Austin Ventures

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Austin Ventures
Industry Private equity
Founded 1979[1]
Founders Joe Aragona, Ken DeAngelis, Bill Wood
Headquarters Austin, Texas, United States
Products Venture capital, Growth capital
Total assets $3.9 billion
Number of employees

Austin Ventures (AV) is a private equity firm focused on venture capital and growth equity investments in business services and supply chain, financial services, new media, Internet, and information services companies nationally with a focus on Texas. The firm, which is based in Austin, Texas, was founded in 1984.[1] AV has raised approximately $3.9 billion since inception across ten private equity funds. In September 2008, the firm announced the closing of Austin Ventures X with $900 million of investor commitments which will be used to fund start-up capital for emerging companies and growth capital for expansion rounds and recapitalizations.


The portfolio includes HomeAway, Bazaarvoice, WhaleShark Media (now RetailMeNot), Dachis Group, and Spiceworks.


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