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Super Angel investor Rudy Garza
Rudy is from the Super Angel venture capitol firm G51, a premier, seed-stage Entrepreneurs' venture capital firm that specializes in creating high value for it's portfolio companies and delivering top returns to their investors. Geographically centered in Texas, G-51 invests nationally in the software, hardware, internet and cleantech sectors.
As founder and managing general partner of G-51, Rudy focuses on the development of all portfolio companies, syndication partnerships and deal flow. Through mentoring as well as serving on portfolio boards, he is instrumental in driving success through defining and then guiding the implementation of well-grounded business and marketing strategies. Rudy applies his expertise which includes an extensive knowledge of successful hardware and software business models, market shaping services, business growth strategies and talent sourcing. Rudy knows start-ups and what it takes to build market value.
Rudy was one of our distinguished mentors that we were fortunate to have at IBM Startup Smartcamp Austin Texas, which also included the King of the Ethernet Bob Metcalfe. Rudy talks with us about what he does and his views on IBM Global Entreprneur SmartCamps.
G-51 employs the Silicon Valley success model
- Promotes a risk-taking culture.
- Cultivates best-of-breed regional and national deal flow.
- Maintains close ties to universities for access to innovative intellectual property.
- Implements a proven "pattern recognition" model to identify quality opportunities.
- Identifies and builds execution-oriented executive teams.
- Develops companies to deliver significant market value and investment returns.
- Develops a perpetuating lifecycle of repeat entrepreneurs within the G-51 network.
G-51's History Of Success
G-51 complements investment capital with a dynamic team that provides best-in-class support to the firm’s portfolio companies. To date, G-51 portfolio companies have raised over $150 million from established venture groups with G-51’s support. You can view the G-51 Portfolio successful Exits here, and learn more about the firm by going here.
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