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Gabriella Draney Zielke


Ms. Gabriella Draney Zielke is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer and Partner at Tech Wildcatters. Newest to the Tech Wildcatters family is EMERGE, which is a wearable tech focused accelerator launching June 2015, in partnership with Department of Homeland Security. Prior to TW she was with HP Growth Partners, an early stage venture fund in Dallas, where she served on the Board of CelAccess. She co-founded an aircraft scheduling software company in 1998 that ended in a profitable exit. She went on to work for Morgan Stanley in private wealth management. True to her entrepreneurial roots, she left to follow her passion for nutrition by opening a specialty foods retail store, and simultaneously spent three years consulting with numerous Dallas-based startups on strategic planning, finance and fund raising. Gabriella received her MBA in Strategy & Entrepreneurship from Southern Methodist University as a Cox Distinguished Merit Scholar, during which she interned for Silver Creek Ventures. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Texas with a BBA in Finance.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 211 North Ervay
  • 2nd & 3rd Floor
  • Dallas, TX 75201
  • United States

Gabriella Draney Zielke Investments (5)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Qwiqq 06-Feb-2014 Early Stage VC 00000 Internet Retail Out of Business 000000000 000000 000000
00000000 10-Sep-2012 00000000000 00000 Internet Retail Generating Revenue 000000000 000000 000000
000000 000000 01-Aug-2012 00000 (00000 Connectivity Products Out of Business 000000000 000000 000000
FanPrint 30-Jul-2012 Angel (individual) 00.000 Internet Retail Generating Revenue 000000000 000000 000000
Nimbix 01-Nov-2011 Seed Round 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000000 000000 000000
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Gabriella Draney Zielke Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Qwiqq 01-Aug-2017 Out of Business Completed
000000 000000 01-Aug-2014 000 00 00000000 Completed
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Gabriella Draney Zielke Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Gabriella Draney Zielke Angel Investor 00 Dallas, TX