Dallas Startup Vinli Revs Up Its Connected Car Focus With $13.5 Million Financial Boost

Dallas-based startup Vinli is getting a $13.5 million financial boost to help it build software and apps that accelerate the rise of connected cars. The venture capital investment, announced Tuesday, includes European electric utility provider E.ON and Silicon Valley VC firm The Westly Group. Two North Texas investors also participated: Hal Brierly, a Dallas market research executive who helped launch American Airlines' AAdvantage program, and Dallas oil and gas magnate Kenneth Hersh, who also serves as CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. The startup raised a prior round of $7 million in May 2015.  Continue reading...

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