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Our Mission

SWAN has a passion for making the world a better place. We invest in early-stage startups who are providing market-significant solutions that address important societal and environmental challenges. We expect those companies to deliver measurable social or environmental impact, and to have solid plans for financial success.

SWAN’s mission includes educating the public and our members on impact investing, and educating the public and entrepreneurs about raising funds for impact startups.

As your can see in our Portfolio, our investments focus includes:

  • Environment: slowing global warming, conserving natural resources and decreasing pollution
  • Health and Wellness: reducing healthcare costs, and making healthcare more accessible to underserved populations
  • Economic empowerment: supporting diverse or disadvantaged populations
  • Education: improved educational outcomes

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Who We Are

SWAN is one of the most prominent impact angel networks in the US and has chapters in Austin, Dallas and Houston. Our membership includes angels from across the country. And we invest in amazing companies from across the US.

We recognize that women and people of color startup founders have been under-funded by the startup investment community. Half of our investments have gone to these under-represented founders.

Inspiring Impact Investments Made by the Network

SWAN is investing in entrepreneurs working to slow down climate change or mitigate environmental damage.

B.J. Johnson, PhD, and Julie Blumreiter, PhD, founders of ClearFlame Engine Technologies, are working to allow diesel truck engines and generators to run on clean burning, renewable bio fuels.

SWAN is investing in entrepreneurs who can demonstrate efficacy in improving physical and mental health outcomes.

Casey Qadir, founder of Hubly Surgical, is working to deliver patented, FDA cleared, technology that is the first and only single-use cranial drill with advanced safety and efficiency features.

Latest News & Blogs

Cultivating Opportunity – Exploring a Decade of Angel Investing

Laura Hill is one of SWAN’s most experienced investors, and been an active investor for 10 years. Listen to this webinar to learn what her investing experience has taught her.

The Pros and Cons of investing in carbon-credit related startup companies

Carbon credits are part of the overall solution for reducing CO2 in the atmosphere and have attracted significant interest from investors and companies. When considering investing in a carbon-credit related  […]

SWAN participates in Vartega’s recent $10M funding round

SWAN is pleased to announce participation in Vartega’s recent $10M preferred equity financing round led by Diamond Edge Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of the Mitsubishi Chemical Group (MCG). […]

Sponsors

Austin accounting firm Atchley and Associates

Atchley & Associates is a full-service CPA firm offering audits, tax services, client accounting services, business consulting, and political campaign reporting services. Our long-standing involvement in the local Austin community is a part of our DNA. Our employee-led initiatives towards our community inspire our participation and presence. We are making our impact count by supporting local impact organizations.

Japanese IT technology firm TechMatrix

TechMatrix is an IT professional group who is working create a better future. In a spirit of co-existence and co-prosperity, TechMatrix  works hard to make a contribution to their customers and to society.  Going forward, the TechMatrix Group will contribute to the creation of a sustainable society by accelerating business in areas indispensable to society and industry, and by providing services to solve social issues in the fields of healthcare, manufacturing, finance,   distribution and other business areas.

Law firm Goodwin Procter LLP

Nearly 2,000 Goodwin lawyers focus on building authentic, long-term relationships with our clients, who are some of the world’s most successful and innovative investors, entrepreneurs and disruptors at the convergence of and within the life sciences, private equity, real estate, technology, and financial industries.

Their immersive understanding of our clients’ industries – combined with their expertise across high-stakes litigation and dispute resolution, world-class regulatory compliance and advisory services, and complex transactions – sets them apart,

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