Texas-Squared Startup Newsletter #348

Marc Nathan
12 min readMay 8, 2022

Texas Startup News, Opinion & Events in the Lone StartUP State
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Kim Rodriguez Joins S3 Ventures as Venture Partner - Link

"Kim Rodriguez joined S3 Ventures in 2022 as a Venture Partner in support of the firm’s healthcare investments. She most recently served as CEO & Co-Founder of Acessa Health – an S3 Ventures portfolio company focused on a minimally-invasive, uterine-sparing fibroid treatment. Under her three years of leadership, the company raised a $30M Series A, launched a new product, and was acquired by Hologic for over $160M in upfront and expected follow-on payments.

Kim was previously CEO at Halt Medical and Senior Vice President of the Vascular Intervention business unit at Spectranetics (acq. by Royal Philips for $2.2B). She has also held senior leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson, Blockade Medical (acq. by Balt International), Concentric Medical (acq. by Stryker Neurovascular), Guidant Corporation (acq. by Abbott Vascular), and Microvena (acq. by ev3)."

ATX Venture Partners Hires Jeff Thompson as New Partner & President - Link

"After serving as a Captain in the U.S. Army, Thompson spent over 20 years with prestigious investment firms. He has held senior executive roles at Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, Legg Mason, and most recently, Wells Fargo, where he led the capital deployment of over $200B across multiple asset classes in private and public market securities."

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