Notable Q4 Financing Activity (includes private equity deals not in above venture numbers)
- Dallas-based ISN, a third-party contractor and supplier management software company, received an estimated $500M from Blackstone, which valued the company at $2B.
- Irving-based Caris Life Sciences, a biotech company specializing in cancer treatment agents, raised $310M in development capital Highland Capital Management, Coatue Management and other investors. To date, the company has raised $465M.
Alkami Technology, a Plano-based cloud-based digital banking solution, raised $140M in funding. D1 Capital Partners led the round Fidelity Management & Research Company, Franklin Templeton, and Stockbridge Investors. The company has raised approx. $390M from investors including Austin-based S3 Ventures and Wild Basin Investments.
- Dallas-based Bestow, a digital life insurance company, raised a $70M Series C from Sammons Financial Group, Breyer Capital and New Enterprise Associates.
- Southlake-based Cellwize, a mobile network automation platform, raised a $32M Series B led by Sonae IM, Intel Capital and Qualcomm Ventures. To date, the company has raised about $57M.
- Southlake-based cancer prevention and drug discovery company, OncoNano Medicine, raised a $21M round from undisclosed investors. To date, the company has raised approx. $57M.
- Greenville-based Exos Aerospace, a developer of reusable space launch vehicles, raised $20M in seed funding from undisclosed investors, according to Pitchbook.
- Fort Worth-based Acutate Therapeutics, a cancer treatment company, raised $14M from undisclosed investors. To date, the company has raised approx. $30M.
- Dallas-based web-based payments platform company, Gig Wage raised a $7.5M Series A led by Green Dot with participation from Continental Investors, Revolution and Techstars. To date, the company has raised $10.5M.
- Fort Worth-based Linear Labs, a maker of energy efficient electric motors and generators, raised $6M in funding. Investors included Champion Hill, Lowercarbon Capital, Kindred Ventures, Gen Fukunaga, Duke Angel Network, Spike Ventures, and Moving Capital.
- Southlake-based PawTree, a petfood company, raised $5.8M from undisclosed investors. To date, the company has raised approx. $20M.
- Frisco-based Apty, a training and management software company, announced closing $5.4M in post-seed money. The round was led by Companyon Ventures and joined by Gaingels, Mediaapps, MyAsia, and Creative Co Capital.
- Dallas-based Adaptive 3D, a 3D printing company, raised a $5.1M Series B, from Arkema Group as the lead investor.
- Dallas-based RefineRE, a real estate data management platform, raised $3M from undisclosed investors. To date, the company has raised over $4M.
- Fort Worth-based CoreCare, a healthcare focused platform that automatically monitors their data for errors, raised $3M of seed funding from Amplifyher Ventures, MAC Ventures, and Primetime Partners.
- Plano-based VitalTech, a remote patient monitoring and user engagement platform, sold a 6% stake to Tech Mahindra for $3M. To date, the company has raised approx. $13M.
- Dallas-based Dialectic Therapeutics, a biotechnology company specializing in anti-cancer drugs, raised $2.9M in debt and other options out of a total $5M offering. 12 investors joined the raise.
- McKinney-based ShearShare, a platform that allows stylists and barbers to book chairs, raised a $2.3M seed round, bringing its total funding to $3.4M. Existing investors: Precursor Ventures, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Structure Capital, Backstage Capital, and 500 Startups all participated in the round and were joined by other local investors.
Ideal Implant, a Dallas-based provider of artificial breast implants, raised $2.3M of venture funding from American Financial Group.
- Southlake-based Mindzie, a business process optimization software company, raised $2.3M from undisclosed angel investors.
- Dallas-based MediBookr, a healthcare platform to help locate transparent options, raised $2.29M of convertible debt financing from undisclosed investors.
- Plano-based Flourish Change, a micro donating mobile platform, raised $2.2M in angel funding from undisclosed investors.
- Plano-based TrueSpot raised $1.5M to extend and grow its location intelligence platform for the automotive dealer industry.
- Dallas-based Kanarys, an anonymous job review platform, raised $1.75M from undisclosed angel investors. To date, the company has raised $3.25M.
Botisimo, a Dallas-based chatbot software developer, raised $700k in its seed round from local software-focused operating partner Mason Bridge.
- Dallas-based Hyphen Solutions, an online homebuilding software company, raised an undisclosed sum from GreyLion Capital and Stone Point Capital.
- Dallas-based SignEasy, a mobile-first eSignature solution for businesses, raised an undisclosed amount of angel funding.