Founder, Active Capital
Pat is the founder and managing director of Active Capital, a venture firm focused on leading seed rounds for B2B SaaS companies. Prior to Active Capital, Pat was an entrepreneur, operator, and angel investor. Pat’s career started in 1999 when he dropped out of Virginia Tech to start a dot-com with some of his best friends and college roommates. After the dot-com bubble burst, Pat and his team persevered through years of economic downturn before creating Webmail.us, a $10 million dollar software company that was recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine. In 2007, Webmail.us was acquired by Rackspace where Pat worked as an executive on the senior leadership team until 2013. Pat has personally invested in more than 50 startups and five venture capital funds and is an active board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters, the San Antonio Angel Network, and several startup portfolio companies.
Environments can make or break a great idea. These panelists will discuss what it takes to build a healthy ecosystem on both the community macro level and the company micro level.