Tagged: texas

Texas Insurtech InsuredMine Launches New Consumer Insurance Management App

InsuredMine, a Texas-based insurtech startup that focused on providing consumer-focused tools for insurance management, announced on Thursday the launch of its new insurance management app for both iOS and Android users. Founded in 2017, InsuredMine describes itself as a cloud-based insurance dashboard that stores all… Read More

SXSW Announces 2018 Accelerator Pitch Event Finalists

  South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals announced on Tuesday the finalists for the 10th annual SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event, to take place March 10th-11th during the Startup & Tech Sectors Track at the Downtown Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas. According to the organization, 50 startup finalists… Read More

Recent Cease & Desist by Texas Regulators Targeting BitconnectX ICO May Foreshadow More Enforcement Actions

The regulatory drums are getting louder when it comes to initial coin offerings (ICOs). The first shot across the virtual bow was the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Report addressing the DAO and the fact it was an unregistered security. Since last July, there have been… Read More

Orchard Platform Initiates Analysis: Severe Weather’s Effect on U.S. Unsecured Consumer Lending Industry

That this past hurricane season wreaked economic havoc on metropolitan Houston, southern Texas, Louisiana, southern Georgia and Florida is not surprising (Hurricane Maria’s effects on Puerto Rico were not covered in this analysis); in a recent blog, Orchard Platform posted initial research how much Hurricanes Harvey… Read More

Donors Raise More Than $1 Million For Texas Church Shooting Victims on GoFundMe

Just days after the tragic shooting at the Sutherland Springs’ First Baptist Church, more than 16,000 supporters of the victims have flocked to GoFundMe and has raised over $1 million in funding through more than a dozen crowdfunding campaigns. On Sunday, alleged gunman, 26-year-old Devin Kelley,… Read More

Kimbia Announcement: Ninth Annual North Texas Giving Day Raises $39 Million For More Than 2,700 Nonprofits

Last week, Kimbia announced the ninth annual North Texas Giving Day, which was hosted by Communities Foundation of Texas(CFT), raised $39 million for more than 2,700 nonprofits through its crowdfunding platform. The funding portal revealed that the event took place on September 14th and raise $2 million… Read More

Lend360 Panel to Explore the Future of Online Small Business Finance During Upcoming Dallas Conference

On Wednesday, Lend360 announced a panel of experts will discuss what’s “Coming Down the Pipeline: Innovative Products and Contributing Factors Affecting the Future of Small Business Finance” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 11th during a session at the Lend360 conference in Dallas. According to Lend360, the session, which… Read More

ArborCrowd Announces $40.8 Million Multifamily Real Estate Deal

Commercial real estate crowdfunding platform ArborCrowd announced on Tuesday it is now offering a $40.8 million multifamily real estate deal to investors. The property, Quarry Station Apartments, is located in San Antonio, Texas. According to ArborCrowd, Quarry Station was built in 1993 and has 18 buildings… Read More

JJ Watt’s Houston Flood Relief Fund on YouCaring Closes With More Than $37.1 Million Donated

Less than three after Hurricane Harvey made landfall and caused flooding through the city of Houston, Texan NFL player JJ Watt has secured more than $37.1 million through its Houston Flood Relief Fund on YouCaring. The initiative, which attracted a total of 209,432 donations, was closed… Read More

DonorsChoose Launches Recovery Fund to Help Teachers Rebuild Classrooms Damaged by Hurricane Irma

Following the devastation that Hurricane Irma in Florida and also the Carribean, DonorsChoose announced it launched a recovery fund dedicated to helping teachers rebuild their classrooms that were damaged by the storm. While sharing details about the recovery fund, Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose, stated: “Hurricanes Harvey… Read More

Update: JJ Watt’s Houston Flood Relief Fund Surpasses $31 Million; Set to Close on September 15th

JJ Watt’s popular YouCaring initiative Houston Flood Relief Fund has successfully secured $31 million from more than 200,000 donors. The campaign was launched just after the Texas city was hit by Hurricane Harvey at the end of August.The Texans football player kicked off the fund… Read More

Jimmy Fallon & “Tonight Show” Donates $1 Million to JJ Watt’s YouCaring Campaign For Hurricane Harvey Relief (Video)

On Tuesday night’s episode of the Tonight Show,  host Jimmy Fallon announced the talk show’s crew will be donating $1 million to JJ Watt’s Hurricane Harvey Relief campaign on crowdfunding platform YouCaring. Fallon stated to his audience: “Last week, we saw the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey on the… Read More

JJ Watt’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Campaign Raises More Than $16 Million

JJ Watt’s Hurricane Harvey Relief campaign on YouCaring has successfully raised more than $16 million! The initiative was launched following the devastating storm’s hit the state of Texas, causing flooding in and around the city of Houston. The Texans football player kicked off the campaign… Read More

Mobile Marketplace 5miles Unveils New Blockchain Technology Lab

Earlier this week, Dallas-based mobile marketplace 5miles announced the opening of its new blockchain technology lab, 5xlab, which will offer technology development services for building a new digital network infrastructure. The lab’s description reads: “A new, improved blockchain network infrastructure will make it easier than… Read More

Update: JJ Watt’s YouCaring Campaign Secures More Than $9.4 Million For Hurricane Harvey Victims

Just days after Texans football player JJ Watt launched a crowdfunding campaign on YouCaring dedicated to Hurricane Harvey victims, the initiative has successfully secured more than $9.4 million from nearly 100,000 supporters. As previously reported, Watt kicked off the campaign on Sunday afternoon with a… Read More

YouCaring Forms Partnership With Houston Texans’ JJ Watt For Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

On Monday, crowdfunding platform for personal, medical, and charitable causes, YouCaring, announced it has teamed up with Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt for Hurricane Harvey Relief effort fundraiser, which has already secured $1.2 million to help those affected by the storm. Speaking about the campaign, Watt… Read More

DonorsChoose Unveils Recovery Fund to Help Texas & Louisiana Teachers Rebuild Classrooms Affected by Hurricane Harvey

On Tuesday, crowdfunding platform for classrooms DonorsChoose announced the launch of its Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund, which is aiming to help Texas and Louisiana teachers that are affected by the devastating storm. According to DonorsChoose, donations from the recovery fund will be used to help… Read More

Country Singer Chris Young Launches Hurricane Harvey Relief Campaign on GoFundMe

Following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, country singer Chris Young has launched the Hurricane Have Relief campaign on GoFundMe. The initiative is currently seeking $500,000. While sharing details about the situation, Young stated: “As you all know… Texas was hit by Hurricane Harvey which made landfall… Read More

Grit Grocery Goes Local on Wefunder: Mobile Farmers’ Market Delivers the Goods

Houston-based mobile grocer Grit Grocery has tapped into the Wefunder crowd for funds needed to assemble a fleet of mobile Grit Grocery markets that will make eating healthy easier for people across the US. Seeking to raise a minimum of $150K toward a $1M goal, $5M… Read More

Pelican Auto Finance Selects Fintech Startup Payix to Provide Car Loan Collection Tools

Texas-based fintech startup, Payix, announced this week that it was selected by Pelican Auto Finance to provide its collection tools, which will also include its new mobile collections application. According to the company, the tools are being designed to help Pelican better connect with its… Read More