H1 2021 Venture Capital Report

Houston startups raise over $1B in first six months of 2021-surpassing any full year to date.​ Today, Houston’s startup ecosystem is experiencing a growth spurt that appears to show no signs of abating. As we reflect on a record-breaking first two quarters of the year, it is clear the industry is well-positioned to finish 2021 […]

2020 Venture Capital Report

Houston Venture Capital tops $713M, highest ever, continuing 5 year trend.​ Even as COVID-19 related slowdown brought upon an unheralded period in the US – with stay-at-home mandates, a crisis in Houston’s largest industry, energy, and continued economic volatility – the Houston venture capital and startup ecosystem has been remarkable resilient in 2020 and appears to […]

H1 2020 Venture Capital Report

Despite a double black swan, Houston saw VC increase early in 2020! Despite a dramatic 64% drop in M&A activity and very slight growth in venture capital funding nationwide, VC funding in Houston rose 7% for the first seven months of 2020, as compared with a year earlier with deal activity reaching $466.3M. This remarkable […]

2020 Founder Survey

See what challenges founders face in light of COVID-19, and how they’re responding! Houston Exponential reached out to founders in the greater Houston area to understand common challenges and identify their most pressing needs. The survey took place from April 23 – May 7, 2020 and only includes responses from founders of companies with 30 […]