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I think what I personally bring to the table for entrepreneurs that are going to do
business with us is
a holistic approach on
how to become successful, a perspective that I try to bring
is that sort of twenty thousand foot view of the overall market opportunities.
G51 is what we call a super angel. We like
helping people, we like
when our entrepreneurs make money. Our super angel strategy is funding
a small number of companies and deploying a meaningful amount of capital, half million to
a million dollars into these companies,
really rolling up our sleeves and working with them to try to help them make,
make them a phenomenal success
for themselves, for the business, and for the community itself. You look at the
companies that we have? A lot of our teams are repeat entrepreneurs repeat winners
and they were repeat entrepreneurs because
they made money with us, they like the way we do business
more of a life
"Let's go make money and let's go build a business."
When we're thinking about making an investment, the main thing we look at are the people and the founders.
We want to help them
have an extraordinary launch and
find that first zero-to-
five-million-dollar revenue track.
Because if you think about it, you know, all these companies are tiny
and the resources are limited
and so we've got to find the best way to leverage their business opportunity.
So if we can spend
the right amount of time and really figure that out and help these guys nail it, then we've done our job and we're typically pretty successful.
Relative to startups
I think the talent pool in Austin is outstanding.
One, there's sort of the inbred
entrepreneurial culture that's deeply rooted in people that are in Austin or that are coming to Austin.
when we can find the local talent for the projects or
the companies we're working on,
what we're finding is that
everybody's interested in moving to Austin. You can make money
working in LA, you can make money in New York, but
think about your return on life and you can buy twice
the house, you don't have a state income
tax, it's a college town so you've got lots of
And then on top of that you have
all this technology interest, global interest.
You go to SXSW, you're going to meet people from all around the world that are coming here.
You add all those things up and people have a hard time saying no to ATX.