14 eSports 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 esports-based investors that write checks into eSports companies. Here are 14 investors that match that criteria.

1) Aliya Friedman

  • Fund: Moonshots Capital
  • Title: Associate
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Cosmetics, Fashion, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, Entertainment, Food and Beverage, eSports, Marketplaces, Media, Food Services, Social Impact, Travel

2) Ben Mathews

  • Fund: Night Ventures
  • Title: General Partner
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Cosmetics, Art, Cannabis, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Other, Travel, Transportation, Space, Social Impact, Sex, Sales Tech, Robotics, Food Services, Proptech, Professional or Technical Services

3) Brandon McCrae

  • Fund: Newchip Accelerator
  • Title: Analyst
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Entertainment, Agriculture Tech, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Web3, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, EdTech, Fintech, Food and Beverage, Recruiting, eSports, Marketplaces, Electronics, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Professional or Technical Services, Food Services, Proptech, Robotics

4) Carolyn Houren

  • Fund: S3 Ventures
  • Title: Investment Associate
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, AI, eSports, Fintech, Insurtech, Other Tech, Sales Tech, Internet of Things, Marketplaces

5) Dillon Dunteman

  • Fund: Vista Equity Partners
  • Title: Associate
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Stages: Series B, Series A, Seed
  • Sectors: Web3, Cybersecurity, eSports, AR/VR, AI, Manufacturing, Logistics, Space, Quantum Computing, Robotics

6) Francisco GarcΓ­a

  • Fund: Alamo Angels
  • Title: Board Observer
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Internet of Things, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Fintech, eSports, Food and Beverage, Hospitality, Insurtech, Logistics, Marketplaces, Proptech, Food Services, Travel

7) 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

8) Ileana Gonzalez

  • Fund: Techstars
  • Title: Venture Associate
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Cloud, Communications, Government Tech, eSports, Recruiting, Hospitality, EdTech, E-Commerce, Cybersecurity, Web3, Digital Health and Wellness, Developer Tools, Future of Work, Fintech, Entertainment, Electronics, Food and Beverage, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Sales Tech, Robotics, Proptech, Space, Social Impact

9) 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

10) 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

11) 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

12) Spencer Calvert

  • Fund: Serent Capital
  • Title: Vice President
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Agriculture Tech, AI, Cosmetics, Fashion, Cybersecurity, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Legal, Marketplaces

13) 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

14) 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