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Impact Investing Conference

The Southwest Angel Network’s Executive Director, Bob Bridge, was invited to serve on a panel at the Impact Investing Conference held on May 24th at the University of St. Thomas […]

An investment in Brobe International

The Southwest Angel Network is pleased to announce an investment in Brobe International. Brobe is a thoughtful, empathetic company that designs high quality, functional, products for humans affected by health […]

Announcing an investment in Yotta Solar

The Southwest Angel Network is pleased to announce an investment in Yotta Solar. Yotta Solar harnesses our Sun’s abundant but intermittent energy simply and efficiently, which has been up to […]

Our Network has taken the Diversity Pledge

In support of its social-impact mission, the Southwest Angel Network has pledged to increase diversity and inclusion in the tech community by taking actions outlined in the startup diversity and inclusion pledge. […]

Speaking at the Angel Capital Association annual conference

Bob Bridge, Executive Director of our network, will be speaking at the annual conference of the ACA that will be held in Chicago at the end of April. Bob will […]

Supporting the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Superstars Program

The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce works to brighten the future of disadvantaged students through their Superstars Competition, which teaches entrepreneurial skills to students and which culminates in a […]

Announcing funding of Binary Bridge

The Southwest Angel Network is pleased to announce that the network has led the initial investment in Binary Bridge. The company, under the leadership of Lori Most, has the mission to […]

Two social-impact investments

The Southwest Angel Network is pleased to announce two new investments, in Scriptly Rx and ResilientGrid. Scriptly Rx The mission of Scriptly Rx is to help people save money at the […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

An Investment in start-up Accelerist

The Southwest Angel Network is pleased to announce that it has led the investment in Accelerist. Accelerist is the industry’s only matchmaking and measurement platform for companies and causes. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Southwest Angel Network featured on Funding Sage

Startup Investor Spotlight: Southwest Angel Network

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]