About Us

Venture Dallas is a 501c6 non-profit, volunteer led organization dedicated to growing the innovation ecosystem in Dallas-Fort Worth. We believe this is one of the best places in the world to grow companies and invest in them. We work to help startup investors understand the opportunities in the region, connect them to high-growth companies, and build collaboration among our venture capital and investment community. Committee and Board members are dedicated to leveraging their deep ties to the venture and tech community to Venture Dallas activities.

2021 Steering Committee

Marisa Bertha

7-Eleven
Sr. Director, New Business Development & 7-Ventures
www.7-ventures.co

Weston Betts

Silicon Valley Bank
Vice President
www.svb.com

Bryan Chambers

Capital Factory
Vice President of Ventures
www.capitalfactory.com
Venture Dallas Co-Founder

Jonathan Crowder

Intelis Capital
Partner
www.inteliscapital.com
Venture Dallas Co-Founder

Duane Dankesreiter

Dallas Regional Chamber
Senior Vice President
www.dallaschamber.org
Venture Dallas Co-Founder

David Evans

Sentiero Ventures
Managing Partner
sentiero.vc

JR Garcia

Green Park & Golf Ventures
Principal
www.gpgventures.com

Shale Gulbas

Cypress Growth Capital
Principal
www.cypressgrowthcapital.com

Inobat Karras

Interlock Partners
Principal
www.interlock.vc

Chase Murphy

Baker Tilly
Partner
www.bakertilly.com

Aaron Pierce

Tusk Private Investment
Managing Partner & Founder
www.tuskinvestment.com
Venture Dallas Co-Founder
2021 Chair of the Board

John Simon

Mark Cuban Companies
Business Development
https://markcubancompanies.com/ 

Annabel Reeves

MBA Candidate
SMU Cox
Venture Dallas
Chief of Staff

Benjamin Vann

Impact Ventures
Founder & CEO
www.impact-ventures.co

Blake Wiley

Access Capital
Co-Founder
www.accesscapital.com

Venture Dallas Board of Directors

Aaron Pierce

Tusk Private Investment
Managing Partner & Founder
www.tuskinvestment.com
Venture Dallas Co-Founder
2021 Chair of the Board

Vik Thapar

Cypress Growth Capital
Managing Director
www.cypressgrowthcapital.com
Venture Dallas Co-Founder

Joe Beard

CollateralEdge
Co-Founder & CEO
www.collateraledge.com
Venture Dallas Co-Founder
2019, 2020 Board Member
2019, 2020 Host Committee

Venture Dallas Past Committee Members

Joe Beard

CollateralEdge
Co-Founder & CEO
www.collateraledge.com
Venture Dallas Co-Founder
2019, 2020 Board Member
2019, 2020 Host Committee

Vik Thapar

Cypress Growth Capital
Managing Director
www.cypressgrowthcapital.com
Venture Dallas Co-Founder
2019,2020 Board Member
2019, 2020 Host Committee

Cindy Revol

Perot Jain
Principal
www.perotjain.com
Venture Dallas Co-Founder
2019,2020 Board Member
2019, 2020 Host Committee

Samantha Colletti

Silicon Valley Bank
Senior Vice President
www.svb.com
Venture Dallas Co-Founder
2019,2020 Board Member
2019, 2020 Host Committee