Austin Ventures

Austin Ventures has worked with talented entrepreneurs to build valuable companies for over 30 years. With $3.9 billion of capital raised, AV is one of the most established venture capital firms in the nation. AV invests in early stage and middle market companies, and its strategy is to partner with talented executives and entrepreneurs to build industry-leading companies predominantly in Texas.

Type
Investor
HQ
Austin, US
Founded
1979
Austin Ventures was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Austin, US

Key People at Austin Ventures

Ken DeAngelis

Ken DeAngelis

General Partner
Joe Aragona

Joe Aragona

General Partner
Chris Pacitti

Chris Pacitti

General Partner
John Thornton

John Thornton

General Partner
Scott Donaldson

Scott Donaldson

Partner
Vernon Bryant

Vernon Bryant

Partner
Adam Dell

Adam Dell

Venture Partner
Jim Kozlowski

Jim Kozlowski

Venture Partner
Dave Alter

Dave Alter

Principal
Brendan Geoghegan

Brendan Geoghegan

Associate

Austin Ventures Office Locations

Austin Ventures has an office in Austin
Austin, US (HQ)
300 W 6th St

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Austin Ventures News and Updates

Elsewhere Partners launches to invest in software startups outside the coastal hubs

Today, Austin Ventures general partners Chris Pacitti and John Thornton, and former Bain consultant Sam Kentor announced that they are launching a new firm, Elsewhere Partners, to invest in companies outside of the traditional venture capital hubs of New York, Boston, and San Francisco. Elsewhere Pa…

Austin Ventures leads $13 million investment in Vyze’s multi-lender platform

EXCLUSIVE: Vyze, which offers retailers a platform to connect with various lenders to increase credit approval, announced today funding of $13.1 million in a round led by Austin Ventures. New investor Fathom Capital and returning investor Starvest Partners also joined. “50 percent of people who appl…

5 groups push to increase diversity among Texas startups

Entrepreneurs and investors often lament the lack of diversity in tech in Texas. But a few organizations, and people, are going beyond just talk and are actively working to better even the playing field for underrepresented entrepreneurs. For this piece, Crunchbase News spoke with several Texas-base…

Online coupon site RetailMeNot acquired for $630 million

 Harland Clarke, a payment and marketing services firm, will acquire online coupon site RetailMeNot in a deal worth $630 million in equity. Harland Clarke will pay $11.60 per share in cash, which is about 50% higher than the stock’s closing price of $7.75 on April 7. Read More

Cold Call: 65+ Companies Transforming The Sales Tech Landscape

In 2016, deals and dollars invested into sales tech startups reached all-time highs of over $5B invested across 425 deals. And this quarter has already seen two prominent deals to private sales tech companies — a $50M Series F round to InsideSales.com … Continued

Next Coast Ventures Announces Inaugural $85 Million Fund

PRESS RELEASE: Next Coast Ventures, the Austin-based venture capital firm focused on investing in disruptive ideas and thematic marketplaces, today announced the close of its debut fund at $85 million, oversubscribed by $35 million. One of the...
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