Houston Angel Network
EARLY STAGE INVESTING IN THE HOUSTON ECOSYSTEM
The Houston emerging technology investing environment is flourishing with many opportunities for early stage venture investors. Patrick Lewis will discuss the current landscape of both public and private initiatives driving this growth as well as specific channels for direct involvement.
Patrick is a founder and managing partner at Saltgrass Ventures, a founder-friendly private equity firm combining investment and consulting expertise. He is co-founder of vLAB and previously Chief Strategist at ETR&D (EnterpriseTechnology Research & Development) and brings over twenty years of experience in credit, private and public equities. He has developed a holistic perspective to investing in emerging, disruptive technologies.
Patrick joined ETR&D after eight of investing in technology equities at Invesco, in this capacity, he focused on small and mid-cap companies. He also led Invesco's efforts in late stage venture investing including Facebook. Prior to Invesco, he spent twelve years at DG Capital, Carlson Capital and ECT investing in public and private technology and energy equities.
Patrick began his career in commercial banking in New Orleans. He serves as a mentor / advisor to Station Houston, Founder Institute and Capital Factory accelerators and as the President of the Houston Angel Network (HAN) and chairs the Technology Investment Committee and the Energy Investment Committee there. He is also a member of three Houston X committees.