A  GOOSE Society of Texas

     Office Locations:

Houston, TX



  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    The GOOSE Society of Texas (or Grand Order of Successful Entrepreneurs) was the vision of Dr. Jack Gill, who created the GOOSE Society as a platform to bring together a group of ultra-successful entrepreneurs and angel investors to give back by helping create and support the next generation of entrepreneurs. The first initiative of the GOOSE Society was the creation of the $100,000 investment Grant Prize at the Rice University Business Plan Competition in April 2005. Jack Gill previously founded Vanguard Ventures, a high-tech venture capital firm in Palo Alto, CA. Jack worked as a managing general partner of Vanguard Ventures for 20 years. Vanguard's first five funds, totaling $155 million in capital, returned over $1 billion to investors, ranking it among the top VC returns.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Jack M. Gill Co-Founder


    Portfolio companies include:

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      NuMat Technologies
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