Joe Aragona

General Partner

Joe Aragona is a Co-Founder of Austin Ventures and has served as a General Partner since 1982. He has a successful track record of investing in a broad range of industries, including software, services, and special situations. Joe joined Austin Ventures from the Merchant Banking division of the Bank of Boston.

Joe received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his AB from Harvard University. Joe served on the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) from 1999-2006, chaired its Research Committee and is past Chairman. Joe is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Livestrong Foundation, which empowers people affected by cancer, and Casa Montessori, an early-childhood development center.

AnswerSoft

Acquired by Davox (NASDAQ: DAVX)

Communication software

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BenefitMall

Employee benefits and payroll processing

BenefitMall, the leader of integrated employee benefit solutions, provides industry leading technology and a national network of local offices that support the Broker distribution channel. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas and in business for more than 30 years, BenefitMall is the nation's largest general agency.

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BroadJump

Acquired by Motive

Software infrastructure for intelligent broadband networks

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ClearCommerce

Acquired by eFunds (NASDAQ: EFD)

Electronic payment and risk management software

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CompuPay

Merged with BenefitMall

CompuPay, A BenefitMall Company, is a dynamic, growing payroll company that fosters a truly rich corporate culture. Unique aspects of the CompuPay culture include our open door policy, compassion for fellow employees and the communities in which we serve and our commitment to provide our internal and external clients with the very best in client services - what we call extreme service!

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Credence Systems

NASDAQ: CMOS
Manufacturer of testing equipment for semiconductor industry (NASDAQ: CMOS)
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Delta Rigging & Tools

Rigging and lifting equipment solutions

Delta Rigging & Tools, Inc. is one of the largest US providers for both sales and rental of rigging and lifting products, tools, and services. Delta offers a complete portfolio of lifting solutions, including hoists, winches, wire rope, wire and synthetic slings, accessory parts, and hardware as well as testing, inspection, and field service, and rental of lifting equipment and tools.

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ENTACT

Environmental remediation and construction

ENTACT was established in 1991 in Dallas, Texas and founded on the belief that regulatory compliance, technical excellence, safe field performance, and sound business practices are all necessary to deliver outstanding projects. ENTACT is the largest national provider of environmental remediation services to the private industry and our twenty year growth has been achieved through quality performance and organic expansion. Our goal is to be the leading global provider of innovative, cost-effective, safe and sustainable environmental solutions.

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Entorian Technologies

Market-leading provider of advanced electronic technologies

Entorian Technologies Inc. is a market-leading provider of advanced electronic technologies and solutions for enterprise, consumer and other high-growth markets. With an IP portfolio of more than 230 patents and pending patent applications, the company offers high-speed, high-capacity solutions, and technology licensing. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Entorian operates two ISO-certified manufacturing facilities in Irvine, California and Reynosa, Mexico.

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Exterprise

Acquired by CommerceOne (NASDAQ: CMRC)

eMarket management - powering new market networks

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Human Code

Acquired by Sapient (NASDAQ: SAPE)

Media and broadband development services

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LDR Medical

NASDAQ: LDRH

LDR develops unique implantable spine devices and instrumentation designed to support the clinical goals of surgery while making procedures easier to perform.

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Magnablend

Acquired by Univar

Univar is one of the world's leading distributors of industrial and specialty chemicals. Univar represents over 3,500 chemical producers and provides its customer base, made up of 115,000 customers, with a full portfolio of products.

Orion Marine Group

NYSE: ORN

Orion Marion Group offers a comprehensive range of marine services from a single source. Orion Construction, King Fisher Marine Service, and Misener Marine Construction are integrated into one organization to meet a broad range of design, construction, repair, maintenance, and environmental needs on, over, and under the water; including marine transportation facilities, bridges, industrial facilities, waterway systems, and pipelines.

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Pervasive Software

NASDAQ: PVSW

Database and web application software

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Proteon

Acquired by NSGDatacom post-IPO

High-performance local area networking products

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QuickArrow

Acquired by NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N)
QuickArrow is a leading provider of Professional Services Automation (PSA) software. It is the only PSA solution specifically designed to streamline operations and provide visibility into all key operational metrics for billable services organizations. Worldwide, over 25,000 users rely on QuickArrow SaaS solution every day to power their services organizations.
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Sheshunoff Information Svcs

Acquired by Thompson
Sheshunoff Information Services is the leader publisher of business, technology, and regulatory information for financial institutions. The company's have been the #1 name in the industry for over 30 years and are used by financial professionals at almost every U.S. bank, savings institution, and credit union.
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Southern Star Concrete

Acquired by Compania de Cementos Argos (SA CLB: MINEROS)

Southern Star Concrete, Inc is a focused concrete supplier serving the major metropolitan markets of Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Little Rock. Southern Star is the largest ready-mixed concrete supplier in Texas and Arkansas, and also the largest independent ready-mix company in the United States.

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Sterling Foods

Specialty bakery products

Sterling, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a leading supplier of baked goods, as well as a provider of gourmet bakery items to the food service and retail industries. Sterling's products include a wide variety of specialty and gourmet baked products such as brownies, cakes, cookies, snack breads, soft pretzels, muffins, scones, pizza crusts and biscuits. Sterling is the largest supplier of shelf stable bakery products to the military, and also provides products to the K - 12 educational market, weight management industry and other specialty commercial markets.

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TANTAU Software

Acquired by 724 Solutions (NASDAQ: SVNX)

Secure mobile transactions

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WhisperWire

Acquired by Convergys (NYSE: CVG)

Sales effectiveness software

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