• A Capital Idea: The New Texas CAPCO Program 

    Beasley, Byron L.; Ballard, Paul B. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-22)
    As the Texas economy continues its expansion from the 2001 recession, the need for seed and growth capital for young companies is intense. A new funding program addresses this need, authorized by the Texas Legislature in ...
  • Texas CAPCO and Economic Growth 

    Trybula, Walt; Mak, Simon; Casselberry, Craig (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-08)
    The CAPCO program can best be described as a strategic public/private partnership that leverages private capital to fund sustainable small business growth. The policy intent was to drive capital in ways that would overcome ...
  • Texas Venture Capital Programs: Recommendations for Taxpayer Profits and Improved Accountability 

    Schmisseur, Dan; Overmoyer, Rich (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-08)
    Since 2005, state taxpayers have provided nearly $600 million for two venture capital programs: the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) and the Texas Certified Capital Company Program (CAPCO). Both programs make investments ...