As Principal, Liz brings a substantial venture capital background, experience, and a wealth of industry knowledge to her role at 1839 Ventures. Along with her successful experience in both operations and compliance, she maintains an entrepreneurial spirit. A true self-starter, Liz processes a strong ability to lead and motivate others. She is someone who is always up for a good challenge.
Liz’s previous experience in working with startups and venture capital has equipped her with the skills needed to recognize exceptional teams and understand their impact on a company's success. Previously working in venture capital industry, Liz understands the importance of and has the ability to achieve compliant operations in an ever-changing regulatory environment.
As Senior Compliance Analyst at MicroVentures, Liz's role spanned across operations and compliance where she maintained compliant financial operations, including preparing financial and legal documents, monitored client accounts and investments, and facilitated funding within the strict regulatory frameworks of FINRA and the SEC in an ever-evolving regulatory environment.
Liz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance with an emphasis in Investments from the College of Business Administration at the University of Northern Iowa as well as a Certificate in Entrepreneurship. She holds Series 7 and 63 licenses.
As Managing Member at 1839 Ventures, Chris calls on his professional background in sales, operations, and management. He is a successful entrepreneur, business owner and proven leader with the ability to turn thoughts into action and motivate others to implement those ideas.
Chris maintains a diverse viewpoint in assessing potential investments, informed by his various roles in a broad range of companies. This includes Data Junction, Dell, Hoover’s (a subsidiary of Dun and Bradstreet), International Business Research Center (Founder), Tech Ranch Austin (Director of Operations), DC Venture Services (Founder), and now 1839 Ventures (Founder / Investment Advisor) and the 1839 Venture Funds (Founder / Managing Member).
As the Director of Operations for Tech Ranch Austin and later founder at DC Venture Services, Chris has assisted, consulted with, and mentored countless startup companies. Many have gone on to raise funding successfully through various sources of capital including commercial financing, Angel investors, and venture capital.
In 2015, Chris obtained his Series 65, after which he founded and registered 1839 Ventures as an Exempt Reporting Investment Advisory Firm in the State of Texas. He currently acts as advisor and fund manager to the 1839 Venture Funds, which invest in promising early-stage and growth-stage companies.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with a Concentration in International Business from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Paul brings a broad skill set and deep experience to his role as Principal at 1839 Ventures. In 2010, Paul relocated to Austin from Silicon Valley where he had launched a series of successful startups in local search, crowdsourcing, web-based accounting, payment, and social intelligence. Paul has advised startups in various stages in funding, marketing, business development, and operations.
Understanding the role the venture firm plays in the success of the startup requires the ability to assess opportunities from a variety of perspectives. Paul has worked with technology executives, entrepreneurs, politicians and planners, developers and economists, media professionals, and colleagues in venture capital to meet the future with a passion for talent, markets, and thriving economies connected throughout industries and geography.
With roles in marketing, product management, business development, and fundraising, Paul has been involved in businesses that include MicroVentures, iControl, Dachis Group / Sprinklr, Yahoo, HP, Cospace, Zvents, Outright.com, IP Commerce, Gild, Fliptop, Rev.com, Fovnders, and Corvalent.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Science in Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with an emphasis in Finance and Computer Science from Arizona State University.
Guided by enthusiasm for early and growth‐stage companies, 1839 Ventures provides funding to high-potential technology oriented companies working in commerce, communication, and business intelligence. Our aim is a profitable portfolio that will further solidify Texas as a global startup hub.
Given both my online and marketing backgrounds, the topic of business intelligence has always been one pertinent to the startups and companies with which I’ve been engaged as a mentor, advisor, or investor. As a [...]