TT  UT Horizon Fund

     Office Locations:

210 West 7th Street
Colorado Bldg., Suite 6.620
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-499-4495
Fax: 512-322-3786



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device



    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.

    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 Chief Innovation Officer and Managing Director
    Mary Zimmerman Administrative Associate
    Teresa Ferguson Administrative Associate


    Portfolio companies include:

      Aeglea Biotherapeutics
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      Alafair Biosciences
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      Apollo Endosurgery
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      FibeRio Technology
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      Lung Therapeutics
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      PLx Pharma
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      Rapamycin Holdings
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