About Gordon Daugherty


Gordon Daugherty is a best-selling author, seasoned business executive, entrepreneur, startup advisor and investor. He has made more than 200 investments in early-stage companies and has been involved with raising more than $80 million in growth and venture capital. From his 28-year career in high tech, Gordon has both an IPO and a $200-million acquisition exit under his belt. Now, as co-founder and president of Austin’s Capital Factory and as author of the book “Startup Success”, Gordon spends 100 percent of his time educating, advising, and investing in startups.

Shockwave Innovations has been advising startups for years & provides business startups advice, fundraising advice & resources to aspiring entrepreneurs. Starting a startup is easy. Building a great, sustainable company is definitely not. Shockwave Innovation’s mission is to dramatically increase the odds of startup success by producing informative content and helpful resources.

Gordon Daugherty is a seasoned business executive, entrepreneur, startup advisor, investor and best-selling author. A proud native Texan, Gordon grew up in a small town and graduated from Baylor University with a computer science degree. He spent the first ten years of his career in brand-name companies such as IBM and Compaq and then progressively gravitated towards early-stage and high-growth companies.

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