Health Wildcatters puts together VC alliance to feed startups

By Christy Torres • September 21, 2016

Health Wildcatters puts together VC alliance to feed startups

September 20, 2015 | Shawn Shinneman | Dallas Business Journal

Health Wildcatters is increasing the access its startups have to capital.

The Dallas-based organization announced a new Health Investor Alliance, made up of 26 venture capital firms from around the country.

“It’s really a reflection of our need to access VCs from out of state and out of Dallas to give them a place to go where they can meet startups,” Health Wildcatters CEO Hubert Zajicek told the Dallas Business Journal.

The investors have made a pledge to use the Health Wildcatters’ new Dallas facility as a hub to meet the startups.

The seed fund and accelerator introduced its more than 16,000-square-feet of space to the community at a grand opening last week. It’s leasing the top story of the 20-story building at 1910 Pacific Ave.

“It’s very open and airy and open to having conversations around healthcare,” Zajicek said.

Investors in the new alliance can take advantage of shared office space and will get VIP access on pitch days as well as a first look at Health Wildcatters startups.

“It is of particular importance to us to have access to promising young Texas companies, since we are based out of state,” said Patrick Dunnigan, principal at Raleigh, North Carolina-based River Cities Capital, in a prepared statement.

Shawn Shinneman covers technology for the Dallas Business Journal.

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