BLC Vc opens to support underserved tech entrepreneurs



BLC Vc is seeking accredited investors, venture capital partners and a family of funds for BIPOC, LatinX and women tech entrepreneurs in need of capital

To whom we give a lot, we will need a lot “

– Luke 12:48

HOUSTON, TX, USA, Aug 22, 2021 / – BLC Vc connects founders, accredited investors, venture capitalists and fund managers, but this is a business with a key difference. Typically overlooked entrepreneurs, such as BIPOC, LatinX, and women tech founders, are the center of attention at BLC Vc.

“We want to be at the forefront of the new business landscape focused on inclusion and diversity,” said Managing Partner Leslie Wilson. “BCL Vc focuses on startups that have the potential to be class leaders or industry disruptors. Through execution and support, we aim to provide exceptional returns to BCL Vc investors. With Managing Partner Robert Corion, he is happy to work alongside the four BLC Vc advisors to help spotlight important innovations.

Meet the partners
Leslie Wilson is the founder of IAM Brands Consulting, a company that combines years of technology consulting and experience. Wilson’s experience includes improving the technology operations of Exxon, Koch and Enron among other Fortune 500 energy companies, companies and startups. Using his knowledge and experience in software development, development of mobile applications, website design / development, graphic design, internet marketing, social media marketing, brand extension and technical architecture, Wilson creates, launches and elevates brands to new heights.

Robert Corion brings over 25 years of experience to BLC Vc in a variety of leadership and P&L roles in the technology, energy, finance and government industries. He is Senior Vice President, Delivery and Operations, of Kapsch TrafficCom, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering Technology from Andrews University. Among his awards and recognitions in 2019, the Top 10 Blacks in Tech award from the Black Business Journal.

Meet the advisors
Heather Brunner, President and CEO of WP Engine, knows how to grow a business to new heights, has helped the business expand globally from Austin to Brisbane. WP Engine has 75,000 customers in 130 countries and Brunner has over 25 years of experience as a technology veteran. Some of the companies that have benefited from his experience include
Bazaarvoice, Coremetrics, Trilogy, Oracle and Accenture. Brunner holds a BS in International Economics, won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Central Texas Award for Technology and serves on the Board of Directors of Camden Property Trust.

Grady Ligon, CIO, IntelliAgent, is one of the minds behind the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand. Ligon is also known for its technology strategy and leadership for major brands such as the Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate networks. Prior to entering real estate, Ligon worked in financial services and oversaw the credit infrastructure transformation program for JP Morgan. He holds a BBA in Information Systems and Statistics from Baylor University, a Texas Real Estate License, and holds the Certified Relocation Professional and Project Management Professional designations. You will also find Ligon students lecturing in Information Systems at Baylor University.

John Ruddy, President, FIOS Insight, brings over 30 years of management and information technology experience. Ruddy was also the founder and chairman of Noah Consulting, which was acquired by Infosys in 2015. He has worked with many tech industry giants including PWC, IBM and HP.

Jonathan Wu, angel investor, has been a member of the Sand Hill Angels since 2007. Wu’s experience includes leadership roles in nationally recognized business intelligence and information management companies. He is also an entrepreneur, with extensive experience in starting and growing businesses – two of which were on Inc’s list of fastest growing private companies. in the USA. Another of Wu’s companies has been recognized by Gartner as an industry leader. Wu holds a business administration degree with a focus on accounting and finance.

A place for everyone
With experienced founders at the helm and a diverse team of advisors, BLC Vc is ready for action. Our investment thesis focuses on pre-seed, startup and start-up companies with technology solutions in EdTech, FinTech, HealthTech, Saas and eCommerce companies.

“There is a place for everyone here,” Wilson concludes. “We invite interested parties to join us on the BCL Vc platform, where we use Seraf as a portfolio management tool for our members and as a potential company, potential investor or venture capital partner.

Leslie B Wilson
Bayou City Lab (BCL) Vc
+1 281-729-9099
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