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We Are Venture Dallas

We are a 501c6 non-profit, volunteer led organization dedicated to growing the innovation ecosystem in Dallas-Fort Worth. We believe this is one of the best places in the world to grow companies and invest in them. We work to help startup investors understand the opportunities in the region, connect them to high-growth companies, and build collaboration among our venture capital and investment community.

Venture Dallas Board of Directors

Our Team

Committee and Board members are dedicated to leveraging their deep ties to the venture and tech community to Venture Dallas activities.

Aaron Pierce

Venture Dallas Co-Founder

& Chair of the Board

Perot Jain

Partner

Vik Thapar

Venture Dallas Co-Founder

Cypress Growth Capital

Managing Director

Bryan Chambers

Venture Dallas Co-Founder

Capital Factory

President and Co-Founder

2024 Steering Committee

Ansley Carlisle

Mark Cuban Companies

Associate

Bryan Chambers

Venture Dallas Co-Founder

Capital Factory

President and Co-Founder

Lili Clark

Lyda Hill Philanthropies

Associate

Duane Dankesreiter

Venture Dallas Co-Founder

Dallas Regional Chamber

Senior Vice President

David Evans

Sentiero Ventures

Managing Partner

JR Garcia

Green Park & Golf Ventures

Principal

Kevin Lavelle

Mizzen+Main

Founder and Chairman of the Board

Louisa McCarty

Venture Dallas Chief of Staff

Chase Murphy

Baker Tilly

Partner

Aaron Pierce

Venture Dallas Co-Founder

& Chair of the Board

Perot Jain

Partner

Vik Thapar

Venture Dallas Co-Founder

Cypress Growth Capital

Managing Director

Venture Dallas Past Committee Members

Joe Beard

Venture Dallas Co-Founder
2019, 2020 Board Member
2019, 2020 Host Committee

Collateraledge

Co-Founder & CEO

Cindy Revol

Venture Dallas Co-Founder
2019, 2020 Board Member
2019, 2020 Host Committee

Perot Jain

Principal

Weston Betts

Silicon Valley Bank

Vice President

Marisa Bertha

Liquid Death

SVP of Strategy

Inobat Karras

Interlock Partners

Principal

John Simon

Mark Cuban Companies

Business Development

Benjamin Vann

Impact Ventures

Founder & CEO

Shale Gulbas

Guidebook Capital Partners

Principal

Blake Wiley

Access Capital

Co-Founder

Jonathan Crowder

Inteliscapital

Partner

Annabel Reeves

2022 Venture Dallas Chief of Staff

Goldman Sachs

Associate

Chris Gannett

Gannett Partners

Founder and President

Pialy Aditya

Republic

Chief Strategy Officer

Samantha Colletti

Venture Dallas Co-Founder

Silicon Valley Bank

Managing Director

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