Certified Capital Companies - Growth Capital for Texas Small Business

A Certified Capital Company (CAPCO) is a private government-sponsored venture capital company formed to increase the availability of growth capital for small businesses located in Texas and stimulate job creation in Texas.

Eligible businesses must be headquartered in Texas (or relocate to Texas within 90 days of the CAPCO's first investment), have no more than 100 employees at the time of investment, and 80% of payroll/manpower must be located within Texas. Primary business activity may be manufacturing, processing, or assembling products; research and development; or providing services. The business may not be primarily engaged in retail sales, real estate development, insurance, banking, leasing, lending, or professional services.

Businesses may contact CAPCO-certified venture capital companies for information on available financing. Texas CAPCOs can be identified in the Comptroller of Public Accounts’ Biennial Certified Capital Companies Report.