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About Rudy Garza

Rudy Garza is a founder and managing general partner of G-5. Rudy focuses on the development of all portfolio companies, syndication partnerships and deal flow. Through mentoring as well as serving on portfolio boards, he is instrumental in driving success through defining and then guiding the implementation of well-grounded business and marketing strategies. Rudy is a native of Austin and a recognized Texas leader in the technology start-up industry. He started G-51 Capital in 1996 a few blocks from the University of Texas campus and now has served as an investor and board member for over 20 companies, selling numerous to publicly traded strategic acquirers including SAP, ADP, Prudential, and Cisco Systems among others. Rudy has demonstrated success in seed-stage business identification and development not only in Texas but across the country, leading to the firms nationally ranked return performance. He is an active leader in the venture community, including longstanding participation in NVCA and the Texas Venture Capital Association. He has led syndicated investment deals with numerous angel investors, institutional and corporate venture capital firms nationwide. Rudy received his MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and his BBA from St. Edwards University. He currently serves as President-elect of the University of Texas Alumni Association (œTexas Exes). Rudy also is a lifetime honorary trustee of the Dell Childrens Medical Center Foundation.

Headquarters Location

Austin, Texas,

United States

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Latest Rudy Garza News

Austin Chamber announces incoming board members

Dec 15, 2023

Mark Ramseur, managing principal of Pape-Dawson Engineers, and Rudy Garza, president and CEO of GarzaEMC, will lead the Austin Chamber of Commerce in the years ahead. This story looks at the other new chamber leaders that will have a new perch from which to wield influence, and also includes ABJ's latest list of local chambers and their membership numbers.


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