Venture Capital Investment

With a demonstrated capacity of generating new ideas, Central Texas is one of the top targets for venture capital investment in the country. In 2018, Austin companies garnered over 62% of all venture capital investment in Texas.

Venture Capital Investment in Austin Area Companies
Venture Capital Investment by Industry/Technology 2013-2017

AUSTIN MSA
UNITED STATES
MILLIONS
% OF TOTAL
% OF TOTAL
Automotive & transportation
$48.00
1.1%
0.6%
Business products & services
$5.76
0.1%
2.1%
Computers hardware & services
$290.29
6.6%
3.3%
Consumer products & services
$65.96
1.5%
2.3%
Electronics
$154.43
3.5%
1.7%
Energy & utilities
$61.00
1.4%
1.9%
Environmental services & equipment
$51.50
1.2%
0.1%
Financial
$54.90
1.3%
1.0%
Food & beverages
$169.84
3.9%
1.0%
Healthcare
$355.57
8.1%
18.8%
Industrial
$16.89
0.4%
2.4%
Internet
$1,828.48
41.8%
40.4%
Mobile & telecommunications
$775.54
17.7%
16.8%
Software (non-internet/mobile)
$496.59
11.4%
6.4%
Other
$0.25
0.0%
1.2%
Total
$4,375.00
100.0%
100.0%

Source: PWC MoneyTree Report.


Note: Additional venture capital data is available via the Chamber's Economic Indicators page.