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Houston Exponential raises $25M fund of funds to bolster city's tech scene

Chris Mathews
American City Business Journals
Houston Exponential raises $25M fund of funds to bolster city's tech scene

Houston Exponential, a local nonprofit aimed at growing Houston’s tech innovation ecosystem, closed a $25 million round for a fund of funds designed to bolster the city's tech scene. The tech nonprofit, which is just under a year old, sees the initiative as a way to draw more innovative startups to the city, a key sector where many city and business leaders admit Houston is lacking, along with those who hold the purse strings — venture capitalists. One of the biggest goals of the fund is to create a multiplier effect — by bringing more venture capital money to the city over time, Houston Exponential believes the eventual total investments in startups will greatly exceed this initial $25 million.