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About HX Venture Fund

HX Venture Fund is a venture capital fund of funds that creates a multiplier effect by linking the transformational power of world-class corporations, technology innovation, and high-growth startups with proven venture investment talent, company-building expertise, and capital.

The venture capital funds in HX Venture Fund’s portfolio bring their significant experience and, at their full discretion, risk capital to Houston’s best high-growth companies across all industry sectors.

WORLD CLASS CORPORATIONS
Customers to startups
Acquirers of portfolio companies
Limited partners and co-investors

BEST OF CLASS VENTURE CAPITAL FIRMS
Investors in startups
Advisors to startups

HIGH GROWTH STARTUPS
Visionary entrepreneurs
Company builders

The HX Venture Fund Team

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Guillermo Borda

Managing Partner

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Guillermo Borda

Managing Partner

Guillermo Borda is Managing Partner at HX Venture Fund in Houston, Texas. Guillermo is an experienced venture capital and private equity professional having spent most of his career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in California and Texas. Prior to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Guillermo started his career with Citigroup in New York City. Guillermo has held a variety of venture capital and private equity roles, including managing capital via large fund-of-funds for the four largest public pension funds in the US.

Guillermo holds an MBA and BA in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin. Guillermo is also a graduate of the Venture Capital Institute in Atlanta. Guillermo's expertise centers on raising institutional capital, investing in venture and private equity funds, and directly in portfolio companies, as well as coaching and supporting CEOs, company builders, and management teams in creating valuable enterprises. He has been a board member of various venture and private equity funds.

Guillermo currently serves as a Senior Advisor to Mercury Fund in Houston, Texas, as well as Contemporary Leadership Advisors and the Institute of Contemporary Leadership in New York City and Mountain View, California. He is also an Advisory Board Member of Claremont Graduate University Peter F. Drucker's Financial Engineering Program in Claremont, California.

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Sandy Guitar

Managing Director

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Sandy Guitar

Managing Director

Sandy Guitar is a Managing Director at HX Venture Fund in Houston, Texas. Sandy is also a co-founder and Managing Director at Weathergage Capital, a venture capital fund of funds managing approximately $1 billion in venture partnership commitments. Prior to Weathergage, she was a Principal of venture fund of funds Knightsbridge Advisers. Prior to Sandy’s venture fund of funds experience, she was a consultant with Andersen Consulting and BSG Consulting. Sandy was also responsible for developing the first web-based IT architecture and strategy, and for developing the first global diversity strategy at Phillips Petroleum (now ConocoPhillips).

Sandy has an M.B.A from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.A., cum laude, from the University of the South, Sewanee. Following her undergraduate degree, Sandy was awarded a one-year research Fellowship with the Thomas J. Watson Foundation. As a Watson Fellow, she studied business management in Japan, India, and Australia. She is also a graduate of the Venture Capital Institute.

Sandy currently serves as a Member of the Board of Regents and of the Investment Committee for The University of the South, Sewanee, and as a Steering Committee Member of Ignite Healthcare Network. Sandy has also served as a Board Member of Lawndale Arts Center in Houston.

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Aleece Hobson

Venture Partner

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Aleece Hobson

Venture Partner

Aleece Hobson is a Venture Partner leading the activation efforts at HX Venture Fund in Houston, Texas. She is responsible for connecting VCs, Houston startups, and the firm’s Limited Partners in ways that benefit Houston’s startup ecosystem. Aleece comes to HX Venture Fund with a background in the VC fund-of-funds industry, serving as the Investor Relations Manager at Weathergage Capital, a venture capital fund-of-funds managing approximately $1 billion in venture partnership commitments. She also has over 10 years of business strategy and development experience with an extensive involvement in event planning, relationship building, and strategic communication. Prior to Aleece’s venture fund-of-fund experience, she was a consultant at Hollinden | marketers + strategists and a Program Coordinator at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Aleece holds an MBA from Texas Woman’s University and a BBA in Marketing from Texas A&M University. She is currently serving as the Director of Special Events Marketing for AMA Houston.

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Andreas Galliker

GSqr Consulting, Fund Administrator

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Andreas Galliker

GSqr Consulting, Fund Administrator

Andreas Galliker is a co-founder and managing partner at GSqr Consulting where he provides fund administrative services to HX Venture Fund. GSqr Consulting works to enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Houston by providing finance and accounting consultancy services to Houston startups. Andreas is also the Vice President of Finance and Operations at Mercury Fund, where he supports the CFO and the investment team with financial reporting, due diligence and financial modeling. Prior to joining Mercury, Andreas worked with Cintrifuse, a Cincinnati-based venture capital fund-of-funds, and for Northcreek, a mid-market mezzanine fund. Prior to that, Andreas was a Mandate Manager for an Audit, Tax, and Financial Advisory Firm, where he was responsible for annual reporting, audit mandates, and investment accounts.

Andreas received his BBA in Finance, and his M.S. in Finance, where he was a UGS Scholar, from the University of Cincinnati. He received a Swiss certified specialist in accounting and finance degree (CPA equivalent) from the Institute of Higher Business Education in Lucerne, Switzerland and is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society Houston.

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Winston Gilpin

GSqr Consulting, Fund Administrator

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Winston Gilpin

GSqr Consulting, Fund Administrator

Winston Gilpin is a co-founder and managing partner at GSqr Consulting where he provides fund administrative services to HX Venture Fund. GSqr Consulting works to enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Houston by providing finance and accounting consultancy services to Houston startups. Winston is also the Chief Financial Officer at Mercury Fund, where he is responsible for fund administration, accounting, human resources and all administrative services. Prior to joining Mercury, Winston served as the CFO for IREIT, a leader in direct web navigation, Perfomix, a software developer and INTERMAT, Inc (NYSE: IHS). Prior to joining INTERMAT held Controller and CFO positions a Partners Construction, Fogle Equipment Company, and Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube. Winston also held the position of Chief Accountant with the Municipal Credit Union of New York City. Winston has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of finance, strategic planning, contract administrations, risk management, sales, marketing, human resources, operations and executive management.

Winston attended St. John’s University and is currently a licensed CPA in the State of Texas.

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Jackie Pfister

Marketing Coordinator

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Jackie Pfister

Marketing Coordinator

Jackie Pfister is the Marketing Coordinator at HX Venture Fund. She is also the Marketing Director at Mercury Fund where she supports the investment team in their marketing and branding efforts in order to promote thought leadership and relevant industry-related content. Jackie received her BA in Communication with a minor in Business Administration at Texas A&M University in College Station.

HX Venture Fund invests as a limited partner in top-performing venture capital funds across industry sectors. We partner with talented and experienced venture capitalists who are interested in investing in Houston’s startups and actively contributing to Houston’s innovation success.

By identifying venture capital funds with successful track records, collaborative investment teams, and compelling investment strategies, we achieve impactful returns for our corporate partners while providing the Houston startup community with support from the best venture capital funds.

We are honored to be partnered with premier institutional investors who are committed to transforming Houston’s innovation ecosystem.

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