S3 Ventures

S3 Ventures

S3 Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in companies developing information technology solutions for businesses and medical devices.

Founded in 2005, S3 Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Austin, Texas. The firm seeks to make seed, early-stage, late-stage and growth equity minority investments. The firm prefers to invest in companies from the healthcare devices and supplies, Software as a Service, Cybersecurity, Financial Technology, and E-Commerce sectors.

S3 Ventures is backed by a philanthropic, multi-billion-dollar family who, for over a decade, have worked to support entrepreneurs with patient capital and the resources required to grow companies. With more than half-a-billion dollars under management, they lead Seed, Series A, and Series B investments with the capacity to follow-on for the life of a company.

S3 Ventures make initial investments ranging from $250,000 to $10 million. They often lead rounds, hold a board seat, and make follow-on investments for the life of a company. Additionally, their sole financial backer has co-invested $10 million or more into the larger rounds of some of their growth-stage portfolio companies.

Investment

S3 Ventures' investments include Alkami Technology, Liveoak Technologies, Atmosphere, OrthoAccel Technologies, OutboundEngine, Pivot3, StoreIQ, Digby and Callvine.

Their exited investments include Favor, Complex, Qualia, TVA Medical, BlueCava, Packet Design, Pristine, Gravitant, Digby, Kimbia, LibreDigital, StoredIQ, Sipera Systems and Invodo.

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Funded Companies

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Description
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Interplay Learning

A company offering online trade education through mobile, desktop, and virtual reality applications.

Liveoak Technologies is an Austin, Texas-based company founded by Andy Ambrose.

Datical is an Austin, Texas-based company.

Tango Health is an Austin, Texas-based healthcare company.

Phurnace Software is a software company founded by Robert Reeves.

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Associated investment funds

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S3 Ventures Fund IV, L.P.
September 20, 2011
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Ammad Jilani

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Erik Norwood

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Giorgio Garrido

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Jamie Nissen

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John Grellner

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Michael Gunter

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Rajiv Bala

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Taylor Stein

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Tyler Swanson

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Brent Wistrom
July 6, 2020
AmericanInno
The job board has 80-plus openings across 16 companies. Of those, 34 jobs are in Texas -- with 19 in Austin at startups including BrainCheck, Interplay Learning and Chrono.gg.

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