About Us

The Alliance of Texas Angel Networks (ATAN) is a non-profit organization designed to increase the already high level of cooperation between many of the angel investors in Texas.

The major cities in the state each have organized groups of investors in innovative companies that adhere to the principles of the Angel Capital Association.

Whereas ATAN is a loosely organized group of individual angel network organizations who are based in the State of Texas

  • Are actively investing in early stage startups as angel networks, groups, or funds
  • Are members of the Angel Capital Association (https://www.angelcapitalassociation.org/)
  • Come together to share best practices and investment opportunities
  • Have acted in the best interest of angel investing
  • Willingly chose to be a part of ATAN
  • Are based in the State of Texas



ATAN Executive Board

Jaime Rhodes

With over 30 years of experience in technology management, Jamie Rhodes is a serial entrepreneur. He is CEO of SioTeX Corporation. He previously founded National NanoMaterials, Perceptive Sciences Corporation and before that was the co-founder of a venture capital funded start-up focused on the telecom industry.

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David Steakley

David Steakley is an Angel investor in Houston. Mr. Steakley serves on the Board of Directors of a number of his portfolio companies including HeatGenie, Pervino, Inc., and First Choice Pet Care.

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Jorge Varela

Jorge is on the Executive Board of the Alliance of Texas Angel Networks, an organization consisting of 14 accredited angel groups in Texas, and on the Board of the InBIA, the International Business Innovation Association and on the Board of BioNorthTexas.

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