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Friday, March 13 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Capital Factory A-List Pitch

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Capital Factory brings you our A-List of Austin's early-stage startups raising Series A funding in a series of five-minute pitches.
Austin, Texas is the fastest growing city in the country and has a booming startup and technology scene that attracts talent from both coasts and around the world. Capital Factory is the center of Austin's startup ecosystem and has filtered through them all to bring you the very best.
Come get a taste of Texas at this special SXSW pitch event! Kick off SXSW with some fresh new ideas – you might want to use their products, apply for a job, or make an investment.
These Austin technology companies are early-stage startups raising Series A funding that have qualified for a matching investment from the Capital Factory Fund and our venture capital partners. Most have initial revenue but some are pre-revenue.
Presented by Capital Factory

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Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Coon

Jonathan Coon

Founder, 1-800CONTACTS
Jonathan Coon started 1-800 CONTACTS in 1992 in his dorm room with $50. The company was sold in June 2012 for $900 million. A few highlights of those 20 years: Public CEO from 1998 to 2007 Had to get federal law passed to give Americans a right to their contact lens prescriptions. - Lost in 19 of the 22 state capitols where they attempted to change the law - Personally invested over 300 days in DC over 5 years - The Fairness to Contact Lens... Read More →
avatar for Penny Pritzker

Penny Pritzker

US Secretary of Commerce, Obama Cabinet -- US Department of Commerce
Penny Pritzker has served as the 38th U.S. Secretary of Commerce since being sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden on June 26, 2013. As Secretary of Commerce, she is focused on providing American businesses and entrepreneurs with the tools they need to grow and hire. Secretary Pritzker is a key member of President Obama’s economic team, with 27 years of private sector experience. Before joining the Obama Administration, Pritzker founded and... Read More →
avatar for John Thornton

John Thornton

General Partner, Austin Ventures
John Thornton joined Austin Ventures in 1991 and focuses on software investing and firm strategy. Previously, John was with McKinsey & Co., where he served clients in the U.S. and Europe. He has worked with companies such as Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW), Dazel (NYSE: HP), Lombardi (NYSE: IBM), Metasolv (NASDAQ: MSLV), Mission Critical (NASDAQ: NTIQ), Motive (NASDAQ: MOTV), Pentasafe (NASDAQ: NTIQ), SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), TechRepublic (NYSE... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon G 500 E 4th St

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