Joseph Charles Aragona

Founder & General Partner at Austin Ventures

Joseph Charles Aragona

Joseph Charles Aragona

Founder & General Partner at Austin Ventures

Overview
Career Highlights

Entorian Technologies, Inc.
Austin Ventures

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Number of Boards

18

Birthday

1958

Age

61

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Founder at LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation Center

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Founder at Livestrong Foundation

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Co-Founder at SHVMS, LLC

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Founding Partner at Silver Oak Services Partners LLC

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Chief Executive Officer at National Surgical Hospitals, Inc.

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Managing Partner at AV Capital Holdings LLC

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Professional at LDR Holding Corp.

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Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.

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Operating Partner at Keensight Capital SAS

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Co-Founder at Austin Ventures

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Founder & General Partner at Austin Ventures
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Vice President, Board of Directors at Aragona Family Foundation

Education
MBA

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

BA Economics

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Career History
Founder & General Partner
1979 - Current

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.

Special Limited Partner
Current
President
2003 - 2012

Entorian Technologies, Inc. is a vertical provider of rugged, mission-critical enterprise and government computing solutions. Through its subsidiary, Augmentix, company leverages core electronics, software, sales and customer service from mainstream OEM products. This enables Entorian to focus strictly on the research, development and innovations that allow end users to address their mission critical needs. The company includes two divisions: Memory Solutions and Rugged Technology Solutions. Entorian Technologies was founded on May 9, 2003 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

Boards & Committees
Director
Prior

724 Solutions, Inc. specializes in the development of internet protocol-based solutions for mobile Internet, broadband, and messaging applications. They provide mobile operators and converged service providers with a data traffic control and service management platform for connected and subscribed messaging devices. They design systems that incorporate protocol adapter and workflow-based traffic control solutions. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA.

President, Board of Directors
Current
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2009

TO RAISE FUNDS TO BE CONTRIBUTED TO THE DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE FOR ITS USE IN CONNECTION WITH THE RESEARCH, TREATMENT, CURE OF AND EDUCATION ABOUT CANCER.

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2008

TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO USA CYCLING, INC.

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2007

TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO USA CYCLING, INC.

Political Donations
$3,871
2012
$10K
2012

Senior Strategic Advisor at Squire Patton Boggs LLP

$3,871
2011
Transactions
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The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity) purchases BenefitMall, Inc. from HarbourVest Partners LLC, Austin Ventures

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Cotton Creek Capital Management LLC, Sterling Foods LLC /Private Group purchase Sterling Foods LLC from TGF Management Corp., Austin Ventures

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ENTACT LLC /Private Group purchases ENTACT LLC from TGF Management Corp., Austin Ventures

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