Capital Factory

Capital Factory

Community and co-working space in Austin, Texas

Capital Factory is a seed and early stage venture for entrepreneurs in Texas. The firm is considered the most active investor in Texas since 2013.

The firm aims to become "the center of gravity" for entrepreneurs in Texas. The firm is open to helping businesses at any stage of starting up from first timers to late stage tech companies. The company has supported hundreds of startups in software and hardware. Capital Factory also has hundreds of mentors to provide assistance in fields like transportation, government and military, artificial intelligence, digital health, marketplaces, big data, education technology, virtual reality, and others.

Portfolio companies

Company
Cohort
Founders

Aceable

Capital Factory 2013

Capital Factory 2009

Capital Factory 2013

Famigo

Capital Factory 2009

Capital Factory 2011

Capital Factory 2011

Capital Factory 2010

Capital Factory 2013

Capital Factory 2013

Capital Factory 2013

Capital Factory 2013

Capital Factory 2013

Capital Factory 2009

Capital Factory 2010

Capital Factory 2010

Sparefoot

Capital Factory 2009

Capital Factory 2013

Capital Factory 2013

Capital Factory 2011

Capital Factory 2011

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Molecula

A data virtualization company than enables instantaneous, secure access to large, fragmented and geographically dispersed datasets to support demanding Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) workloads.

Coder is an Austin, Texas-based developer of open-source tools and an enterprise platform to configure, secure and scale development environments.

ClearBlade is the Edge Computing software enabling enterprises to rapidly engineer and run secure, real-time, scalable industrial IoT applications.

U.S-based company providing social media threat mitigation software.

Osano is an Austin, Texas-based company founded by Arlo Gilbert.

A retail company that combines shopping with socializing. It was founded in 2017 and is located in Dallas, Texas.

A robotics and artificial Intelligence company developing robotic products to work collaboratively with humans.

RecycleMatch is a developer of a marketplace for recyclables, industrial byproducts and other waste products.

GenXComm is an Austin, Texas-based manufacturer of photonic processors for computing and connectivity in high speed networks.

KeepStream is an Austin, Texas-based social media company founded by Tim Gasper, Jim England and Huston Hoburg.

Famigo is an Austin, Texas-based company founded by Cody Powell.

Living Security is an Austin, Texas-based cybersecurity company developing intelligence driven security awareness solutions.

SHYFT Power Solutions is a San Francisco-based developer of IoT and integrated software solutions to conenct and manage distributed energy resources.

Smackages is a company founded by Rosilyn Rayborn.

Aunt Bertha is an Austin, Texas-based company founded in 2010.

Spruce is a mobile concierge platform for apartment communities.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Capital Factory IV, L.P.
9,000,000
550,000
November 26, 2013
20,000,000
September 2019
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Accelerator batches

Accelerator Batch
Accelerator batch companies
Capital Factory 2013
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Further reading

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News

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lalorek
August 26, 2020
SiliconHills
There's a new angel network in Austin, aimed specifically and women-led startups. This week, Women@Austin, a nonprofit organization focused on advancing female entrepreneurs, launched the Beam Angel Network. Notley Venture, a social impact investment firm based in Austin, has pledged $250,000 to kick off the network, which will begin accepting applications on Sept. 1st. Jess ...
Brent Wistrom
August 4, 2020
AmericanInno
To help put compelling content on your radar, we've rounded up some of the best virtual events we could find in the local tech and startup ecosystems.
Kevin Cummings
June 10, 2020
AmericanInno
Beginning around 2016, the Department of Defense (DoD) started looking at sources of new technology it had not traditionally explored - startups. And since then, public-private partnerships between military branches and tech startups have been growing. Riding off the success of its DoD-centric Defense Innovation program that has been building in Austin, Texas-focused incubator and accelerator Capital Factory is expanding that into its locations in Dallas and Houston. The program looks to help startups navigate the numerous departments and contract vehicles the DoD offers, as well as help founders make connections with government leaders and other businesses working in the defense industry. "If you go back, it used to be that the DoD would decide they want to solve this big technology problem. They would invest a whole bunch of money in it, do proof of concept and all those early-stage research discoveries... they would then turn it into products and technologies," Kevin Landtroop, VP of
Brent Wistrom
June 1, 2020
AmericanInno
The global pandemic has sent shockwaves through the Austin startup and venture capital ecosystems. But term sheets are still being signed -- some after a month or two delay caused by the economic uncertainty rocking the markets. Meanwhile, we have startups emerging from stealth, such as First Dollar. And there were a few notable acquisitions, too, including Austin's Rivet Networks being acquired by chip-making giant Intel. As we do each month, we've put all the funding deals, mergers and venture capital activity from the month in one place. Here's a look back on May 2020. Stay on top of these types of announcements as they happen each day by subscribing to the Beat newsletter. Funding Austin bottled water startup Richard's Rainwater reported raising $1.6M in new equity funding. The company was founded by Richard Heinichen, and it appears to be the first company to legally bottle and sell rainwater in this format. Earlier this year, the company announced it was switching to aluminum
Brent Wistrom
May 20, 2020
AmericanInno
With mask requirements in common spaces and more distance between desks, Austin accelerator and coworking space Capital Factory is slowly reopening.
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