The writer, philosopher Khalil Gibran once said, “Work is love made visible.” How true.

In addition to the things we get paid for, many of us spend extraordinary amounts of time on other loves that take an equal or greater amount of effort.

We’ve tried to combine both the things we love and our professional pursuits through BroadBrush Ventures (BBV), the private family investment group through which we primarily make and manage investments in unique social ventures, along with other early stage tech ventures.


Nano Global Corp - home pageNano Global Corp.’s long-term vision is to lead the delivery of nanotechnology-powered innovations to heal the world and enable smart. safe lives.

Its near-term mission is to win the perpetual war with pathogens by manufacturing and delivering global products using tiny materials called “nanobots.”

Status: We are active advisors to the company and providing fractional executive support.

appco websiteAppconomy operates a cloud-based platform for mobile marketing and commerce that directly connects consumers and merchants through its Jinjin™ marketplace and apps for smartphones, tablets, and feature phones.

The company is privately held and venture-funded, with dual global headquarters in Austin, Texas and Shanghai, China.

Status: We co-founded the company, are equity shareholders, and provide senior corporate marketing leadership.

website - knowbilityKnowbility is a global leader in making “IT barrier-free” through its consulting and training programs and unique, educational competitions, branded the Accessibility Internet Rally, or AIR.

Launched in 1998, as a program of Easter Seals-Central Texas, Knowbility is a non-profit corporation (chartered under the IRS 501(c)(3) designation) headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Status: We co-developed the original idea for the AIR competition, seed-funded the organization during its first two years of independent operations, and chaired the board of directors.

The_Pause logo-green-wide headerThe Pause is an Austin-based events company focused on providing local tours, issues-based workshops, and urban entertainment experiences.

Events are deliberately designed to mix entertainment, education, and personal enlightenment, through diverse, fun, contemplative experiences.

Status: We are active advisors and investors.

FK Home Page July 2013Faithkeeper’s keeps kids and adults connected with their faith throughout their lives.

It does this through a unique gift program that involves families, friends, and other mentors.

Status: We are active advisors and investors.

ltv home-newFinally, we offer branding, promotion, and a boutique set of marketing services through a virtual team of one or more expert solo practitioners (ESPs).

We take on assignments that range from a few days quick-turn to multiple projects lasting several months each.

For more information, view or download our overview presentation.

1 Response to “About BroadBrush Ventures”

  1. 1 “A” is for April and Appconomy « The BroadBrush Update Trackback on May 22, 2011 at 7:48 pm
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