An Investment in start-up company Family Plan

The Southwest Angel Network has made an investment in Family Plan, which works to reduce the stress on a family following a divorce.  Using Family Plan, parents can manage custody scheduling on a shared calendar in real time, arrange and… Read More

Supporting Austin Title 1 High-school Students

Members of the Southwest Angel Network were mentors in the recently completed Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Superstars Competition. This program helps students at five Austin Title 1 high schools to develop start-up company business plans and… Read More

“Efficacy” is my new favorite, social-impact word

Efficacy is defined as “the ability to produce a desired or intended result”. It is often used to describe the effectiveness of pharmaceuticals. Does this drug demonstrate the expected impact on a certain disease? And is the drug… Read More

National recognition for the Southwest Angel Network

Bob Bridge, the angel network’s Executive Director, has been recognized nationally as a leader in social impact investing. Bob recently served on a Social Impact panel at the recent national ACA  Leadership Conference in Houston. Bob has also… Read More

Investments now total over $1M

With a follow-on investment in OneSeventeen Media and an initial investment in College Consortium, the Southwest Angel Network has now made over $1M in cumulative investments since its founding at the beginning of 2016.

The Southwest Angel Network has invested in College Consortium

College Consortium, led by a highly experienced team,  provides tools that allow colleges to offer students more course offerings, allowing students to graduate in a shorter time, at lower cost and with less student debt. College Consortium can be… Read More

The Southwest Angel Network has taken “The Startup Diversity and Inclusion Pledge”

Key elements of the pledge that are most relevant to our angel network are: Taking a self-defined percentage of pitch meetings, starting at 10%, from women, minorities, and people who identify as LGBTQ to help open up new… Read More

Our network is excited to invest in On the Dot

The Southwest Angel Network is pleased to announce that it has invested in On the Dot.  On the Dot provides “Your daily dose of inspiration absorbed in less than 4 minutes”, and is the only newsletter of its… Read More

Portfolio company OneSeventeen Media in the News!

A wonderful story about Beth and Amy, and their work to better the lives of children and youth. “Beth and Amy had different early childhood experiences. As co-founders, this provides them a unique yin–yang approach to product development…. Read More

Start-up Pitch Competitions vs. Real Business Discussions

  From the desk of Bob Bridge:  I recently have attended two Demo Days, which were the final events of multi-week accelerator programs. The start-up teams were well prepared and polished as they gave highly motivational and somewhat… Read More