $1m in seed funding. Naya Ventures made the investment. The company will use the continue to develop the technology and expand operations. Led by medical technology innovator Vaidyanatha…read more at www.finsmes.com

 

Ranzure Networks today announced that the company has completed a $13 million Series A funding. This round of investment was co-led by LiveOak Venture Partners and Mitel. Venu Shamapant, co-founder and General Partner of LiveOak Venture Partners, will join Ranzure’s…read more at www.prweb.com

 

Archeio Technologies unveils oil & gas software innovation after a year of product development, in which time the Dallas-based startup raised approximately $1 million of funding and inked contracts with leading energy companies. Using next-generation technologies like machine learning and…read more at www.businesswire.com

 

Peloton Therapeutics, Inc., a drug discovery and development company focused on advancing first-in-class, small molecule cancer therapies, announced today the completion of a $52.4 million Series D financing round. The financing round included new investor Foresite Capital Management and participation…read more at pelotontherapeutics.com

 

Fort Worth financial technology startup TransVix LLC has received a $2 million vote of confidence from one of Dallas’ biggest investors for what is expected to be one of the first trading platforms for the transportation industry.   https://www.dmagazine.com/business-economy/2016/09/fort-worth-startup-transvix-secures-2m-from-hunt-technology-ventures/  read more at www.dmagazine.com

 

Dallas IoT startup Sprinkl, a developer of connected irrigation and conservation technology raises $1.3M in cash and credit from investor Ian Woodward-Smith. Along with the raise, Woodward-Smith will be joining Sprinkl and spearheading business development and strategic partnerships. The cash…read more at www.prweb.com

 

Nepris recently closed a seed round of funding totaling $1 million, led by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF). Nepris brings together educators and industry professionals in an easy-to-use online community to collaborate and connect through live online interactive…read more at venturebeat.com

 

A mass migration of IT services to the cloud, coupled with a huge growth of connected devices, has created a perfect storm for security breaches with some 400 million malware attacks identified last year alone according to IDC. Now, a…read more at techcrunch.com

 

Xclaim Mobile, Inc., a Dallas-based tech startup led by a former AT&T Marketing Executive, has closed on a $450,000 round of funding to accelerate the delivery of its promise of the right message, at the right time, at the right…read more at www.revtechaccelerator.com

 

Alkami provides next-generation online banking software solutions to financial institutions, ranging from in-house installations to software-as-a-service (SaaS)   https://www.xconomy.com/texas/2016/07/13/alkami-technology-secures-2750008-new-funding-round/  read more at www.xconomy.com

 

We are a nation of pack rats. One in every 10 American households rents self-storage space for extra stuff. But there are plenty of hassles in the typical extraspatial experience. You have to load up and haul your belongings to…read more at www.dallasnews.com

 

Dallas home healthcare startup PediaQ has raised $4.5 million in bridge round of funding that will help expand its footprint and the services within its mobile application. With the new funding, all of which came from Texas investors, the company…read more at healthcare.dmagazine.com

 

Dallas, Texas based Fixd Repair (Fixd) is disrupting the $400 billion home service industry with technology that streamlines the service and helps consumers save time, money and frustration. Fixd, an innovative new home warranty solution and services provider, has secured…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Valify, a Frisco health care software company, announced today that it has raised $2 million in Series A funding. Valify's software helps hospitals manage costs and find potential savings for purchased services, such as janitorial companies, laundry vendors and food…read more at www.dallasnews.com

 

Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Reata”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 5,500,000 shares of its Class A common stock at $11.00 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions. Reata has granted the underwriters…read more at globenewswire.com

 

Bone Solutions Inc. (BSI), a privately held orthobiologics technology company located in Dallas, TX, has officially closed its latest private placement memorandum of $1.5MM. The company surpassed its goal by achieving a funding round totaling more than $1.7MM. BSI also…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Dallas startup Mizzen+Main raised a $3 million Series B round of funding, adding more big name investors to its lineup. The round, announced Thursday, was led by Ben Nash, CEO of PCS Wireless; NFL star Thomas Morstead, who plays for…read more at www.dmagazine.com

 

Pieces Technologies (Pieces Tech), an innovative start-up that deploys cutting edge technology to improve clinical and community health outcomes, officially launched with a $21.6 million Series A funding round. The Pieces™ software platform was incubated at the Parkland Center for…read more at www.businesswire.com

 

Modo Payments, a Richardson-based payment services startup, just completed a $2 million raise intended to support expansion of its platform, the Dallas Business Journal reported. The Journal said that the bridge round was led by Tim Keith, CEO of Texas…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Motive Drilling Technologies, the rapidly growing drilling decision-automation company, today announced a $10.5 million Series A funding round led by California based investors Formation 8 and GE Ventures. Funding will be used to expand deployment of Motive Drilling Technologies’ directional…read more at www.businesswire.com

 

Richardson-based EnTouch Controls has raised $8 million in a Series C round of funding as it expands its sales and marketing team. The company, which offers business facility asset and energy management intelligence, raised the round on the heels of…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

RoboKind, a 5-year-old Dallas startup, recently turned heads in Santa Clara, California, after beating about 600 startups at a competition. The company, which developed a humanoid educational robot, won the North American Startup Contest hosted by Tsinghua Entrepreneur & Executive…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

MVPindex, Inc., the Social Media Index and Measurement Platform for Sports and Entertainment, today announced the close of a $7 million Series A investment round led by strategic investor groups in Dallas, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. MVPindex will…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

The global drugmaker AstraZeneca said Friday that it has a definitive agreement to buy the former North Texas startup ZS Pharma for $2.7 billion. The deal marks a stellar rise for the biopharmaceutical company, which got an early assist from…read more at www.dallasnews.com

 

Phynd Technologies, Inc., a leading healthcare application service provider, announced it has secured $1.1M in Series A equity funding to accelerate the growth of its Unified Provider Management (UPM) Platform. The investment, which was oversubscribed, was led by Dallas Venture…read more at blog.phynd.com

 

If you've ever clicked on a shopping link from a major magazine's website or a fashion-focused blog (including, full disclosure, this one), chances are it was an affiliate link powered by Rewardstyle. The company, founded by husband and wife team…read more at fashionista.com

 

Vinli launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF last September by promising to bring the car into the smartphone age. The company is making a small sensor that plugs into a vehicle’s OBD port and allow the driver to access a suite…read more at techcrunch.com

 

Canadian telecom services provider Mitel Networks Corp said on Monday it would buy U.S.-based Mavenir Systems Inc for $560 million in a bid to expand its telephone services to the high-speed 4G LTE mobile market.   https://www.reuters.com/article/mavenir-systems-ma-mitel-networks/update-2-canadas-mitel-to-buy-mavenir-to-expand-into-mobile-services-idUSL4N0W44KZ20150302read more at www.reuters.com

 

Bottle Rocket, a Dallas startup that specializes in customized mobile application development, has been acquired by London-based advertising and marketing company WPP, the company announced today. Bottle Rocket will remain a separate company under its current leadership, with Calvin Carter…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

I.B.M. announced on Tuesday that it had agreed to buy SoftLayer Technologies, a cloud computing company, in an effort to strengthen I.B.M.’s position in the fast-growing market for computing sold to businesses as a service delivered over the Internet. As…read more at dealbook.nytimes.com

 

The parent company of T-Mobile USA agreed to buy MetroPCS on Wednesday, as the cellphone providers looked to compete with bigger rivals. Under the terms of the complex transaction, MetroPCS will conduct a 1-for-2 reverse stock split and pay out…read more at dealbook.nytimes.com

 

Google has acquired Quickoffice in Plano, Quickoffice CEO Alan Masarek wrote on the company's blog. Quickoffice delivers mobile office software and solutions. Its flagship software lets users view, edit and create Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on their mobile…read more at www.dallasnews.com

 

CA Technologies today announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Interactive TKO, Inc. (ITKO), a leading provider of service simulation solutions for developing applications in composite and cloud environments, for $330 million in an all-cash transaction. Business demand for rapid…read more at investor.ca.com

 

Zynga Inc.  announced it has acquired Texas-based mobile game development company Newtoy, Inc., makers of the popular Games With Friends franchise that includes mobile games such as Words With Friends and Chess With Friends. The Newtoy headquarters in McKinney, Texas…read more at investor.zynga.com

 

Woot has been acquired by Amazon, as they briefly note on their blog today with a big “woot!” Well, okay, their exact words were “Holy crap!” This is a great deal for daily online bargin service as, similar to Zappos…read more at techcrunch.com

 

Dell and Perot Systems have entered a definitive agreement for Dell to acquire Perot Systems in a transaction valued at approximately $3.9 billion. Terms of the agreement were approved yesterday by the boards of directors of both companies. The acquisition…read more at www.dell.com

 

Well, that was unexpected. id Software, the game studio behind Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein, and the upcoming Rage, has just been acquired by ZeniMax, parent company of Fallout 3 developer Bethesda Softworks.   https://www.engadget.com/2009/06/24/bethesda-parent-company-buys-id-software/read more at www.engadget.com

 

The Hewlett-Packard Company, the personal computer and printer maker, said Tuesday that it would acquire the Electronic Data Systems Corporation, the operator of corporate computer systems, for $13.9 billion. The price of $25 a share would represent a 32.5 percent…read more at www.nytimes.com

 

Yahoo! Inc. Thursday acquired Broadcast.com, the leading Internet audio and video broadcaster, for $5.7 billion in stock in one of the biggest mergers in cyberspace. Under the deal, Yahoo! is using its richly valued stock to pay an astounding sum…read more at money.cnn.com

 

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