EnergyFunders is the first-ever online investment marketplace to offer direct access to oil and gas well sites and off-grid mobile Bitcoin mining units powered by natural gas.
The company, headquartered on San Antonio’s Westside on South Frio Street, offers accredited investors a high-return, low-risk way to invest via direct fractional ownership in oil wells and Bitcoin mines.
Judges chose seven finalists working on concepts as varied as a medical device for shoulder rehabilitation, a convertible backpack stroller, a wearable safety device for young children, a metronome wristband, a fintech app, an educational program, and a debate team resource platform.
What’s driving the gains? The VC funding trend has been energized since the start of the pandemic, for starters. North American venture investment overall rose dramatically in 2021. A record $329.5 billion went into startup investments across all stages, up 92% from 2020 levels.
So, Texas did well last year, but so did almost every tech hub. Overall, funding to Lone Star State companies rose 83% from 2020 to 2021, a bit below the North American average.
In 2022, meanwhile, Texas appears to be outperforming the average. Much of that is driven by a handful of giant-sized rounds, mostly for Austin-based companies.
Check out the 5th Annual Most Fundable Companies competition run by Pepperdine University's Gaziadio Business School. Deadline to apply is May 27.
Founders of U.S.-based companies that make the Most Fundable Companies List will receive significant national recognition.
All US-based startups are eligible
Investor diligence focus, industry agnostic, pre-revenue/pre-seed through Series A
Free feedback reports on attractiveness to potential investors
3300+ participants from all 50 states competed in 2021
Winners will be featured in Entrepreneur™ Magazine and announced at the annual October Showcase in Malibu, CA
Since 2018, list winners have raised over $125 million and counting
You do not need to be affiliated with Pepperdine to participate. All companies that advance to the second round of the competition will receive a free detailed feedback report on how they can make their company more attractive to investors.