VC Immersions

The VC Immersions program was launched in 2020 to address the systemic barriers in access to capital for startups in Houston. We found it imperative to build a platform that flips the status quo of the industry.

VC Immersions brings top tier VCs into direct contact with the Houston innovation ecosystem through pairings with relevant and investable startups. These curated visits introduce outside investors to local tech entrepreneurs in their investment criteria, as well as LPs, high net-worth individuals, and ecosystem partners.

Applications for the October 2021 Cohort are now live!

Participating Funds:

  • First Round Capital-Seed stage companies across all industries
  • Samsung Next-Seed, Series A, and Series B companies across AI, blockchain, fintech, healthtech, infrastructure, and mediatech
  • Chingona Ventures-overlooked founders in undercapitalized markets at the pre-seed and seed stages across all industries
  • Plug and Play-Pre-seed, Seed, and Series A companies in digital health and healthcare IT
  • ENGIE New Ventures-Seed, Series A, and Series B companies working in the energy transition
  • Ecliptic Capital-Pre-seed, Seed, and Series A across all industries
  • Las Olas VC-Seed Stage companies in B2B software & enterprise SaaS
  • S3 Ventures-Seed, Series A, and Series B companies across business technology, digital experiences, and healthcare technology.
  • Heartland Ventures-Seed and Series A B2B companies working in construction, manufacturing, real estate, logistics/transportation, and HR tech

FAQs

This program was piloted for 8 months in 2020 and the results so far have been promising:

  • Over 1200 applications received
  • Over 150 pitches facilitated
  • 15 deals (Seed-Series A) completed

Participating companies, even if not currently fundraising, found value in establishing a relationship with VCs, immediate investor feedback, refining the pitch, getting reps in :muscle:

As with our others, the investors participating are excited to see what Houston has to offer and build authentic relationships with founders who currently, or in the future, fit their investment thesis.

Our friends at Republic and the participating VCs will manually review all the deals and will let you know if your company has been approved.

All application decisions will be made by October 13th, and we will inform you by the 15th.

You’re welcome to apply to each cohort, but you don’t need to apply more than once per cohort.

Is your VC firm interested in getting involved? Please Apply! Our team well reach out with more details.