VentureSpur is delighted to introduce Joel Fontenot [LinkedIn] of Trailblazer Capital as a Venture Capital Leadership panelist for VentureSpur Pitch Day 2012!

Joel Fontenot is a Managing Director of Trailblazer Capital, a venture capital firm based in Dallas, Texas and focused on early stage and growth opportunities in Texas and Oklahoma. Depending on the opportunity, Trailblazer Capital will lead or co-lead an investment round and commit between $500,000 and $5,000,000.

Areas of interest for Trailblazer Capital include business equipment and software, IP networking, telecommunications and mobility equipment and software, gaming technology, capital-efficient green technology, health care software and services, Internet (web based) services and software, social media, digital media, cloud computing, material science and consumer electronics.

Joel is a former Board Member of Spawn Labs, Inc. a Trailblazer investment he led and sold to GameStop in 2011. He serves on the Board of Directors of NetSocket, Inc., Koupon Media, Inc. and cycleWood Solutions.

Joel has many years of experience in banking, investing and early-stage technology company operations.  Previously, Joel worked for Cisco Systems, Inc. He joined Cisco through the acquisition of Metreos Corporation where Joel served as CEO and Founder.

You can learn more about Trailblazer Capital by visiting their website.

Please join us in welcoming Joel to VentureSpur Pitch Day 2012 as a VC Leadership Panelist. We look forward to his insights as a highly experienced and successful investor in our region!