Invest in Texas Initiative

Venture Texas Conference 2019
Venture Investing, Bigger in Texas
San Antonio, TX
November 13th - 15th

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Henry Cisneros
Keynote Speaker
Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and San Antonio Mayor will talk Texas investment, economy and opportunities.

Early-Bird $500 for VCs,
$350 for Angels

Venture Texas Conference 2019 plans to bring together hundreds of international, U.S. and Texas venture capital investors for two days to collaborate, connect and discover why everything is bigger and better in Texas. The conference fills a void in the Texas venture capital industry, with a focus on investors instead of entrepreneurs, bringing together partners representing billions in assets under management.

The conference held in historic and tourist friendly San Antonio, TX will be a combination of high-profile speakers, seminars, networking events and investor matchmaking. The first two days will help develop Texas specific knowledge, market know-how, and deepen investor networks as well as attract new domestic and foreign investment to Texas. The last day will feature selected matchmaking of investing projects with attending investors.

The Venture Texas conference is a venture capital and angel investor networking conference but investors from all walks of the financial world are welcome. Every investor will walk away knowing the current and future investment trends and a group of networking contacts that will make your investment company rise to the next level.

Stay for the matchmaking sessions on the third day. We will make sure investors will be matched with the pertinent projects that fit their portfolio.

Venture Texas

The Coalition of Investors and Venture Capitalists

Venture Texas helps develop Texas specific knowledge, market know-how, and deepen investor networks to build a stronger investor and venture capital ecosystem in the Lone Star State. Venture Texas Conference is under the umbrella of the non-profit trade association Invest in Texas Initiative. Invest in Texas Initiative promotes international and domestic investment to Texas businesses.

VTX Conference Schedule

Wednesday, November 13th

3:00 - 5:00 pm: On-Site Registration and Check-In
5:30 - 7:00 pm: Welcome Networking Reception

Thursday, November 14th

8:00 am: Breakfast in Hall
8:40 am: Welcome Address
9:00 am: Keynote Address by Henry Cisneros

Venture Capital and Series A & B Investor Track

10:00 am: Panel 1 - Diversity in Deal Flow to Improve Returns
11:00 am: Panel 2 - Trends in TX energy tech investing
Noon: Lunch Keynote Speaker TBA
2:00 pm: Panel 3 - VC Opportunity Zone Investing
3:00 pm: Panel 4 - Leveraging Accelerators
4:00 pm: Panel 5 - Texas LPs

Angel Investor Track

10:00 am: Panel 1 - Trends in TX Angel Investing
11:00 am: Panel 2 - SAFE/KISS/Convertable - What is best?
Noon: Lunch Keynote Speaker TBA
2:00 pm: Panel 3 - Introduction to Texas Accelerators
3:00 pm: Panel 4 - Texas Angel Networks and How to Use Them
4:00 pm: Panel 5 - Do Good, Pay Less Taxes - TX Opportunity Zones

5:30 - 7 pm: Cocktail/Networking Reception

Friday, November 15th

9:00 am - Noon: Start-up Matchmaking
Noon - 1:30 pm: Lunch on your own
1:30 - 4:00 pm: Start-up Matchmaking

Each business gets 20 minutes per pitch.

VTX Conference Schedule as of April 8th and is subject to change.

Why Attend?

Join the Venture & Investor Coalition


Meet your peers and associates to take you to the next level.


Learn the future of Texas Ventures and investing landscape.


Take advantage of the selected investor to business matchmaking.

Social Events

Enjoy networking in a fun and relaxed environment.

San Antonio

Enjoy the River Walk and the many other features of San Antonio.


Learn from the best directly.

Conference At a Glance

Schedule Highlights

High-Profile Speakers, Networking, Seminars and Investor Matchmaking in one conference.

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Registrant Info

Early Bird Registration: $500 for VCs and Series A & B; $350 for Angels

Telephone: +1 512-567-5972
Location: 7000 N. Mopac Expressway, Suite 390
Austin, TX 78731

Pay Registration

Submit your registration information above and pay your registration here. And prepare for one helluva conference!

Welcome to San Antonio

Come and experience the new energy and excitement that awaits you in San Antonio. And how about that San Antonio River Walk? Ever been there? Because the conference is on river's edge at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. After our social events explore the world-renowned 15-mile River Walk which is San Antonio's treasure and the largest urban ecosystem in the nation. Enjoy the many restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Explore by foot along the river’s walking path or jump aboard a river barge for a ride and guided tour. In the heart of downtown, explore nearby attractions like the Alamo, the King William Historic District and more.


Meet the team behind it all.

Filling a void in the VC and investing world, VTX founders lead the way to take Texas as the VC and investment Capitol of the world.

Josef Merrill

Sputnik ATX

Dandan Zou

Mainstay Global Partner

Cat Dizon

Active Capital Partner

Richard May

Invest in Texas Initiative Executive Director

Oksana Malyshava

Sputnik ATX

Dagney Pruner

Next Coast Ventures

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