The Greater Houston area offers over one hundred Opportunity Zones where investors and startups can do good, do well, and participate in inclusive economic development with real impact.
Houston is home to 21 research organizations, eight R&D hospitals, and the world’s largest medical complex — the Texas Medical Center and its TMCx accelerator. Life Sciences research in Houston secured $143 million in grants between 2013 and 2018. OncoResponse, a cancer research startup, raised $40 million in 2018. Lasergen, a genomic application company, was acquired for $105 million in 2018.
AI, Big Data & Analytics
Houston has the world’s biggest concentration of Forbes 2000 energy companies. This corporate presence is leveraged by AI startups like Arundo Analytics, an oil and gas centric startup which recently raised $25 million. Zdaly, a data search platform, raised $1.5 million in 2018. The Mercury Fund is an early-stage VC firm focused on Data Science and AI.
Why you should invest in Houston
Reasons to move your startup to Houston
Startup and corporate density
Houston is among the 30 largest ecosystems in the world in terms of tech startups and home to the fourth largest concentration of large U.S. corporates. This density led to the HX Venture Fund — a corporate fund of funds sourcing over $50 million from local corporations.
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