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Dallas startup for social marketing solutions raise $5 million in first round funding

Dallas-based HipLogiq said this morning that it raised $5 million in its first round of fundraising. Hiplogiq, which develops social media and marketing tools for companies and small businesses, said the funding will allow it to focus on marketing its two apps: SocialCompass and SocialCentiv. Hiplogiq CEO and co-founder is Bernard Perrine, who was a former founding partner of Kinko’s. […]

HipLogiq Debuts as Parent Brand for SocialCompass and SocialCentiv

Social Marketing Software Company Evolves Into an Idea Factory  DALLAS (March 8, 2013)— Social Compass, a Dallas-based social marketing company, is changing its name to HipLogiq and will retain the SocialCompass name for its enterprise social marketing software. The software is used by big brands to harness the power of social media and engage with customers 1-on-1 across mass media social […]

Kineta, Inc. and RLB Holdings Announce New Joint Venture to Address High-Need Therapeutics Including Autoimmune Diseases

Kineta, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the development of immune-modulating drugs for critical diseases, and RLB Holdings, an investment fund founded by Ray and Lydia Bartoszek, have formed a joint venture, Kineta RLB, LLC, which will commercialize promising, high-value compounds in selective disease areas with unmet medical needs. “The vision of Kineta RLB is […]

RLB Holdings and Kineta Announce Second Investment, and Partnership Focused on Program Advancement

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RLB Holdings and Kineta are pleased to announce a new investment partnership focused on accelerating development of Kineta’s clinical stage drug candidates. The two drug programs funded by the investment partnership are ShK-186, a novel immune-sparing targeted therapeutic focused on autoimmune diseases and rOAS, a novel pan-viral therapeutic aimed at an array of malicious […]

Holding Point a shale gas hub; sand facility to open soon

With new investors, a new name, a new fracking sand facility and new companies, the old Holding Point is poised to become one of the largest staging areas for drilling in the Marcellus Shale region. With new investors, a new name, a new fracking sand facility and new companies, the old Holding Point is poised […]

Enter sand man: Bartoszek Loves fracking

Former New York oil trader Ray Bartoszek has bet $20 million that he can turn Montana sand into fracking gold. But today, as the 47-year-old energy maven-turned-private-equity mogul opens his upstate 200-acre rail terminal, his bet on the state’s fracking future looks shaky. “For the last six months, I felt the momentum was moving towards […]

Dissed by Mets, Bartoszek fracks

He went from Fred to fried to fracking. Ray Bartoszek, days after Mets owner Fred Wilpon passed him over in favor of David Einhorn as a prospective minority investor in the team last May, quickly jumped at the chance to spend his money in a completely different field — he acquired a 200-acre former upstate […]

Ray Bartoszek Buys Piece of New York Yankees

Former oil trader Ray Bartoszek, who turned down investing in the New York Mets in July because SportsNet New York was not included in the deal, has invested in the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees, according to someone familiar with the deal. Bartoszek purchased his piece of the Bronx Bombers from another minority investor. Although I do not […]

Yankees sell minority share in team to businessman

Former commodities trader Ray Bartoszek, who considered investing in the Mets, bought a piece of the Yankees instead, a person familiar with the transaction said today. Bartoszek, formerly with Glencore International Plc., bought a piece of a minority owner’s share of the 27-time World Series champions, said the person, who was granted anonymity because he isn’t authorized to […]

SolutionPoint International, Inc. Names Raymond Bartoszek to Its Board of Directors and Advisory Board

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SolutionPoint International, Inc. announced today the addition of Raymond Bartoszek to its Board of Directors and Advisory Board. Mr. Bartoszek brings extensive international experience and joins a distinguished group of individuals at both the Board of Directors and Advisory Board levels to provide strategic guidance and support to expand the company’s operations globally. […]