Invest with Capital Factory
Syndicate Backing
$132.8K ($50K)
Typical Investments
Expected Deals/Year
Note from Capital Factory

Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Austin, the number one startup city in the U.S. Last year more than 100,000 entrepreneurs, programmers and designers gathered day and night, in-person and online for meetups, classes and coworking. We meet the best entrepreneurs in Austin and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers. According to Pitchbook, Capital Factory has been the most active investor in Texas since 2013.


We usually invest $50,000 to $250,000. We will offer to syndicate all deals that have additional space left at the time we invest.

Joshua Baer
Founded 3 email companies and @Capital Factory. Teaching @Longhorn Startup at @university-of-texas-austin. @Trilogy Alumni 1999. CS @Carnegie Mellon University .
Freddy Purches
Startup Evangelist at Capital Factory
Hayley Netherton
Venture Capital
Grace Vroom
Dallas. Boston. Austin. Entrepreneurs, come find me!
Abba Binns
Program Manager
Paula Nguyen
Accelerator at Capital Factory
Kelsi Kamin
Accelerator @Capital Factory. Previously @Crunchbase @Salesforce
Gordon Daugherty
Founder & Principal - Shockwave Innovations Director - Capital Factory Accelerator General Partner - Capital Factory Fund
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Scott and Cyan Banister
Seed investors; Founder @IronPort @Topsy; Board Member @PayPal @Postmates
Mellie Price
//// startup investor & advisor //// founder @SoftMatch @frontgatetix //// general partner & managing director @Capital Factory /// hands on, active investor
Pat Matthews
Founder, Active Capital. Investor in 50+ startups. Co-founder,, acquired by Rackspace then six year Racker & CEO @Filestack.
Raj DasGupta
Cloud Computing/SAAS at scale for A&D/Life Sciences Author of The Icarus Prediction 80+ Angel Investments UMBC Alumni Stanford AI Graduate Studies
Armando Biondi
Cofounder @AdEspresso, acquired by @Hootsuite in Feb 2017. Investor in 50 startups + @AngelList Lead. Guest Contributor, former Radio Speaker, proud #500strong
Stefano Bernardi
Co-Founder and Partner @Mission and Market Previously co-founded @Kickpay (YC W15) and was at @Betable, @500 Startups and @TechCrunch. BSc Computer Engineering
Sergio Romo
founder and investor in startups @Investo
Doug Scott
Over 180 backers. Click to see why:) UK - GLOBAL - Go on click:):)
Gordon is articulate and thoughtful, and always ready to spring into action to help the startups he's invested in. He has a background in large enterprises, so extremely useful for advice on how to present and sell your products to huge companies.
Erica Douglass
Founder of a company Gordon Daugherty invested in
Gordon has been instrumental in helping me navigate the process of application to the Capital Factory Accelerator. He has made suggestions and recommendations along the way that have allowed me to gain access to mentors and partners that I would not have otherwise had. He is very responsive and...more
Jeff Burke
Founder of a company Gordon Daugherty took an intro to
Give you the tools to take it to the next step. Won't sugar coat you and will tell if your startup has what it takes or or not to succeed. Great communicator. Looking forward working and learning from Mr. Daugherty, others will be too. - Larry Lewis
Larry Lewis
Founder of a company Gordon Daugherty took an intro to
Gordon is always eager to make himself available and willing to discuss our concerns about topics ranging from strategy to sales function advice to investor relations. He's a huge part of our Capital Factory experience.
Gordon is a genius with operations, sales, and marketing. His advice and input have been invaluable to our success and growth.
Jason Duncan
For Gordon Daugherty's work with ManagerComplete
Leader of Capital Factory Accelerator, which Visual Semantics joined in August 2016
Gareth Block
For Gordon Daugherty's work with Third Insight
He's really really awesome
Areej Rabie
For Nick Spiller's work at Capital Factory
Nick is a friend, an adviser and just an excellent evangelist of all things startup and tech related. Working with him is like working with your best friend from school, its fun, its demanding and utterly exciting. His inputs have been invaluable in growing our team and customer base and building...more
If you're in Austin, you have to know Joshua. He's the Ron Conway of the Midwest.
Lloyd Armbrust
Founder of a company Joshua Baer invested in
Josh is a rare investor - works hard, always open to learning, and very entrepreneurial himself. Incredibly connected in the Austin scene and Capital Factory gives both him and Austin tremendous visibility.
Naval Ravikant
Founder of a company Joshua Baer invested in
Josh was the initial investor in CMP.LY. He provided early capital to kickstart our efforts, but the real value that Josh has delivered (and continues to deliver on) has been as mentor, advisor and catalyst, guiding us through our growth in the past year connecting us directly to other...more
Tom Chernaik
Founder of a company Joshua Baer invested in
great feedback!
Mathias Holzmann
Founder of a company Joshua Baer advised
I've turned to Josh numerous times for advice. Always super sharp in his insight and able to make leaps to product potential. He's a believer.
Ketan Anjaria
Founder of a company Joshua Baer took an intro to
Josh rocks. If you're working in the email space (and he hasn't found you yet), get him as an advisor asap!
Alexander Mimran
Founder of a company Joshua Baer advised
Josh has a huge network and is a wonderful supporter.
Susan Strausberg
Founder of a company Joshua Baer took an intro to
I have been very impressed with Josh's advice and support.
Richard Bagdonas
Founder of a company Joshua Baer invested in
Josh is constantly looking for opportunities to get us in front of large customers, venture investors that come to Austin, as well as including us in demo days and other events that are important to be involved in. If you have the opportunity for Josh to be an investor in your company, I would...more
Bryan Menell
Co-founder of a company Joshua Baer founded
Josh and his organization are great. I've accomplished more in two days than I have in the past 2 months.
Josh is worth his weight in gold as an investor. Comes through with such clutch intros when you really need them.
Josh was willing to give excellent advice.
Josh has been an amazing help. When I originally joined the Capital Factory after our acquisition was done I had no idea what I was going to do. He connected me with a network of mentors that I continue to rely on today. Once we found product market fit he became an invaluable resource both for...more
Having Josh on board as an investor has been awesome. He is sharp, responsive and knows how to spot opportunities quickly. I can't say enough about the value Josh has brought to the table for Frederick in such a short period of time. Highly recommend.
Josh is the most connected and quick-witted advisor in Austin. 20 minutes with Josh is like an hour with most.
Daniel Senyard
For Joshua Baer's work with LF Tech
Josh is a force for good in the world. His contributions to the community are unparalleled. He is one of the defining reasons why the Austin startup ecosystem is vibrant. Any startup would be lucky to have him as an advisor or investor.
Ed Roman
Co-investor in a company Joshua Baer invested in
Excellent connections combined with domain expertise and experience in the Email industry.
Three of the founders had their first succesful exit with Josh, and he then went on to build Capital Factory - the center of gravity of Austin's startup community.
Ivor Clarke
For Joshua Baer's work with SubjectWell
Josh is one of the most amazing entrepreneurs I've ever met. He is a great person to ask for advice because he knows about almost everything. He will make you really good questions related to traction for your startup, and that helps a lot to set new milestones and improve metrics. He is also...more
Pamela Valdes Esteva
For Joshua Baer's work with Beek
Leader of Capital Factory, which manages an Accelerator Program that Visual Semantics joined in August 2016
Gareth Block
For Joshua Baer's work with Third Insight
Founded 3 email companies and @Capital Factory. Teaching @Longhorn Startup at @university-of-texas-austin. @Trilogy Alumni 1999. CS @Carnegie Mellon University .
Nelson Tao
For Joshua Baer's work with Press
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