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Invest with Capital Factory
$220K
Syndicate Backing
$130K ($50K)
Typical Investments
15
Expected Deals/Year
Note from Capital Factory

Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Austin. Last year more than 50,000 entrepreneurs, programmers and designers gathered day and night for meetups, classes and coworking. We meet the best entrepreneurs in Austin and introduce them to their first investors, employees and customers. We have a series of matching funds so that a startup can convince 2 of our mentors to invest personally it can unlock hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional automatic funding.

Dealflow

We invest $50k every time. We will offer to syndicate all deals that have additional space left at the time we invest.

Team
Joshua Baer
founder
Founded 3 email companies and @Capital Factory. Teaching @Longhorn Startup at @university-of-texas-austin. @Trilogy Alumni 1999. CS @Carnegie Mellon University .
Investments
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Backers
Scott and Cyan Banister
Angel
Seed investors; Founder @IronPort @Topsy; Board Member @PayPal @Postmates
Mellie Price
Angel
//// startup investor & advisor //// founder @SoftMatch @frontgatetix //// general partner & managing director @Capital Factory /// hands on, active investor
Pat Matthews
Angel
CEO, Filestack. Angel & advisor. Entrepreneur. Co-founded Webmail.us - acquired by Rackspace and then six-year Racker. Dad, Hokie, beer guy, love to travel.
Raj Das Gupta
Entrepreneur
Cloud Computing/SAAS at scale for A&D/Life Sciences Author of The Icarus Prediction
Stefano Bernardi
Angel
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
Angel
founder and investor in startups @Investo
Doug Scott
Angel
Over 180 backers. Click to see why:) UK - https://angel.co/potential-uk GLOBAL - https://angel.co/potential-international/syndicate Go on click:):)
Kevin Moore
Angel
Leeroy Jenkins of angels. Former tech i-banker, corp dev, CFO. @University of Southern California
References
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 M. 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.
Alexis Panagides
For Joshua Baer's work with Mail2Cloud (MxHero)
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...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 Visual Semantics
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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