This week in Startups San Antonio
The Texas venture funding scene has gotten bigger in 2022.
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.
Congrats to Leaptran!
Congratulations to EPIcenterUS startup Leaptran for winning the Department of Energy’s American Made Solar Forecasting Prize! Check out the awesome work Jeff Xu , Edward Hooks and the rest of the Leaptran team are doing in the solar forecasting space
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.
Still reading? Don’t think you will be chosen in this highly selective competition? San Antonio’s Perytor Therapeutics made the 2020 list!
The 2022 List of San Antonio Startups
Don't forget to check out our 2022 list of the startups in San Antonio you should be watching.
More Startups to Watch in San Antonio
Don't forget to check out our 2021 list of startups to watch. It's a list of emerging companies with promising innovation and traction.
We never repeat companies, so check out our previous lists, too:
ntil next time,