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Cannon Ventures Hosts Second Successful Pitch Night Jake Askew, Cannon Ventures Over 100 potential Houston-area investors filled The Cannon last night for Cannon Ventures' second successful pitch night, this time focused on Houston area startups with female founders or co-founders. As the crowd settled, they were welcomed by The Cannon and Cannon Ventures CEO Lawson Gow, who highlighted the The Cannon’s mission to help grow Houston’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and the need for investors to step up and help keep these exciting startups in Houston. Following Gow’s rousing call to action, Houston Rockets on-court host and our emcee for the night, [...]


The Cannon Teams Up with Chevron Technology Ventures  to Trigger Innovation in Houston 


The Cannon Teams Up with Chevron Technology Ventures  to Trigger Innovation in Houston [Houston, Texas | January 22, 2019] ​The Cannon, a co-working space and entrepreneurial hub on the west side of Houston, has announced a partnership with Chevron’s corporate venture capital group, Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV). The Cannon is set to become the epicenter of a new 30+ acre campus 15 miles west of  Downtown Houston that aims to help Houston-based startups, entrepreneurs and investors grow  and scale. The Cannon is also home to Cannon Ventures, the coupling of a venture studio and an investor network that seeks to [...]

The Cannon Teams Up with Chevron Technology Ventures  to Trigger Innovation in Houston 2019-01-22T13:07:31+00:00

Coming in 2019…


As 2018 wanes and 2019 approaches, reindeer, red bows, and impending New Year’s resolutions dominate our days. At The Cannon, we know one red bow we can’t wait to unwrap in the coming year: our shiny new home! Construction clips along daily on campus. Where months ago there was nothing but dirt, now a more complete picture is coming together. "Now that the roof is on, we are able to power through whatever weather delays Houston decides to throw at us," noted Managing Director Brad True. The Waiting Room never ceases to bring us [...]

Coming in 2019…2018-12-18T22:39:20+00:00

Oil & Gas Startups to Watch


Oil & Gas. Texas’ bread and butter. Between exploration, production, and refinement, oil and gas touches, and funds, almost everything inside this great state. However, an industry so staggeringly broad and interwoven with the fabric of our society is in danger of stagnating, becoming complacent, and collapsing under its own weight. Lucky for us, innovators in Texas and beyond are changing the field by applying new ideas and technologies to traditional industry puzzles. Here’s a look at some of the most innovative startups in Oil and Gas. Data Gumbo Andrew Bruce and the team at Data Gumbo [...]

Oil & Gas Startups to Watch2018-12-04T22:20:10+00:00

Tax Law and Your Startup


People are calling the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act the first major tax shake-up in three decades. While the full scope of the changes brought about by this new act is yet unseen, there’s no denying the sweeping effects these new tax laws touch every aspect of American life. But how can these laws potentially affect the startup world? We took a deeper dive below:  C-Corp Tax ReductionMost startups, especially those looking to raise third-party investment, register as C-Corporations. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act cuts C-Corp tax rates from 35% to 21%. Early-stage startups not yet generating meaningful [...]

Tax Law and Your Startup2018-11-27T20:47:38+00:00