H1 2021 Venture Capital Report

Houston startups raise over $1B in first six months of 2021-surpassing any full year to date.​ Today, Houston’s startup ecosystem is experiencing a growth spurt that appears to show no signs of abating. As we reflect on a record-breaking first two quarters of the year, it is clear the industry is well-positioned to finish 2021 […]

2020 Venture Capital Report

Houston Venture Capital tops $713M, highest ever, continuing 5 year trend.​ Even as COVID-19 related slowdown brought upon an unheralded period in the US – with stay-at-home mandates, a crisis in Houston’s largest industry, energy, and continued economic volatility – the Houston venture capital and startup ecosystem has been remarkable resilient in 2020 and appears to […]

H1 2020 Venture Capital Report

Despite a double black swan, Houston saw VC increase early in 2020! Despite a dramatic 64% drop in M&A activity and very slight growth in venture capital funding nationwide, VC funding in Houston rose 7% for the first seven months of 2020, as compared with a year earlier with deal activity reaching $466.3M. This remarkable […]

HXTV | VC Ask Me Anything ft. The Artemis Fund

Stephanie Campbell and Leslie Goldman from The Artemis fund are the latest to participate in an HXTV Ask Me Anything. In this live Q&A, they discuss their fund and portfolio, how they work to support female founders, and how the entire Houston ecosystem can improve to help increase diversity and inclusion. The Artemis Fund is […]

HXTV | VC Ask Me Anything ft. Baird Capital

Baird Capital’s Tim Marx partakes in a live Q&A format Ask Me Anything, hosted by Houston Exponential’s Bryant Chan. They discuss topics such as how family offices compare to venture firms, how COVID-19 is affecting Baird’s outlook, and entrepreneurs can set themselves up for success when fundraising. Baird Capital invests in companies across multiple sectors, […]

HXTV | VC Ask Me Anything ft. Active Capital

Chris Saum of Active Capital chats with Houston Exponential’s own Bryant Chan in this live Q&A format Ask Me Anything. Together, they discuss some of the trends in investing that Active Capital is facing, Chris shares some traits of companies that Active likes to see before investing, and they explore some of Chris’ favorite podcasts […]

Building Venture Capital Relationships Virtually ft. Flyover Capital

Dan Kerr, of Flyover Capital, hosts a brief presentation on how founders can build relationships with VC firms, even in a virtual setting. He discusses setting up meetings, the content of a conversation, and how to follow up after your first meeting. After this, he hosts a live Q&A where he elaborates on Flyover Capital […]

VC Ask Me Anything Virtual Event ft. RevTech Ventures

In this VC AMA with RevTech Ventures, they cover a variety of topics, including how retail tech is changing, how COVID-19 is affecting the retail landscape in their eyes, and how they personally are approaching the retail tech landscape. RevTech Ventures invests in early-stage companies, (Bootstrapped, Pre-Seed, and Seed) and focus on the retail tech […]

VC Ask Me Anything Ft Radian Capital

In this VC AMA, Mattia Flabiano and Ritika Mahajan of Radian Capital discuss how their firm invests, what they look for in an investment, and how COVID-19 has affected their investment thesis. Radian Capital is a later stage investor, searching for companies raising a Series B or later round. They invest in B2B SaaS companies, […]