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Juan Thurman

Southwest Angel Network
Director
Juan is a Director of the Southwest Angel Network and focuses on helping:
- Recruit new Angels - Source potential social impact startups, with a focus on teams led by underrepresented minorities - Recruit and lead MBA interns who assist the network - Screen applicants for funding - Organize the Quarterly dinner meetings.

In addition to his work with the angel network, Juan is a mentor, startup investor, and sales consultant, focused on working with early-stage companies get to the next level. He particularly enjoys working with B2B SaaS companies, platforms, communications, health tech, beer and social good. He is passionate about helping teams find customers, listening to their challenges and delivering win-win solutions. He is currently a Venture Partner at NextGen Venture Partners, and has held executive sales positions at Retreaver and Twilio. Juan has also has contributed in sales and technical areas at seven other companies, including both start-up companies and IBM. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.