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101 Best & Most Active Dallas Investment Partners

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Investment Partners play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Dallas Investment Partners. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top Dallas Investment Partners

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Mark Cuban

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Since the age of 12, Mark Cuban has been a natural businessman. Selling garbage bags door to door, the seed was planted early on for what wo…


Dayakar Puskoor

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dayakar’s distinguished career is showcased by an impressive record of achievement in building high value mobile, wireless and telecommunica…


Ross Perot

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Ross Perot is chairman of Hillwood, which he founded in 1988.Perot Jr. is also a founder of Perot Systems Corporation and served on its boar…


Sammy Abdullah

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Sammy chairs the board of Blossom Street Ventures and manages day to day operations. Along with Kevin, he co-founded the firm. His primar…


Matthew Kinsella

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Matthew joined Maverick in 2005 and was responsible for the public software investment effort from 2008 to 2014, with a particular focus on …


Tony Ebers

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ebers holds a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration, Finance and Banking with an emphasis in economics from the University of Miss…


James Dondero

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

James Dondero – Co-Founder and President @ NexBank


Robert Brevelle

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Convertible Note, Debt, Early Stage Venture, Private Equity, Seed, Venture

Robert Brevelle


Pallab Chatterjee

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Dr. Pallab Chatterjee is an internationally recognized high-tech executive with experience in Corporate General Management, Corporate Govern…


David Matthews

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

David Matthews has a background as an entrepreneur, a lead investor in emerging alternative investment funds, a venture capitalist, and as a…


David Hunt

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

David Hunt – Founder & Managing Partner @ Hunt Technology Ventures


Anurag Jain

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Anurag Jain is the Managing Partner & Founder at Perot Jain


Chris MacFarland

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Chris MacFarland joined Masergy as Chief Operating Officer in 2008 and was quickly promoted to CEO and Executive Chairman. Under Mr. MacFarl…


Drew Johnson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Drew Johnson – Co-Founder & Managing Partner @ Gauge Capital


Matt Hawkins

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Matt Hawkins is the Founder and Managing Partner of Entourage Effect Capital. He has 20+ years of private equity experience and has founded …


Joel Fontenot

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mr. Fontenot is a Managing Partner of Trailblazer Capital. At Trailblazer, Joel is responsible for all aspects of the General Partner of an…


Gabriella Draney

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Gabriella Draney Zielke is Co-founder and CEO of Tech Wildcatters, a Top 10 seed accelerator for technology startups. She recently co-founde…


Joshua Pack

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Joshua Pack is Co-Chief Investment Officer & Managing Partner at Fortress Investment Group.


Felipe Mendoza

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed, Venture

Felipe Mendoza – Managing Director @ Aristos Ventures


Ian H Charles

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ian H Charles


Krish Prabhu

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mr. Krish A. Prabhu, Ph.D. has been Chief Executive Officer and President of AT&T Labs, Inc. since June 23, 2011. Mr. Prabhu has valuabl…


Kevin Vela

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kevin Vela is a founding partner at Vela Wood. He focuses his practice in the areas of M&A, venture financing, fund representation, and gami…


Rick Beckwitt

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mr. Richard Beckwitt, Rick has been the President of Lennar Corp. since January 12, 2011. Mr. Beckwitt serves as Managing General Partner of…


Gen Fukunaga

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Gen Fukunaga is a CEO of Coventry Asset Management and the founder and former CEO of Funimation Entertainment.


Roger Chang

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Dallas TX based angel investor.


David Schaller

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dave is a founding partner of Delta-v Capital. His many years of private equity experience come through direct investment in, or C-level man…


Ricky Tejapaibul

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ricky Tejapaibul is the CEO of Tech Wildcatters, a world-renowned accelerator in Dallas, as well as an investor, strategic advisor and entre…


Jeffery M. Jackson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

In addition to a large reservoir of solid business skills and judgment, Jeff brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and connections in the…


Tom Beauchamp

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Beauchamp is a Partner at Surge Private Equity. He primarily heads up transactions in the business services and online businesses industry v…


Andy Geisse

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Andy Geisse is a 35 year technology industry veteran who has served in a variety of key executive leadership positions for AT&T, both in the…


Alex Dunev

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Debt, Private Equity

Alex Dunev is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Park Cities Asset Management.


Colby Harlow

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Colby Harlow is the Founder, President, and Chief Compliance Officer of Harlow Capital Management. Prior to Harlow Capital Management, he wa…


LaDante McMillon

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

LaDante McMillon – Co-Founder & Managing Partner @ New Age Capital


Patrick McGee

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Patrick McGee – Co-Founder @ Brazos Private Equity Partners


Jim Moroney

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Jim M. Moroney is President & CEO at A. H. Belo Corporation. He is Publisher & CEO at The Dallas Morning News. He is Member of the Board of …


G. Brint Ryan

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

G. Brint Ryan serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ryan, LLC. G. Brint Ryan serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Robert…


Charles John Wilder

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

C. John Wilder is the Executive Chairman and member of the Investment Committee of three investment vehicles: (i) Bluescape Resources Compan…


Michael Segrest

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Since joining the firm in 1991, Mr. Segrest has actively worked with over twenty-five portfolio companies at Silver Creek Ventures, helping …


David J. Hook

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

David J. Hook – Managing Director @ Baymark Partners


Tyler Brous

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Tyler Brous


Tom McKeown

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Tom McKeown


JR Garcia

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mr. Garcia joined Green Park & Golf Ventures in June 2011. As a Principal of the firm, he is responsible for sourcing and evaluating startup…


John Reed

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

John Reed


Jon Bayless

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jon Bayless has been with Sevin Rosen Funds since 1981. Bayless focuses on developing business opportunities in the fields of telecommunicat…


Conner Searcy

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Conner Searcy – Managing Partner @ Trive Capital Holdings


Clayton Main

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Clayton Main – Partner – Head of Credit @ Bregal Sagemount


John Jaggers

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

John joined Sevin Rosen Funds in 1988 and serves as the firm’s managing general partner. His investment interest is on software-based produc…


Leoncio Casusol

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Leo Casusol leads Cyxtera’s internal information technology function. Prior to joining Cyxtera, Casusol served as the Chief Information Offi…


Steven Gehfeld

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Steven Gehfeld is the Project Coordinator at Christian Brothers Communications and Director of Operations at Startup Evo. Also he serve as P…


Eva Yazhari

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

CEO with 16 years experience working in the impact investment, venture capital and asset management industries. Co-host of The Beyond Capita…


Fouad Bashour

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Fouad Bashour is a founding partner of CIC, its current Managing Partner and has been with the Firm and its predecessor since 1999. Prior to…


John Bahr

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

John was born into the world of retail. He learned the family grocery and home furnishings business through hands-on training in stores and …


Reed Duchscher

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

No Scope Media President Reed Duchscher went from playing Division I football on behalf of North Dakota State to professionally representing…


Spencer Applebaum

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Spencer Applebaum is an Investor at Multicoin Capital.


Dan Williams

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dan is a Vice President at Delta-v Capital. He has many years of M&A and Technology experience in private equity, corporate development, and…


David Lonsdale

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

David Lonsdale is a Chief Executive Officer at GreenBank Capital.


Brendan Achariyakosol

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Brendan Achariyakosol Founder & Managing Member at Evolute Capital


Daniel Gedney

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Prior to co-founding Cohere Capital with Nik, Daniel was a senior vice president at Gauge Capital, where he focused on private equity invest…


Kevin Stevens

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kevin is a partner at Intelis Capital, where he focuses on partnering primarily with software companies working directly or indirectly on th…


Chris Noble

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Chris is interested in next generation wireless equipment, software and services as well as Internet infrastructure software. Chris bri…


Berry Cash

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Berry Cash is a managing director of Covera Ventures and has over 35 years of experience in building successful businesses in the technology…


Joe Jaramillo

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Carries around a lot of $1’s


Shawn Kelly

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Shawn Kelly – Managing Director @ Teakwood Capital


Rajeev Mehta

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mr. Mehta is responsible for market facing activities across the company as well as for delivery across Cognizant IT Services business. Raj …


Wael Mohammed

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Wael Mohammed


David Stinnett

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

David is a Partner at Trive Capital. His responsibilities include identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, performing transactio…


Travis Whitfill

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Partner at Bios Partners.


Chris Zugaro

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Private Equity

Chris Zugaro


Ed Olkkola

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ed’s career has spanned a wide range of executive-level positions in marketing, finance, information technology, strategy, product and corpo…


Jeff Staubach

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jeff Staubach is a Founding Partner of Staubach Capital.


Cole Robertson

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Cole Robertson Managing Director at BP Energy Partners.


John Adler

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

John Adler – CEO @ Call Control


Stephen Raggio

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Venture

Stephen Raggio


Jason Downie

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jason Downie has over 24 years of investment experience and co-founded Tailwater Capital in January 2013. At Tailwater, Jason Downie’s prima…


Douglas Kelley

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Douglas Kelley joined American Capital’s Dallas office in 2004 and is a Managing Director in the Sponsor Finance Group. He is responsible fo…


Chris Semple

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Chris Semple is Managing Director and Associate Portfolio Manager, joined Crestline in 2011 and is responsible for Crestline’s Opportunistic…


Peter Brodsky

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Partner at HM Capital.


Lauren Tyra

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Lauren Tyra


Mark Clark

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Mark Clark


Roy Vann

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Roy Vann


Michael S. Brown

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dr. Brown is Professor of Molecular Genetics and Director of the Jonsson Center for Molecular Genetics at the University of Texas Southweste…


Whitney Bowman

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Whitney Bowman – Partner @ Gauge Capital


Shravan Thadani

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Private Equity, Venture

Shravan Thadani


Todd Dauphinais

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Todd leads all aspects of the the North American operations of Aster Capital, a global multi-stage energy and materials technology venture c…


Shale Gulbas

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Shale Gulbas is a Principal at Cypress Growth Capital.


Ingrida Soldatova

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ingrida Soldatova Senior Vice President at Prudential Private Capital.


Colin Patrick

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Colin Patrick is a Chief Financial Officer at Patterson Thoma Family Office.


Joseph V Popolo

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Private Equity, Venture

Joseph V Popolo


Ron Nash

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ron has successfully developed and grown multiple companies in the broader technology industry. As a Partner at InterWest Partners, he i…


David Bonette

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

David leads BigMachines with an unwavering focus on customer and employee success. He guides our strategy and commitment to operational exce…


Wendy Whittington, MD

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Wendy Whittington, MD


Stella Robertson

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Stella Robertson


Rajiv Roy

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Rajiv Roy is a venture partner at 3Lines.


Jonathon Miller

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jonathon Miller is a is a Vice President with LKCM Headwater Investments.


Craig Kerkove

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Craig Kerkove


Irvin Ashford Jr

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Irvin Ashford Jr


Gurvendra Suri

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mr. Suri serves on the board of directors of Stratix and assists Tailwind in sourcing, evaluating and performing due diligence on business s…


Josh Seaman

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Josh Seaman is a senior vice president of Texas Capital Bank.


Brien Davis

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Brien Davis is a Partner at Altacrest Capital.


Ryan Small

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ryan Small


Alan Katz

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Alan Katz – Board of Director @ Isochron Data

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