I  SURGE Accelerator


     Office Locations:

177 W. Gray St.
Houston, TX 77019
Phone: 713-338-2151



  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Software & Internet



    SURGE Accelerator is a mentor-driven, seed accelerator solving the world's energy (+water) problems using software. Based in Houston, 'The Energy Capital of the World,' SURGE assists companies seeking to innovate and exploit the significant shifts in technology, policy and expertise across the energy industry. SURGE provides entrepreneurs with seed capital, expert mentorship, and an industry ecosystem. SURGE selects the best companies from around the world every winter to participate in its13-week intensive spring program. Participants receive $30,000 in cash upon starting SURGE + a convertible note during the program. In its first two years, SURGE companies raised $25M in funding and created more than 150 jobs. 21 out of 23 companies are still operating.



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    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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    Kirk Coburn Founder & Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Dynamo Micropower
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      Energy Informatics
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      Skynet Labs
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      The Metal Exchange
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