Presenting the 100 fastest growing Longhorn businesses in 2023

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Raven Butene 1, LLC
Raven Butene-1

Ted Pettijohn 
President 
PhD 1986, Life Member  
College of Natural Sciences 

Raven Butene-1, LLC is an Arcanum Infrastructure business that provides services and products to the petrochemical industry. 

Houston, TX  |  Oil & Gas Services 
arcanumchem.com

Poncho Outdoors
Poncho Outdoors

Clayton Spencer 
Founder & CEO 
BBA 2003, McCombs School of Business 
BA 2006, College of Liberal Arts 

Poncho makes the world's best shirts for the outdoors. 

Austin, TX  |  Shopping & Retail 
ponchooutdoors.com

Rambler Sparkling Water
Rambler Sparkling Water

Dave Mead 
Co-Founder & CMO 
BS 1993, Moody College of Communication 

Jeff Trucksess
Co-Founder & COO
MBA 2001, McCombs School of Business

Rambler Sparkling Water is an Austin-based sparkling water business. Packaged in 12-ounce and 16-ounce cans. Available in four flavors: original, lemon-lime, grapefruit, and satsuma. Rambler also has an energy line using Yaupon, North America’s native caffeine, as its source. 

Austin, TX  |  Food & Beverage 
ramblersparklingwater.com

OJO
OJO

Angela Dunham 
COO 
BA 1994, College of Liberal Arts 

OJO is a real estate technology company focused on improving homeownership. They help consumers by enabling them to customize their search, connect them with industry experts, and equip them with financial tools so they feel prepared to buy, sell, or own. 

Austin, TX  |  Real Estate 
ojo.com

Direct Digital Holdings
Direct Digital Holdings

Keith Smith 
Co-Founder & President 
BA 1991, College of Liberal Arts 

Mark D. Walker 
Co-Founder & CEO 
BA 1998, Life Member  
College of Liberal Arts 

Direct Digital Holdings delivers digital advertising solutions for brands of all sizes, from small-medium and middle-market companies to the Fortune 500, using advanced technology solutions, tailored digital strategy, and publisher relationships to reach both general market and growing multicultural audiences.  

Houston, TX  |  Marketing & Advertising 
directdigitalholdings.com 

Liongard
Liongard

Vincent Tran 
Co-Founder & COO 
BS 1998, College of Natural Sciences 

Liongard is a software-as-a-service platform that unlocks the intelligence hidden deep within IT systems to give Managed Service Providers (MSPs) an operational that delivers both higher profits and an exceptional customer experience. Their Deep Data Platform unlocks the intelligence hidden deep within IT systems by transforming messy, hard-to-reach data into a unified, actionable source of intelligence. 

Houston, TX  |  Science & Technology 
liongard.com 

BHW Capital
BHW Capital

Martin Bronstein 
President 
BBA 1971, McCombs School of Business 

BHW Capital is a Commerical Real Estate Development and Brokerage firm with a focus on Class A multifamily apartment development. 

Houston, TX  |  Real Estate 
bhwre.com 

Beatbox Beverages
BeatBox Beverages

Aimy Steadman 
Co-Founder & COO 
BS 2008, Moody College of Communication 
MBA 2013, McCombs School of Business 

Justin Fenchel 
Co-Founder & CEO 
MBA 2013, McCombs School of Business 

Beatbox Beverages makes a ready-to-drink cocktail that is the world’s tastiest party punch.  

Austin, TX  |  Food & Beverage 
beatboxbeverages.com

Yotascale Inc.
Yotascale Inc.

Asim Razzaq 
CEO 
BS 2000, College of Natural Sciences 

Yotascale is a software provider that helps companies like Hulu, Zoom, and Aflac allocate, optimize, and predict their public cloud spend, delivering 30% average cost savings while maintaining performance and reliability of their services. 

Palo Alto, CA  |  Science & Technology 
yotascale.com

El Arrovo
El Arroyo

Paige Winstanley 
CEO 
BS 2006, Life Member  
College of Education 

El Arroyo is a multi-line business that includes restaurants, packaged foods, a line of home and gift products, and brand partnerships. Their hilarious marquee sign has been sharing smiles and laughter for years and underpins the voice of the brand. 

Austin, TX  |  Restaurants 
elarroyo.com

Maestro Integrations
Maestro Integrations

John Cerda 
CEO 
MSTC 2003, Life Member  
McCombs School of Business 

Maestro Integrations is a design-build firm focusing on emerging integrative technologies for Multi-Family and Commercial construction projects. They offer leadership and expertise in Infrastructure (Copper/Fiber), Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), Access and Gate Controls, Surveillance, Security, Audio/Video, and IoT Smart living systems. 

Austin TX  |  Construction & Architecture 
maestrointegrations.com 

Desert Door
Desert Door

Brent Looby 
Co-Founder 
BS 1993, Life Member  
Cockrell School of Engineering 
MBA 2017, McCombs School of Business 

Desert door is a manufacturer of a distilled spirit called Texas Sotol. 

Driftwood, TX  |  Food & Beverage 
desertdoor.com 

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Amazing Exteriors
Amazing Exteriors

Stephen Warrington 
President 
BA 2003, Life Member  
College of Liberal Arts 

Amazing Exteriors is a full line Marvin Windows and Door distributaries and installation contractor. They also specialize in fiber cement siding from James Hardie Siding Products. 

Austin, TX  |  Home Improvement & Services 
amazingexteriors.com 

Nitya Capital
Nitya Capital

Swapnil Agarwal 
CEO 
BBA 2003, McCombs School of Business 

Nitya Capital is a privately-owned national real estate investment firm based in Houston, Texas, with offices in India and United Arab Emirates. They specialize in multifamily properties and student housing. Nitya owns and manages $3B in assets nationally. 

Houston, TX  |  Real Estate 
nityacapital.com 

TAXA Outdoors
TAXA Outdoors

Divya Brown 
President 
BBA 2003, McCombs School of Business 

TAXA Outdoors is an outdoor lifestyle company seeking to transform the way we live, work, and play outside. It manufactures light weight, garageable camping trailers for young families. 

Houston, TX  |  Lodging & Travel 
taxaoutdoors.com 

RiverCity Cabinets
RiverCity Cabinets

Jeremy Johnson 
President 
MBA 2012, Life Member  
McCombs School of Business 

RiverCity cabinets offers residential cabinet manufacturing and installation.  

Austin, TX  |  Construction & Architecture 
rivercitycabinets.com 

BURLEBO
Burlebo

Trey Wier 
CEO 
BA 2012, College of Liberal Arts 

BURLEBO is an outdoor apparel brand changing the way people think about outdoor performance wear. From the duck blinds, to cruising around town, they've got you covered! They are for the rad dads, college guys, and everything in between! 

Dripping, Springs, TX  |  Shopping & Retail 
burlebo.com 

Welnfuse
Weinfuse

Reece Norris 
Founder & COO 
JD 2006, Life Member  
School of Law 

Josh Newman 
CFO 
BA 2003, Life Member  
College of Liberal Arts 

WeInfuse is the premier software provider for infusion therapy and medication delivery in the U.S. 

Dallas, TX  |  Science & Technology 
weinfuse.com 

Reveal Suits
Reveal Suits

Carlton Dixon 
Founder & CEO 
BS 1998, Life Member  
Moody College of Communication 

Reveal Suits specializes in high-end custom suits and blazers, personalized with officially licensed lining for both men and women. They host private fittings for groups of business professionals, fraternities, sororities, and sports. 

Dallas, TX  |  Shopping & Retail 
revealsuits.com 

Latigo Petroleum, LLC
Latigo Petroleum, LLC

D. Kirk Edwards 
President & CEO 
BS 1981, Life Member  
Cockrell School of Engineering 

Latigo Petroleum is an oil and energy company based out of Odessa, Texas. 

Odessa, TX  |  Oil & Gas Services 
linkedin.com/company/latigo-petroleum

Freedom Solar Power
Freedom Solar Power

Bret Biggart 
CEO 
BA 1999, College of Liberal Arts 

Headquartered in Austin since 2007 with operations in five states, Longhorn-led Freedom Solar is a top-10 national solar installer, providing high-quality, cost-effective, reliable solar solutions for residential and commercial customers. 

Austin, TX  |  Construction & Architecture 
freedomsolarpower.com

✪ Longhorn Business Network Member 
AlertMedia
Alert Media

Brian Cruver 
Founder & Executive Chairman 
MBA 1999, Life Member  
McCombs School of Business 

AlertMedia is the world’s leading threat intelligence and emergency communication provider. It supports critical communication for thousands of leading businesses—including DHL, JetBlue, Coca-Cola Bottling, and Walmart—in more than 130 countries. 

Austin, TX  |  Science & Technology 
alertmedia.com

Fractilia, LLC
Fractilia, LLC

Edward Charrier 
Co-Founder, CEO & President 
MBA 1993, McCombs School of Business 

Chris Mack 
CTO 
PhD 1998, Cockrell School of Engineering 

Fractilia is the leader in stochastics metrology and control solutions for advanced semiconductor manufacturing. Its patented Fractilia Inverse Linescan Model (FILM™) technology provides customers with highly accurate and precise measurements. 

Austin, TX  |  Science & Technology 
fractilia.com

Daito Design
Daito Design

Anthony Hoang 
CEO, North America 
BS 2011, Life Member  
Moody College of Communication 
MBA 2022, McCombs School of Business 

Daito Design is a digital product agency that excels at strategy, consulting, and design focused on creating impactful innovation for enterprise. 

Austin, TX  |  Business Services 
daitodesign.com

Korman
Korman

Kat Kennedy Stokes 
Owner 
BA 2005, Life Member  
College of Liberal Arts 

Family, locally, and Longhorn owned since 1973, Korman is where Austin gets engaged and celebrates the every day! A destination for diamonds, fine jewelry and swiss timepieces, Korman partners with world renowned designers and a diamond sight holder to provide pieces that will last a lifetime.  

Austin, TX  |  Shopping & Retail 
kormanfinejewelry.com 

✪ Longhorn Business Network Member 
Texas Standard
Texas Standard

Christine Bagot 
President 
BSPR 2008, Moody College of Communication 

Texas Standard is a clothing brand created in the spirit of the state’s ethos of independence, tradition, and pride. Their product lineup includes wardrobe essentials for the Texas gentleman: button-downs, guayaberas, polos, bottoms, and accessories. 

Austin, TX  |  Shopping & Retail 
texas-standard.com 

Garrison Brothers Distillery
Garrison. Brothers

Dan Garrison 
Co-Founder 
BS 1989, Life Member  
Moody College of Communication 

Nancy Garrison 
Co-Founder 
BS 1987, Life Member  
Moody College of Communication 

Garrison Brothers Distillery is located on a small farm and ranch in the beautiful Texas Hill Country that authentically produces straight bourbon whiskey. 

Austin, TX  |  Food & Beverage 
garrisonbros.com

Buzzballz, LLC
Buzzballz, LLC

Alex Kick 
President 
BA 2013, College of Liberal Arts 

Buzzballz makes ready-to-drink cocktails that are sold in liquor stores, convenience stores, and grocery stores nationwide! 

Carrollton, TX  |  Food & Beverage 
buzzballz.com

CarbonBetter
CarbonBetter

Tri Vo 
President 
BBA 2007, McCombs School of Business 

CarbonBetter delivers innovative sustainability, decarbonization, and energy solutions across sectors to enable clients to meet today’s business demands while being active stakeholders in building a net-zero future. 

Austin, TX  |  Oil & Gas Services 
carbonbetter.com

E & Co Tech
E & Co Tech

Terry Mitchell 
Co-Founder & COO 
BS 2007, Moody College of Communication 

E & Co Tech is a small but mighty and badass Black-owned boutique software development and SAAS services firm based in Austin. 

Austin, TX  |  Science & Technology 
eandcotech.com

A Taste of Koko
A Taste of Koko

Jane Ko
Founder 
BS 2013, College of Natural Sciences 

A Taste of Koko is Austin’s top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. It was voted best local Austin blogger by the Austin Chronicle in 2018 and 2019, and the Disruptor of 2020 by Austin Woman magazine. 

Austin, TX  |  News & Media 
atasteofkoko.com 

✪ Longhorn Business Network Member 
Peachtree Group
Peachtree Group

Greg Friedman 
Managing Principal & CEO 
BA 1999, College of Natural Sciences 

Peachtree is a private equity firm focusing on deploying capital across its distinct operating and real estate divisions. The company has completed hundreds of real estate investments valued at more than $8B in total market cap. 

Atlanta, GA  |  Real Estate 
peachtreehotelgroup.com

Roots Behavioral Health
Roots Behavioral Health

Andrea Turnipseed LCSW-S
Co-Founder & Executive Director 
MS 2009, Steve Hicks School of Social Work 

Brent Turnipseed M.D. 
Co-Founder & Medical Director 
BA 2000, Life Member  
College of Liberal Arts 

Roots Behavioral Health is a behavioral health care organization providing innovative psychiatric care, psychotherapy, and ketamine services at two locations in Austin. The co-founders are known as thought leaders in their field, and under their leadership, the company has made top-quality care affordable and accessible by working with commercial insurance plans. 

Austin, TX  |  Doctors & Clinics 
rootsbehavioralhealth.com

✪ Longhorn Business Network Member 
RENFROE®
RENFROE®

Austin Renfroe 
CEO 
BS 2004, Life Member  
Cockrell School of Engineering 
BA 2004, College of Natural Sciences 

RENFROE® is a full-service staffing and claims management company with thousands of employees throughout the U.S. 

Birmingham, AL  |  Insurance 
renfroe.com 

The Steam Team
Steam Team

Josh Lasch 
CEO 
BA 2007, College of Liberal Arts 

Founded in 1983, The Steam Team is a true Austin original. It’s the only locally owned, full-service cleaning and catastrophe management company in the greater Austin area. The Steam Team serves homeowners and businesses with a wide range of services. 

Austin, TX  |  Home Improvement & Services 
thesteamteam.com

Gardner Smith & Vaughan
GSV

Dwayne Smith 
Founder & Managing Partner 
BA 2005, College of Liberal Arts 
JD 2008, School of Law 

Gardner Smith & Vaughan specializes in the practice of family law in North Texas. They help clients maintain and protect their children, assets, and relationships during and after the divorce process and other family-law cases. 

Fort Worth, TX  |  Legal Services 
gsvlawyers.com

NOSOTROS Education Center
NOSOTROS Education Center

Elizabeth "Lisa" Retamozo 
Founder & Executive Director 
BBA 1990, McCombs School of Business 

NOSOTROS Education Center (NEC) provides federal and state-funded educational opportunity programs at institutions and agencies with comprehensive proposal development, consulting, and technical assistance services. 

Allen, TX  |  Education & Training 
nosotrosedu.org 

Forcura
Forcura

Craig Mandeville 
Founder & CEO 
BS 1997, Life Member  
Moody College of Communication 

Forcura, a health care workflow management company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, enables  providers to streamline incoming patient information and coordinate ongoing patient care resulting in improved business performance.​ 

Jacksonville, Florida  |  Science & Technology 
forcura.com 

College Inroads
College Inroads

Annmarie Hatfield 
Partner 
BS 1991, Life Member  
Moody College of Communication 

Michael Davila 
Partner 
MED 2013, Life Member  
College of Education 

College Inroads is a company of Educational Consultants who help high school students figure out what to major in, where to apply, how to apply, and how to pay less for college. 

Austin, TX  |  Education & Training 
collegeinroads.com

Paradigm Sample
Paradigm

Cyrus Deyhimi 
CEO 
BS 1992, Cockrell School of Engineering 

Paradigm Sample is in the business of automating market research data collection for market research companies and brands. 

Port Washington, NY  |  Business Services 
paradigmsample.com

Waters International Realty
Watters International Realty

Bradley Pounds 
Co-Owner & COO 
BJ 2009, Life Member  
Moody College of Communication 

Watters International Realty sells homes across the U.S. and Canada using innovative programs designed to maximize results for our clients via a hybrid corporate and franchise model. 

Austin, TX  |  Real Estate 
christopherwatters.com

AffiniPay
AfiniPay

Amy Porter 
Founder & Executive Chairman 
BS 1999, Life Member  
College of Natural Sciences 

AffiniPay provides payment and practice management solutions for professionals in the legal and accounting industries. Their flagship LawPay program is the leading payment processor for law firms, endorsed by all 50 state bar associations, and the ABA. 

Austin, TX  |  Business Services 
AffiniPay.com 

✪ Longhorn Business Network Member 
B2 Architecture + Design
B2A+D

B. Allison Brooks 
Owner & Principal 
BAR 2000, School of Architecture 

B2 Architecture + Design is a firm focused on multifamily, senior living, student housing, and hospitality design. 

Dallas, TX  |  Construction & Architecture 
b2architecture.com 

365 Things Austin
365 Things Austin

Kristy Owen 
Founder & Owner 
BS 2008, Moody College of Communication 

365 Things Austin is the trusted source for the best events, restaurants, destinations, activities, specials, and traditions the wonderfully weird city of Austin has to offer. As the city grows, so does the list of things you have to see, do, eat, and drink. 

Austin, TX  |  News & Media 
365ThingsAustin.com 

Elite Dental Wellness
Elite Dental Wellness

Ashandra Batiste 
Owner & Dentist 
BS 2002, College of Natural Sciences 

Elite Dental Wellness is on a mission to break down the barriers to getting stellar dental care. Their dental practice offers the latest technology and several methods to create an ideal comfortable dental visit. The talented, educated team members and gifted doctors create lifelong relationships with patients that become family. 

Houston, TX  |  Dentists & Orthdontists 
elitedentalwellness.com 

Ocean's Halo
Ocean's Halo

Robert Mock 
Founder & CEO 
BA 1994, Life Member  
College of Liberal Arts 

Ocean’s Halo is an organic brand built to drive consumption of Asian dishes like ramen and pho. Their recipes deliver delicious umami flavor using seaweeds, and their popular snack is the planet’s most nutrient dense and sustainable crop. 

Burlingame, CA  |  Food & Beverage 
oceanshalo.com 

✪ Longhorn Business Network Member 
Palisades Group
Palisades Group

Jack Macdowell 
Co-Founder, Chief Investment Officer 
BBA 1996, Life Member  
McCombs School of Business 

Palisades Group is an alternative asset manager in the global residential credit markets. They have managed in excess of $22B of loans, real estate, and fixed income securities since 2012. They employ a top-down asset allocation approach and provide clients with a control-oriented management style anchored in asset level risk management, loss mitigation, and value-add strategies.  

Austin, TX  |  Banking & Finance 
palisades.us.com

ITSA
ITSA

Julian Rosales 
President 
BS 1983, Life Member  
Cockrell School of Engineering 

ITSA  provides electrical engineering design and support to marine terminals dedicated to moving containers, maintenance, construction, and stevedoring services. 

Colon, Panama  |  Construction & Architecture 
itsa.com.pa