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Ideas to Invoices

Dec 20, 2020

Pat Matthews is the Founder and CEO of Active Capital, based in San Antonio. The firm recently announced it has closed on its second fund worth $25 million.

Matthews knows what it’s like to build a company from idea to exit. While a college student at Virginia Tech, he co-founded He helped build

Nov 25, 2020

Lanham Napier is the Co-founder and CEO of BuildGroup, an Austin-based venture capital firm, founded in 2015. Previously, he served as CEO of San Antonio-based Rackspace where he led the company from $1.5 million in revenue to more than $1.5 billion in revenue during his 13-years there. He has an MBA from...

Aug 28, 2020

A native of Austin, Leigh Christie has seen the city change from a sleepy college town to a high tech boomtown.

Today, she serves as senior vice president of global technology and innovation at the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.

She's also a lawyer who previously served as executive director of the Entrepreneurs...

Aug 25, 2020

Jess Gaffney, CEO and Executive Director of Women@Austin, discusses the new angel network the organization just launched called Beam Angel Network. Its focus is on funding female-founded startups in a variety of industries. Applications open up on Sept. 1. Notley Ventures has pledged $250,000 in initial funding for the...

Aug 23, 2020

Brian White is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Mashup Foods, maker of Picklesmash, salsa made from pickles. He founded the company a few years ago with his wife, Liz, in Waco, Texas. Last year, Picklesmash participated in the consumer packaged goods accelerator SKU in Austin. During SKU, the company...