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Intro to Angel Investing in Austin

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Intro to Angel Investing in Austin

  1. 1. Intro to 
 Angel Investing in Austin by @joshuaBaer
  2. 2. Joshua Baer Founder of Capital Factory University of Texas at Austin Carnegie Mellon University
  3. 3. What I look for • Any tech startup in Austin • Any email startup anywhere • Local businesses that cashflow • A product that I can use in my business or personally • Founders who I like and trust • A business model I understand • How I can help besides money
  4. 4. Austin vs. valley • Lower valuations - $3m average starting point • No uncapped notes • Growth vs. Revenue • What else?
  5. 5. Recent Success • Black Locus > Home Depot • Boundless > Zazzle • Dachis Group > Spriklr • Food on the Table > Food Network • Gazzang > Cloudera • Mass Relevance > Spredfast • MapMyFitness > Under Armor • Ridescout > Car2Go • Spanning > EMC
  6. 6. Up and coming • DrillingInfo • Edgecase • Eagle Eye Networks • Impossible Ventures • Main Street Hub • Outbound Engine • PostUp • Spredfast • Sparefoot.com • Spiceworks • Umbel • uShip • WP Engine
  7. 7. 800 lB Gorillas • Apple • Atlassian • Bazaarvoice • BigCommerce • Box • Dell • Dropbox • Facebook • Google • HomeAway • IBM • Indeed • Microsoft • RetailMeNot • SolarWinds
  8. 8. Bob Metcalfe Inventor of Ethernet Founder of 3Com Professor of Innovation
  9. 9. Longhorn Startup SPRING Demo Day LBJ Library Auditorium University of Texas at Austin Thursday, April 30 5pm-10pm http://lsdemoday.eventbrite.com
  10. 10. Pitch Events • Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (February) • SXSW Accelerator (March) • Capital Factory Demo Day at SXSW (March) • Techstars Demo Day (June 2015?) • Global Venture Labs Investment Competition (May) • Capital Factory Demo Day at Startup Week (October) • Innotech Beta Summit (October) • SKU Demo Day • ATI Clean Tech & Wireless Forums • CTAN Presentation Day (5x) • House of Genius
  11. 11. Accelerators • Austin Technology Incubator (UT affiliated) @ATI_UT • Bunker (veterans) @TheBunkerAustin • Capital Factory (tech) @CapitalFactory @JoshuaBaer • International Accelerator @IntlAccelerator • Longhorn Startup Lab (UT Austin students) @LonghornStartup • SKU (consumer packaged goods) @SKUatx (formerly Incubation Station) • SXSW Accelerator • Techstars (tech) @Techstars @Seats • Medical Innovation Labs (medical devices) • Unltd USA (social good) @UnLtdUSA Intro to Austin Accelerators 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4pm
  12. 12. Accelerator • Introductions to angel investors, mentors, customers, strategic partners, employees • $200,000 in hosting credits at Amazon, Google, Rackspace, Microsoft, Softlayer • First priority on offices and desks at Capital Factory • Access to $150,000+ in matching funds 
 from Capital Factory, Silverton, FLOODGATE and our AngelList Syndicate
  13. 13. Revolutionizing the $24 Billion self storage industry 180 employees - $26 million funding insight Partners
  14. 14. wordpress hosting Platform for business 150 employees - $18 million funding Northbridge
  15. 15. $6 Million Funding CHarles River Ventures, A16Z
  16. 16. • One of the most active angel groups in the country • >100 members • Not just tech • Bi-monthly application cycle • Monthly office hours • Rick Timmins is the Chairman • Claire England is the Executive Director
  17. 17. Top Austin Angels • Joshua Baer • Ross Buhrdorf • Andrew Busey • Dan Graham • Russell Hinds • Brett Hurt • Mellie Price • Rony Kahan • Jason Seats • Rob Taylor • Rick Timmins • Mikey Trafton • Joel Trammell • You?
  18. 18. venture capital • Austin Ventures Mike Dodd, Tom Ball, Chris Pacitti • Silverton Partners Jon Bassett, Morgan Flager • Live Oak Venture Partners Venu Shamapant • Mercury Fund Aziz Gilani, Ned Hill • S3 Ventures (enterprise + health) Rajiv Bala • Sante Ventures (biotech) Kevin Lalande
  19. 19. Startup Lawyers • KHGR Evan Kastner • Jones-Spross Brian Spross • Wilson Sonsini (WSGR) Brian Beard & Paul Tobias • Andrews-Kurth Matt Lyons • DLA Piper Paul Hurdlow • Sprinkle Law Steve Sprinkle (IP)
  20. 20. Blogs • Bryan Menell - Austin Startup
 austinstartup.com • Jason Cohen - ASmartBear 
 asmartbear.com • Brett Hurt - Lucky7
 lucky7.io • Gordon Daugherty - Shockwave
 shockwaveinnovations.com • Ash Maurya - Running Lean
 practicetrumpstheory.com • Kip McClanahan - ReOverthinking
 reoverthinking.com • Silicon Hills News
 siliconhillsnews.com • WeAreAustinTech
 weareaustintech.com • Silicon Hills Law
 siliconhillslawyer.com • Joshua Baer - Austinpreneur
 austinpreneur.com
  21. 21. FACEBOOK • Austin Startups
 http://facebook.com/groups/austinstartups • Austin Angel Investors 
 http://facebook.com/groups/ATXAngelInvestors • What else?
  22. 22. Twitter
  23. 23. Twitter
  24. 24. reserves
  25. 25. If things go well the startup needs more money
  26. 26. If things go BAD the startup needs more money
  27. 27. Rick Timmins Chairman
  28. 28. ask me anything • Angel Investors • Venture Capital • Incubators/Accelerators • Coffee Shops • Coworking Spaces • Banks • Lawyers • Real Estate Reps • Dev Shops • Associations • Hack-a-thons • Finding a Co-Founder • Local Tech Reporters • Meetups • Blogs • Hardware • Women in Tech • Startup Games • Capital Factory • Google • Dell • Longhorn Startup • UT Austin • St. Edwards University • Recruiting Firms • PR Firms • Crowdfunding
  29. 29. Associations • Austin Chamber Michele Skelding • Austin Technology Council (ATC) Julie Huls • Brazos Tech District • Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) • Entrepreneur’s Foundation (EF) Eugene Sepulveda • Leadership Austin Ashley Phillips • Rice Alliance Robert McKee • Texchange • Young Entrepreur’s Organization (YEO) / Young President’s Organization (YPO) • Young Men’s / Young Women’s Business League (YMBL)
  30. 30. if you found this helpful Please help someone else
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