PlantSwitch Raised $3.25M, Tyler Acquiring US eDirect, and More Dallas Tech News

Catch up on the latest news from the DFW tech scene.

Written by Charli Renken
Published on Feb. 14, 2022
PlantSwitch Raised $3.25M, Tyler Acquiring US eDirect, and More Dallas Tech News
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Biodegradable plastic cutlery from PlantSwitch. | Photo: PlantSwitch / Facebook

Despite colder temperatures, the Dallas tech scene has been heating up in recent weeks. Last week, new companies brought in seed funding rounds to help bring their businesses to the next level. Some of those companies happen to be hiring, so take a look if you’re on the prowl for new opportunities. Read on for the latest local tech news. This is the Built In Dallas weekly refresh.

Highline launched with $4.5M in seed funding. The fintech platform allows users to link bill payments straight to their payroll, helping them build credit and improve financial health. The company plans to use its new funds to further build out its platform and hire engineering and go-to-market talent. [Built In Dallas]

Tyler Technologies acquired US eDirect. Tyler, a government automation and data insights software company, announced it is adding campground and outdoor recreation management platform US eDirect to its team. The acquisition will integrate US eDirect’s platform into Tyler’s digital government and payment services. It also expands Tyler’s customer base and revenue stream as it grows its international footprint. [Built In Dallas]

Dallas Tech Quote of the Week

“Even with the barriers that the global pandemic and related supply chain challenges presented from the outset of our launch, we’ve been able to bring on new customers and meet supply demands throughout — a testament to the quality of PlantSwitch products and the strong customer base and reliable supply chains we have built.” — PlantSwitch CEO Dillon Baxter

PlantSwitch raised $3.25M. The company creates biodegradable plastic products from tequila production waste material. The new seed funding will help PlantSwitch expand its product offerings, scale its supply chain infrastructure and hire new talent. [Built In Dallas]

Kanarys announced new partnership. In honor of Black History Month, DEI tech company Kanarys announced its new strategic partnership with the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR). The organizations plan to collaborate on research, events, webinars and other DEI programs. As part of the partnership, nearly 30,000 Black and African American HR practitioners will have access to Kanarys’ robust DEI tools and training. [PR Newswire]

NThrive announced plans to acquire PELITAS. NThrive and Plano-based PELITAS are both healthcare finance companies that use their platforms to help healthcare organizations save time and money. The acquisition of PELITAS will advance nThrive’s revenue cycle management tech. [Built In Dallas]

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