Institutional Members

The Houston Angel Network offers a unique category of membership for Investment and Academic Organizations such as venture capitalists, small business investment companies, family investment organizations, and academic institutions. The goals of this class of membership include bringing together more of the Houston investment community, encouraging cooperation between investors throughout the investment “value chain”, and increasing the resources available to both the Institutional Member and the Network. HAN Institutional Investors work directly with our members to help evaluate and fund promising technologies, and are a valued part of our Organization. For more information on how to become an Institutional Member, please contact Juliana Garaizar at jgaraizar@houstonangelnetwork.org or by phone at 832-476-9291.


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Astron International, Inc. is a consulting firm with over 18 years of experience delivering strategic Web based software applications and services involving technical data, technical applications, and complex business rules for the petroleum refining and chemical industries. Founded by experienced chemical engineers, Astron International offers a unique blend of refining industry domain knowledge, business process expertise, and proven application development skills.  Astron International also owns an offshore software company in India to provide economical high value services to its customers.
www.astroninc.com

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Named among Forbes’ Top 10 “Incubators Changing the World,” The Houston Technology Center provides education, insight, and access to capital that entrepreneurs need to move towards the path to commercialization. The Houston Technology Center is a business accelerator and the largest technology business incubator in Texas, advancing the commercialization of emerging technology companies in the greater Houston area.

You don’t have to give up equity to grow your business. Nextseed offers crowdfunded loans. NextSeed analyzes factors beyond your financials to come up with investment terms that are fair to you and your investors. Now you can turn down the exorbitant interest rates offered by “fast money” lenders. NextSeed is a marketplace where anyone can invest in local businesses and earn solid returns.

www.nextseed.com

 

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The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship (Rice Alliance) is Rice University’s globally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of technology commercialization, entrepreneurship education, and the launch of technology companies. Since inception, more than 1,400 early-stage companies have benefited from participating at the 140+ programs hosted by the Rice Alliance and raised more than $2.5 billion in funding.

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Shell Technology Ventures or “STV” is Shell’s corporate Venture Capital fund. STV invests in early-stage technology companies in oil & gas and future energy technologies (clean/green tech). Originally launched in 1997, this corporate venturing team has invested and deployed new technologies across the energy sector. Its mission has been rejuvenated recently. STV acts as a strategic partner and makes minority investments in select technology companies, joint ventures, Shell technology spin-outs, and externally managed venture capital funds. We like to syndicate with other VC’s and corporate investors. STV can help make entrepreneurs successful, by providing access to our R&D and test laborites, a network of thousands of people to evaluate technology, access to field trials, and our large global customer- supplier base.
www.shell.com/global/future-energy/innovation/shell-technology-ventures.html

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The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. There are currently 13,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 56 chapters across 13 countries. TiE’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.

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The University of Houston Small Business Development Center (UH SBDC) provides business consulting and training to entrepreneurs of small and emerging companies.

 

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Houston Health Ventures is a seed-stage Healthcare IT and Medical Devices investment fund that powers the NextHIT Accelerator Program. By providing a trusted advisory board, tailored curriculum, funding, and additional support, Houston Health Ventures nurtures tech talent and equips entrepreneurs that are determined to be the NextHIT.