10 DEI Investors Based in Austin

Your odds of raising from local investors are better than trying to raise capital from outside your city. We put together this list to help Austin-based founders connect with dei-based investors that write checks into DEI companies. Here are 10 investors that match that criteria.

1) Anita C Roberts

  • Fund: Silicon Hills Capital
  • Title: Managing Partner
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Electronics, Fintech, DEI, Recruiting, Media, Enterprise, Other Tech, Robotics, Sales Tech, Social Impact

2) Cole Wollak

  • Fund: Geekdom Fund
  • Title: Partner
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Electronics, Fintech, Recruiting, DEI, Insurtech, Legal, Logistics, Other Tech, Robotics

3) Harrison Wells

  • Fund: Notley
  • Title: Investor / Researcher
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Cannabis, Cloud, Fashion, Web3, Cybersecurity, Digital Health and Wellness, Developer Tools, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Fintech, Entertainment, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Media, Proptech, Parenting, Quantum Computing, Robotics, Social Impact, Sales Tech, Space, Transportation, Travel

4) Meg Brigman

  • Fund: ATX Venture Partners
  • Title: Director of Portfolio Sucess
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AI, AR/VR, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Fintech, DEI, Government Tech, Recruiting, Logistics, Marketplaces, Proptech, Social Impact, Transportation, Other Tech, Insurtech, Internet of Things

5) Nicholas Lagnese

  • Fund: Newchip Accelerator
  • Title: Venture Analyst
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Other, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Consumer, Media, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

6) Nicole Bentz

  • Fund: S3 Ventures
  • Title: Senior Associate
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Marketing, AI, AR/VR, Clean Tech, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Media, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Proptech, Sales Tech, Other

7) Olivia Dell

  • Fund: Falkon Ventures
  • Title: Investment Associate
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Travel, Transportation, Space, Social Impact, Sex, Sales Tech, Robotics, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Consumer, Chemicals, Media, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Logistics, Internet of Things, Legal, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Fintech, Government Tech, Hospitality, DEI, Recruiting, eSports, Food and Beverage, Entertainment, Electronics, Insurtech, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Art, Cosmetics, Cannabis

8) Randall DeBastiani

  • Fund: Austin Innovation Capital
  • Title: Co-Managing Partner
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, AI, Marketing, Clean Tech, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, EdTech, Fintech, Government Tech, Recruiting, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Enterprise, Other Tech, Professional or Technical Services, Parenting, Sales Tech

9) Triet Nguyen

  • Fund: MicroVentures
  • Title: Venture Associate
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

10) Umar Brimah

  • Fund: Unknown Ventures
  • Title: Venture Partner
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Stages: Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Marketing, AI, AR/VR, Art, Cosmetics, Cannabis, Fashion, Web3, Communications, Digital Health and Wellness, Cybersecurity, Future of Work, E-Commerce, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Hospitality, Recruiting, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Other Tech, Enterprise, Robotics, Space, Transportation, Travel

Hopefully this list helps you find more local investors that invest in companies in your sector. If you’re looking to pitch these investors + the rest of the Confluence.VC investor network, make sure to check out Commonapp.VC