Angel investors enabling creative entrepreneurs
to address the world’s most pressing problems.
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.
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
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.
Dr. Ugwen Enyeo, the founding CEO of Shyft Power Systems, is working to integrate green power into Nigeria, where half of the country’s total power comes from privately-owned generators.
SWAN is investing in entrepreneurs who are working to address social or economic inequalities.
Danny Corprew, the founder of Scriptly Rx, is working to reduce the amount paid for prescription drugs by under-insured or uninsured patients, who may need to decide between buying groceries, paying rent or obtaining needed medications.
SWAN is investing in entrepreneurs who can demonstrate efficacy in improving physical and mental health outcomes.
Steve Mogenson and Dr. Jessica Huber, the co-founders of Speech Vive, have demonstrated that their patented technology restores social conversation for a large percentage of Parkinson patents who had become increasingly socially isolated.
Latest News & Blogs
SWAN Houston Chapter Kickoff Ignites Impact Investing at the Ion
SWAN is thrilled to announce the highly successful official kickoff of our Houston chapter, which took place on May 31st at the heart of Houston’s innovation district, the Ion. This memorable event, organized by SWAN’s Interim Houston Chapter lead Valerie Tompson, brought together over 70 passionate individuals who were eager to delve into the world […]
Portfolio EdTech company Acadeum closes $12M Series B
College students can’t always get into the courses they want, even online ones. That’s why many schools share online courses across institutions to give students more flexibility in scheduling the classes they want and help them graduate. Austin-based edtech startup College Consortium Inc., which does business as Acadeum, is one of the biggest players in […]
Questions to ask before making an Impact Investment
The questions vary depending on the specific interests and priorities of each impact investor, but they generally revolve around understanding the startup’s mission, impact measurement, scalability, financial viability, risks, partnerships, and accountability. Here are some questions you may ask: 1. What is the mission and purpose of the startup? Investors need to understand the company’s […]
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,
Law Firm Vela Wood PC
Vela Wood is a boutique corporate law firm with a local feel and a global impact. We focus our practice in the areas of M&A, Sports & Gaming, Venture Capital, and Corporate Transactions. We pride ourselves in building real relationships with our clients and partnering with them for the long-haul.
Vela Wood has offices in both Austin and Dallas.