This article showcases our top picks for the best Texas based Venture Capital companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Venture Capital industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Texas Venture Capital Companies
MicroVentures is an online equity crowdfunding platform enabling angel investors to connect with startups to raise capital. It connects accredited investors with startups, businesses, and services looking to raise funds or participate in select secondary market opportunities.
The company provides founders access to early-stage capital and accredited investors opportunities to invest in private equity. It prefers to invest in companies from the software, technology, telecommunications, and media sectors.
MicroVentures was established in 2009 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.. .
IPwe is democratizing the IP space by creating a marketplace for patents to transact. They working to enable the patent asset class by leveraging blockchain technology, smart contracts, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics.
They are bringing transparency to the patent market and cutting out the billions of USD of wasted costs associated with the inefficient market. IPwe combines the information and tools to identify, research, understand, and transact in patents.
It enables traditional transactions (licenses and acquisitions) and empowers new classes of transactions like financings, maintenance fee payments, and insurance.. .
Vyze is a financial technology leader in consumer financing solutions. NCL helps merchants launch and implement innovative lending programs that provide more consumers with the financing options they want and need.
NCL’s simple solutions deliver increased sales and a better consumer financing experience while giving retailers and manufacturers greater control over their lending options.. .
iownit is an investment platform for private securities. Its blockchain-powered technology is able to support the listing, investing, and trading of private securities.
iownit’s digital private securities market is operated by its broker-dealer subsidiary IOI CAPITAL AND MARKETS, LLC. Our team has over 100 years of combined experience in the financial services industry including, trade settlement, investment banking, trading, compliance, institutional client support, and marketing.
It took 3 years and a combined 20 years of person hours to build a comprehensive Blockchain-powered platform. iownit enables digital transactions in the private securities market.
We believe that technology can improve the flow of capital by automating and streamlining routine processes and freeing all market participants to focus on what matters the most to them. Making informed investments should not be cumbersome.
The right technology allows for convenient, secure, and transparent capital formation. We aspire to change the way the private securities markets operate and to lead the early stages of this technological evolution..
Preston Hollow Capital
Preston Hollow Capital, LLC (“PHC”) is an investment platform launched in January 2014 by Jim Thompson, the former President and Chief Executive Officer of ORIX USA . PHC seeks to produce outstanding risk-adjusted returns across a broad spectrum of investment strategies, including fixed income, private equity, venture capital and alternative investing.
PHC commenced operations with committed capital of $100 million. PHC is considering opportunities to partner with major sponsors, including institutional investors such as endowments and pension funds, as well as family offices and sovereign wealth funds..
New Century Financial
New Century provides financial services for small to mid-sized businesses by providing accounts receivable financing, or factoring, and equipment loans. We offer these services throughout the United States to businesses with annual revenues of $250,000 to mid-sized businesses with annual revenues of $50 million.
Our business model focuses upon three key factors: – Quick cycle times for credit facilities and funding. – Handling requests for services in a simple, clear and convenient manner.
– Providing value to our clients by offering financial analysis, receivables management, and sharing best practices information for business management.. .
Eckard Enterprises is an asset management company focused on providing families access to diverse, alternative investments. The company is delivering information and resources, investment analysis, and a pathway to finding products and ventures in the private sector for alternative investments.
It was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Allen, Texas, United States.. .
BlueCrest Energy is an oil and gas production venture focused primarily on the Cosmopolitan Field. Its primary area of activity is the proprietary development of assets within Alaska’s Cook Inlet basin.
BlueCrest’s private shareholders are all seasoned oil industry veterans who have partnered with BlueCrest for investment in its Alaska objectives. It was founded in 2011 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas..
United Exploration is an oil and gas investor managing oil and gas investment partnerships that generate cash flow for their partners. It acquires and develops oil and gas properties in an effort to generate consistent and reliable income for its partners.
Its mission is to identify investment opportunities that provide minimal risk and, at the same time, the potential for high returns. The partnerships that they manage allows accredited investors to take advantage of many benefits that go along with oil and gas investments.
The firm Morgan established by Morgan O’Neal and Jacob Jackson in Grapevine, Texas in 2019.. .
OMGreens is an investment management company that connects capital with legal cannabis to create a peaceful, prosperous, green future. It believes in creating a legal cannabis industry that is rooted in integrity, transparency, and responsibility.
It finds an emerging business that meet these standards while offering investors substantial profitability and improving people’s well being and quality of life. It was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas..
The VelocityTX executive team is comprised of entrepreneurs who have been cooperating for more than 20 years, helping hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses in more than 18 different industries. VelocityTX’s focus is to accelerate the process of commercializing ideas, products, services, or processes, and to guide companies entering the market in the United States.
Based on the experience captured by the executive team, VelocityTX believes faithfully in protecting the best interest of the entrepreneur through entrepreneurship support organizations, whether incubators, accelerators, collaborative spaces, angel investors, among others.. .
SpaceFund invests in visionary yet practical high-growth startups addressing the multi-billion dollar space markets that will both enable and benefit from the space revolution. We don’t invest in “aerospace” and we don’t chase “swarms” of satellites or drones.
We largely avoid rockets (but we might invest in space transportation) and we don’t invest in weapons. We value integrity, humility, and pragmatism – even as we seek out the nimble, bold, and innovative.
We also don’t “fire and forget” when it comes to investing. We nurture, cultivate, and support our portfolio companies through every stage of their development..
STRATA Trust Company
STRATA Trust Company is a top-tier national IRA custodian specializing in alternative investments like private equity, real estate, hedge funds, crowdfunding, precious metals, and more. It provides industry-leading knowledge and expertise to help advisors, financial institutions, and their investors with alternative asset custody solutions in tax-deferred retirement accounts.
Founded in 2008, STRATA Trust Company is formerly known as Self Directed IRA Services, Inc. Its headquarters is based in Waco, Texas..
3v.org is a PR agency servicing startup companies and venture capital firms. We cover venture capital (VC) deals, startups, mergers & acquisitions.
Brevity is a virtue: three V’s of PR: velocity, veracity and value. 3v.org is a PR arm of Market Research Media Ltd..
Mi-Token was originally developed in 2005 by cryptographic and bank security specialists, designed specifically for two-factor authentication within the banking industry. The product was originally designed to provide a simplified user experience, while leveraging banking grade security.
Since 2009, Mi-Token has established itself as a leading independent enterprise security solution and currently has customers across the globe, including leading banks, governments and corporate enterprises. The solution has evolved from a banking and VPN centric product to a comprehensive SSO solution, which is SAML compliant and ADFS friendly..
Westwood Holdings Group
Westwood is a global investment management firm serving institutional investors, private wealth clients and financial intermediaries. Westwood investment management teams in Dallas, Texas and Toronto, Canada manage a range of equity investment strategies including U.S., Global and Emerging Markets as well as specialized portfolios.
At Westwood, our investment teams follow time-tested disciplines and we put our clients first. This is how we’ve weathered some of the most challenging markets in history and why we continue to provide competitive investment returns, excellent client service and value to our shareholders..
Agency 2.0 – Crowdfunding Marketing Accelerator
The #1 Crowdfunding Marketing & PR Agency since 2010, with the most $1,000,000+ Kickstarter & Indiegogo Campaigns of any agency in history, with our first record-breaking campaign in 2010. From design, to copy-writing, to pre-launch, to advertising, to public relations, to retail placement from over 500+ campaigns created from the ground up.
Agency 2.0’s consistency of results and track record boil down to experience and our 200+ step proprietary crowdfunding marketing strategy that has been developed, optimized and expanded over the course of nearly a decade.. .
Capital Southwest Corporation
Capital Southwest is a publiclyâ€“owned business development company with total assets of $496 million as of June 30, 2010. We provide patient capital to exceptional businesses with significant growth potential.
As a public company, we have the flexibility to hold investments indefinitely, which has provided the management teams of our holdings a stable ownership platform since we were founded in 1961. We are not a private equity firm or a venture capital firm or a fund.
Capital Southwest is a business development company with a refreshingly different investment mindset.. .
Aethon Energy Management
Aethon Energy is a private investment firm with a focus on direct investments in North American onshore oil & gas assets. Since its inception in 1990, Aethon has maintained a focus on acquiring under appreciated assets, where opportunities exist to add value through lower risk development, operational enhancements, and Aethon’s proprietary technical knowledge.
Aethon’s 25-year track record spans multiple energy cycles and has consistently provided compelling returns through disciplined buying and value creation. Aethon is one of the four horses of ancient Greek mythology that pulls the chariot of Helios, the Sun, across the sky..
Fayez Sarofim & Co.
Fayez Sarofim and Co. manages investment portfolios for a wide range of clients â€” pension plans, foundations, endowments, and individuals.
For over four decades since their founding in 1958, they have focused exclusively on investment management. The firm is an independent entity owned and managed by its founder, Fayez Sarofim, and a team of 21 investment professionals.
As of September 30, 2008, the firm had $25 billion in assets under management.. .
Xeler8 is a deal sourcing and startup research platform. Their VC database acts as a startup tracker for the global investing community looking to invest in the high potential startups.
With initial focus on Indian startups, they track, prospect and identify more than 500 startups a week in more than 60 segments.. .
Simmons & Company International
Simmons & Company International is one of the largest and most experienced independent investment banks specializing in the energy industry, offering unparalleled M&A advisory, capital markets execution and investment research. By leveraging the collective knowledge of their growing team of approximately 150 professionals, they stay on the forefront of the industry’s trends, drivers and developments and are also positioned to access the most strategic opportunities for their clients.
Over the last four decades they have established theirselves as a premier partner in virtually every energy sector, serving a worldwide client base ranging from institutional investors, public and private companies and private equity firms. Their extensive market coverage and industry knowledge has not only profoundly shaped their unique perspective, but empowers clients to understand the energy sector in a new light..
Thinktiv is the world’s greatest business builder. Thinktiv is a business builder focused on helping our clients and partners achieve what’s possible.
We’ve built a unique services platform that changes the rules of building businesses. With Thinktiv ⇣ – You quickly identify the most valuable demand signals in your market.
– You seize market opportunities faster than the competition. – You achieve rapid, game-changing increases in market traction and valuation, without requiring significant new rounds of capital to finance them.
– You dramatically reduce downside exposure and dilution risk for your team and existing investors. You win..
Financial Business Solutions
Financial Business Solutions was started in 2002 as bookkeeping and accounting practice. It has sense morphed into the back office for founders many multi-state companies.
These companies, all built from the ground up, consist of customer loans, day cares, landscaping company, ticket broker and real estate holdings with total annual revenues in excess of $5,000,000.. .
Sarma offers multiple services to help consumers and businesses make key decisions. These decisions range from employment, financial decisions, collections activity, profitability growth, purchases, and more.
SARMA’s organization came from an organization established in the late 1800’s. The founding organization was comprised of San Antonio business leaders who grouped together to discuss ways to improve San Antonio business.
It operated very similar to the Downtowners Association and the Chamber of Commerce. In the early 1900’s this group of businessmen recognized that the city was growing and that to be successful, more of their sales had to be done with the use of consumer credit.
At the time, credit was only extended to consumers that the retailer or lending institution had personal knowledge of the consumers family and that family’s financial condition. It should also be recognized that prior to this consumer credit was limited to the corner grocery store and the banking industry..
Urban Capital Network
Urban Capital Network invests in early-stage growth companies with premium venture capital firms. Their mission is to democratize the early-stage investment ecosystem by extending access to premium early-stage companies to a broader pool of investors.
They believe the key to closing income and wealth gaps is to democratize access to opportunities across the investment ecosystem.. .
Capstone Partners is a placement agent providing global fundraising and advisory services to private equity, credit, real assets and infrastructure firms around the world. Capstone’s network of relationships reaches out to active investors worldwide, enabling our fund manager clients to raise more quality capital, at a faster pace while minimizing the impact on their own professional staff.
The prior experience of our senior management team as seasoned marketers for and investors in private equity funds allows Capstone to anticipate issues that are important to prospective investors. We will look to identify and draw upon the specific strengths of each client to differentiate and best position them for a successful fundraising outcome.
The powerful combination of proven success, global reach, expertise, commitment and independence provide our clients a decisive advantage when competing for limited institutional investor allocations.. .
Covariance Capital Management
Covariance Capital Management, Inc. is a privately owned investment manager.
The firm primarily provides its services to endowments, foundations, colleges, universities, and other not-for-profits institutions. It manages client specific customized portfolios for its clients.
The firm invests in funds investing in the public equity, fixed income, and alternative investment markets across the globe. Its alternative investments are comprised of hedge funds, private capital, and real assets.
Covariance Capital Management, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is based in Houston, Texas.
The firm operates as a subsidiary of TIAA-CREF.. .
Goodman Capital Finance
Goodman’s management provides a high level of personalized service that is unmatched in our industry. In May of 2014 Goodman Factors joined forces with Independent Bank, a $1 billion asset community bank that offers a full range of personal and business banking services primarily in Tennessee.
Independent Bank was founded in 1998 and has 10 branches in the Memphis metro area, ranking it as a top 5 depository in Shelby County. Their capitalization, access to leveraged funds and experience in the industry allow us to carry accounts on our books (we do not “refactor” our clients’ invoices).
As such they are able to offer flexible programs and quick decisions at very competitive rates. We provide same day funding for our active clients.
New accounts can be activated in as little as 24 hours. Their services extend to a variety of businesses that offer their product or service on terms of net 30 days or longer.
They have a particular degree of experience among retail-directed manufacturers and distributors (electronics, apparel, accessories, gifts, home furnishings, etc.), but our expertise is certainly not limited to these areas. They have worked with temporary and contract personnel agencies, printers, transportation firms, government contractors and a countless number of other manufacturers, distributors, and service companies..
SoftMatch is a mission-based service organization that connects growth hungry companies with the best startups in the world for the purpose of merger/acquisition, strategic investment and strategic partnering. We know first-hand that there is a plethora of talent, revenue, and product innovation that is locked up in early stage companies.
We aim to unlock the value trapped in this highly fragmented market and deliver it to our clients. We are passionate about making connections that result in a win for everyone..
Fiduciary Financial Services of the Southwest
Fiduciary Financial Services of the Southwest, Inc. is an independent Investment Advisory firm registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission with assets under management in excess of $375,000,000*.
Fiduciary Financial takes the anxiety out of investment management. Its portfolio management team has more than thirty years of experience helping individuals and institutions to achieve their financial goals through personalized strategies that are client focused.
Fiduciary Financial is an independent adviser and maintains a level of integrity that places its clients’ interests above all others. Through ongoing communication with its clients, Fiduciary Financial provides an appropriate blend of investment, retirement, tax and estate planning services that matches each client’s individual needs..
We build financial models and provide fundraising support Financial Models that tell a story through numbers to key stakeholders and investors. A story that quickly validates (or invalidates) strategic decisions and highlights the key levers critical to success Fundraising Support that helps our clients quickly ramp their ability to manage this complex process like seasoned pros.
Over $50M raised since 2018 from the likes of Bessemer Venture Partners, Foundry Group, Technology Crossover Ventures, Konvoy Ventures, Tech Square Ventures, BLH Ventures, BIP Capital, Techstars Ventures, Las Olas Venture Capital, Fontinalis Partners, Outbound Ventures, Transatlantic Ventures, Active Capital, Cox Investment Holdings, Great Oaks Ventures, The JumpFund, Deep Space Ventures, Amity Ventures, CORFO, among others https://www.nextroundpartners.com/. .
1839 Ventures is a thesis-driven venture capital firm headquartered in Austin, Texas. We make use of a thematic approach where we primarily invest in promising technology oriented early to growth-stage companies.
Utilizing a platform strategy, we have developed a capital and support structure to further help our portfolio companies.. .
DFB Pharmaceuticals is a private investment group with an entrepreneurial drive for developing new products and businesses in healthcare. DFB and its principals have established a successful track record of creating value through strategic acquisitions of companies and technologies, internal product development, brand optimization, and pharmaceutical operations.
DFB has realized more than $1.5 billion from the growth and sale of companies in pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing, dermatology, and wound care. Today, they embrace that same entrepreneurial spirit to identify, invest in, and develop new products and businesses.
Collaborating with corporate partners, academic institutions, clinical experts, and other investor groups, their business model enables us to remain entrepreneurial and flexible to solve critical unmet healthcare needs and build value in turn.. .
Their foundations are based in commercial Real Estate and Senior Housing, the company now invests in a multitude of high growth sectors, focusing on non-operational, controlling roles. The drastic drawback in energy pricing as well as the appetite for multifamily units, they reevaluate their investment timeline and portfolio mix three to four times per year.
Their portfolio company mix may change from very narrow to extremely diverse.. .
Station Houston aims to transform Houston into a world-leading hub for technology innovation and entrepreneurship. This vision unfolds as a vibrant community where people live, work and play, with Station serving as the connective tissue fostering their culture of innovation.
They launched in March of 2016, and haven’t slowed down since! Their membership now includes over 180 startups, 350 members, 130 mentors, and dozens of high-impact strategic partnerships with corporations that represent the key industries driving Houston’s economy. They’ve tripled their office space, their team has grown to 12, and they’ve begun investing in some of their most promising startups..
Wealth Masters International Consulting
Wealth Masters International is a Financial Education product for people wanting to learn how to invest and grow their money. WMI was founded by Kip Herriage and Karl Bessey in 2005.
The company has quickly turned into a multi-million dollar enterprise composed of over 4000 current members and sale associates. The success has been overwhelming due to their product line.
The mPower wealth products teach users techniques, wealth management and investment strategies in a 100 day course. Wealth Masters has a yearly conference that attracts CEO’s of financial institutes and home business entrepreneurs with a mission to help them create financial plans and systems for their businesses.
Main Financial Topics – Weekly Webinars have included. -How to own and manage your personal bank? -Investment strategies in the recession.
-Finding the right business opportunity. -Debt Management -Quick returns on investments.
-Step-by-step plan that the master economist Kip Herriage utilizes. Note: I find this company to has valuable products for people who have a yearly income of $75,000.00 and up.
Liberty Bank, a community bank, provides personal and business products and services in Texas. It offers personal checking and savings accounts; loans, including auto, boat, debt consolidation, home enhancement and home equity, home equity lines of credit, and interim construction loans; interest bearing accounts; and online banking services.
The company also provides business checking and saving accounts; equipment financing, accounts receivable and inventory financing, professional practice, real estate, interim construction, land development, and SBA loans; and treasury management, merchant, wire transfers, zero balance accounts, online banking, and automated clearing house services.. .
Established in 2007, Metriqe provides end-to-end accounting functions for customers across industries. After becoming a market leader in the Hospitality and Real Estate industries, we now serve customers across multiple industries.
We are able to transition and transform finance and accounting processes by applying the accounting talent of our team, mature service delivery processes, and focused automation. Metriqe offers Accounting Solutions and Consulting Services in the U.S.
Established in 2007, Metriqe has emerged as a market leader in managing end-to-end accounting functions for the Hospitality and Real Estate industries with highest standard of engagement and diligence. Often referred as the CFO’s extended office, Metriqe’s highly qualified professionals with their acumen of industry complexities and business processes deliver measurable outcomes that assist in making informed financial decisions.
With operations in U.S.A and India, Metriqe leverages proven methodologies and niche technology platforms to deliver accurate financial statements on time and in a highly secure environment.. .
Altacrest Capital is a Dallas based private investment firm focused on investing in Consumer Products (extensive experience in eCommerce) and Business Services companies.They seek to invest in family-owned and owner-operated businesses through buyout, recapitalization or growth equity investments. They partner with existing or newly appointed management teams and operators to provide capital, expertise and relationships to promote growth.
As they are usually the first outside investors in a company, they partner with management teams to navigate that transition carefully. They work with teams to create platforms to allow them to focus on improving and growing the business..
Capital Institutional Services
Capital Institutional Services is an institutional securities broker/dealer. CAPIS is a women-owned agency broker that offers global execution services and commission management solutions.
We pair leading-edge trading technologies with an unparalleled dedication to superior client service.. .
Montgomery Capital Advisers
Montgomery Capital Advisers is a capital management and business advisory firm. It serves as a General Partner (GP) in numerous, related, limited partnership investment funds, MCA manages debt and equity investments made by those partnerships in distressed debt, operating entities and other, opportunistic investments with a primary focus on the lower middle market, owner-managed businesses.
The firm also serves as a principal in direct equity and debt investments in operating companies and provides professional advisory services to operating companies in our portfolios. Founded in 2001, MCA is based in Plano, Texas..
Castell Capital was formed to identify, acquire, and operate ONE company. We offer business owners a very different succession option from private equity firms and competitors.
With our focus solely on the long-term growth and success of of the acquired business, owners can exit with the comfort of knowing that the business and its employees are in the capable hands of a motivated team that will continue to build on the previous owner’s accomplishments.. .
Ineda venture group
Ineda venture group are a venture group focused on early stage entrepreneurial ideas, individuals, teams and businesses. They believe in promoting passionate ideas, teams and startups to create scalable and effective solutions that solve today’s challenges.
To accomplish this they leverage a combination of Intellectual capital, advisory capital and venture capital to support early stage as well as mid stage start-ups and SMEs. They are a new blend of investor, incubator and venture advisory firm.
Their Charter is to provide inspiration, encouragement, mentorship, incubation, investment, management or advice to startups at various stages in their evolution in pursuit of greater scalability, profitability and valuation. Their Partners come from a diverse set of backgrounds set apart by industry sectors or geographies and located in countries like USA, UK, India, Philippines and China.
Their industry experience spans across Technology, Telecom, Healthcare, Financial services, Cleantech and E-commerce sectors.. .
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