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The State of VC: For Texas Founders with S3 Ventures

Texas’ economy, population, number of venture-backed startups, and deployment of venture capital are growing. Learn about which firms are investing in Texas, what they are looking for when they invest, and how Texas VC compares to the rest of the U.S. so that as founders, you can best navigate the fundraising landscape.

Presented by Eric Engineer, Partner at S3 Ventures.

About Eric Engineer:

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Eric Engineer is a Venture Partner at S3 Ventures. Eric currently serves on the boards of S3 portfolio companies Briggo, Atmosphere, and VUV Analytics and works closely with Allstacks, Datical, and Interplay Learning.

Eric was previously CEO at Invodo — an S3 portfolio company — which was acquired by CoCreativ (Industrial Color Studios) in early 2018. Prior to Invodo, Eric was a Partner at Sevin Rosen Funds, where he helped lead the firm’s investment in Invodo. Prior to Sevin Rosen, Eric worked at Microsoft, where he held a variety of roles in product management, product planning, and enterprise sales across several business units. Eric began his career at Trilogy Software in Austin, TX. Eric has an MBA from Harvard Business School, as well as an MCS in Distributed Systems and a BA, cum laude, in Computer Science, both from Rice University.

About S3 Ventures:

S3 Ventures is the largest venture capital firm focused on Texas. Backed by a philanthropic, multi-billion-dollar family for over a decade, we empower great entrepreneurs with the patient capital and true resources required to grow extraordinary, high-impact companies in Business Technology, Consumer Digital Experiences, and Healthcare Technology. With more than half-a-billion dollars under management, we lead Seed, Series A, and Series B investments with the capacity to follow-on for the life of the company.

Earlier Event: October 4
UT Office Hours: First Friday
Later Event: October 31
Halloween Office Hours