UNLV DECA Seeking VegasTech Case Studies

UNLV DECA is a student driven organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. “We started in 2012 and are the only Collegiate DECA chapter in Las Vegas,” said local chapter president Nicky Huynh. “We currently have 70 members.” Founded in 1946, DECA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Career and … Continued

Wedgies.com Closes $700k Seed Round Led By Greycroft Partners

Wedgies.com, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) venture to redefine the survey market by transforming the way poll data is collected, announced today a $700 thousand Seed financing, which brings the total funding raised to more than $1.2 mm. Greycroft, a leading early-stage venture capital firm, led the round with participation from Tony Hsieh’s VegasTechFund, KBS+ Ventures, and … Continued

LaunchKey Raises $3M in Additional Seed Funding

LaunchKey, the first decentralized mobile authentication and authorization platform built for the post-password and Internet of Things era, announced the close of $3 million in additional seed funding. The venture round was led by Metamorphic Ventures with participation from ENIAC Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Pantera Capital, Rimrock Venture Partners, VegasTechFund, and others. LaunchKey has raised $4 … Continued

#VegasTech Company Earns Extreme Tech Challenge Top 10

The Extreme Tech Challenge is an innovation competition unlike any other. It’s a chance for new entrepreneurs to be recognized and attract investment from leading tech influencers. The challenge brings together targeted resources and world class advisors to help entrepreneurs who are executing on big ideas. The organization provides exposure and capital to accelerate business growth. Over 2,000 … Continued

Mint Locker Finds Support with CenturyLink in Las Vegas

Mint Locker, a new Las Vegas-area start-up, is aiming to take the hassle out of laundry day and make the trip to the dry cleaner’s a faster, more convenient experience. With support from local businesses like CenturyLink, the company is bringing its service to a wider audience in Vegas. Mint Locker, headquartered in Henderson, sets … Continued

Las Vegas-based Full Spectrum Laser (FSL) Announces $10 Million Investment

Full Spectrum Laser LLC (FSL), and its FSL3D subsidiary, the rapidly-growing laser and 3D printer engineering and manufacturing company based in Las Vegas, NV, has received a $10 million growth equity investment from Summer Street Capital III, L.P., a Buffalo, NY-based private equity fund. FSL will use the financing to expand its world-class engineering and … Continued

Local Motors’ 2015 SXSW Panel Submission Accepted

For SXSW 2015, more than 3,000 ideas were submitted, making the selection process was extremely competitive. You can browse the list of 600 sessions here to learn what the early-adopters and digital trendsetters who come to Austin every March will be discussing in Spring 2015. VegasTechFund-backed Local Motors submitted a panel titled “Crowdsourcing The World’s First 3D … Continued

OrderWithMe Announces $28M in Additional Financing

Las Vegas-based OrderWithMe announced $28 million in additional financing, led by existing investors which include VegasTechFund, SOSVentures, BaseVC and Tony Hsieh with additional participation from Silicon Valley Bank, Pentland Group, Advantage Capital and others. “Jonathan Jenkins, CEO of OrderWithMe, moved the company to Downtown Las Vegas a little over a year ago after meeting with partners … Continued