Blair Garrou

Director-Development Board at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Blair Garrou

Blair Garrou

Director-Development Board at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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Career Highlights

Advanced Reality, Inc.
Intermat SE
Intermat, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

4704

Number of Boards

36

Birthday

07/23/1972

Age

48

Number of Awards

1

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Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at TrackX Holdings, Inc.

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Managing Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson Mercury

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Managing Director, Technology-Venture Banking Group at Signature Bank - New York

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Co-Founder at DNAtriX, Inc.

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Executive Chairman at ShareThis, Inc.

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Co-Founder & CCO at LISNR, Inc.

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Executive Chairman at Koupon Media, Inc.

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Advisor at Seed Sumo

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Rollick, Inc.

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Venture Advisor at Draper Fisher Jurvetson Mercury

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Blair Garrou
Director-Development Board at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Education
B.S. in Management with Special Attainments in Commerce

Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University is named for two of the most influential men in American history: George Washington, whose generous endowment of $20,000 in 1796 helped the fledgling school (then known as Liberty Hall Academy) survive, and Robert E. Lee, whose presidency and innovative leadership brought the University into the national limelight. The University is located in the historic city of Lexington (population 7,000) in the Great Valley of Virginia about three hours southwest of Washington, D.C. W&L’s 35 principal buildings include the picturesque Washington College group forming the Colonnade facing Lee Chapel, where Robert E. Lee is buried. The Colonnade and Lee Chapel are National Historic Landmarks. New or recently renovated buildings include the John W. Elrod University Commons, the journalism department's Reid Hall, the Doremus fitness center and Wilson Hall, the fine arts and music center. Academic Divisions Washington and Lee is composed of two undergraduate divisions, the College and the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics; and a graduate School of Law. The undergraduate institution offers 40 majors, 20 minors and more than 1,100 courses—an enviable curriculum for a school of only 1,770 undergraduate students. W&L also features the only fully-accredited business school and fully-accredited journalism program among the nation's top-tier liberal arts colleges. The School of Law, one of the smallest nationally recognized legal programs in the country at about 400 students, has its own dean and faculty. It offers the Juris Doctor degree and, for international law graduates, the Master of Laws degree in United States Law. Faculty and Students As one of the nation's best teaching colleges, W&L places a high priority on recruiting and retaining a top-notch faculty. Virtually all of the University's professors hold the Ph.D. degree or equivalent earned doctoral degree, and all faculty members are active in continuing self-development as scholars and teachers. There are no teaching assistants. The average class size is 16 students, and nearly one-fourth of all classes have no more than 10 students. The student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1. W&L is also notable for its national and international student body. W&L's students live in 48 states and the District of Columbia and hold citizenships in 47 other countries. About 14 percent of undergraduates come from Virginia, with large numbers of students arriving from Maryland, Texas, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania and California. Student Life Once on campus, W&L students are highly involved in student government, athletics and student activities. The University fields 24 NCAA Division III sports, including the 2007 national champions in women's tennis. Students can also participate in over 125 clubs and organizations, including a student newspaper, a broadcast radio station, and cable television station. Perhaps the most distinguishing characteristic of the University is its student run Honor System, and the environment that it creates on campus and in Lexington. Students at W&L enjoy unparalleled academic and social freedom. Undergraduates typically schedule their own final examinations, all students take their exams unsupervised, personal property is generally safe on campus, most University buildings remain open twenty-four hours per day, and a student’s word is accepted and respected both on campus and in the community. Since its inception, the Honor System has fostered a sense of community and trust that continues to enhance the lives of Washington and Lee students, during enrollment at Washington and Lee and in their later personal and professional lives.

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Tech Wildcatters, Inc. operates as mentorship-driven microseed fund and start-up accelerator firm. It invests money and resources in B2B start-ups and offers strategically designed curriculum so they have a greater chance at success. The company was founded by Gabriella Draney Zielke in 2009 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Career History
Managing Member
2005 - Current
Co-Founder
2005 - Current

Draper Fisher Jurvetson Mercury (DFJ Mercury) invests in technology companies located in the US. The firm focuses on companies operating in the fields of SaaS, Cloud and Data Science/AI platforms. It provides financing for seed and early stage capital requirements with an investment size ranging from $0.25 to $3 million and invests between $6 and $8 million over the life of the company. It also acts as a lead or co-lead investor.

Co-Founder & Board Member
Current

Station Houston aims to transform Houston into a world-leading hub for technology innovation and entrepreneurship. This vision unfolds as a vibrant community where people live, work and play, with Station serving as the connective tissue fostering their culture of innovation. They launched in March of 2016, and haven’t slowed down since! Their membership now includes over 180 startups, 350 members, 130 mentors, and dozens of high-impact strategic partnerships with corporations that represent the key industries driving Houston’s economy. They’ve tripled their office space, their team has grown to 12, and they’ve begun investing in some of their most promising startups.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Performix, Inc. provides manufacturing execution system software. It offers Performix xMES Suite, xRecipe, xMEX, xMES weigh and dispense and Performix xBatch solutions for SAP Manufacturing clients in the Pharmaceutical and Process industry verticals. The company was founded by Sham Afzalpurkar and Kenneth A. Lowe in 2005 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Director
Prior

Aptos, Inc. engages in the provision of retail technology solutions. Its solutions include analytics; audit and operations management; digital commerce; customer relationship management and clienteling; enterprise order management; forecasting allocation and replenishment; and merchandise and assortment planning. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Director
Prior

Rice Alliance For Technology & Entrepreneurship is an American private company located in Houston, TX. The firm operates as educational universities.

Director
Current

The Post Oak School was founded to provide a superior Montessori environment and dynamic learning experiences which are designed according to the developmental characteristics and needs of children to guide and nurture each child intellectually, socially, and emotionally.

Board Member
Current

Houston Technology Center operates as a non profit organization which provides education, insight, and access to capital that entrepreneurs need to move on the path to commercialization. Its programs include energy, information technology and life sciences. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

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Mercury Fund Ventures III LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Mercury Fund III Affiliates LP raised money in a private placement transaction

Investments
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SURGE Ventures LLC focuses on early-stage investments in entrepreneurs to solve energy problems. The firm focuses on companies involving in smart grid applications, energy trading and risk management, digital oilfield, energy efficiency, and regulatory compliance sectors. It provides advice and mentoring services to its portfolio companies.

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Awards & Honors
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
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