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Our Philosophy

Our investment approach is to identify emerging trends and opportunities prior to recognition by the broader marketplace, and to take a proactive approach in  working with entrepreneurs and managers who have the desire, talent and determination to build world-class companies. Texas Ventures brings a very hands-on approach to each of our investments, and our team typically works more closely with management than other venture firms. As a result, we usually rank as top industry performers for our partners and investors.

25 +

Years Managing Venture Investments 

20 +

Active Investments

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A Message From The Managing Partner

Texas Ventures brings an experienced, hands-on approach to each of our investments. We are selective in our screening, but for the right opportunity, we have the ability and agility to create value for investors, entrepreneurs and shareholders.


E. Scott Crist / Managing Partner

Scott Crist is the managing partner for Texas Ventures as well as CEO of Osperity, the leader in AI-driven computer vision for the industrial sector.  He has an extensive background as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, and was the former CEO of Infrastructure Networks and founder/ CEO of Telscape International (NASDAQ), a telecommunications company focused on certain emerging markets around the world. Prior to that, he served as President and CEO for Matrix Telecom, which Inc. Magazine previously ranked 7th on its list of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the US.  In addition, Scott worked for Trammell Crow Group, IBM and Booz-Allen Hamilton, earlier in his career.

He has a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from NC State University. He is also an Entrepreneur of the Year recipient from NASDAQ/ Ernst & Young. In addition, Scott is chairman of the VA-Gov Housing fund, the nation’s largest lender for the Veteran Administration’s Homeless Shelter Program. 

Our Team


E. Scott Crist

Managing Partner

Specialty: communications, fintech software, specialty and capital market finance, auto tech, biotech, 5G-LTE

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Andrew Clark


Specialty: SaaS, communications, energy-tech, hardware, biotech, life sciences, fintech, IoT

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Harvin Moore


Specialty: aerospace & aviation, private/public investments, education, SaaS

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Lisa Russell

VP Administration

Specialty: partnership structuring, public / private markets, operations, budgeting, portfolio management

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Greg Smith



Specialty: telecommunications, biotech, life sciences, energy tech, IoT, 5G-LTE

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Aruna Viswanathan


Specialty: artificial intelligence, cloud, SAAS, semi-conductors, e-commerce, consumer products

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