The Last Word: RevTech Principal On VC Value-Add Beyond Capital

North Texans took the stage at the first Texas Venture Gala & Forum last weekend in Austin.

“We know we have to roll up our sleeves and operate alongside our founders to help them hit next milestones.”

Lindsay Lightman
RevTech Ventures
…on operating with impact as a boutique firm

At the first Texas Venture Gala & Forum last weekend in Austin, RevTech Principal Lindsay Lightman took the stage with partners from EisnerAmper—Trae Nickelson and Ryan Keating—to discuss one of her “favorite topics”: VC value-add beyond capital.

As she puts it, “Anyone can write a check.” But to be impactful as a boutique firm, it takes time and energy to support a portfolio beyond investing money, Lightman said on LinkedIn. Dallas-based RevTech Ventures is known for its focus on investing in and developing the future of retail.

RevTech supports its portfolio companies with seed funding and access to over 100 experienced mentors with backgrounds in retail, capital, and entrepreneurship, among other resources.

The Texas venture event, held at the Fairmont Hotel in Austin on April 12 and 13, featured a variety of activities including receptions, forums, and a gala night. The forum included daytime programming with prominent guests from the venture capital ecosystem. The theme of the gala was “The Texas Gold Rush.”

Innovation and Trends in Sports Tech, Transportation, and Venture Capital was also on the topic-rich agenda. An on-stage conversation with FriscoEDC Director of Innovation Jeremiah Anderson and Director of Plug and Play Frisco David Steele was set for another North Texas focus. Steele’s role in Plug and Play’s sports tech accelerator in Frisco is pivotal in positioning the city as a significant player in the sports technology landscape, contributing to its reputation as “Sports City, USA.”

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