I  Entrepreneurial Development Center

http://www.servicesca.org/entrepreneurial_dev elopment_center.htm

     Office Locations:

c/o Services Cooperative Association
9600 Long Point Road, Suite 150
Houston, TX 77055
Phone: 713-932-7495
Fax: 713-932-7498



  • Seed



  • Consumer Products & Services



    Founded 1985, the Entrepreneurial Development Center is Houston's first and Texas' oldest business incubator, and the second oldest private sector business incubator in the United States. The EDC pioneered business development and entrepreneurial education programs to accelerate business growth for entrepreneurs in emerging businesses without using public funding. The EDC provides the resources, methodology and environment to accelerate business growth of client entrepreneurs and receives a modest 5% royalty fee based on the success of the venture. The Center has a modest seed fund and has been involved in virtually every type of funding option. The Center has worked with more than 45,325 companies to date.

    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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    C. Dean Kring Director of Research
    Paul A. Barela Chairman Emeritus


    Portfolio companies include:

      Bartlett Creative
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      BRG Consulting
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      Legacy Solutions
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      NearBuy Media
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      New Dimensions Computers
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      Rodas Haskell Associates
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