A  Central Texas Angel Network


     Office Locations:

P.O. Box 5435
Austin, TX 78763
Phone: 512-518-6054
Fax: 702-932-3457



  • Seed



  • Food & Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Software & Internet



    The Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing quality early-stage investment opportunities for accredited Central Texas Angel investors, and to assisting, educating and connecting early-stage growth companies in Central Texas with information and advisors for the purpose of raising money and assisting in their growth. A byproduct of the group's mission will be economic development for Central Texas and the state by helping emerging companies grow to profitability and/or grow to Venture Capital scale investments. Having invested $93.4 million in 160+ companies since 2006, Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) is one of the largest and most active angel groups in North America and a significant source of early-stage capital to entrepreneurs from Texas and beyond. Members of the group must possess a willingness to make investments in the $25,000 or greater range. The group provided $8 million in funding to 25 early-stage companies in 2012. A nonprofit, member-based organization, the angel network features 185 individual accredited investors from an extensive cross-section of sectors and backgrounds For deals to be considered by the Central Texas Angel Network, they must be based in Texas, have a completed product/service offering, have pre-money valuation no greater than $10 million, and be seeking no more than $2 million in funding. Applications are screened by members, with two companies chosen each month to present to membership.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Claire England Executive Director
    Claire Hansen Investment Associate
    John Paulos Ph.D. Director


    Portfolio companies include:

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      AdBm Technologies
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      Armida Technologies
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      Deep Eddy Vodka
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      Dulce Vida Tequila
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      ESO Solutions
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      FireFly LED Lighting
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      Heat Genie
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      Meals to Live
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      Renovate Simply
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      Savara Pharmaceuticals
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