Gordon Daugherty Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Investments
  • 3
  • Portfolio
  • 1
  • Exits
  • 2

Gordon Daugherty General Information


Mr. Gordon Daugherty is the Founder of Shockwave Innovations. He also serves as Board Member at ResilientGrid. He is a seasoned business executive, entrepreneur, startup advisor, investor and best-selling author. A proud native Texan, he 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. He spent eight years in the videoconferencing industry, including four years as president of an Israeli-based company that grew from $5 million to $36 million in a short few years and went public on the Euronext Stock Market. He oversaw most company functions while serving in executive capacities, but his primary focus was on strategy, marketing, sales, business development, and M&A. He was a senior executive for Austin-based NetQoS, which grew rapidly to more than $55 million in revenue before being acquired by CA Technologies for $200 million, and he was a founding advisor for digital advertising pioneer MediaMind, which reached $65 million in revenue and a NASDAQ IPO in 2010. He has vast experience with early-stage fundraising from both sides of the table. As a venture fund manager and angel investor, he has made more than 200 investments. He has also helped raise more than $80 million in growth and venture capital as a company executive, fund manager, board director, and active advisor. Fundraising is the focus of the first book he authored, titled "Startup Success: Funding the Early Stages of Your Venture". Through his content creation practice, Shockwave Innovations, and as co-founder and president of Austin's Capital Factory, he now spends 100 percent of his time educating, advising, and investing in tech startups. He served as Managing Director, Advisor, and Corporate Innovation at SoftMatch. Over the years, he has given personal advice to several hundred entrepreneurs, and more than 1,000 startup founders have completed his Founders Academy boot camp. He has published more than 150 startup advice articles and is the producer of a video library with 50 streaming titles of educational content for startup founders.

Contact Information

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 741 Front Street
  • Suite 140
  • Celebration, FL 34747
  • United States

Gordon Daugherty Investments (3)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Team Topia 31-Dec-2019 Angel (individual) 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000000
000000000 08-Jul-2013 0000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000000
0000 (000000) 12-Jun-2013 00000 (00000 Application Software Startup 000000 000000000
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Gordon Daugherty Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Riskpulse 09-Jan-2020 Merger/Acquisition 0000
0000 (000000) 28-Apr-2015 000000000000000000
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Gordon Daugherty Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Gordon Daugherty Angel Investor 00 0 0 Celebration, FL
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