I  Sputnik ATX


     Office Locations:

301 Congress Ave., #2200
Austin, TX 78701



  • Seed



  • Electronics & Advanced Materials
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Medical Device
  • Semiconductor
  • Software & Internet



    Sputnik ATX is an Austin, TX-based accelerator that funds maker-founders. The firm helps people reach their full potential by creating an ecosystem to attract hard-working nerds, connect them with investors, and train them for success. In Russian, Sputnik means partner. Sputnik provides start-up training, mentoring, and support to successful applicants. Selected startups will also get office space in Sputnik's location in downtown Austin for up to 4 team members. If selected, startups will receive a $100,000 investment via a SAFE note that converts at a 30% discount on the next material raise, with a $4.5mm cap. For UT Entrepreneur In Residence companies, funding is $10,000. Sputnik ATX is focused on companies that already have a minimum viable product and at least one customer. The firm is open to most industries and verticals, excluding weapons, alcohol, recreational drugs, porn/adult, real estate, multi-level marketing, franchises, and restaurants.

    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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    Amanda Eakin Associate and Marketing Director
    Joe Merrill Co-Founder & Partner
    Oksana Malysheva Managing Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

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