FI  Hurt Family Investments

     Office Locations:

Austin, TX



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Brett Hurt is a seed-stage investor at Hurt Family Investments (HFI) in partnership with his wife, Debra Hurt. HFI is involved in 37 startups and counting. HFI has made 27 startup investments, eleven of which are Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies. Brett has also joined the Advisory Board of ten additional companies, eight of which are SaaS, and he also serves as the Chairman of the Board at Edgecase (formerly named Compare Metrics). Out of the 37 startups HFI are involved in, 26 are headquartered in Austin. HFI is the founding donor in the UT Discovery Fund at the University of Texas at Austin (a student run fund that supports UT student entrepreneurs) and also the The Wharton School's Entrepreneur Fund, which supports Wharton student entrepreneurs.

    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:

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    Brett Hurt Founder


    Portfolio companies include:

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      BigWig Games
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      Blue Avocado
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      ChargeIt Spot
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      Clear Blade
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      Compare Metrics
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      Fashion Metric
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