Hurt Family Investments (HFI) are involved in 73 startups and counting. HFI has made 59 startup investments, 27 of which are Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies. Brett has also joined the Advisory Board of 13 additional companies, 10 of which are SaaS. Out of the 73 startups HFI are involved in, 48 are headquartered in Austin and 36 are SaaS.

HFI are investors in 21 venture funds - two with Next Coast Ventures, four with Capital Factory, one with Chicago Ventures, two with Rothenberg Ventures, three that are very high profile in Silicon Valley and confidential (per their request), two with CAVU Venture Partners, one with Multicoin Capital, one with Moonshots Capital, one with Forerunner Ventures, and four with Lead Edge Capital - and these funds hold investments across many startups, some of which are detailed below (except for the confidential funds).  Multicoin Capital also holds investments across various cryptocurrencies.

HFI are donors to various entrepreneurial causes at the University of Texas at Austin, including the Genesis Program, and The Wharton School's Entrepreneur Fund, which supports Wharton student entrepreneurs. HFI were one of the top donors to the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas, which supports communities through entrepreneurship, and the founding donors to establish the Bazaarvoice Foundation, which catalyzes the next generation of highly-educated, entrepreneurial youth.

Philanthrophy Supporting Entrepreneurship

Current Portfolio Companies

Current Fund Investments


The Capital Factory fund HFI are in hold investments in AceableCratejoy, Dean Drako's Eagle Eye NetworksGoodybagPingboard, Jonathan Coon's Impossible VenturesLoop & TieNuve, and others.


The four Lead Edge Capital funds HFI are in hold investments in Alibaba Group (IPO), Appirio, BlaBlaCar, drillinginfo, Marketo (IPO), MINDBODY (IPO), Monetate, Serena & Lily (recently acquired), Spotify (IPO), Spredfast (recently acquired Mass Relevance), Uber, Xamarin, and others.


The Rothenberg Ventures fund HFI are in hold investments in AltSpace3DAugmateApartmentListKarmaReactionSOLSWorld ViewWeddington Way, and others.

Former Portfolio companies (exits)


(Adometry was acquired by Google in May 2014)


(Bazaarvoice completed its IPO and Follow-on Offering in 2012 and was named one of the top five IPOs by the WSJ that year)


(Coremetrics was acquired by IBM in August 2010)




(Acquired by Heaven Hill Brands in August 2015)


(Acquired by GroupBy in June 2017)

(Meta SaaS was acquired by Flexera in May 2018)

(Meta SaaS was acquired by Flexera in May 2018)


(Shopkick was acquired by SK Planet in September 2014)


(Vyze was acquired by Mastercard on April 16, 2019)