Horned Frog Investment Network Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Empowering a community of investors and innovators.

Whether you want to support big ideas or need resources to fund new ventures, the Horned Frog Investment Network brings together an empowering community of accredited investors to support the next generation of innovators. At the TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, we leverage the collective expertise and diverse industry experience of our members – entrepreneurs, business leaders and investment professionals – to source, evaluate and invest in unique opportunities.

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Our Mission

To elevate the position of the TCU Neeley School of Business as an innovative leader in entrepreneurship and investing.

  • Entrepreneurs and Innovators. We connect founders with value-added investors and leverage the resources of TCU to support success.
  • Investors/Members. We source unique, industry agnostic deal flow and deliver exclusive educational and networking opportunities.
  • Students. We provide hands-on, experiential learning opportunities for top performing business students to help sharpen their skills and strategies.

Meet Our Team

Photo: Rodney D'Souza

Rodney D'Souza

Managing Director
Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Neeley 3502C
817-257-4186
rodney.dsouza@tcu.edu

Photo: Daniel Pullin

Daniel Pullin

Dean
Dean’s Office

Neeley 4306
817-257-7526
d.pullin@tcu.edu

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Entrepreneurs and Innovators

We provide the resources you need to validate and grow your business. Here’s your opportunity to engage with inspiring thought leaders and fund your next entrepreneurial endeavor.

Why Us?

Not Just a Capital Provider
Shape new connections with forward thinkers and successful entrepreneurs. They’ve been in your shoes and understand the venture building challenges you face now, and in the future.
Syndicated Investments
Take advantage of a cleaner cap table and gain access to a larger pool of investment capital.
Dynamic Investment Criteria
From startups to small-to-mid-size enterprises, we look across all industries to support and invest in trailblazing opportunities.
Exclusive Resources
Portfolio companies enjoy access to educational and networking opportunities, interns, and more at the TCU Neeley School of Business.

Application and Screen Processing

We evaluate deal flow on a rolling basis and encourage you to apply for funding. Our screening process includes:

  • Web Application
  • Pre-screening
  • Screening Committee
  • Pitch Day
  • Deep Dive
  • Due Diligence
  • Funding
Application for funding coming soon.

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Investors/Members

Join a community of fellow business leaders and entrepreneurs to champion innovative ideas that create a lasting impact. Membership is open to accredited investors. Benefits include:

  • Access to investment opportunities with potential for risk-adjusted returns.
  • Member meetings, social and networking events, and executive education opportunities.
  • Investment syndication through special purpose vehicles.
  • Due diligence support from our team and hand-selected TCU MBA students.

Cost

  • Individual Membership: $1,500
  • Professional Membership: Please contact Rodney D'Souza for pricing.

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