A Network Visualization Of Austin Startup Investments

You’ve probably read about Austin’s startup scene by now. It’s a “big-little city” with a burgeoning tech scene. In fact, it’s become quite the hub for entrepreneurs, known for a culture built on collaboration… with some sunshine, BBQ, and music thrown in there, too…

According to the American City Business Journals, the number of small businesses based in Austin grew 7% between 2010–2013, actually leading other metros in the nation in growth. And according to this Fortune article, Austin’s formula for success is clear: “create an environment with the right pieces, including investors, good business schools, incubators, not too much red tape, and a critical mass of people with a business idea and big aspirations.”

Continuing to help professionals navigate their community — and satisfying our own curiosity into these growing and emerging tech hubs — we mapped all Austin startup investments by VCs, angels, and incubators or accelerators, for your viewing pleasure.

The investments made by Austin Ventures

In total, Austin has 358 investments from 73 investors into 222 businesses. Make sure you browse the top investors on the left hand side, ranked by number of deals and percentage of total deals in the city.

Austin Innovation Economy — click to explore all investments into all startups

Top overall investors with the most activity in Austin includes Texas Venture Labs, Capital Factory, Austin Ventures, Silverton Partners, and ATX Seed Ventures. Businesses with the highest number of investors includes Outbound Engine, ClearBlade Inc., Famigo, FAVOR, and WP Engine.

Austin Tech Venture Capital — click to explore all venture capital investments into all startups

Top venture capital firms with the most activity in Austin includes Austin Ventures, Silverton Partners, ATX Seed Ventures, S3 Partners, and Corsa Ventures. Businesses with the highest number of investors includes Outbound Engine, Spinal Restoration, Favor, Famigo, and TManage, Inc.

Austin Tech Angel Investors — click to explore all angel investments into all startups

Top angel groups and angel investors with the most activity in Austin includes Kip McClanahan, Central Texas Angel Network, Joshua Baer, Morgan Flager, and Wild Basin Investments. Businesses receiving funding from the most angel investors includes Outbound Engine, ClearBlade, OwnLocal, WP Engine, and LookNook.

Stay tuned here for a teardown on the trends we see within the various visualizations. In the meantime, want to connect with any of these investors or businesses in the Austin tech community?

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