Our Investment Focus
ATI has over 20 years of experience adding value to technology start-ups. And, based on that experience, we have evolved our incubation model as Austin’s tech economy has grown and developed. Today, we believe that we can best serve the early stage community by offering a broad business building platform, but complementing that with industry-specific capabilities. To that end, we have invested in developing domain expertise and market- and technology-specific networks of advisors and investors in four areas:
1. Information Technology (broadly defined to cover both software and silicon)
2. Wireless Telecommunications (again, covering both hardware infrastructure and software tools)
3. Bioscience / Healthcare (with a human health focus, from device to therapeutics)
4. Clean Energy / Clean Technology (with a strong sub-focus on electric power, although we welcome applications from alternative fuels companies)
Each focus area has a dedicated ATI director, board of advisors, intern resources, and network of industry experts. In addition, we work with investors whose investment theses match our technologies. This allows us to deliver value beyond generic business building advice: since implementing this model, we have been able to help over 75% of our members attract funding.