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Vivek Dixit (Vik)
Entrepreneur, Investor over 80+ startups, board member & advisor
Houston · Robotics
Christopher A Howard
Entreprenuer, CEO of Softeq, love startups, software, gadgets, and tech.
Minsk · Robotics
Attorney. Founder. Investor.
Salt Lake City · Energy
Active investor with executive positions and successful startups and exits in consumer products, financial services and technology
Austin · Consumer
CEO of Raintree Resorts, resort hospitality company. Director of HollyFrontier (refining), j2 Global (cloud services/digital media); and CIM Commercial Trust
Houston · SaaS
Founder and former CEO of both Rackspace Hosting and ServerBeach.
Houston · Healthcare
I have experience evaluating investments
St. Thomas · Clean Technology
Founder of Mehta Ventures Corp; Focused on Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices; Chicago Booth MBA, Anesthesiologist, Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist
Austin · Oil and Gas
Co-owner of L. Gordon Iron & Metal and Smart Metals Recycling • Worked at @ernst-and-young, @simpson-investment-company • Studied at @duke-university @tulane
Houston · Digital Media
Houston · Mobile Advertising
Guillermo de Leon
Founder @blue-line-investment-group • Investor @geeklist, @ycharts
The Woodlands · Visualization
CEO/Co-founder of Dropoff, backed by a strong list of VCs and Angels. Prior to Dropoff co-founded GameFly backed by Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital.
Austin · Digital Media
VP Client Strategy at https://www.egannelson.com/professionals/marc-nathan/ helping fundraising strategy. Texas-Squared Startup Newsletter: www.texassquared.com
Austin · Digital Media
Managing Director, Zynik Capital • Founder & CEO at @noble-iron • Studied at @harvard-university University & @stanford-graduate-school-of-business
Vancouver · Location Based Services
Founder @geodynamics-inc, @peak-pressure-control-llc • Worked at @ds-wesson-investments • Investor @indinero, @sendhub • Studied at @southern-methodist-university, @texas-a-m-university
Austin · All Markets
Malcolm Sykes is investing in the Peer 2 Peer lending space.
Austin · Private Social Networking
Entrepreneur – Advisor – Investor
Houston · Personal Health
Managing Director of Mercury Fund, one of the most active seed/early-stage venture investors in the Midcontinent. Active advisor and mentor with seed accelerators.
Houston · Software
Partner at @mercury-fund
Houston · Cloud Computing
Planting seeds and watering them. @geekdomfund @gocodeup @grok @dura-software @SAAngelNetwork @alamofireworks @realco. BEA, RSA, WebLogic.
Austin · Mobile
Co-founder Atlas Commodity Markets and Axiom Commodity Group. Managing Member DealBench, LLC www.dealbench.com
Houston · Energy Efficiency
Co-Founder of HIREtech, an Inc. 500 fastest growing company for 2011. Serial Entrepreneur and Investor.
Houston · All Markets
Fan of big ideas, hard work and entrepreneurs. Principal at NCV. Married to an entrepreneur.
Austin · Restaurants
Angel Investor, @band-of-angels, Founder / Executive at 4 startups (3 exits, 1 operating). Enterprise Software & Professional Services (@accenture) background.
Sugar Land · Manufacturing
Managing Director & Co-Founder at Tablespoon Ventures. Previously, Partner at OxonCapital ▪▫
Houston · Medical Devices
Experience funding seed to mid-market companies. Several local and international angel syndications.
Houston · Robotics
Investor in 100+ startups (incl Cruise, LendUp, Wag, Remix), Founder of SnapStream (we’re how the Daily Show gets TV clips), LP in a few well known VC funds.
Houston · Manufacturing
Worked in IT Consulting for about 20 years, discovered angel investing in 2007, became overly enthusiastic, currently on my third fund, the Texas Halo Fund.
Houston · Security
Founder/CEO Creeris Ventures
Austin · Life Sciences
Director R&D @Apaxis Medical, Principal @alphadev, Rice Bioengineering PhD
Houston · Clean Technology
Founder & Managing Director @SURGEVentures, Founder @SiriusXMPGATOUR, Founder @ChiefOutsiders, @LTRaceSeries Buckle Holder, Blessed Husband & Father
Nantucket · Energy Efficiency
entrepreneur turned VC. Interested in learning about seed / early stage deals & evergreen funds.
New Orleans · Information Services
Founded and sold drilling equip. maintenance tech startup to major oilfield company. Founder of Setiri LLC (energy technology solutions), and Spacejet Media LLC (internet media, advertising).
Houston · Developer APIs
Principal at Green Park & Golf Ventures (GPG). undergrad at Notre Dame, MBA at SMU. Time at FedEX, Bold Ventures, Lone Star.
Austin · Medical Devices
CEO, entrepreneur, angel investor. Founded energy, med-tech, Internet, and real estate firms; served as Chief Speechwriter US Treasury. Yale, MIT grad.
Houston · Water
Managing Partner, Leverage Marketing, Interim CEO Maria’s Gourmet Kitchen, Founder BIRDVIEW, SaaS/Digital Media, Electrical Engineering @northwestern University
Pearland · Lead Generation
Founder Garglet LLC • Worked at @university-of-texas-md-anderson-cancer-center • Studied at @university-of-georgia, @university-of-texas-southwestern-medical-center-at-dallas
Houston · Open Source
Rice MBA, M&A experience acquiring 2 companies, Energy Commodity Marketing with Logistics Experience
Houston · Energy Storage
Founder decorBase • Studied at @university-of-chicago, @tulane-university
Houston · Financial Services
Co-Founder&CEO Harvest Exchange Corp Founding Team, Head of Sales & DOR – Height Securities MBA Finance – Vanderbilt, BA Psychology-Colby College
Houston · Big Data
Serial Entrepreneur with 10+ years in active advisory, board, and fund-raising roles for 15+ companies (5 Exits) in various industries and stages.
Austin · Legal
CEO – Helping Startups find capital, talent and enterprise customers. Airborne Ranger –> Entrepreneur. Leader of teams/progs w/ budgets upwards of $36 Billion.
Cincinnati · Loyalty Programs
managing partner Novak Druce + Quigg, LLP partner HalberdCross, pe/vc partner HalberdCross Risk Max Planck Foundation, board member @oxford-university SBS, board member
San Francisco · Bioinformatics
Tom Van Laan
Ex-CEO of engineering software provider COADE, Inc (acquired in 2010). BS Civil Engineering from MIT, MBA from NYIT, MS Computer Science from Pace U. Currently investor, mentor, entrepreneur.
Houston · Engineering Firms
CFO/COO of NanoRacks. 3 years at NanoRacks,12 years on Wall Street developing and trading fund-linked financial products. 2 years at NASA/JSC. Cornell Physics/Government, Yale (SOM), NYU MS Stats
Rye · Advanced Materials
Health Technology M&A @ Johnson & Johnson. Investor & advisor favoring digital health and fintech. Former VC, Harvard MBA, Dartmouth grad, Chinese speaker.
San Francisco · Digital Health
As a veteran CTO and Technology Entrepreneur, I enjoy building and growing companies. My previous startups have been acquired by @zynga and @gene-by-gene.
Houston · Clean Technology
2 Turnarounds and Exits; Over $200million in revenue generation; International Experience; Direct Selling – Strategic BD
Houston · iPhone
Vidya Sagar S
Director of Growth at Plate IQ (YC & Initialized Capital). Entrepreneur. Algorithmist. TopCoder World Finalist. Facebook & Google intern.
GM Americas @arundo-analytics. Worked @mckinsey-company, @enernoc, VC, PE. @stanford-university alum
Houston · Industrial
Sonia MathurBoard ChairEric SchneiderBoard MemberHarvin MooreBoard MemberLeslie GoldmanBoard Member, Consumer Committee Co-ChairRichard HunterBoard Member, Energy Committee ChairPaul PryzantCounselStephanie CampbellManaging DirectorBlair Jeffrey Board MemberBlaik Wisenbaker Board MemberMark Leigh PresidentAllison Piper Board MemberJim LawninTreasurer