Austin Ventures

Austin Ventures

Austin Ventures

Overview
Date Founded

1984

Headquarters

335 West 6th Street,Suite 1560,Austin, TX 78703

Type of Company

Private

Employees (Worldwide)

11 - 50

Industries

Private Equity & Venture Capital
Accounting & Financial Services
Investment Banking & Brokerage
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

Austin Ventures focuses on investments in seed and rapid growth technology companies in several sectors including: (1) Business Services & Supply Chain (2) Financial Services (3) New Media, Internet, & Information Services (4) Software and (5) Texas Special Situations.The firm typically becomes involved with companies at the early-stage prior to product availability. Investments range from $100,000 for proof-of-concept projects to $20 million for expansion capital rounds. The firm also works with a specialized affiliate fund that focuses on early-stage medical technology, healthcare services and healthcare information technology companies to explore further opportunities. Austin Ventures growth equity practice invests in privately-held companies with proven business models, demonstrated revenue and earnings growth and exceptional management teams. Austin Ventures takes minority and controlling positions. The firm is flexible in structuring transactions to meet the needs of company founders and executives while balancing long-term growth, financial stability and shareholder value. The firm takes a board seat in most of their investments. Austin Ventures invests mainly in companies located in Texas, although they may consider other exceptional opportunities in their sectors in other locations.

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Executives & Employees

Founder & General Partner

Co-Founder

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer & Partner

Chief Compliance Officer & General Counsel

General Partner

General Partner

General Partner

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Recruiting Partner

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Recent Transactions
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MasterCard, Inc. purchases Vyze, Inc. from StarVest Management, Inc., Austin Ventures, Fathom Capital Management LLC

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Marlin Management Co. LLC, McGovern Trust purchase Worksoft, Inc. from Crescendo Venture Management LLP, Austin Ventures

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HarbourVest Partners LLC, BenefitMall, Inc., Austin Ventures purchase Fiduciary Intermediary Ltd.

Transaction Clients
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Advised on Verint Systems, Inc. purchases Vovici Corp.

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onAustin Ventures, MIQ Holdings, Inc. purchase YRC Logistics, Inc. from YRC Worldwide, Inc.

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Advised onAustin Ventures purchases Delta Rigging & Tools, Inc.

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Advised onBrown & Brown, Inc. purchases Beecher Carlson Holdings, Inc. from Austin Ventures

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Advised onAustin Ventures purchases Surveying & Mapping LLC

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Advised onAustin Ventures, MIQ Holdings, Inc. purchase YRC Logistics, Inc. from YRC Worldwide, Inc.

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Advised onAustin Ventures purchases Surveying & Mapping LLC

Advisors & Consultants
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Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Former Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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Bloomfire, Inc. develops social learning management system software for business. The firm's solutions include entire company, sales, marketing, human resources, customer support, Information Technology OPERATIONS and customer insights. The company was founded by Craig B. Malloy, David McCann and Josh Little in 2010 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

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ITInvolve, Inc. provides cloud-based information technology management solutions. Its products include Agility Manager, Drift Manager, Service Manager, ITinvolve Security and Salesforce1 Platform. The firm helps IT professionals make smart decisions by analyzing risk and understanding all dependencies between applications and infrastructure as well as requirements, policies, and automations. It offers ITinvolve for Social Knowledge Management desk tool which delivers a secure cloud providing a federated source of knowledge to understand dependencies, characteristics and relationships between physical and virtual devices, applications, policies, business services and people. The company also provides ITinvolve for Service Management desk tool which delivers a cloud service that captures both the human and machine knowledge necessary to understand complex, hybrid, and distributed information technology environments. ITInvolve was founded in May 2011 by R. Logan Wray, Robert Reiner and Christopher Pick and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

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ESO Solutions, Inc. designs, develops and markets patient care reporting software solutions. Its products include the electronic patient care reporting software, for clinical documentation and operational reporting; hospital data exchange, a platform-as-a-service communications tool; personnel management, for centralized, organized and security software solutions for safeguarding data and applications. The firm primarily offers its products to the medical and fire services industries. The company was founded by Christopher Dillie and John Dadey in 2004 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

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