Joseph Charles Aragona

Founder & General Partner at Austin Ventures

Joseph Charles Aragona

Joseph Charles Aragona

Founder & General Partner at Austin Ventures

Overview
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Entorian Technologies, Inc.
Austin Ventures

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2952

Number of Boards

19

Birthday

1958

Age

62

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Founder at LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation Center

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Founder at Livestrong Foundation

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Managing Partner at AV Capital Holdings LLC

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Co-Founder at SHVMS, LLC

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Sector Partner at CIC Partners LP

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Vice Chairman at Federal Medical Technology Association eV

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Operating Partner at Keensight Capital SAS

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Co-Founder at Austin Ventures

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Vice President, Board of Directors at Aragona Family Foundation

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Executive Director at Aragona Family Foundation

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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.

Merchant Banking Division
Prior - 1978

BankBoston was a bank based in Boston, Massachusetts, which was created by the 1996 merger of Bank of Boston and BayBank. Bank of Boston had a venerable history dating back to 1784, but the merged BankBoston was short-lived, being acquired by Fleet Bank in 1999. In 2005, FleetBoston was purchased by, and merged into, Bank of America of Charlotte, North Carolina. After the sale of its Latin American branches in 2006, BankBoston currently exists solely as a subsidiary private bank owned by Bank of America.

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
Member, Board of Directors
Current

ENTACT LLC provides environmental remediation services to the private industry. It offers remedial construction which may include soil and sediment removal, large-scale earthmoving, application of chemical additives and reagents, soil and groundwater treatment, bioremediation processes, containment system construction, and solidification/stabilization. The firm also offers geotechnical services including Deep Soil Mixing, Single Axis Mixing, In-Situ Solidification/Stabilization, steel, vinyl, fiberglass and HDPE sheet pile installations, slurry cut-off wall installations, biopolymer slurry trenching, funnel and gate groundwater treatment systems, and Permeable Reactive Barrier walls. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Grapevine, TX.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Sterling Foods LLC produces specialty baked goods. It offers gourmet cakes, biscuits, breads and rolls, cookies and brownies, loaf cakes and muffins, nutritional foods, and other baked goods. The firm also provides custom manufacturing, foodservice, retail bakery, and school sales services. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in San Antonio, TX.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Delta Rigging & Tools, Inc. sells and rents lifting and rigging products. It offers lifting solutions comprising industrial tools, such as torque tools, consumables, magnetic drill cutters, portable hydraulics, tube expanders, removal assembly tools, lifting equipment comprising air chain hoists, air tuggers, beam clamps, trolleys, chainfalls, cranes, dynamo-meters, electric chain hoists, electric wire rope hoists, elevators, lever hoists, moving equipment, wire rope pullers, offshore, diving products that include air compressors, tools, drive equipment, hydraulics, pressure washers, pumps and staging supplies. The firm serves oil and gas, energy and power, transportation, and construction industries. The company was founded by Kevin P. Rodger in 2004 and is headquartered in Pearland, TX.

Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Current

Since 1997, the Livestrong Foundation has been working to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. Livestrong started as a small group trying to raise money to fight this disease. As cancer has quietly become the world’s leading cause of death, the work of the foundation has expanded and now reaches every corner of the globe.

President, Board of Directors
Current
Member, Board of Directors
Current

Casa Montessori was Founded by a Parsi lady, Ms Dinoo Dubash in 1934, and until her death in 1991

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$1,000 - $1,999
2009

Pan Mass Challenge is an American private company located in Needham, MA. The firm provides fund raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment.The company says this about itself: The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) is a bike-a-thon that today raises more money for charity than any other single athletic fundraising event in the world. The 41st PMC will take place on August 1 and 2, 2020. The PMC was founded in 1980 by Billy Starr, who remains the event's executive director, an annual cyclist and a fundraiser. The PMC has since raised $717 million for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. The event donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to the cause, generating 55 percent of the Jimmy Fund's annual revenue as Dana-Farber's single largest contributor. The PMC has successfully melded support from committed cyclists, volunteers, corporate sponsors and individual contributors, all of which are essential to the PMC's goal and model: to attain maximum fundraising efficiency while increasing its annual gift. The PMC's hope and aspiration is to provide Dana-Farber's doctors and researchers with the necessary resources to discover cures for all cancers.

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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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