david_matthewsVentureSpur co-founder and a Managing Partner of Trailblazer Capital, David Matthews, will be participating as an investor in the upcoming 11th annual Rice Alliance Web and IT Venture Forum.

Matthews will be one of several investors participating in “VC speed-dating” office hours with the 10 Forum presenting companies the day before the Forum event. Office Hours give startups a chance to make one-on-one contact with investors, answer specific questions and learn more about investor interest.

The Rice Alliance Venture Forum showcases the most promising information technology, web and software startup companies to over 400 venture capitalists, investors, mentors, business & corporate leaders and industry experts and takes place on December 4th and 5th in Houston, Texas at Rice University.

The Rice Alliance reports that since 1999, more than 30% of the start-up companies pitching at past Rice Alliance Technology Venture Forums have raised funding, totaling over $2.7 billion.