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    The University of Texas System helps support commercialization activities through the UT Horizon Fund, a strategic venture fund. The UT System has a foundation of 154 active startups, including 20 new startups in FY 2011 and 62 active invested startups. Capitalized in 2011 with a $10 million investment and recapitalized in 2013 with an additional $12.5 million, the UT Horizon Fund serves as the strategic venture fund to act as catalyst for commercialization. The UT Horizon Fund is evergreen, where returns are re-invested for future growth and development. The fund has $50M in committed capital 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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    Gus Johnson Assistant Director
    Julie Goonewardene Sr. Advisor to the Chancellor, Chief Talent and Innovation Officer
    Mary Zimmerman PMP Senior Administrative Associate
    Siria Barrera SHRM-SCP HR Business Partner


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