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Native Houstonian Entrepreneur Leaving Silicon Valley for the Bayou City

2019-04-15T20:57:41+00:00

Native Houstonian Entrepreneur Leaving Silicon Valley for the Bayou CityHOUSTON, (April 9, 2019) – ​Mike T. Brown is coming home, and he’s bringing his fast-growing startup with him. Win-Win, a tech startup that links fans with the charitable causes of their favorite athletes through a gamified donation platform, is relocating to Houston and moving into The Cannon, a west-Houston based entrepreneurial hub. Win-Win will also enter The Cannon’s Venture Studio, gaining access to mentors, resources, and fundraising opportunities while it continues to scale the fast-growing platform.Win-Win, which Brown started in 2016, has already raised $1.2M from top investors including Duke University [...]

Native Houstonian Entrepreneur Leaving Silicon Valley for the Bayou City2019-04-15T20:57:41+00:00

Cannon Ventures and Rice Angel Network Team Up To Invest in Houston-Based Startups

2019-03-22T19:49:03+00:00

Cannon Ventures and Rice Angel Network Team Up To Invest in Houston-Based Startups [Houston, Texas | March 22, 2019] ​In a partnership with The Cannon, The Houston-based Rice Angel Network (RAN) announced today that it will be powered by Cannon Ventures, the investment arm of The Cannon. The alignment will augment efforts of the two groups to provide local startups with access to the capital they need to grow. In late 2018, The Houston Investor Network Alliance (HINA) was launched as a commitment from four investor groups in Houston to increasingly co-invest and share deals in Houston. The partnership between [...]

Cannon Ventures and Rice Angel Network Team Up To Invest in Houston-Based Startups2019-03-22T19:49:03+00:00

SXSW Recap

2019-03-15T16:28:43+00:00

SXSW Recap - CIA Shows New Ways to Solve Problems Brad True, The Cannon  Last weekend, The Cannon team joined tens of thousands of attendees descending on downtown Austin for SXSW 2019, spending 5 days attending panels, networking with attendees, and learning from some of the most accomplished entrepreneurs, marketers and innovators in the business. We even joined up with a group of 25+ of our Houston Innovation friends at an impromptu Houston dinner on Saturday night! But the sessions and panels were definitely a highlight, and one of our favorites actually helped kick us off on day 1. Did [...]

SXSW Recap2019-03-15T16:28:43+00:00

Coming in 2019…

2018-12-18T22:39:20+00:00

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

Silver Screen Startups

2018-12-11T13:37:51+00:00

Here at The Cannon, we’re big fans of the little guy duking it out against entrenched powers and coming out on top. David over Goliath. Luke Skywalker and the Rebels over Darth Vader and the Empire. Something about a passionate person achieving victory after operating from a perceived deficit, size, budget, or otherwise, gets us going. Startups are the obvious little guy in the business world, but we prefer those doing the dance far from traditional hotspots like Silicon Valley and Seattle. Like most places, Hollywood is home to entrenched powers which control much of the movie business. Due to [...]

Silver Screen Startups2018-12-11T13:37:51+00:00