Philosophy

We invest in founders who share in our commitment to disrupt growth markets and build enduring companies.


Since our founding in 2006, Silverton has been the leading choice in Austin and beyond for entrepreneurs to fund their early stage businesses.

30+ACQUISITIONS / IPOS

75+COMPANIES

6FUNDS

$400M+ASSETS MANAGED

Partner with bold entrepreneurs who aspire to break the mold.

Founded in 2006, Silverton Partners is focused on funding and mentoring early-stage startups led by founders who share in our commitment to disrupt growth markets and build enduring companies. Headquartered in Austin, we are the most active venture capital investor in Texas.

Our investment approach is people-driven which leads us to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs who are committed to attacking growth markets with proprietary products or services.  We back teams who not only have the talent to identify exciting opportunities but can also execute the numerous mid-course corrections that are inevitably required for an early stage company to become a market leader.  Our investments are primarily focused on opportunities where technology can be used to build significant barriers over time.

“Silverton Partners has been remarkably influential to Self Financial’s success, supporting every phase of our growth from inception to now 200 employees, over 1 million active customers, and 9-figure revenues. The firm not only led our early funding, but has continued to participate, make key introductions, and serve as a resource through our later rounds. It’s incredibly rare to find a committed and collaborative partner like Silverton – If you’re starting a company, I recommend your first call is to Silverton.”

James Garvey, CEO / Founder, Self Financial

Invest where we add value.

Early stage is the most impactful time to get involved in a company’s lifecycle, which is why we focus on the Seed and Series A rounds of financing.  We are typically the first institutional investor and the lead investor in the companies we back.  

Our team has broad experience, both as operators and investors, in leading high-growth companies in sectors ranging from consumer products to enterprise software.  Every partner at Silverton is a former entrepreneur, so we understand the sacrifice required to build a great company and are here to help.  If we can’t add value beyond our cash, we won’t invest.

“When we first founded Wheel, we had big ideas and even bigger ambitions about how to revolutionize the way we access healthcare. The Silverton team believed in our vision and continued to partner with us every step of the journey, helping us to expand our team and fast-forward our growth to where we are today.”

Michelle Davey, CEO / Founder

Build trust with our teams.

Our investment approach centers on putting the entrepreneur first. We are typically the “go to” partner in the investment syndicate, taking every opportunity to roll-up our sleeves and help with recruiting and strategy, as well as connections to other entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and business partners.  We are committed to putting a fair deal on the table, being unusually responsive to our entrepreneurs’ needs and putting the company’s interests ahead of our own. We believe in communication that is open, honest and direct.

Our investment model is designed to align our interests with the entrepreneurs we back.  While we celebrate multi-billion-dollar exits, our fund size and strategy enables us to capitalize companies such that all stakeholders can succeed across a broad range of outcomes.  

“Silverton was the first institutional investor in Turnkey and has been instrumental to our success. Early stage investors walk a fine line between giving founders the latitude to run their business the way they envisioned, and giving them guidance and feedback to help them succeed. Silverton understands that line better than anyone we’ve met, trusting founders immensely while also being present and engaged enough to give honest and valuable advice. Beyond our early stage funding, Silverton has played an incredibly valuable role in helping us raise future rounds, acting as an adviser for the complex deal structures that invariably come through the door.”

John Banczak, Cofounder and Chariman, Turnkey Vacation Rentals

Silverton believed in our vision when others only doubted. Their support has been invaluable at every step of our dynamic growth journey.

Heather Brunner

CEO, WP Engine

I’ve had the privilege to work with Silverton across both of our start-ups – Waveset and SailPoint. They are an exceptional team with tremendous experience and relevant insight. I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Mark McClain

CEO & Founder, SaliPoint

Silverton has partnered with me across two companies now. Building an enterprise SaaS business is hard work that requires alignment and unwavering support, both of which I’ve found in Silverton.

Rob Taylor

CEO, Convey