Start-Up & Venture Capital

In May 2019, WalletHub ranked Austin #4 on its list of the Best Large Cities to Start a Business. Austin’s melding of tech with its unique creative culture adds up to a healthy environment for entrepreneurs and start-ups. Companies setting up shop in Austin enjoy low operating costs, access to a high-quality workforce and a fun, affordable lifestyle that aids in recruitment and retainment. In fact, Austin boasts the seventh-largest pool of tech talent in the U.S. Austin’s Capital Factory boosts the city’s start-up scene by connecting Texas tech entrepreneurs with investors, employees and customers. It also holds well-attended events and workshops in its co-working space, located in the heart of downtown.

Business Spotlight: Austin Ventures

100 Congress Ave., Ste. 1600, Austin, TX 78701

Austin Ventures has worked with talented Texas entrepreneurs to build valuable companies for more than 30 years. With $3.9 billion in total capital raised, Austin Ventures is one of the most established venture capital firms in the nation. The private equity company invests in early-stage and middle-market businesses, with the strategy of partnering with talented executives and entrepreneurs to build industry-leading companies.

Austin Ventures provides emerging and expansion-stage technology companies with a long-term investment approach, a proven ability to build value in the early stages, and access to an unparalleled network of executives, capital sources and technology professionals. Although Austin Ventures invests at all phases of a company’s life, much of their investment activity occurs at the early stages. Austin Ventures also funds larger, more established ventures, providing growth capital to expand operations, enter new markets or finance acquisitions. In making both types of investments, Austin Ventures aims to partner with proven entrepreneurs who have deep domain experience.

Austin Ventures has empowered entrepreneurs to grow more than 250 companies in the state, bringing a long-term investment perspective to help build outstanding businesses. Austin Ventures is growth oriented, with a team of investment professionals committed to helping accelerate a business’ path to success. The company’s active and engaged partners leverage their experience and the expertise of the entire firm to help build category-defining businesses.

Since 1984, Austin Ventures has been Texas-centric, investing in cities that, of course, include Austin. The business remains loyal to partnering with entrepreneurs to build companies predominantly in the Lone Star State.


ATX Venture Partners |
Live Oak Venture Partners |
Silverton Partners |
Tritium Partners |
TrueWealth Ventures |

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