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Clerk Bags New Capital to Improve In-Store Grocery Shopping Experience - Link

- TechCrunch’s Christine Hall
  • Retail-Tech Company Clerk Brings in $30M - Austin Inno's Brent Wistrom - Link

"CEO Marlow Nickell co-founded Austin-based Clerk with Don Oelke and Edward Cates in 2016, and while Nickell saw Amazon and Walmart plowing ahead in the marketing and product merchandising spaces, he saw a need from the rest of the space that didn’t have the capacity to innovate there.

The company created a digital advertising network called Grocery TV and provides screens, initially in the checkout aisle, for brands and retailers to leverage with the aim of improving the shopping experience.

Clerk took in $5 million in Series A funding two years ago, led by Silverton Partners, and since that time, grew its network size by 350%, going from 750 stores to now 2,700 stores. Next month, the company is planning for its largest install to date that will push it to over 3,000, Nickell told TechCrunch." - TechCrunch’s Christine Hall

Consumer Product-Focused Investor Eyes Opportunities in Dallas - Link

- Dallas Innovates’ Kevin Cummings
 

"Pitted Ventures, a newly formed Utah-based growth capital firm backed by a family of support companies, has tapped a local leader to help it bridge funding gaps for brands while providing wraparound services to help those business grow to the next stage. With Dallas as a hub, it aims to make typical investments of $750K to $1.5M starting this summer."

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If you have a startup idea or a growing company and you're interested in expanding your network in Houston, then join us for the Founder Night Out with Builder.ai at Sesh Coworking in the heart of Midtown. Meet fellow entrepreneurs and members of the Founder Institute Houston - Texas network. Socialize with potential co-founders, advisors, mentors and partners. Most of all, get out of the house and have some fun!

Founder Night Out: Network with Houston - Texas Entrepreneurs & Advisors
Thursday May 5th 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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  • City’s affordability crisis threatens to price out creative class - Link
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  • Austin area man offers Elon Musk free land to move Twitter's headquarters - Link
  • Exclusive Austin club to open doors to the public for the first time - Link
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  • TPG closes inaugural climate-focused fund at $7.3B - Link
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  • SKU program elevates BIPOC entrepreneurs to new levels of revenue, distribution - Link
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  • Rancher offers Musk free land to move Twitter HQ to Williamson County - Link
  • Elon Musk sells $8.5B in Tesla stock after Twitter deal - Link
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  • Software maker SonarSource aims to double employee count in Austin - Link
  • Austin can expect to add 22,000 tech jobs in next five years, report estimates - Link
  • Elon Musk's Boring Co. raises a giant pile of cash. What might it do with it? - Link
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  • Musk's influence? Travis County tops Texas in electric vehicle ownership - Link
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    - Austin American-Statesman

SAN ANTONIO
  • Texas Research & Technology Foundation acquires historic G.J. Sutton property - Link
  • Harnessing data to build better local government - Link
    - San Antonio Report
     
  • San Antonio-based Searchspring sees first-quarter growth in customer base - Link
  • Shiner Beer owner puts money behind Alamo plan - Link
  • Health and fitness industry struggles to recover from weight of pandemic - Link
  • SA leaders launching Future Ready economic equity plan - Link
  • Presenting: The winners of the SA Business Journal's 2022 Fiesta medal contest - Link
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    - Fort Worth Business Press
     
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  • Recap: Finance Leaders Share Insights on Growth, Talent Retention, and the North Texas Market - Link
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  • Rockets owner Fertitta reportedly eyeing development on Las Vegas strip - Link
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AYC: Austin Young Chamber Exploring Entrepreneurship: E-commerce for Small Biz
Tuesday, May 3rd 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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2101 E. St. Elmo Rd. Bldg 1, Ste 100 Austin, TX 78744
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Africa EnergyTech & Innovation Forum
Wednesday, May 4th 8:00am
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OpenCoffee Club Austin
Thursday, May 5th 8:30am - 10:30am
Houndstooth Downtwon
401 Congress Ave Austin, TX 78701
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Women in Tech Power Hour
by Geekdom
Wednesday May 11th 5:30pm – 7:30pm
111 West Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
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Techstars Austin Second Thursday
Thursday, May 12th 5:30pm
Whisler's Austin
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Rice Alliance
2022 Energy Venture Day
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
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Health Supernova
May 9-10, 2022
Pegasus Park
3000 Pegasus Park Dr Dallas, TX 75247
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TIE Austin Ask Me Anything with Kerry Rupp and Hema Reddy
Wednesday May 18, 2022 05:00pm - 07:00pm
WeWork Domain
11801Domain Boulevard North Burnet Austin Texas
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THAT Conference
Monday May 23rd – Tuesday May 24th
Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center
3001 Kalahari Blvd Round Rock, TX 78665
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