Funding and Capital Overhang Report
Texas Emerging Technology Fundhttp://governor.state.tx.us/ecodev/etf/ The Emerging Technology Fund (ETF) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2005 at the urging of Gov. Perry to provide Texas with an unparalleled advantage in the research, development, and commercialization of emerging technologies. ETF grants are awarded in the following three areas: Commercialization Awards: funds to help companies take ideas from concept to development to ready for the marketplace. Matching Awards: funds create public-private partnerships which leverage the unique strengths of universities, federal government grant programs, and industry. Research Superiority Acquisition: funds for Texas higher education institutions to recruit the best research talent in the world.
The Gulf Coast RCICThe Gulf Coast RCIC is responsible for processing applications for Commercial Awards from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund from individuals and companies located within the Gulf Coast region. The Gulf Coast RCIC will research each application and submit recommendations to the Emerging Technology Fund Advisory Committee. The Gulf Coast RCIC will also assist with commercialization of the funded technologies, as well as provide private support to the companies and workforce.
Texas Coalition for CapitolThe Texas Coalition for Capital is a non-profit coalition of leaders supporting economic development and job creation through long-term access to capital for Texas entrepreneurs and emerging companies.
Jobs 4 TexasThe Texas Coalition for Capital is a non-profit coalition of leaders supporting economic development and job creation through long-term access to capital for Texas entrepreneurs and emerging companies.
Texas Enterprise FundThe Texas Enterprise Fund was established to provide financial resources to help strengthen the state’s economy. The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and the Speaker of the House must unanimously agree to support the use of the Texas Enterprise Fund for each specific project. Projects that are considered must demonstrate a project’s worthiness, maximize the benefit to the State of Texas and realize a significant rate of return of the public dollars being used for the project. Significant job creation and capital investment, above average wages generated, financial strength of the applicant, applicant’s business history, analysis of the relevant business sector, and financial support from the local community and private sector will all be significant factors in approving the use of the Enterprise Fund.
Skills Development FundThe Skills Development Fund was created to train employees through customized job training programs provided by the state’s community colleges. This fund is administered by the Texas Workforce Commission, is application driven and competitively based. The grants are provided to community colleges and technical schools as part of a partnership with companies and labor unions to provide training not currently available in the region. Average training grants per trainee are $1,000.
STRCICThe South Texas Regional Center is now accepting startup funding applications for the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. South Texas based entrepreneurs, inventors and businesses seeking early-stage investment in new, technology-based, private entrepreneurial entities that collaborate with a Texas public or private institution of higher education in Texas may qualify and should immediately contact the STRCIC.
CPRITTexas voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment in 2007 establishing the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and authorizing the state to issue $3 billion in bonds to fund groundbreaking cancer research and prevention programs and services in Texas. CPRIT’s goal is to expedite innovation and commercialization in the area of cancer research and to enhance access to evidence-based prevention programs and services throughout the state.
Texas Product/Business FundThe Texas Product/Business Fund provides asset backed financing to companies doing business in Texas. Financing is done in the form of direct asset based loans with competitive lending rates. Loans can be amortized up to the life of the asset. For more information, visit the Incentives & Financing section of the website.
Silicon Valley BankFor nearly 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank has maintained an unwavering commitment to life science companies, through volatile market cycles and transformative technology eras. We’ve helped thousands of life science companies at all stages achieve success through our tailored banking solutions and deep relationships throughout the life science industry.
Houston Angel NetworkThe Houston Angel Network is a non-profit organization that provides its members a forum to efficiently evaluate promising early-stage investment opportunities. Members of HAN include of active and SEC-accredited angel investors who invest in early-stage Texas-based companies. Since its inception, HAN members have invested more than $10 million in 30 companies and have closed on 14 companies in 2006 as a direct result of presentation that were made at their monthly breakfast meetings.
Lonestar AngelsLone Star Angels is a non-profit organization focused on connecting startup companies based in north Texas with private investors who can provide capital and the advice to help the new business grow. Created in late 2007, Lone Star Angels provides an avenue for entrepreneurs to engage with serious investors from the north Texas region. We invite entrepreneurs to pitch their company to a group of angel investors interested in funding new businesses across a wide range of industry segments. Members of the group can provide capital, and assistance in building a new company.
North Texas Angel NetworkThe North Texas Angel Network is looking for early stage companies with great products and bright futures. We can provide the investment funds you need to grow your company and achieve all the success you deserve! Our group includes more than sixty successful entrepreneurs and business professionals who love to invest in innovative products, as well as offer their considerable experience and expertise to growing companies.
Central texas Angel NetworkCTAN is dedicated to providing quality early-stage investment opportunities for accredited Central Texas angel investors and to assisting entrepreneurs and early-stage growth companies by being a quality source of funding, information, networking, advisors and educational resources. CTAN has invested in more than 50 companies since its founding in 2006.
Angel Capital AssociationACA is the North American trade association of angel groups and private investors that invest in high growth, early-stage ventures. The Angel Capital Association provides professional development for angel groups, family offices and private investors, delivers services and benefits to support the success of ACA member portfolio companies and serves as the promotional voice for the North American angel community and the public policy voice for the US professional angel community.
EDCO venturesEDCO Ventures is a venture development organization that partners with universities, government laboratories, risk capital groups, and private individuals to discover and commercialize technologies and innovative business ideas. EDCO’s goals are to create innovative companies and thereby increase living wage jobs in economically distressed areas of Texas. EDCO is a 501(c)(3) economic development non-profit organization.
Rice AllianceThe Rice Alliance supports entrepreneurs and early-stage technology ventures in Houston and Texas through education, collaboration, and research. Since inception in late 1999, the Rice Alliance has assisted in the launch of over 205 technology companies that have raised more than $300 million in funding.
The Women's Venture FundThe Women’s Venture Fund- helping women entrepreneurs start, build and grow their own businesses. We provide courses, counseling, credit and more. Whether you’re just starting out or already established, we’ll give you the tools to build your self-confidence, develop a head for business, and make your dreams come true.
ARCH Venture PartnersARCH Venture Partners is a premier provider of seed and early stage venture capital for technology firms, with a special competence in co-founding and building firms from start-up. Our mission is to deliver promising technologies from the earliest stages to successful commercial application – from concept to commerce. With a 25+ year history and $1.5 billion in capital under management, ARCH has secured its place among the largest providers of seed and early stage capital in the U.S.
Austin VenturesAustin Ventures has grown by building long-term relationships with talented entrepreneurs & operating executives. We have partnered with more than 150 companies by investing people and resources through our venture capital and growth equity practices. Working closely with the management team, we’ve rolled-up our sleeves to help more than 75 of these companies grow to public offerings or successful acquisitions.
DTECDuchossois Technology Partners (DTEC) is a venture capital firm investing in early, mid, and growth stages of high potential technology companies. Founded in 1998, DTEC has invested in over two dozen entrepreneurial management teams, focusing on information technology, communications, semiconductors, and software. DTEC invests nationwide and maintains offices in Chicago, IL and Austin, TX
PTV SciencesPTV Sciences is a healthcare venture capital firm that partners with entrepreneurs and supports companies through development, expansion, and growth phases of their businesses. We are a highly collaborative team of 27 professionals, deeply experienced as investors and operators of life science companies. PTV Sciences focuses on enabling industry leading companies and investing in extraordinary people in the healthcare and life sciences sector, including medical devices, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and diagnostics.
S3 VenturesS3 Ventures is an earlier stage venture firm with $90 million under management. We are focused on information technology and medical device investing. S3 invests primarily in the formative stages of a company. This can be several team members who have a unique technology that can be a category defining opportunity to a more defined company seeking to launch after significant engagement with customers and an offering that is market tested. We come alongside the team and help focus methodically on what it takes to build a successful company. S3 today, we help talented entrepreneurs take their technology and market knowledge and form valuable businesses in a repeatable fashion. Investment sizes start at several $100k for a seed round, and move to several million for a more traditional Series A or B financing. S3′s portfolio: Alkami Technology, BlueCava, Complex Media, Digby, Invodo, Kimbia, OrthoAccel, StoredIQ and Tango Health. S3 invests primarily around the Southwest with a focus on Texas.