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Announcing an investment in teleCALM

The Southwest Angel Network is pleased to announce that members have invested in teleCALM, which allows family caregivers to control phone usage by family members who face memory or judgment challenges while still allowing those members to continue to use… Read More

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Portfolio company OneSeventeen Media announces platform to help Pre-K through 2 graders

With school safety and student mental health a national priority after school shootings, Austin-based, AI EdTech company OneSeventeen Media has launched a mobile-delivered mental health and behavior management tool for elementary schools. The ThinkingApp pilot launched May 2018 at the request… Read More

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The Southwest Angel Network invests in DayOne Response

The Southwest Angel Network is pleased to join angel network Golden Seeds in investing in DayOne Response, which was founded and is headed by Tricia Compas-Markman. Addressing the vital need for clean water in disaster relief situations, DayOne Response… Read More

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An Investment in start-up Catalist

The Southwest Angel Network is pleased to announce that it has led the investment in Catalist. Catalist is the industry’s only matchmaking and measurement platform for companies and causes. The relationship between companies and social causes is powerful. Catalist believes… Read More

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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

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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

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Our network in the news – South by Social

Amy Bell writes that not only is Austin all about SXSW but Austin is also the capital of impact entrepreneurship. “This time of year, people from all over the country don their best hipster duds, dust off their… Read More

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Our network is excited to invest in On the Dot

The Southwest Angel Network is pleased to announce that it Joined the Central Texas Angel Network in investing in On the Dot.  On the Dot providens “Your daily dose of inspiration absorbed in less than 4 minutes”, and is… Read More

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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

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Juan Thurman joins the Southwest Angel Network management team

Juan has joined as a Director and will be assisting the Bob in managing the network. Juan has extensive experience as a Mentor, Startup Investor and Sales Consultant, and is focused on helping early stage companies get to… Read More

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The Austin Business Journal identifies Austin’s angel networks

See the list of networks. The Southwest Angel Network is the only network in Texas focused on social-impact companies, and one of a handful in the US with that focus. In the 2nd quarter we had 25 companies… Read More

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the Southwest Angel Network is now a NEWT Innovation Partner

An Innovation Partner is an organizations that supports commercialization, entrepreneurship, and translation of National Science Foundation funded technologies into the market. Partners serve as a resource or sounding board for the research teams. One of the social-impact areas of interest… Read More

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Investment made in Aiqueous – enhancing our water supplies

Aiqueous helps water utilities implement water conversation and water quality programs, and is led by a strong team with deep experience in working with utilities.

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an Angel Network that is not just about investing!

The Southwest Angel Network seeks to make a return for investors while helping social-impact startups address significant societal problems. But we are more than just about investing. We also look for opportunities to advance the social-good in our… Read More

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Southwest Angel Network featured on Funding Sage

Investor Spotlight: Southwest Angel Network

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Portfolio Company, The Brobe, in the News

Allison Schickel, the CEO of The Brobe, was part of  a local TV news story on innovation in Austin. http://www.kvue.com/news/local/austins-climate-for-innovation/388581543

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2016 in Review

2016 was a great first year for the Southwest Angel Network. The network ran four quarterly funding cycles. A total of 85 social-impact companies applied for funding during the year, including companies from the Austin, Houston, Dallas, the… Read More

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November 2016

An eleven week social-good entrepreneur workshop, that was organized by the Southwest Angel Network in conjunction with other Austin organizations, ended with an elevator-pitch competition. The winner of the competition was Sunconomy. Sunconomy is not only changing the construction… Read More

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September, 2016

The Southwest Angel Network participated in the Social Impact Epic Office Hours at the Capital Factory. The Southwest Angel Network participated in the Intro to the UT & Austin Startup Ecosystem event at the UT McCombs School of… Read More

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June 2016

Austin ranks number three in the country for social impact businesses.  “Washington, D.C., and San Francisco ranked No. 1 and 2 respectively, according to the Halcyon Incubator,…….” The Southwest Angel Network invests in Flow Below, which improves the fuel efficiency  and… Read More

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April, 2016

The Southwest Angel Network organized an event at St. Edward’s University discussing how Austin can be the national hub for social entrepreneurship. Panel participants includes senior representatives from St. Edward’s, Tech Ranch, Austin+SocialGood, SWAN, Mission Capital and start-up company Aiqueous. Six more… Read More

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February, 2016

The  Austin Business Journal cover story How It Pays To Do Good. “Investors are clamoring to find startups that cannot just do well, but give back to society while they do business. There’s a difference. Money pretty much does… Read More

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December, 2015

The  Austin Business Journal reported that Socially conscious investing gains momentum in Austin. “Social-impact investing continues to gain momentum in Central Texas as entrepreneurs try to make nice — while making money. The latest venture is a crowdfunding portal called… Read More

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November, 2015

The website Built-in-Austin has a news article on Austin social-impact startup ventures. “Even in today’s checkered tech startup landscape, most B2C revenue models fall into one of two buckets: Give away something cool and support it with ads or create… Read More

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October, 2015

Read the October 2015 Austin Business Journal article on SWAN Impact. “An Austin entrepreneur is recruiting investors to be part of an angel investor group aimed at backing startups that promote socially conscious causes. Bob Bridge, previously CEO… Read More

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